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Lessons Learned from Managed SD WAN Deployments

As cloud and mobile services become more widespread, your organizations need to keep up and support better application performance even in remote locations. Doing this quickly, reliably, securely and cost effectively is the key when you decide on any new network infrastructure solutions. Typically this means adding bandwidth isn’t just an option, you need to transform your network to create a single intelligent platform that responds to your applications’ needs and helps you make changes quickly. Verizon’s Managed SD WAN allows you to do just that. Viptela and Verizon bring this fully integrated and customizable hybrid networking solution, and help you implement and manage it to fit your specific business needs.

In this on-demand webinar, our strategic partner Verizon joins us to discuss our Managed SD WAN solution. This session will explain how Managed SD WAN can help increase bandwidth, agility and reliability while maintaining security through real life use cases and in-field deployment scenarios.
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  • Speeding AWS/Azure Migrations with SD-WAN Recorded: Jan 26 2018 47 mins
    Manan Shah, Director, Product Management, Cisco SDWAN
    Public cloud migration is fraught with many issues in networking infrastructure. 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

    Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) technology makes public cloud projects faster and simpler for 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
  • Voice of the Customer: Acadia Healthcare, Clinics gain reliability with SD-WAN Recorded: Jan 26 2018 45 mins
    Eric Lester, Director of Network Services, Acadia Healthcare
    The Network Architect of Acadia Healthcare, shares his transformation journey across 100s of clinics.
    The main problems faced was an unreliable network that led to revenue loss at clinics. And the inability to roll out cloud-based EMR (Electronic Medical Record) systems on the traditional WAN.

    Learn how Acadia, one of the largest behavioral health clinic organization, went through the planning and implementation. The transformation has enabled the Acadia IT team to:
    ·  Migrate to cloud-based healthcare (EMR/EHR) applications
    ·  Ensure 100% network uptime of patient and administrative services
    ·  Transition to Hybrid WAN for Active/Active utilization and application based path selection
    ·  Achieve zero-touch IT capability while migrating the clinic footprint to the cloud
    ·  Rapidly enable services like guest WiFi, and cloud-based VoIP and medicinal dispensing

    This will also cover how healthcare service providers face major hurdles with their network infrastructure to deliver innovative cloud-based patient services. 15+ years of status quo has created a rigid infrastructure that cannot support modern cloud-based in-clinic services.
  • Solving Office 365 and SaaS Performance Issues with SD-WAN Recorded: Jan 26 2018 49 mins
    Ramesh Prabagaran, Sr. Director, Product Management, Cisco SDWAN
    Major research highlights that most of the Office365 deployments face network related problems - typically manifesting as screen freezes. Limited WAN optimization capability further complicates the problems for most SaaS applications. To compound the issue, different SaaS applications issue different guidelines for solving performance issues. We will investigate the major reasons for these problems.

    SD-WAN provides an essential set of features that solves these networking issues related to Office 365 and SaaS applications. This session 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
  • ServiceNow: Delivering Efficient Service Management with SD-WAN Alarms Recorded: Jan 26 2018 29 mins
    Molly Fischer, Strategic ISV/OEM Platform Alliances, & David Gatley, ISV Advisory Solutions Architect, ServiceNow, and Paul K
    Architects from ServiceNow share key integration elements of the SD-WAN architecture that are critical for IT operation teams. Cisco SD-WAN has full bulit-in automation with ServiceNow. As large portions of network infrastructure foundation transform with SD-WAN, how does this impact the resolution and ticketing processes for helpdesks? ServiceNow has been an integral part of Cisco SD-WAN deployments from the start, enabling end users to submit and track requests with this new technology.

    The integration consists of key alarms and triggering events that enable ServiceNow to automatically submit tickets for service problems, prioritize and assign them, and map them to any existing tickets. The integration provides complete control with IT service visibility for all outages.
  • Voice of the Customer: REI's Retail Store Transformation with SD-WAN Recorded: Jan 25 2018 48 mins
    Adam Burton, IT Network Manager, Mayra Guia, Network Engineer, Rich Russell, Senior Network Engineer, REI
    Network architect’s from REI share their transformation journey at one of the most reputed retail stores for outdoor recreational activities. The retailer has completed majority of its SD-WAN transformation at 150 stores/locations and will share the before/after picture on performance, manageability and security.

