WAN Summit

Setting the Standard for SD-WAN

SD-WAN technology is evolving rapidly. With new technological developments, service offerings, and marketing promises, how does the industry start to sing from the same songbook? And how do consumers wade through ever-changing tech speak?

MEF—the industry association comprised of companies that share an interest in connectivity services—has these questions on their mind.

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Building and Managing Security Empowered SD-WAN

The benefits of SD-WAN are apparent: more bandwidth, local breakouts, flexibility, etc. That being said, the larger attack surface makes it vital for security to be at the forefront of any modern deployment.

This Feature is Driving SD-WAN Vendor Selection

At our 2019 WAN Summit New York we polled our audience on their WAN design, network security, how they benchmark network spending, and much more.

Per usual, we learned a lot.

Six Presentations, Lots of Lessons for WAN Managers

We've learned a lot about WAN management through our involvement with the WAN Summit. Perhaps you've read some of our major takeaways after each of these events around the globe.

Today we're revisiting six conversations that showcase the breadth of challenges faced by WAN managers. These full-session videos cover the cloud, hybrid WAN implementation, security, sourcing, and other network headaches. They also represent discussions in all corners of the globe, from Singapore to Frankfurt to New York.

Three Lessons from WAN Summit New York 2019

We're still buzzing from WAN Summit New York. Our largest summit to date, we were joined by an elite ensemble of networking experts who guided us through conversations on security, cloud, hybrid WAN rollouts, NFV, and much more.

If you sadly couldn't make this year's event, chew on these three takeaways. It's just enough food for thought until we hit the road again later this year

Enamored by the Cloud, Bogged Down by the Details: Organizing an SD-WAN Migration

A company’s information technology staff needs technology skills, sure. But don't underestimate the importance of organizational prowess.

Nowhere is this more apparent than when a company makes the decision to migrate to software defined wide area networking (SD-WAN). A presentation from GE Digital Principal Architect Gary Holland and Microland Chief Technology Officer Bob Wysocki at WAN Summit London illustrated just this.

Keeping Up With the Joneses: What We Learned from WAN Managers in 2018

One of the many things we love about the WAN Summit series is our ability to hear from real WAN managers around the world about the challenges they face and the new technology that is strengthening their networks.

We loved writing about lessons learned from these experts in 2018.

Below are several of the most notable summit stories from the year. Click through to revisit these conversations with the WAN professionals helping us keep up with the latest and greatest network developments.

Understanding WAN Design and Managed Services in the Age of SD-WAN

There’s been huge growth in corporate internet traffic in the last seven years.

We’ve seen the adoption of public cloud and software-as-a-service applications—and the subsequent migration of business applications to the public cloud.

During our recent WAN Summit Singapore, Orange Business Services (OBS) provided a peek behind the curtain of enterprise SD-WAN rollouts in this increasingly internet-centric environment.

Detmold Sees Ongoing Benefits of 2016 SD-WAN Deployment

In 2015, SD-WAN was not the phenomenon that it is today. But David Stork, IT infrastructure manager for multi-national manufacturer Detmold Group, was motivated to explore the then-emerging technology way back when.

It all started after he asked his MPLS provider about an upgrade.