This week was big. We put another WAN Summit in the books, taking the show to Singapore for the first time ever.
The countdown is on. Greg Bryan, TeleGeography's Senior Manager of Enterprise Research, will chair the inaugural WAN Summit Singapore September 20-21, presented by Capacity Conferences and TeleGeography.
At the WAN Summit, insiders discuss the latest enterprise network design trends and the business demands that shape today's hybrid WAN strategies.
Greg touched on some of the most important questions faced by corporate network managers in Asia and the Pacific. If you manage a network in Asia and the Pacific or work closely with a team there - and you have 30 minutes - this webinar is essential listening. Watch the webinar on demand now.
While the potential benefits of incorporating software defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) are clear, there is no single migration path. At the WAN Summit New York, Intuit Principal Network Architect Manish Gupta offers lessons from his organization's experiences adopting SD-WAN and how they transformed their network architecture. Or in Gupta's own words: “I think we know why we’re moving there... But the question is: How are we getting there?”
Sensata Technologies is one of those ultra successful, market leading companies you seldom hear much about. With annual revenues topping $3 billion, Sensata manufactures sensor products which go into cars, aircraft, air-conditioning systems, mobile phones and more. Sensata began updating its wide area network across its 50 plus sites around the world about 18 months ago, in order to maximize the gains from the introduction of technologies like unified communications services. Mark DeLorenzo, Sensata’s senior director of technology services, was on hand at the WAN Summit New York earlier this year to explain the company’s approach.
BorgWarner is one of the world’s leading automotive parts manufacturers, supplying just about every car maker you can think of: Ford, Audi, BMW, they’re all there. The company, which reported sales of over $8 billion in 2015, has aggressive plans for growth over the next few years, and needed a corporate network that was up to the job.
Kris Kline from Kaiser Permanente was one of many network planners at the New York WAN Summit to talk about their migration to the cloud and implementing software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN). As a nonprofit, Kaiser's goals for its network were not just about reducing costs. In fact, its latest WAN evolution highlights some familiar objectives common to many organizations moving to a hybrid WAN.
Looking back on a couple of intensive days at the New York WAN Summit, one of the highlights for me was a presentation from airline services multinational Gate Group. In it, Garth Gray, the VP of Infrastructure Services, shared his unique business challenges and experience moving from MPLS to a hybrid WAN.
There has been much discussion lately about developments in WAN design–but what can you expect to pay to procure a robust network for your business? Understanding how to get the most out of each dollar of network spend is vital.