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Three Steps to Reduce Costs & Cloud Proof Your WAN

SD-WAN Webinar Highlights:
*Case studies on how different enterprises have approached their SD-WAN migration
*Planning your SD-WAN migration with the first five pilot sites
*Executing a large scale migration of ten, hundred or thousands of sites based on templates and centralized policy
*Role of the single overlay architecture over MPLS, Broadband & LTE in a seamless WAN transformation
*Live demo of enabling SD-WAN
Recorded Oct 12 2016 48 mins
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Ramesh Prabagaran, David Klebanov
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  • What To Ask Your Vendor on Enterprise SD-WAN Capabilities Jan 20 2017 7:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Ramesh Prabagaran, VP Product Management, Viptela
    What are the absolute essential requirements in an SD-WAN solution? Although Gartner has defined the four key requirements for SD-WAN (see below), there are some more critical features required to meet the enterprise-grade capabilities. For example, network segmentation for different kinds of applications is a widely deployed feature across all major industries, primarily to isolate critical applications and to reduce the attack surface during vulnerabilities.

    This webinar will more broadly cover the essential enterprise SD-WAN features and how they translate to common deployment scenarios in different industries. These features include:

    - Overlay capability over MPLS, Broadband and LTE
    - Unified and centralized management of all WAN infrastructure
    - Network segmentation with per-segment topologies
    - Predictable Application SLA with centralized policies and real-time traffic steering
    - Mature routing capabilities with BGP, OSPF, VRRP, and IGMP
    - Unified and centralized management of all WAN infrastructure
    - Robust-zero trust WAN security including authentication, encryptions, segmentation and service chaining

    As a background, here are Gartner’s four key requirements for SD-WAN:
    - SD-WAN solutions provide a lightweight replacement for traditional WAN routers, and are agnostic to WAN transport technologies (that is, they support MPLS, Internet, Long Term Evolution [LTE], etc.).
    - Based on business and/or application policies, SD-WAN solutions allow for load sharing of traffic across multiple WAN connections in an efficient and dynamic fashion.
    - SD-WAN solutions dramatically simplify the complexity associated with management, configuration and orchestration of WANs.
    - SD-WAN solutions must provide secure VPNs, and have the ability to integrate additional network services and offload Internet-destined traffic closer to the edge of the network.
  • LiveAction: Gaining Deep Visibility Into The WAN Overlay Jan 20 2017 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    David Izumo, Principal Engineer, Technical Marketing, LiveAction & Manan Shah, Director of Product Management, Viptela
    Operation teams need to detect and correlate application problems with the real-time events happening on, both, the overlay and underlay networks. They also need capability for retrospective visualization into such problems. SD-WAN introduces new requirements for such advanced monitoring capabilities.

    LiveAction’s LiveNX™ is a robust visualization and analytics engine that integrates the network-generated metadata from Viptela SD-WAN technology to monitor application traffic on an end-to-end basis in real time. The retrospective visualization capability complements the intelligence provided by Viptela’s management solution and thus simplifies SD-WAN planning, monitoring and troubleshooting.

    This webinar will cover the major integration capabilities between LiveAction’s LiveNX and Viptela’s SD-WAN and share existing best practices to effectively manage the entire lifecycle of an SD-WAN deployment. These include:

    • Planning: Selecting pilot sites when planning SD-WAN deployments, identifying unsanctioned applications and end users, and establishing network utilization baselines which are used for right-sizing
    • Deployment: Using LiveNX real-time visualization to verify Viptela SD-WAN policies and assure services are not impacted in the event of brownouts or abnormal events
    • Management: Monitoring bandwidth and visualizing path control so network administrators can ensure application performance and mitigate problems before they affect users. Reporting on business applications to manage and optimize voice and video communications
  • TFD: Network Engineer Roundtable on Deploying SD-WAN Jan 20 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Panel of 8 Network Architects, moderated by Tech Field Day
    Ten seasoned network engineers will debate on their views and experiences with SD-WAN. This roundtable discussion moderated by Tech Field Day focuses on how network professionals are analyzing and adopting SD-WAN technology, and integrating it into existing network architectures.

