SD-WAN Outlook: Key Trends & Key Issues for the Year Ahead
SD-WAN brings a level of control to wide area networks that's been missing for decades. Leading analyst firms expect SD-WAN adoption to continue to grow into the next decade, and given the technology's ability to support agility, cloud environments, and security, that's no surprise.
Join James Maguire, the editor of Datamation; industry analyst Zeus Kerravala; and Rosa Lear of VMware to discuss the present and future of SD-WAN technology in this 25-minute webinar. Topics that will be discussed include:
• SD-WAN and SASE
• Securing SD-WAN in branch office and HQ environments
• A look to where SD-WAN will be one year from now
RecordedFeb 7 202026 mins
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Roopa Honnachari, Industry Director at Frost and Sullivan & Michael Leonard, Product Manager at VMware
In the 2019 Frost & Sullivan Global Cloud end-user survey, 57% of the respondents indicated they have deployed Cloud IaaS and 41% say they currently use SaaS applications. Increase application availability or uptime, and deliver applications faster to users, are among the top five reasons businesses are embracing cloud. However, implementing and maintaining a secure, high performing WAN that allows for efficient access to cloud-based applications can be costly and complex for enterprises, whether large or small. SD-WAN solutions automate the process of network selection and put traffic steering control in the hands of your organization’s network administrators to do direct internet breakout to cloud-based applications.
VMware SD-WAN offers a unique approach of a cloud-hosted SD-WAN service with cloud-based gateways that complements branch deployments that provides connectivity for cloud and SaaS applications while eliminating the challenges of deploying and maintaining SD-WAN appliances in the cloud. The SD-WAN gateway approach has been even more significant in the current COVID-19 situation as remote workers connect to cloud over residential broadband links.
Please join VMware and Frost & Sullivan on this webinar to learn about:
• How SD-WAN plays a critical role in Cloud connectivity
• The value of extending SD-WAN to remote workers
• Why VMware's SD-WAN Gateway approach is unique and delivers superior value for cloud networking
• Examples of customers on how they utilized VMware SD-WAN to transition to remote working environment
Bob Laliberte, Senior Analyst at ESG & Abe Ankumah, Stephen Lynn, and Michael Leonard from VMware
Healthcare organizations are increasingly embracing digital transformation to provide the proper policies, processes, workflows, and IT environments to deliver an enhanced experience to their customers and become more operationally efficient. As a result of dealing with an unprecedented global pandemic, healthcare organizations are accelerating their digital transformation efforts to accommodate on-premises needs and enable a surge in remote workers. In this webinar, ESG’s Practice Director and Senior Analyst Bob Laliberte joins VMware experts to discuss how SD-WAN and edge network intelligence are helping healthcare organizations gain network security, network visibility, and the flexibility needed to keep with evolving changes.
Jay Thontakudi, Senior Product Marketing Manager at VMware & Anand Srinivas, Senior Staff Engineer at VMware
VMware Edge Network Intelligence™ ensures performance, security, and self-healing for IoT devices at the edge of a distributed enterprise edge while accessing cloud applications through wireless and wired LAN, WAN and SASE. Join us in this webinar to learn how VMware Edge Network Intelligence uses AI/ML and big data to proactively manage IoT device performance.
Chris Le, Senior Product Marketing Manager at VMware
Rapid expansion of remote work has put IT networking and security teams in constant overdrive. This is too big a stage for traditional VPN and networking infrastructure. The new way of working is causing unplanned demands on infrastructure and bad user experience, which decreases business output and creates security risks from unsecured devices, as an example. In this session, we will introduce VMware Secure Access™, part of the VMware SASE Platform™ that combines the best of VMware Workspace ONE and VMware SD-WAN™ to provide remote access as a service to our remote and mobile users.
Mark Vondemkamp, Vice President of Product at VMware
Business requirements are evolving to deliver any-user, any-device connectivity to any cloud, and any-application. This demands a digital transformation that is spanning distributed edge, data center, and cloud, and is enabled by a new digital foundation. The legacy WAN and security architecture in the middle of this transformation is obsolete and must undergo a drastic change to be part of the new digital foundation. Customers are rapidly adopting a new SASE architecture model predicted by Gartner.
As a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure in 2018 and 2019, VMware is positioned to enable organizations to transform their WAN edge, to build a new digital foundation for new application adoption, and to enable your work-from-anywhere initiatives.
Join this session to learn how VMware’s network transformation vision, along with its unique cloud gateways and SASE PoPs, delivers a SASE platform with intrinsic security, including ZTNA, for organizations embracing cloud and SaaS.