    This session will cover the range of issues plaguing the retail industry and their needs to modernize network infrastructure. Requirements in retail include improved customer experiences, store analytics, no outages at registers, a robust security framework for PoS/IoT and most importantly, simple, cloud manageability. Segmenting the WAN is now a critical feature in retail, especially to isolate PoS, IoT devices and gateways, voice and other applications.
  • Securing Branches with Secure Internet Gateways (SIG) and SD-WAN Recorded: Jan 25 2018 46 mins
    Barry Fisher, Tech. Marketing, and Sumanth Kakaraparthi, Product Management, Cisco Umbrella
    With a disappearing security perimeter, enterprises need to build a comprehensive set of defenses at the network and applications layers. SD-WAN solves one critical security piece of network security with features such as authentication, encryption, segmentation and service chaining.

    However, this must be complemented by sophisticated cyber security mechanisms beyond simple SWG. In addition to URL filtering, Adv. threat defenses and malware protection, the enterprises defenses must expand to a broader scope to address phishing attacks, DLP, and other malicious intents. This area covers combination of functionality including DNS, CASB, Firewalls and SWG.

    We will discuss how enterprises are solving these challenges. You will learn how to:
    • Enable branch transformation by unifying cloud and on-site platforms — secure internet gateway with firewalls and software-defined WAN with routers.
    • Integrate the full networking and security stack to protect branch users, devices/things, and application usage at tens to thousands of direct internet access breakouts with simplified cloud management.
    • Defend against malware infections, C2 callbacks, and phishing attacks inside-out as well as unauthorized access and denial-of-service attacks outside-in.
    • Segment against lateral movement and compliance violations as well as ensures zero-trust security internal to the encrypted WAN fabric.
  • Verizon: Case Studies in Managed SD-WAN Deployments Recorded: Jan 24 2018 59 mins
    Anuj Dutia, Sr. Manager - Product & New Business, Verizon
    Verizon has been involved with large global SD-WAN deployments with Cisco SD-WAN technology in banking, healthcare and manufacturing industries. This webinar investigates the lessons learned and best practices employed in these SD-WAN deployments.

    Verizon has been one of the earliest carriers to rollout SD-WAN, back in 2015. Enterprises who have deployed cloud and mobile services have migrated to SD-WAN infrastructure for predictable application performance. This has been achieved by transforming the network to create a single intelligent platform that responds to applications’ needs and adapt to changes quickly. Cisco SD-WAN and Verizon bring a fully integrated and customizable hybrid networking solution to increase bandwidth, agility and reliability while maintaining security through real life use cases and in-field deployment scenarios.
  • IDC: The Next Wave of SD-WAN Transformation, Research and Predictions Recorded: Jan 24 2018 39 mins
    Brad Casemore, Research Director, Datacenter Networks, IDC
    As SD-WAN moves from early adopters to the mass market, there are a distinct set of use cases that stand out among the rest. IDC Analyst will share research insights on these major use cases and what enterprises should expect from SD-WAN in the next 12 to 24 months.
  • What to Ask Your Vendor – The Essential SD-WAN Capabilities Recorded: Jan 24 2018 58 mins
    Ramesh Prabagaran, Sr. Director, Product Management, Cisco SDWAN
    As thousands of customers have adopted SD-WAN, the industry has seen more confusion than clarity with regards to feature requirements. Gartner has defined the four key requirements for SD-WAN (see below), but there still more critical features required to meet the enterprise-grade capabilities. For example, network segmentation to isolate critical applications has been a widely deployed feature since the Target breach.

    This webcast will cover essential enterprise SD-WAN features beyond the basics, and how they are important for the common deployment scenarios across industries. These features include:
    - Overlay capability over MPLS, Broadband and LTE
    - Cloud-ready capability for SaaS, IaaS, PaaS and more
    - 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.
  • Network Architect Roundtable: Best Practices on SD-WAN Migration Recorded: Jan 24 2018 46 mins
    Host: Tom Hollingsworth | Panel of Network Experts: Eyvonne Sharp, Greg Ferro, Dominik Pickhardt, John Herbert, Phil Gervasi
    Join a panel of seasoned network engineers, experienced with SD-WAN deployments from the early days, as they debate their views and experiences with the technology. This roundtable discussion moderated by GestaltIT will uncover best practices and insights for network professionals on how to deploy SD-WAN technology and integrate it into existing network architectures.