    SD-WAN has been the most rapidly deployed SDN technology. But major concerns remain on which features are the most fundamental and differentiating, and the maturity of the technology for large scale deployments. The major discussion topics will include:

    - Maturity of SD-WAN for prime-time deployment
    - Relative importance of features like routing, security, segmentation, vCPE, multi-tenancy, Application steering, SaaS, and Cloud.
    - ROI and the Before/After picture
    - Most typical use-cases across industries
    - Best practices in deploying SD-WAN based on personal experiences
  • Anuta: Network Orchestration for Managed Branch Services Jan 19 2017 8:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Kiran Sirupa, Director of Marketing & Praveen Vengalam, Co-Founder and VP of Engineering, Anuta Networks
    SD-WAN presents a transformational opportunity for Telcos and MSPs to offer value added services. Anuta NCX orchestrator bridges the multi-vendor legacy and SD-WAN infrastructure for a smoother transition. Join us live to learn about Anuta's SD-WAN and vCPE customer deployments at global Tier-1 MSPs.
  • Zscaler: Cloud Security with SD-WAN, Case Studies and Best Practices Jan 19 2017 7:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Sri Subramanian, Sr. Director of Product Management, Zscaler & David Klebanov, Director of Technical Marketing, Viptela
    Gartner estimates that by the end of 2019, 30% of enterprises will use SD-WAN technology in all their branches, up from less than 1% today. And as of Nov 2016, Gartner has estimated about 50,000 production SD-WAN deployments. SD-WAN is a transformational approach to simplifying branch office networking.

    However, security is a critical factor for SD-WAN adoption, especially for cloud and Internet applications. With Zscaler and Viptela you can now secure all Internet traffic without having to backhaul it to centralized DMZs. Customers have seen more than 50% WAN cost-savings while keeping their branch offices and employees protected.

    Join Viptela and Zscaler to discuss the best practices for securing your distributed enterprise with cloud security and SD-WAN. They will also cover:

    - Common use case scenarios for SD-WAN and cloud security
    - Real world deployment examples
    - Best practices for improving your security posture with cloud security
    - Zscaler and Viptela technical integration elements
  • Enabling AWS and Azure Migrations with SD-WAN Jan 19 2017 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Rob McBride, Solutions Marketing, Viptela & Ariful Huq, Product Management, Viptela
    Gartner has highlighted that the differences in network services (such as routing, security and application delivery) between internal data centers and IaaS environments cause major issues during cloud migrations. Networking teams face many challenges migrating their workloads to AWS and Azure. These include:

    - Extending secure connectivity from the enterprise to the cloud is operationally complex
    - Cloud traffic flows sub-optimally through the centralized data center/DMZ, instead of directly from the branch or from a regional exit - this affects performance of applications
    - Implementing a unified WAN policy on disparate pieces of cloud infrastructure is difficult

    This webinar will dig deeper into the networking problems of cloud migrations. And how Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) technology makes this faster and simpler the networking teams. The following topics will be covered:

    - Extend your WAN seamlessly to AWS and Azure
    - Implement a unified WAN policy across the enterprise and cloud
    - Typical deployment scenarios for AWS and Azure
    - Real customer examples of public cloud migration
  • Addressing Hybrid Network Challenges in Asia Pacific with Software-Defined WAN Jan 19 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Hoo Shu Yee, Product Director, Singtel & Ramesh Prabagaran, VP Product Management, Viptela
    With APAC’s varying stages of infrastructure development, managing an enterprise Wide Area Network (WAN) in the region can be extremely challenging. This is compounded by different networking standards and service level agreements (SLAs) across countries, as well as disparities in race and culture.

    Furthermore, as more applications move onto the cloud and employees become more mobile, enterprises have to deal with growing risk of cyber attacks with increasingly complex WAN environments that combine multiple private networks and public internet services.

    In this webinar, learn more about managing an enterprise network in APAC. We will touch on how:

    - To address potential challenges with WAN architectures evolving to hybrid networks
    - To optimise and accelerate connectivity to the cloud
    - Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) works and helps you manage your hybrid network more effectively
    - Enterprises have leveraged SD-WAN to increase efficiency and reduce cost

    Lastly, find out how Singtel ConnectPlus SD-WAN service powered by Viptela, designed with security in mind, can help to simplify and unify your networks, while providing protection against data breaches and attacks.
  • Addressing Hybrid Network Challenges in Asia Pacific with Software-Defined WAN Jan 19 2017 6:00 am UTC 60 mins
    Hoo Shu Yee, Product Director, Singtel & Ramesh Prabagaran, VP Product Management, Viptela
    With APAC’s varying stages of infrastructure development, managing an enterprise Wide Area Network (WAN) in the region can be extremely challenging. This is compounded by different networking standards and service level agreements (SLAs) across countries, as well as disparities in race and culture.

    Furthermore, as more applications move onto the cloud and employees become more mobile, enterprises have to deal with growing risk of cyber attacks with increasingly complex WAN environments that combine multiple private networks and public internet services.

