You’ve studied, researched and learned a lot about SD-WAN. Now it is time to put the vendors to the test and find out how their SD-WAN solution will really solve your problems.
Join us as Jim Metzler, analyst, researcher and founder at Ashton, Metzler & Associates, shares the tools, templates, and information you’ll want to include when you issue an RFI (request for information) to SD-WAN vendors. He discusses the architectural alternatives for implementing SD-WAN along with sharing his research and trends in wide area networking.
Attendees will learn to evaluate and outline their organization’s goals, guidelines and timetable in concise fashion. This will produce the most informative results in terms of overall solution architecture and WAN infrastructure, as well as management and security capabilities. They’ll leave with an actionable plan for engaging with and comparing vendors, and will be well equipped to make the best decisions about choosing and implementing SD-WAN technology.
RecordedNov 12 201557 mins
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Curtis McEwen, CIO, Saber Healthcare Group & Jason Gintert, Co-founder & CTO, WAN Dynamics
When Saber Health, a leading provider of healthcare facilities, brought on WAN Dynamics as their new service provider, it needed a network solution that could remedy their existing issues and enable future expansion. WAN Dynamics deployed software-defined WAN (SD-WAN), creating a dynamic and responsive network across more than 120 sites that remedied their legacy infrastructure and carrier issues, improved their quality of service (QoS), powered their growth by acquisition strategy, and more.
In this webinar, you’ll find out how Saber Health used SD-WAN to:
* Enable accessibility to cloud-based applications
* Broaden scope of services offered to residents
* Scale quickly regardless of existing network design or infrastructure
* Gain complete network visibility
* Fix legacy issues such as non-performing circuits, problem identification and resolution
* Quickly turn up new sites
* Resolve legacy carrier issues
The rapid evolution of SD-WAN is driving an increased demand for configuration simplicity and network intelligence by network professionals. In addition, the common challenges inherent in today’s enterprise network infrastructure introduces a level of complexity that can often prevent the desire to adopt new solutions or processes. But the adoption of an Outcome-Driven SD-WAN network strategy enables intelligence for Cloud VPN connections, segmentation and traditional routing, radically easing both the short-term and long-term burden of network management.
This webinar will discuss:
- What is Outcome-Driven Networking?
- How to integrate SD-WAN into your existing WAN environment
- Simplifying Outcome-Driven SD-WAN network configurations and enabling intelligent routing
With the cloud movement picking up speed, new technologies are continuously emerging to enable businesses with networks of all sizes to take advantage of the benefits the cloud offers. For those looking to make a strategic decision, the list of acronyms can be daunting and confusing: SD-WAN, SDN, NFV, VNF. But it isn’t a matter of making a choice among these options - instead, the strategy should turn to figuring out which to use and how they can work together to deliver a scalable, high-performance, and secure network.
In this webinar, you’ll walk away knowing:
* The roles of SDN, SD-WAN, and NFV in the branch office and the data center
* How SDN is applied to the WAN in the form of SD-WAN
* Whether SD-WAN and NFV are the same, complementary, or alternatives to each other
In addition, the webinar will present real-world use cases for NFV and VNFs as well as how large enterprises, medium enterprises and service providers are deploying the services in their own environments.
SD-WAN brings a new set of WAN capabilities to the enterprise from the ability to leverage any type of transport to centralized policy control to the cloud-enabled architecture. SD-WAN has become a no-brainer for greenfield deployments. However,, most enterprise roll-outs are brownfield: companies do not want to rip and replace their existing network, instead they prefer to incrementally migrate their WAN to SD-WAN architecture. Hence, successful migration to SD-WAN requires thorough planning. In this webinar, you will learn:
- Key considerations for developing a migration plan to SD-WAN (on-premise vs hosted controller, site survey, WAN transport, network services)
- How to implement SD-WAN routing strategy
- How to run acceptance test and plan for site cut-over
Tim Sullivan, CEO, Coevolve, Sasha Nunke, Director of Marketing, VeloCloud
Are you convinced about SD-WAN’s transformational potential and looking at building a compelling business case to adopt the technology for your enterprise? Coevolve and VeloCloud has been working with enterprises to help develop and validate a variety of SD-WAN business models, taking into consideration the transition between existing environment and the new SD-WAN environment and the entire service lifecycle.
In this webinar, we would like to share with you:
· The business case applied to three real SD-WAN use cases
· What technical benefits are achievable and how should they be evaluated
· Why you need to consider operational implications of SD-WAN
Join Tim Sullivan, CEO of Coevolve and Sasha Nunke, Director of Marketing, VeloCloud as they discuss how to build a viable SD-WAN business case for enterprise.
