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What's Hot in Software-defined Networking: Solutions for On-demand Connectivity

Key takeaways from this session include:
• What is trending in software-defined networking
• What are simple network tools that allow you to manage high traffic needs
• How to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of your interconnects from your
TierPoint data center
• How to increase your network security and performance and remove friction for end
users to set up dedicated connections
• How to implement solutions for on-demand network redundancy
• How to improve SaaS performance for end users with your network design
• How to reduce latency between SaaS, clouds, your other sites and end users
• What are dedicated cloud connectivity options
Recorded Jul 17 2019 58 mins
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Jay Turner - PCCW Global, Jonathan Rubin - PCCW Global and Dominic Romeo - TierPoint
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    Jay Turner - PCCW Global, Jonathan Rubin - PCCW Global and Dominic Romeo - TierPoint
    Key takeaways from this session include:
    • What is trending in software-defined networking
    • What are simple network tools that allow you to manage high traffic needs
    • How to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of your interconnects from your
    TierPoint data center
    • How to increase your network security and performance and remove friction for end
    users to set up dedicated connections
    • How to implement solutions for on-demand network redundancy
    • How to improve SaaS performance for end users with your network design
    • How to reduce latency between SaaS, clouds, your other sites and end users
    • What are dedicated cloud connectivity options
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