    SD-WAN adoption continues at a rapid pace, but major concerns remain on which features are the most fundamental and differentiating and the best approach for a successful deployment. The major discussion topics will include:

    • Defining and enforcing app aware routing policies
    • Critical security considerations, especially in financials and healthcare industries
    • Bridging overlay routing across broadband, MPLS and LTE
    • Segmentation and policies to meet enterprise grade requirements
    • Addressing critical challenges with Cloud deployments
  • Lessons Learned from the Trenches Deploying O365 & SD-WAN Recorded: Nov 30 2017 44 mins
    Ramesh Prabagaran, VP of Product Management/Marketing & Lloyd Noronha, Head of Global Marketing
    In this webinar, we will discuss lessons learned and best practices from customers that have gone through the journey of deploying O365 and SD-WAN.

    Key Takeaways:

    - Traditional networks significantly affect O365 performance, and how SD-WAN changes it
    - Enterprises overlook the importance of strategically placing cloud gateways
    - The tradeoffs among reliability, performance and user-experience when architecting the WAN for your cloud
  • What to Consider When Transitioning to SD-WAN Recorded: Oct 26 2017 46 mins
    David Klebanov, Director of Technical Marketing, Viptela
    When considering a transition to SD-WAN, there are several important capabilities needed to suit an enterprise-grade network infrastructure. This webinar will cover critical 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 the 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
    - Robust zero-trust WAN security
  • Three Case Studies in SD-WAN Deployments Recorded: Sep 28 2017 43 mins
    Lloyd Noronha, Head of Global Marketing, Viptela
    This webinar will discuss case studies from customers across healthcare, financial, and manufacturing that underwent transformations to SD-WAN technology. We will walk through the major issues that drove the transformation, and the migration journey for each customer. Beyond significant reduction in WAN Opex, there are common themes of challenges that SD-WAN solves across industries. These include resiliency for critical applications, agile change control, secure isolation of critical assets, and building a cloud-aware infrastructure.

    Webinar Highlights:

    · Key WAN problems for three customers in healthcare, financial, and manufacturing
    · Different drivers for SD-WAN (M&A, Bandwidth shortage, long times for change control, lack of app visibility)
    · Difference in choices of Hybrid WAN architecture
    · Walking through the testing process, pilots and full deployments
  • Digital Transformation with SD-WAN Recorded: Aug 31 2017 45 mins
    Manan Shah, Director of Product Management, Cisco
    New enterprise technologies are aimed at helping your organization move further into the digital transformation age. One significant area of focus is the evolution of the Wide Area Network-- the main connectivity highway for your workforce, cloud, and data center applications. Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) is a relatively new and innovative approach intent on virtualizing network intelligence functions and offering more optimized connectivity for the enterprise. It provides support to virtual environments and is being viewed as the next architectural change to consider.

    In this webinar, learn:
    - What it is & the benefits of SD-WAN
    - How it can help your enterprise's digital transformation
    - How SD-WAN is changing the future
  • Deploying Cloud onRamp for AWS, Azure, and Office365 Recorded: Jul 27 2017 38 mins
    David Klebanov, Director of Technical Marketing, Viptela
    Cloud transformation has been a top priority for enterprises, but the adoption is plagued with complex workflows and poor user experience. Even though enterprises onboard AWS or Azure, the workflows to establish connectivity, security and segmentation across VPC (and VNET) are fairly complex. On the other hand, for SaaS, the issue is primarily around user experience. Enterprises deploying Office365 are realizing that performance with Skype for Business and Sharepoint is not reliable. In this webinar we will take a further look at the wide-ranging capabilities the Viptela Cloud onRamp solution offers, and deploying it for AWS, Azure, and Office365.
  • Cloud Transformation for SaaS and IaaS Recorded: Jun 8 2017 42 mins
    Ariful Huq, Product Management at Viptela
    Traditional WAN network infrastructure is breaking the adoption of SaaS and IaaS. Connecting users of an enterprise to application and infrastructure in the cloud requires many transformational changes. For one, the network itself needs to be cloud aware. Next, there needs to be unified management capability for both cloud and on-prem applications. Last, there needs to be a dynamic management of application experience based on realtime network unreliabilities.

