Rick Rader, IT Director with Myron Steves & Scott Turner and David Turner with Meriplex & Rosa Lear with VeloCloud
In today’s world, undisrupted network connectivity is critical to ensuring business continuity. As the adoption of virtual instances and cloud migration accelerates, dependence on high quality, high speed, high bandwidth connections becomes a necessity. Outages have far reaching implications and can be detrimental to a business as the networks of yesterday are ill-prepared for the business of today and the future. SD-WAN is changing this scenario. In this webinar, Myron Steves discusses how its implementation of SD-WAN transformed their entire network and prepares them for future growth.
Rick Rader, IT Director with Myron F Steves
Scott Turner, Director of Sales with Meriplex Communications
David Turner, Principal Technologist with Meriplex Communications
Rosa Lear, Senior Marketing Manager with VeloCloud now part of VMware
SD-WAN is now approaching mainstream adoption, allowing for the collection of enough data to better understand the development of its commercial case. With numerous SD-WAN implementations and projects under their collective belts, Coevolve and VeloCloud, now part of VMware, will share examples of the common elements and best practices that lead to a successful SD-WAN case.
The team will share:
* The key elements of a SD-WAN business case
* How the SD-WAN business case varies from previous WAN reviews
* The side benefits to the headline commercial gains
* The areas of uncertainty requiring extra analysis
Join us for this interesting discussion on taking the next steps with your enterprise SD-WAN business case!
Adopting an SD-WAN solution is the best option that network organizations have to respond to a range of requirements such as lowering cost, increasing availability and providing high quality user experiences. However, network organizations are also under pressure to deliver best-of-breed security and in virtually all instances, adopting an SD-WAN solution results in implementing Direct Internet Access (DIA) which is challenging to secure using security appliances.
Join Dr. Jim Metzler, a principle analyst at Ashton, Metzler and Associates, as he discusses the ways organizations can improve their security posture while taking advantage of the benefits offered by SD-WAN and embracing the advantages of cloud-enabling technologies. Industry experts Dhawal Sharma and Tony Banuelos will join Dr. Metzler to share case studies and deployment best practices of implementing a secure SD-WAN solution.
* Dr. Jim Metzler, Principal Analyst at Ashton, Metzler & Associates
• Dhawal Sharma, Sr. Director of Product Management at Zscaler
• Tony Banuelos, Product Line Manager at VeloCloud, now part of VMware
The digital transformation is here, affecting business everywhere and requiring a retooling of legacy solutions. Networking needs to keep up but it relies on an architecture that has been in place for over three decades and that was not built to support the dramatic change.
To keep pace, networks are undergoing a massive overhaul, a lot of the momentum spurred by trends like IoT and enabling technologies like SD-WAN. Included in the overhaul is rethinking branch routers by separating routing capabilities from the physical box.
In this webinar, Zeus Kerravala of ZK Research takes a deep dive into how SD-WAN is ushering in an era of a routerless branch office.
Healthcare is strictly regulated and fraught with laws that seek to protect the patient as well as the healthcare provider. In today's modern world, technology plays a huge part in the ability to serve patients but must be able to consistently adhere to current industry regulations and flexible enough to accommodate its evolution.
In this webinar, VeloCloud takes a look at how SD-WAN plays a key role in ensuring that providers are able to deliver care through:
* Segmenting traffic such as relevant patient records or internet traffic
* Ensuring constant network uptime for non-disruptive access to patient records
* Shift to cloud storage of health records requires constant network uptime and connectivity
* Case studies: specific uses by healthcare customers
The retail experience has become much more than just finding the product you're looking for in a store. Today, customers require much more: POS systems must always be online so credit cards can be scanned; Wi-Fi for internet browsing; in-store kiosks connected to online stores; and secured data for all. All this is dependent on a fast, secure, and dependable network with enough bandwidth to support all communications methods.
In this webinar, we'll discuss how SD-WAN optimizes the overall retail experience, how segmentation ensures that traffic is prioritized and treated appropriately, and the entire process is secure at all times.
In the last ten years, the profile of network traffic has completely changed from the ten years before that. The internet of things (IoT), the variance and number of connected devices, video, images, voice, credit card data and payments processing, wifi, and much more has changed the requirements of what networks must support today.
