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Five Insights from Enterprises at WAN Summit Frankfurt

Last month the WAN Summit came to Frankfurt for the first time. This inaugural event brought with it conversations about SD-WAN selection and implementation, cloud-based applications, and sourcing local access and broadband.

We were also thrilled to get feedback from our German audience about how they’re managing their networks, implementing SD-WAN, and juggling MPLS.

Below are five new findings from enterprise attendees at the Frankfurt summit. (For comparison, check out what we learned from our NY audience earlier this year.)

Upcoming Webinar: A Global SD-WAN Client's Journey

We probably don't need to tell you that our 2018 WAN Summit Singapore will feature more enterprise case studies. Previously, companies like CargillDHL, and Volex have used our Singapore summit to provide a first-hand look at how some of the region's largest enterprises manage their networks.

In that spirit, we'll be giving everyone a taste of our 2018 Singapore Summit next Wednesday, August 8. Join us for a webinar all about one client's global SD-WAN journey.

Uptime Requirements Drive BorgWarner’s Migration to SD-WAN

There were several drivers behind BorgWarner’s decision to adopt SD-WAN, but perhaps the most important was that they “needed multiple avenues to keep manufacturing sites up and running,” according to Mark Williams, senior information technology manager for the company.

Upcoming Webinar: The Financial Impact of Hybrid WAN Deployment

A recent WAN Summit survey found that cutting costs is the number two most important driver for SD-WAN deployment after improving performance.

Combinations of hybrid WANs and SD-WAN promise to double bandwidth while reducing Mbit prices by up to 50 percent.

But how much of this is achievable?

Charting the State of the WAN in 2018

What drives your SD-WAN adoption? Will MPLS be part of your WAN? Are you benchmarking your network spend?

We asked these questions—and many more—to the audience during our recent WAN Summit New York. Keep scrolling to see what attendees said about SD-WAN, MPLS, and more.

EMEA Carriers Embrace SD-WAN

Europe was initially slower than North America to adopt SD-WAN. But in recent years the technology has caught on and spread to the broader Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) region.

Webinar: Contracts and SLAs in the SD-WAN Environment

An SD-WAN enabled network transformation raises unique issues about the way enterprise customers source and contract these services.

Getting what you bargained for during contract negotiations is paramount. But so is maintaining flexibility in your legal arrangements to ensure that your organization maximizes the benefits of moving your network to an SD-WAN solution.

Global Real Estate Services Business Builds for the Future With SD-WAN

Cushman & Wakefield is a 100-year-old, privately-held real estate services business. It reached its current size through a series of mergers and acquisitions–activity that meant its network was a mishmash of services from different providers.

Delighting Customers: Ethernet Connects Thomson Reuters and Customers Worldwide

To say that network connectivity is mission-critical for Thomson Reuters would be an understatement.

Highlight Reel: 10 WAN Stories From 2017 Worth Revisiting

It was another year of top-rate discussions about enterprise networks, hybrid WANs, the future of MPLS, SD-WAN in the workplace, and more.