Jay Thontakudi, Senior Product Marketing Manager at VMware & Rohan Naggi, Senior Technical Product Manager at VMware
VMware SD-WAN™ delivers reliable, secure and efficient branch to cloud connectivity as an integral part of a holistic solution. With the integration of AIOps features, VMware SD-WAN Orchestrator (VCO) and vRealize Network Insights, VMware offers a comprehensive solution that includes correlated end-to-end visibility, actionable insights for self-healing and predictive analysis for proactive resolution. In this session you will learn how VMware SD-WAN delivers an exceptional user experience for real time applications like Horizon VDI.
Pavan Pothuri at VMware and Anand Srinivas at VMware
Come join us to learn about our partnership with Zoom and how VMware SD-WAN™ by VeloCloud® can deliver high quality Zoom sessions, even over a congested network. We’ll also walk through how we can help with your business continuity initiatives.
As enterprises worldwide pursue digital transformation initiatives, they increasingly embrace cloud-based architectures and services to meet their objectives. With employees and customers dispersed across geographic locations and different cloud providers, there is unrelenting pressure on enterprise networks to become more agile, flexible and provide a consistent quality of service to all users regardless of physical location.
To meet these evolving demands, Equinix and VMware are collaborating to offer VMware SD-WAN Edge as a virtual network function (VNF) on Equinix’s Network Edge. SD-WAN Edge Service allows companies to deploy in minutes to enhance application performance for remote and branch office users. Your IT team can establish a PoP anywhere in the world, and easily manage it from their location.
Attend this webinar to watch a live demo and to learn how you can modernize your network without any CAPEX investment and remove the delays and risks associated with procurement, shipping, racking and stacking of on-site gear.
Chris Le, Senior Product Marketing Manager at VMware & Aamer Akhter, Product Line Manager at VMware
With the rise of cloud computing, enterprises can host applications in their data centers and in IaaS and SaaS clouds, enabling their users to access these applications from anywhere. The traditional remote-access VPN solution for applications has a lot of drawbacks in today’s environment and is no longer effective. Enterprises are choosing Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) for adaptable network designs focused on users, identity, and applications. Learn how VMware Secure Access uses ZTNA and a network of worldwide managed service nodes to provide remote users with consistent, optimal, and secure application access.
Rohan Naggi, Senior Technical Product Manager at VMware & Travis Carlson, Product Line Manager at VMware
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is enabling business continuity with SD-WAN. With an increasingly distributed workforce, business continuity is more essential now than ever. It is critical that your workforce is able to run the business from anywhere, regardless of the network topology, applications, or WAN infrastructure.
If your underlying network is not designed for these challenges presented, employee productivity can be dramatically reduced. Join us in this webinar to learn about VMware SD-WAN™ by VeloCloud® and how it can ensure business continuity while simplifying operations. We will discuss the different use cases, deployment options, and how they can help your users get connected in the office, at home, or remote locations. The demo shown will self-destruct after viewing.
Ramnath Shenai, Senior Technical Product Manager at VeloCloud, now part of VMware
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 their security posture and quickly deploy the latest defense mechanisms, while at the same time reducing latency and costs.
Join this webinar to learn why security is a vital component during the SD-WAN journey, along with how VMware SD-WAN™ by VeloCloud® is adopting a secure access service edge (SASE) approach. VMware SD-WAN provides a best-of-breed approach to security, as well as native security capabilities. We’ll provide an overview of how to transition to cloud security in a complex distributed enterprise environment while addressing the challenges and preserving application performance.
Ramnath Shenai, Senior Technical Product Manager at VeloCloud, now part of VMware
SD-WAN is a relatively new technology compared to routing, switching constructs. SD-WAN started off with the goal of reducing MPLS costs by utilizing lower cost Internet/public WAN links. While this still holds true today, the use cases for SD-WAN have expanded greatly over time. Some use cases are unique for a particular vertical and many are common across verticals. What are the critical use cases of an SD-WAN solution that helps organizations transform their enterprise networks? With more than sixty vendors who claim to sell SD-WAN, how do you choose a winner?
This webinar provides a comprehensive set of use cases and common drivers behind enterprises’ transition to VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud.
Finbarr Goode Begley, Senior Research Analyst at Cavell Group
In recent years, the subject of how we manage and control our networks has become more and more critical. Nowhere is this more true than in businesses where the rise of cloud applications forces a constant struggle for network resources. As service providers you are caught in a constant struggle to provide critical applications, guarantee their quality of service, whilst also managing costs. SD-WAN is one tool that has emerged to tackle these challenges, and VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud has risen to be one of the leading global suppliers of this new technology.
Join VMware SD-WAN experts and analysts from the Cavell group to discuss the role of SD-WAN in the service provider market in Europe, with a specific focus on certain applications like Unified Communications. You will from the latest Cavell Enterprise Research, hear use cases of VMware SD-WAN partners, practical examples of SD-WAN deployments, and how you can harness this new technology to drive your business to new heights. As the recent crisis demonstrates, the old answers for what to do with networks are not fit for the new cloud world we find ourselves in, and service providers need to make sure they stay ahead of the curve.
