Three Videos For Anyone in the Process of Adopting a Hybrid WAN

WAN Summit

By Jayne MillerOct 4, 2017


Our latest WAN Summit Singapore blended big ideas with real-world solutions as we heard from WAN experts across the globe.

In particular, there were some fantastic ideas shared for WAN mangers in the midst of a hybrid WAN adoption. We cherry-picked some of our top tips/quotes/ideas from those who have done it all before (and lived to tell the tale). Watch 'em below.

Hybrid Transformations – Experiences with Adopting SD-WAN and Integrating Internet into the WAN 

Overheard during this panel: "The justification that we always try to find is that financial one. Is it literally going to reduce my cost per megabit? I think there's a lot of technology enablement out there...we can eliminate idle capacity in the network and move it onto the best performing link and do that with redundancy. That gives us better effective use of capacity."

- Alastair Johnson, Principal Solution Architect | Nuage Networks

Cloudify the WAN – How to Adapt Your WAN to Accommodate Cloud-Based Applications

Overheard during this panel: "Traffic patterns are changing drastically for enterprises. And this is where WAN transformation comes in. Instead of traffic going from the branches to the datacenters, a lot of it is going to clouds for SaaS and IaaS applications."

- Idris Vasi, Managing Director, Viptela APAC | Cisco

WAN Monitoring and Security – Utilizing WAN Acceleration/Optimization, Cloud Security, and Performance Data in the New Hybrid WAN

Overheard during this panel: "I think it's important to realize that SD-WAN is a system to make your life easier. It still doesn't get around the speed of light. It still doesn't get around congestion. We're fixing that in different ways."

- Brent Angus, General Manager, Networking | Dimension Data


There's More Where This Came From

Our video archive from WAN Summit New York is now live. (Yup, this includes all the panels and presentations from the two-day conference.)

Click below to watch.


Paul Brodsky

Paul Brodsky

Paul Brodsky is a Senior Analyst at TeleGeography. He is part of the wholesale network, internet, and voice research team. His regional expertise includes Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

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Stephan Beckert

Stephan Beckert

Stephan is TeleGeography's VP of Strategy. He is responsible for new product development and advises TeleGeography's research teams. Stephan launched TeleGeography's WAN Summit conference series.

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Rob Schult

Rob Schult

Robert Schult is a Research Director at TeleGeography and manages the company’s wholesale pricing and enterprise network research groups. His areas of expertise include telecom service pricing, corporate WAN technologies, and Cloud service integration.

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