Analyst Keynote: Research Insights on the Next Generation WAN (EMA Research)

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Shamus McGillicuddy, Senior Analyst, EMA Research

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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.

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