Retail, specifically, must support various types of network traffic and each must be treated differently, such as separating PCI traffic from guest wifi from voice. This is where segmentation plays a strategic role.
This webinar will cover the following topics:
- What is segmentation as it relates to SD-WAN.
- Why segmentation matters in Retail, illustrated with use cases.
- A live demonstration segmentation with SD-WAN.
With offices in 30+ countries, a de-centralized network infrastructure, and a company-wide migration to cloud applications, the existing mix of MPLS and internet across sites was hugely limiting to Stolt-Nielsen’s future growth strategies.
Of major importance was moving to a platform that connected Stolt-Nielsen’s entire network to the same applications no matter where offices were located, guaranteeing that those applications were always accessible, and provided a high-quality experience for all users.
Stolt-Nielsen was using Office365, Skype for Business, and file replication across the entire organization and wanted every user to have the same experience regardless of location. Stolt-Nielsen turned to VeloCloud Managed Service Provider, Videns, to re-think its network strategy and transform the WAN.
In this webinar, Stolt-Nielsen and Videns discuss the benefits they were looking to achieve, what the alternative solution evaluation process looked like, and the results attained with a new infrastructure.
Legacy network procedures and processes are traditionally focused on the individual steps required to implement change and initiate actions. Even with the automation of various steps within the process, there remains much investment of time and human resources to manually configure every activity.
But as networks increase in complexity, especially with the transition to cloud-based applications and services, throwing manpower at the problem, is not scalable. Instead, organizations are adopting Cloud-DelIviered SD-WAN and as an extension, outcome-driven networking. With outcome-driven networking, organizations determine the outcome they need to deliver and allow the network intelligence and automation SD-WAN provides to revolutionize their IT teams and their businesses.
In this webinar, ESG senior analyst, Bob Laliberte, introduces outcome-driven networking and why it is changing the network world, including:
• Challenges faced by networks
• The components of a robust outcome-driven networking approach
• Key benefits to deploying an outcome-driven SD-WAN
• ROI on implementing outcome-driven networking
Freeport-McMoRan faced immense connectivity and bandwidth issues in its copper mines located in remote locations. Moreover, this S&P 500 company was also looking to revolutionize their IT infrastructure by bringing secure access to cloud-based applications on Microsoft Azure.
Join this webinar to hear directly from the experts at Freeport-McMoRan on how it leveraged VeloCloud SD-WAN to greatly improve user experience with assured Application Performance and simplified access to Microsoft Azure.
Attend this webinar to learn:
- How Freeport-McMoRan quadrupled its bandwidth to support terabyte-sized file transmissions
- Dramatically improved the network user-experience with VeloCloud SD-WAN
- How legacy issues, such as non-performing circuits, can easily be fixed and optimized with VeloCloud SD-WAN
- How Virtual VeloCloud Edge can easily run on Microsoft Azure to optimize access to cloud applications
Software-Defined networking has transformed data center networks and given us a taste of the greater flexibility, performance and potential savings in the move from fixed to agile networks.
With a large number of of widely distributed sites or branches, a vast mix of vendors and deployed network equipment, decades of legacy platforms, and varying service quality over networks assembled from unpredictable connections, the traditional WAN infrastructure poses many challenges that can benefit even more so from the promise of SD-WAN.
The pressure for a software defined WAN has also increased due to the shift to cloud computing. That’s where SD-WAN steps in to solve common issues, offering a wide range of benefits for your large organization. These range from equipment and circuit cost savings, to increased security and agility, to support for strategic business and architectural initiatives.
As you consider available solutions, implementation partners and deployment architectures, the big question is whether to “Do It Yourself” or choose a “Managed SD-WAN.” This is not necessarily the same as choosing between an on-premises solution versus a solution with components hosted in the cloud.
In this webinar, we’ll examine:
* The various flavors of managed SD-WAN deployments: on-premises, cloud hosted or integrated with provider networks.
* What are the relevant decision criteria for choosing one approach versus another?
* Which deployment better supports the move to public cloud infrastructures and software as a service?
* How to choose which solution is right for your business.