Nitin Kumar, Product Manager, Sasha Nunke, Director of Marketing
Gartner lists security as one of its top wide area networking concerns—and for good reason: with security breaches on the rise, enterprises must work progressively harder to adequately protect customer data and intellectual property. Most organizations are already engaged with best-of-breed security technologies, but concerns persist about how seamlessly all these solutions work within a WAN to provide reliable, secure, and agile branch connectivity.
This webinar discusses how a Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN—together with its comprehensive security technology ecosystem, including solutions from Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, Zscaler, IBM, and others—helps enterprises across all industries protect critical corporate assets with best-of-breed branch, data center, and cloud security.
Join this webinar to learn:
* Enterprise network security trends
* Advantages of a scalable SD-WAN architecture for securing your WAN
* How to meet and exceed cloud application user requirements without compromising security
* See a live demo showing Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN interoperability with leading WAN security solutions
Dr. Jim Metzler, Principal Analyst, Mike Wood, VP of Marketing
Dr. Jim Metzler, Principal Analyst at Ashton, Metzler & Associates, presents a detailed analysis of network organizations’ level of satisfaction with current WAN architecture. Jim discusses the issues experienced with existing Wide Area Network (WAN) transmission services, the general interest in adopting a software-defined WAN (SD-WAN), as well as various related topics such as the differences between a DIY vs. a Managed Services approach.
Join this webinar to learn more about:
· Key customer use cases
· Critical operational issues faced by enterprises
· Setting up a project team to evaluate SD-WAN options
· Managing existing WAN contracts
· Building a business case for adopting a new WAN solution
Fan Gu, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, VeloCloud
Network segmentation is essential when traffic from different customers and/or business entities must be isolated from each other. Full support for segmentation includes the isolation of management, control and data plane traffic.
This webinar discusses:
- Why Enterprise and Service Provider networks require segmentation
- What is SD-WAN segmentation
- How VeloCloud segmentation is implemented and optimized
Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN provides enterprises with enhanced application performance by leveraging secure end-to-end SD-WAN overlay tunnels, enabling direct traffic routing to applications hosted in the cloud or a data center, tightly integrating mobile and wired access media, and monitoring network conditions in real-time to govern forwarding decisions that ensure optimal application response time.
In this webinar you will learn:
- How to leverage cloud-delivered gateways to enhance application performance and security
- How cloud applications gain increased performance on mobile devices with an SD-WAN
- How to monitor and measure the performance of cloud applications
Steve Woo, VP of Product, and Mike Wood, VP of Marketing, VeloCloud Networks
SD-WAN is becoming the defacto standard for wide area network replacement, migration and greenfield deployment. The questions many very large businesses have are whether SD-WAN is ready for the big time and what are the use cases that matter to them.
Join Steve Woo and Mike Wood for this webinar where they will reveal three real-life large scale SD-WAN customer deployments, the specific use cases involved and the actual solution deployed.
Voice quality monitoring is essential for anyone, whether Service Provider or Enterprise, with voice deployed in their network. It is an indispensable capability – from either a business or operational viewpoint – in the network infrastructure, and is often costly and complex. VeloCloud VQM allows you to monitor, diagnose and proactively troubleshoot network issues before they impact business-critical voice communications.
This webinar discusses:
- The tangible benefits of the VeloCloud VQM solution
- Explains how VeloCloud integrates VQM with SD-WAN architecture
- Provides details on the licensing models to enable VeloCloud VQM in your network
- Diagnosing and solving your voice quality challenges with VeloCloud VQM
Enterprises are trending towards deploying inexpensive Internet broadband links to enable bandwidth-intensive applications, but public transport links are “best-effort”, insecure and susceptible to damaging attacks. A cloud-delivered SD-WAN delivers ubiquitous security and enterprise-grade application performance independent of the transport medium, enabling a cost-effective solution for organizations increasingly moving data center workloads to IaaS, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS).
In this seminar, you learn ways to reduce operational complexity and optimize application performance to cloud data centers, including:
- The challenges inherent in access to IaaS workloads such as AWS and Azure
- Seamlessly including IaaS workloads in your SD-WAN architecture with only a few clicks
- How to secure and optimize IaaS access in your SD-WAN
- A live demonstration of cloud-delivered SD-WAN capabilities
Varun Santosh, Manager, Technical Marketing at VeloCloud Networks
In recent times speed has become the currency of business, and security threats have multiplied and soared in sophistication—often rendering traditional security deployments insufficient or ineffective. Cloud-delivered security provides a great opportunity for enterprises to strengthen security posture, to quickly deploy the latest defense mechanisms, while at the same time reducing latency and costs.
Join this webinar to learn how to transition to cloud security in a complex distributed enterprise environment, address the challenges and preserve application performance.