    In this webinar, learn more about managing an enterprise network in APAC. We will touch on how:

    - To address potential challenges with WAN architectures evolving to hybrid networks
    - To optimise and accelerate connectivity to the cloud
    - Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) works and helps you manage your hybrid network more effectively
    - Enterprises have leveraged SD-WAN to increase efficiency and reduce cost

    Lastly, find out how Singtel ConnectPlus SD-WAN service powered by Viptela, designed with security in mind, can help to simplify and unify your networks, while providing protection against data breaches and attacks.
  • CA Technologies: Advanced Monitoring and Management of SD-WAN Jan 18 2017 7:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Tim Diep, Director of Product Management, CA Technologies & Jeremy Rossbach, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, CA Technologies
    How does SD-WAN shift the status quo for the Operations teams? SD-WAN technology possesses sophisticated, in-built capability for operations and management, and advanced automation to address network problems in real-time. However, the Operations teams needs to seamlessly integrate this network and health status intelligence from their new SD-WAN infrastructure into their existing monitoring and management infrastructure.

    Additionally, monitoring solutions must provide visibility across all network architectures including highly dynamic and complex hybrid clouds and other SDN elements.

    This session covers the integration of CA Virtual Network Assurance and CA Performance Management with Viptela SD-WAN. The key topics that will be discussed include:

    - Eliminating visibility gaps between traditional networks and SD-WAN providing administrators with insights to optimize and transform their large hybrid networks
    - Providing relationship mapping of major IT events
    - Visualizing physical and logical dependencies in applications and service chains
    - Extending visibility for operators with network performance monitoring across cloud, SDN and SD-WAN networks (including service chains)
    - Enabling operational insight into how all elements of traditional and overlay networks affect service integrity
  • Verizon: Banking, Manufacturing, and Healthcare Case Studies in Managed SD-WAN Jan 18 2017 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Mark Hollman, Managed and Professional Services, Verizon & Lloyd Noronha, Head of Global Marketing, Viptela
    Verizon has some of the largest global SD-WAN deployments based on Viptela technology. We investigate the lessons learned and best practices employed in some SD-WAN deployments in the banking, healthcare and manufacturing verticals.
  • Live Demo: Top Deployed SD-WAN Use Cases Jan 18 2017 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    David Klebanov, Director of Technical Marketing, Viptela
    This live demo will cover the major use cases of SD-WAN that are applicable to both large and small enterprise scenarios. These include:

    - Brownfield deployment: Inserting SD-WAN into an existing MPLS WAN (i.e. creating an overlay over MPLS and Broadband)
    - Enabling segmentation, service insertion and extranet policies for a business partner network
    - Extending the WAN to the Cloud (AWS/Azure)
    - Enabling on-prem security with Palo Alto Networks (service chaining)
    - Defining Application-Aware policies for guaranteed SLA (real-time traffic steering with QoS)
    - Enabling cloud-security capabilities with Zscaler (service chaining)
    - Defining policies for predictable access to Office 365 and other SaaS applications

    The foundational technology elements of SD-WAN that will be covered include:

    - Single overlay over MPLS, Broadband and LTE
    - Overlay routing with OSPF, BGP, VRRP and IGMP
    - Deep packet inspection (DPI) policies
    - Authentication, encryption, PKI
    - Zero-touch provisioning
    - Segmentation and per-segment topologies
    - Service insertion and service chaining
    - Virtualized elements for Cloud (IaaS+PaaS)
    - Cloud-security and on-prem security integration
    - Integrated Management and third-party management with SNMP, NetConf, and RESTful interfaces
    - Internet gateways (DIA, Regional Exit, Centralized exits)
  • VMware: A Virtual Edge Solution for Managed Branch Services Recorded: Jan 17 2017 34 mins
    Vanessa Little, Sr. Manager Global NFV EcoSystem Architecture, VMware & Ariful Huq, Product Management, Viptela
    vCloud NFV is an open, carrier-grade NFVI platform. It delivers a tightly integrated solution with virtual compute, storage and networking resources coupled with intelligent operations and management capability.

    Viptela SD-WAN has achieved VMware Ready Status for NFV. SD-WAN solutions, on vCloud NFV, enable service providers to deliver elastic bandwidth, advanced services and greater flexibility in terms of cost and QoS. The Viptela SD-WAN platform opens up new opportunities for service providers by unifying WAN connection management (MPLS, Internet and 4G/LTE), segmenting traffic, providing zero touch provisioning and supporting application aware routing for enterprise customers.

