Are These WAN Sourcing Trends Real or Just Hype?

By Greg BryanSep 5, 2023


Season 5 of TeleGeography Explains the Internet is here, and we're kicking things off with Dennis Thankachan, Co-Founder and CEO at Lightyear.

Because Dennis is in the unique position of being able to see how enterprises are sourcing networks, I was excited to talk to him about some key WAN trends he has seen recently.

This episode gets into the shift to off-premises data centers, hybrid and remote work, the drive to cut network costs through changing technologies, right-sizing networks, and more.

We also touch on Dennis’ skepticism about some frequently mentioned WAN trends and technologies.

I hope you enjoy this deep dive into how the WAN is—and should be—changing with the market and technology.

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Greg Bryan

Greg Bryan

Greg is Senior Manager, Enterprise Research at TeleGeography. He's spent the last decade and a half at TeleGeography developing many of our pricing products and reports about enterprise networks. He is a frequent speaker at conferences about corporate wide area networks and enterprise telecom services. He also hosts our podcast, TeleGeography Explains the Internet.

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