Topics covered include:
- Challenges faced when introducing cloud security into a legacy network
- Key considerations to ensure a successful migration
- A guide to how an SD-WAN solution simplifies the transition from on-premise security to cloud security
Kangwarn Chinthammit, Director of Deployment, VeloCloud Networks
Once your enterprise makes the decision to implement SD-WAN, the question arises: how to migrate the network infrastructure with minimal disruption to business operations. Having the right feature set is important, yes, but it is just as critical to come up with the right strategy of connecting the SD-WAN to the existing network.
Join this webinar to learn
- Challenges enterprises face during SD-WAN migration
- Key considerations for a successful SD-WAN deployment
- Step-by-step guide to transition from a traditional WAN to SD-WAN
Kangwarn Chinthammit uses real-life customer use cases to discuss the optimal steps to a successful SD-WAN deployment.
Enterprise application migration to the cloud is forcing the re-evaluation of traditional WAN architectures. The wide distribution, dynamic nature and public cloud location of these cloud application workloads significantly changes the architectural requirements. Both private network and Internet accessibility must be considered. How can both on-premises and cloud applications be seamlessly incorporated into the same architecture, operational management, and business policies?
What are the critical ingredients of a WAN architecture to provide the performance, security, reliability and operational efficiency necessitated by these new hybrid or cloud application architectures?
Join us to learn how SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network) can optimally address these new requirements. Gain an understanding of the different approaches - Do It Yourself, Cloud Delivered SD-WAN as a Service, and Managed SD-WAN solutions from service providers.
Steve Woo, Co-founder and VP of Products, Michael Wood, VP of Marketing
Very large and multinational enterprises require SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network) solutions that enable them to deploy flexible, secure, high performance WAN connectivity that reliably scales to large numbers and various sizes of distributed branch locations and the cloud. Before embarking on an SD-WAN deployment journey across thousands of branches, you must consider the top factors that impact the efficiency, speed, and, ultimately, the success of your implementation.
Join this webinar with Steve Woo and Mike Wood as they walk you through the key considerations involved in typical multiple thousand-site SD-WAN roll-outs - and the top best practices of a successful deployment.
Steve Woo, Co-Founder; VP of Product: Mike Wood, VP Marketing
Large and multinational Enterprises face a unique set of challenges when it comes to deploying branch office wide area networking, delivering exceptional experiences to end users and maintaining security and control over thousands of locations. The multipliers for everything related to the network, branch offices and users are enormous for organizations of this size combined with the fact that thirty to fifty percent of workloads for these large businesses are shifting to the cloud.
Join this webinar to better understand the unique set of network challenges these big businesses face, the problems they experience, the necessary solutions and how SD-WAN technologies address their needs. The session will cover architectural requirements, security demands, scalability issues, operational expenses and other large scale topics.
Ray Wong, Sr. Solutions Architect, EMEA, VeloCloud Networks
Many Enterprises in EMEA are evaluating, piloting or migrating to SD-WAN. As they navigate the market they are encountering a myriad of technology terms, options and choices. During research and solution evaluations, Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN), Software-Defined Network (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Virtual Network Function (VNF) are concepts that come up frequently and often cause confusion.
This webinar will demystify these concepts, give you a detailed explanation of each and clarify the differences. Most importantly, you will learn which of these technologies are the best fit for your Enterprise to build the most scalable, high-performing, and secure wide area network - especially, in the EMEA region.
Steve Woo, Co-founder and VP of Products, VeloCloud
Historically, Enterprises needed to only be focused and concerned with the performance, prioritization and quality of applications hosted in the branch or inside private data centers. Traditional Wide Area Networks were able to meet these requirements for decades. This model has changed dramatically and is breaking the traditional WAN with the introduction and increased adoption of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) along with reliance on the Internet to carry these applications to the branch.
Join us for a detailed analysis of the right Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN (software-defined) architecture for delivering the best application performance, quality, control, visibility, security and reliability for applications hosted in private, hybrid and public clouds. Gain an understanding of how it is possible to achieve network-wide coordinated performance regardless of where applications are hosted.
Initial SD-WAN deployments have demonstrated significant value in terms of improved network performance, security, and ease of operations. Organizations with large numbers of distributed branch operations, including financial services and retail firms, have unique requirements to scale their SD-WAN deployments.
This webinar will discuss the benefits of SD-WAN and how large, distributed organizations (those with over 1,000 branches) are implementing SD-WAN to improve their IT operations.
Key Enterprise SD-WAN requirements include:
- Zero Touch Deployment
- Centralized operations and management
- Visibility and analytics
Lee Doyle of Doyle Research provides specific examples of enterprise scale SD-WAN and provide recommendations for IT executives whose organizations depend on high quality branch connectivity.