SD-WAN Service Growth and Automation through Industry Alignment

Presented by

Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF; Mark Gibson, Director of Product Management, Amdocs; David Ball, Principal Engineer, Cisco

About this talk

SD-WAN is evolving from single-vendor DIY models used by enterprises looking for speed, access and cost benefits to a managed service that complements many service providers’ solution portfolios with a focus on application awareness, provisioning efficiency, and access options. MEF is soon to officially publish the industry’s first SD-WAN services standard (MEF 70) that defines an SD-WAN service and its various attributes. This is your opportunity to get up to date with the standard and its impact to your business and the broader industry ecosystem. Starting with the industry’s business challenges, you will explore SD-WAN’s role in the evolution from on-premise to cloud-based applications, and the value of a standard service in the context of managed services. Covering terminology, use cases, and the framework for automation, you’ll understand the full benefits of the service standard and the developments underway for the next phase of standards work, including application security for SD-WAN. Visibility on future certification and the critical role of a common language and APIs for automation will be presented. Join our CTO and industry subject matter experts in exploring this new service standard.

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