WAN Summit

The Fifth Generation WAN: The Programmable Network

At the 2015 London WAN Summit, Ray Watson, VP of Global Technology at Masergy, gave a sweeping overview of how WAN technology has evolved and what are the characteristics of the next WAN paradigm he calls "The Fifth Generation I.T."

The “White Box” Revolution

In the third and last part of a three-part series, we conclude the WAN Summit London 2015 discussion about SDN and NFV with a look into the "white box revolution," an idea that promises a vendor-agnostic solution in which open source software operates on generic server and switch hardware. 

Virtual Reality: Network Function Virtualization Choices

In the second part of a three-part series, we continue to explore one of the hottest topic from WAN Summit London 2016: SDN and NFV. As a follow up to the first part of the discussion on real world experiences of SDN and NFV in the field, Erik Kreifeldt from TeleGeography, moves the discussion to what functions are best suited for virtualization. 

Exploring the Potential of SDN and NFV

In this first part of a three-part series, we explore one of the hottest topic from WAN Summit London 2016: SDN and NFV. In the panel The Promise and the Reality of SDN and NFV, Erik Kreifeldt from TeleGeography, moderates a discussion of the promise and reality of these technologies from the perspective of enterprises as well as carriers. 

How WAN offloading offset the cost of traffic growth at Adidas

At this year’s WAN Summit in London, Senior Director of Global IT at Adidas, Alberto Pedraz, set out a precise and concrete user case which illustrated some of the drivers, implementation decisions and success factors of the €14.5bn turnover sports apparel company’s 18-month WAN offloading project.

WAN Summit London 2015: Three Takeaways

Missed the WAN Summit in London?

Not to worry, TeleGeography is here to help! Here are our three takeaways about the future of enterprise WAN networks that you should know about.

My WAN is (mostly) the Internet

David Ferguson, VP of Infrastructure Strategy at Pearson, shared his experiences making changes to the FTSE 100 Education Company’s global network infrastructure. David's strategy was to adopt an "Internet First" approach which prioritized choosing the Internet to deliver traffic over MPLS whenever possible.  

Connecting Schneider Electric to the Cloud

Last year’s WAN Summit featured some fascinating real-life experiences from Enterprise users, including this case study presentation from Lionel Marie, Network Architect at Schneider Electric.