    This webinar will highlight the key elements of vCloud NFV and SD-WAN in providing a fully packaged solution for Service Providers including:

    - How to accelerate and automate instantiating, provisioning and managing of virtual network services (including SD-WAN)
    - Deliver carrier-grade network availability and multi-tenancy
    - Provide advanced networking and security VNFs including switching, routing, QoS and monitoring
    - Enable single pane of glass visibility, monitoring and policy based automation
  • Voice of the Customer: Kindred Healthcare SD-WAN Transformation Recorded: Jan 17 2017 36 mins
    Eyvonne Sharp, Network Engineer, Kindred Healthcare
    Healthcare IT teams have sophisticated needs for SD-WAN, specifically for reliability, security and agility in M&A integration. In this webinar, Kindred Healthcare will reveal their evaluation criteria, process of migration to SD-WAN, and the results.

    Jointly presenting with Palo Alto Networks and Viptela, Kindred will explain in detail the plans and deployment experiences across hospitals, nursing centers, and contract rehabilitation in the US. Kindred is the largest diversified post-acute healthcare provider in the US, and has doubled in the last four years.

    Key Results:
    - Application performance improvement from 4x to 10x at Nursing facilities and Home clinics
    - 700% bandwidth increase
    - Estimated 5-year ROI in Millions
    - Solving complex requirements of M&A and new services in efficient and simple way

    SD-WAN Feature Requirements for Healthcare:
    - Policy based, application-aware routing over multiple, diverse connections
    - Intelligent routing based on network health & application requirements
    - Network segmentation & isolation (Multi tenant/Security)
    - Centralized policy administration & device management
    - Ability to selectively route specific traffic through security appliances (Service Chaining)
    - Application aware traffic shaping
    - Centralized provisioning feature, or zero touch methodology
    - Multiple Ethernet, MPLS or LTE connectivity options
  • Analyst Keynote: Building the SD-WAN Business Case (Nemertes Research) Recorded: Jan 17 2017 39 mins
    John Burke, Principal Analyst and CIO at Nemertes Research
    SD-WAN’s transformational potential is not enough. IT teams have to build a compelling business case for making the transition. Savings from MPLS is not the only avenue by which SD-WAN can drive ROI. By providing cheaper and more transparent and automatic failover when WAN links fail, SD-WAN can reduce branch WAN outages and troubleshooting costs by 90%.

    By working with multiple vendors and enterprises, Nemertes has developed and validated an SD-WAN cost model that enables enterprise users to build that business case base on multiple key factors.

    Join Principal Research Analyst and CIO John Burke of Nemertes Research as he presents his latest research findings. These include:

    - The cost-model applied to three real SD-WAN use cases
    - The process for identifying locations that could benefit from higher bandwidth, lower rates, increased reliability, or all three
    - The cost components of connectivity, capex, troubleshooting and more.
    - The comparison between Overlay SD-WAN and In-Net WAN
  • Packet Pushers Open Mic: Real SD-WAN Challenges Live Q&A Recorded: Jan 17 2017 49 mins
    Ethan Banks & Greg Ferro, Analysts and Co-Hosts of Packet Pushers
    What is the reality of deploying an SD-WAN? Does it really work? What are the traps, tricks, and stumbles that you need to look for?

    Ethan and Greg from the Packet Pushers will be hosting engineers who have deployed Viptela SD-WAN solutions and will be taking questions from a live audience.

    Analysts Greg Ferro and Ethan Banks, on their show “Three Real-World SD-WAN Deployments”, have interviewed many network engineers who have executed large SD-WAN projects in retail, financials, healthcare, and energy. These include companies like Kindred Healthcare, Freedom Pay, Gap, Visa, Bloomberg, Seventy Seven Energy, Greenhill, and more. They will share some of their learnings on this Live session and then open a lively discussion of everything SD-WAN.
  • Office 365 and SaaS Optimization with SD-WAN Recorded: Jan 16 2017 47 mins
    Ramesh Prabagaran, VP Product Management & Lloyd Noronha, Head of Global Marketing, Viptela
    Gartner’s recent research revealed that 78% of organization are using or plan to use Office 365, and by 2019 half of the global deployments will face network related problems. Limited WAN optimization capability further complicate the problems and presents a major performance and productivity challenge for Office 365 and all SaaS applications.

    SD-WAN provides an essential set of features that solves the networking issues related to Office 365 and SaaS applications. This webinar will cover the following major topics:

    - How traditional networks impair O365 performance, and why?
    - Why enterprises overlook the importance of strategically placing cloud gateways
    - Understanding tradeoffs among reliability, performance and user-experience when architecting the WAN for your cloud
    - Best practice architectures for different kinds of SaaS applications
  • Analyst Keynote: Research Insights on the Next Generation WAN (EMA Research) Recorded: Jan 16 2017 40 mins
    Shamus McGillicuddy, Senior Analyst, EMA Research
    Join Analyst Shamus McGillicuddy (EMA Research) as he provides insight from the research of 200 networking professionals into how enterprises are utilizing Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) and transforming their business connectivity.

