WAN Summit

What You Missed at WAN Summit Singapore 2017

Last week we made our way back to Singapore for our second-ever WAN Summit in the region. We brought new case studies, fresh hybrid WAN trends, and a blend of first-time panelists and WAN Summit veterans, making for a packed two days.

Keeping it Simple: How Trinity Industries Made Their Move to SD-WAN

WAN Summit case studies have always highlighted unique stories from a broad range of industries.

They’ve spanned from software companies moving away from MPLS to financial management firms retooling their network architecture.

In San Jose, delegates got an inside look at how one manufacturing company, Trinity Industries, made their big switch to SD-WAN care of Network Manager Jeremiah Ginn.

How SD-WAN Helped Autodesk Hit Cloud Security, Efficiency, and Cost Goals

Autodesk, a 130-location multi-national software company, relies on the cloud to support many applications. This requires connectivity to the Azure, Office 365, and Amazon web services.

Until recently, all Autodesk locations relied on MPLS connectivity to a company data center.

The Future of the WAN: Fewer Tradeoffs?

More bandwidth. Better performance. More flexibility.

We’ve been accustomed to thinking of these as trade-offs when it comes to wide area networking (WAN). However, enterprises are increasingly maximizing all three factors, as a panel at WAN Summit San Jose illustrated.

Tweeting The First-Ever WAN Summit San Jose

This week WAN enthusiasts met in San Jose to take a closer look at the market, IT trends, and new technologies. We're happy to report that our first-ever WAN Summit San Jose exceeded expectations, with all of the insightful case studies and panel discussions we've come to expect from the WAN Summit agenda.

Keep scrolling to catch a few highlights.

Christian Koch on Local Networks, Peering, and Bringing a Network Operators Group to NYC

Christian Koch is passionate about the internet.

WAN Monitoring and Security: WAN Optimization, Cloud Security, and Performance Data

As enterprises migrate to hybrid WANs, they also need to rethink security and monitoring.

A panel of experts offered their advice on these issues at April’s WAN Summit New York in a session titled WAN Monitoring and Security: Utilizing WAN Acceleration/Optimization, Cloud Security and Performance Data in the New Hybrid WAN.

What to Expect at WAN Summit San Jose Next Week

As our team pushes to put the finishing touches on our inaugural WAN Summit San Jose, we thought we'd pause and give our readers a taste of what they can expect June 14-15 in the Golden State. Peruse the full agenda here.

Enterprise Traffic is Growing Everywhere. (But Mostly in These Verticals and Locations.)

Enterprise demand for bandwidth is climbing. (Take VWR’s Sen Chokkan, who says he’s seen bandwidth use increase 10 percent each month.) Offices are leaning more on applications and customers are expecting more cloud-based services.

The recent State of the WAN report by Aryaka, an SD-WAN company, underscored just how much enterprise traffic has exploded—and where.

Growing Your WAN to Meet the Demands of the Modern Workplace

As a WAN manager, how do you ensure your business has an available, reliable, and secure network when the nature of the workplace is always changing?