Enterprise

WAN Summit Presentations From 2016 That We Can't Get Enough Of

We've already shared a few of our favorite blog posts from 2016. But there's something else from 2016 worthy of a look back: the outstanding WAN Summit presentations we were treated to throughout the year.

This year we ventured to New York, Singapore, and London to spark ideas, gain new perspectives, and initiate conversations with suppliers, customers, and peers about all things WAN.

Here's a taste of what was on the conference program in 2016.

Interoute CTO: SD-WAN and the Cloud Are Critical to Enterprise Digital Transformation

Digital transformation – which Interoute CTO Matthew Finnie defines as “using technology to get closer to the market and supply chain” – is becoming an important initiative for enterprises.

Volex Experiences The Upside of SD-WAN

While some enterprises are taking a do-it-yourself approach to implementing software defined wide area network (SD-WAN) technology, others—including global electrical equipment manufacturer Volex—have opted instead to purchase SD-WAN as a service from a network operator.

SD-WAN Provider Facts for the Modern Network Specialist

Network specialists herald the software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) as the most significant advancement in corporate networks in years.

Here’s why: SD-WAN dynamically routes traffic among multiple connections based on the performance of each link and the priority of applications using the network.

Connections may include relatively expensive, high-performance MPLS VPN links, lower-cost dedicated internet access, or cheaper, “best efforts” business broadband service. Accordingly, SD-WAN dynamically optimizes connectivity cost and application performance. (More on that here.)

A Primer For Anyone Who Has Ever Googled “What is SD-WAN?"

Faced with the one-two punch of growing bandwidth demand and restricted network budgets, corporate wide area network (WAN) managers are constantly looking to optimize WAN design without sacrificing performance.

Enter SD-WAN.