    Topics covered:
    - SaaS / IaaS Challenges (ie. Quality of Experience, Onboarding Workflows, Scale, Security)
    - Network Transformation and the Cloud onRamp Solution
    - Benefits for IaaS (ie. Single Solution, Branch to Cloud Connectivity including AWS and Azure)
    - Benefits for SaaS (ie. Improved Experience, Visibility for Office365, Salesforce, Dropbox and more)
    - Use Cases and Case Studies
  • Industry Expert Panel Discussion: Are You Really Ready for SD-WAN? Recorded: May 16 2017 57 mins
    Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), Bell Canada, Viptela, CA Technologies
    On May 16, join industry analyst firm EMA along with SD-WAN innovator Viptela, Bell Canada and CA Technologies for an expert panel discussion on SD-WAN challenges, opportunities and its impact on today’s network monitoring. Nearly 88% of enterprises surveyed either currently deploy SD-WAN today or plan to do so within the next 12 months. SD-WAN technologies possess sophisticated, built-in capabilities for operations and management and advanced automation to address network problems in real-time. Join us on May 16 as we uncover the importance of validating SD-WAN intelligence while applying advanced analytics to correlate customer experience impact for comprehensive, end-to-end modern network assurance.
  • CEO PoV: Take Control of your Cloud Application Experience Recorded: Apr 20 2017 39 mins
    Praveen Akkiraju, CEO, Viptela
    Enterprises are undergoing a revolution in their infrastructure as the application world is being transformed by cloud technologies. Today your applications can be located in the data center, through IaaS, or in a SaaS cloud. Similarly, users are transforming with mobility; no longer are they tied to one location. Enterprises want to solve the problem of connecting users to their applications in a consistent and secure manner.

    The overarching issue is the connectivity between these two worlds as we're stuck in two-decades old technology. Enterprises are therefore challenged with the requirement to transform their infrastructure while integrating underlying legacy technologies, and for the user to access their applications while maintaining policy and security framework.

    Join our CEO as he discusses how IT infrastructure is being transformed during the era of cloud technologies, and how Enterprises across a number of industries can embrace the network revolution.
  • CTO PoV: Enterprise Networks (Part 2) Recorded: Mar 16 2017 45 mins
    Khalid Raza, CTO & Co-Founder, Viptela & Danny Johnson, Director, Product Marketing: Network Services, Verizon
    In Part 2, the CTO PoV will focus on Security for IoT and Cloud in Enterprise Networks.

    IoT, Cloud and Mobile devices are stretching the traditional limits of IT security. As enterprise applications change and technology advances, the fundamental network infrastructure needs to support a robust security framework.

    Khalid Raza (CTO, Viptela) & Danny Johnson (Director, Verizon) share their Point of View on why current WAN infrastructures are not designed to support new enterprise traffic patterns, and how emerging security approaches designed around segmentation and policy can help organizations adapt to these changes. Enterprises can protect their Cloud and enterprise against attacks and data leaks while migrating to a cost-effective Hybrid architecture.

    In this webinar, we will cover:

    - The security threats around Cloud and IoT
    - Applications that are stressing enterprise network security requirements

    View Part 1 On-Demand: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/14779/247749
  • CTO PoV: Enterprise Networks (Part 1) Recorded: Mar 2 2017 38 mins
    Khalid Raza, CTO & Co-Founder, Viptela
    Rapidly changing enterprise application requirements, the cloud, and mobile computing are placing stress on traditional wide area networks (WANs). Enterprises are being challenged to rethink network architectures to meet present and future business requirements.

    Khalid Raza, CTO and Co-Founder at Viptela, will discuss why current WAN infrastructures are not designed to support new enterprise traffic patterns, and how emerging approaches can help organizations adapt to these changes.

    In this webinar, we will cover:

    - Key applications molding enterprise network requirements
    - Impact on current WAN architectures & shift in present and future business needs
    - How enterprise network teams and service providers can adapt the traditional WAN to support new traffic patterns
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