WAN Summit

How SD-WAN Helped Autodesk Hit Cloud Security, Efficiency, and Cost Goals

Autodesk, a 130-location multi-national software company, relies on the cloud to support many applications. This requires connectivity to the Azure, Office 365, and Amazon web services.

Until recently, all Autodesk locations relied on MPLS connectivity to a company data center.

The Future of the WAN: Fewer Tradeoffs?

More bandwidth. Better performance. More flexibility.

We’ve been accustomed to thinking of these as trade-offs when it comes to wide area networking (WAN). However, enterprises are increasingly maximizing all three factors, as a panel at WAN Summit San Jose illustrated.

Tweeting The First-Ever WAN Summit San Jose

This week WAN enthusiasts met in San Jose to take a closer look at the market, IT trends, and new technologies. We're happy to report that our first-ever WAN Summit San Jose exceeded expectations, with all of the insightful case studies and panel discussions we've come to expect from the WAN Summit agenda.

Keep scrolling to catch a few highlights.

WAN Monitoring and Security: WAN Optimization, Cloud Security, and Performance Data

As enterprises migrate to hybrid WANs, they also need to rethink security and monitoring.

A panel of experts offered their advice on these issues at April’s WAN Summit New York in a session titled WAN Monitoring and Security: Utilizing WAN Acceleration/Optimization, Cloud Security and Performance Data in the New Hybrid WAN.

What to Expect at WAN Summit San Jose Next Week

As our team pushes to put the finishing touches on our inaugural WAN Summit San Jose, we thought we'd pause and give our readers a taste of what they can expect June 14-15 in the Golden State. Peruse the full agenda here.

Enterprise Traffic is Growing Everywhere. (But Mostly in These Verticals and Locations.)

Enterprise demand for bandwidth is climbing. (Take VWR’s Sen Chokkan, who says he’s seen bandwidth use increase 10 percent each month.) Offices are leaning more on applications and customers are expecting more cloud-based services.

The recent State of the WAN report by Aryaka, an SD-WAN company, underscored just how much enterprise traffic has exploded—and where.

Growing Your WAN to Meet the Demands of the Modern Workplace

As a WAN manager, how do you ensure your business has an available, reliable, and secure network when the nature of the workplace is always changing?

Benchmarking Enterprise Networks: Modeling Hybrid Network Costs

The budget-conscious WAN managers of the world know that connectivity costs change all the time. During WAN Summit New York in April, our own Michael Bisaha shared a few ideas with attendees for staying on top of these ever-changing expenses.

From MPLS to SDWAN: The Right Choice for Fast-Growing VWR

Software defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) can be a game changer for global enterprises that have increasing bandwidth requirements with limited budgets. Or for those that frequently open new locations and need a scaleable solution that applies consistent policies across their ever-expanding network.

How Do You Benchmark Your WAN? Here's What Our WAN Summit New York Attendees Said.

At the WAN Summit New York, we polled our largest audience to date about their WAN design, how they use SD-WAN and MPLS, and how they benchmark WAN costs.