    Going in detail on the survey results, Shamus will walk you through the key trends in SDN and SD-WAN across major enterprises. These include the major application performance issues, operational challenges, cloud migration hurdles and reasons for rapid SD-WAN adoption.

    Some of the key discussion topics will include:
    - What percentage are transitioning from MPLS to Hybrid, and why?
    - How pervasive is 4G/LTE in the WAN?
    - How Cloud migration affects WAN infrastructure teams?
    - What are the major drivers for NFV services?
    - How important is WAN optimization?
    - What are the characteristics of major organizations deploying SD-WAN?
    - What are the major tools to monitor and manage SD-WAN?

    Preview of some of the results:

    - 96% of enterprises say they use wireless as the primary network connectivity in at least some of their sites (4G/LTE is the most common wireless technology, followed by carrier/municipal Wi-Fi)
    - Only 52% of enterprises monitor their WAN provider’s service-level agreements (SLAs)
    - 30% say their service providers have violated an SLA in the past year

    The wide area network (WAN) is the essential infrastructure component to driving global communication, collaboration and data access across enterprise networks. Enterprises have been deploying traditional architectures but with increased cloud adoption and high bandwidth demands, a new architecture of connectivity is needed. IT organizations across the globe have begun adopting SD-WAN to address their new connectivity requirements.
  • Voice of the Customer: First American SD-WAN Transformation Recorded: Jan 16 2017 48 mins
    CJ Metz, Senior IT Manager Network Engineering, First American & Archish Dalal, Senior Systems Engineer, Viptela
    Learn how one of the largest title insurance companies in the US is deploying Viptela SD-WAN to eliminate the word “backup” from their vocabulary.

    In this session, CJ Metz of First American will discuss how their transformative strategy for the Wide Area Network (WAN) simplifies compliance and enables resiliency for their enterprise. He will cover the business drivers and demonstrate the viability of broadband usage for critical enterprise applications.

    First American is able to reduce long term costs while boosting availability and performance at their branches; making them more resilient for business continuity in any economy.
  • Delivering SLA for Critical Applications using SD-WAN Policies Recorded: Dec 19 2016 41 mins
    Lloyd Noronha - Head of Global Mktg., David Klebanov - Dir. Technical Mktg.
    The major benefits of the SD-WAN technology is a single overlay architecture with centralized policy & management. As more enterprises deploy SD-WAN at large scale, one important question is how can network administrators guarantee performance and resiliency of critical enterprise applications – even during outages and unpredictability of the physical links.
    Webinar Highlights:
    1. Hear about the Viptela SD-WAN architecture that implements a single, software overlay over MPLS, Broadband & LTE
    2. Understand how the SD-WAN architecture provides centralized policies for critical applications
    3. Learn how the network detects network quality changes and enforces traffic steering in real-time based on SLA requirements
    4. See a live demo of applications getting steered in real-time based on network outage and SLA
  • SD-WAN Migration Best Practices Recorded: Dec 16 2016 44 mins
    Ramesh Prabagaran - VP Product Mgmt., Lloyd Noronha - Head of Global Mktg., David Klebanov - Dir. of Technical Mktg.
    In SD-WAN migrations, how do enterprises identify the pilot sites? And how do they plan the large-scale rollouts. There are important planning considerations in both small and large scale migrations. This webinar will explain how different enterprises have executed their rollouts and the lessons learned.
    Webinar Highlights
    - Case studies on how different enterprises have approached their SD-WAN migration
    - Planning your migration with the first five pilot sites
    - Executing a large scale migration of ten, hundred or thousands of sites based on templates and centralized policy
    - Role of the single overlay architecture over MPLS, Broadband & LTE in a seamless WAN transformation
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Viptela provides Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) technology that allows global companies to build carrier agnostic, policy-controlled and cost-effective WANs. Viptela has been deployed at thousands of sites by more than 25 Fortune-500 enterprises; and major carriers including Verizon and Singtel are using Viptela to deliver managed SD-WAN services. Viptela cuts existing operating costs in the WAN by more than 50%, increases bandwidth 10x, and, significantly improves security and uptime. The company has been named a Gartner Cool Vendor and a Next Billion Dollar Startup by Forbes in 2015. Follow us on Twitter @viptela or linkedIn

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