Digital transformation creates several new challenges for enterprise networking teams. Increased complexity of network management, the need to ensure high application performance of SaaS applications and ensuring network security are a few of the challenges that networking organizations now face. Digital transformation requires network transformation. As a result, enterprises are often turning to managed service providers to help manage their network infrastructure through this transition. Attend this webinar to hear how the PFH secure managed SD-WAN solution, powered by VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud, offers increased application performance whilst transforming branch office security due to integrations with Check Point CloudGuard Connect and CloudGuard Edge.
In this webinar, you will learn:
•The challenges digital transformation presents to traditional WAN
•How to eliminate these challenges by deploying SD-WAN as a managed service
•How to enhance branch to cloud network security
•Customer use cases
Paul Jones, Global Director- Network Solutions at GE Healthcare & Puneet Shetty, Product Line Manager at Nyansa ,VMware
In 2018 the global IoT market in healthcare was valued at $147 billion and projected to expand to $534 billion in 2025 – nearly a 20% CAGR. New, networked biomedical devices such as bedside monitors, infusion pumps, and EKG machines are delivering widespread transformation. As healthcare organizations deploy these non-traditional networked devices, they face new challenges of how to codify and control the behavior, performance, and security of these devices. In order to maximize the value of IoT, healthcare companies will need to overcome these obstacles. Successful initiatives will address operational assurance over the lifecycle of IoT devices to help address business objectives: better patient care and improved clinician efficiency. Register for this webinar to hear from experts from GE Healthcare and Nyansa, now part of VMware on how they are delivering better solutions for better patient care.
Mary Swigart, Global Manager- Network Solutions GE Healthcare & Puneet Shetty, Product Line Manager at Nyansa ,VMware
Your network is NOT what you should be concerned with right now. But it could be. Conservative planning for unpredictable events helps to ensure patient safety and staff effectiveness. As the number of patients in hospitals increases exponentially, so does the number of medical devices in use and the amount of data as well. Now, more than ever, connectivity and interoperability is essential to the lives of patients and healthcare workers. Increased connectivity of devices may mean less unnecessary exposure for patients and clinical staff. The entire ecosystem, relies on a robust network infrastructure that can withstand large increases in traffic, and proactively notify technicians of potential failures and pain points before they occur.
Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations (AIOps) is the concept of using big data analytics, machine learning, and other advanced technologies to enhance IT operations. Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) research has found that enterprises are applying AIOps solutions to network infrastructure today to enhance service assurance and automation. AIOps technology is applied to 85% of network automation initiatives, and automated change based on analytically-derived insights is the number one use case.
Join EMA Research and VeloCloud, now part of VMware, for a webinar that will explore how enterprises are driving toward self-healing networks with AIOps solutions and transforming network operations.
In this webinar, you will learn how you can:
*Use AIOps capabilities to enhance network performance management
*Drive network automation with AIOps
*Advance toward self-healing networking and closed-loop operations
Roopa Honnachari, Industry Director at Frost and Sullivan & Michael Leonard, Product Manager at VMware
The impact of cloud computing on enterprise data centers is irreversible. In the 2019 Frost & Sullivan Enterprise Cloud survey, 54% of the IT decision makers agreed to the statement, “the cloud is the most critical part of our digital transformation strategy.” This is not surprising as cloud adoption rates continue to grow every year, with nearly 60% of the IT decision makers indicating they currently use cloud infrastructure as a service in their organization. As enterprises embrace hybrid and multi-cloud architectures to support distributed employees, suppliers and partners, there is an increased focus on application and network security. The traditional wide area network (WAN) architecture with the traffic being backhauled to headquarter location before reaching the end user does not work for the current cloud-centric era. Thanks to software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) technology, the enterprise WAN can now transform to be more cloud friendly, and user friendly, ensuring anytime, anywhere access to enterprise applications.
As cloud becomes an integral part of your business's digital transformation strategy, you need to redesign your WAN to ensure a successful cloud strategy. Join us on this webinar to learn about the key trends driving enterprise adoption of SD-WAN; the impact of evolving enterprise hybrid IT architecture on the enterprise WAN, and how VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud can help your organization deploy an optimized and secure WAN to support your cloud strategy.
This webinar examines the telco journey to SD-WAN, identifying key success criteria and ingredients to enable enterprises on their road to DX. Several market developments including cloud, IoT, and AI have aggregated to elevate SD-WAN’s role to address customer needs at the edge. The webinar will explore these market developments and the role of technology providers such as VMware in accelerating the telco journey to SD-WAN.
Jaspreet Bhatia, Product Manager at VeloCloud, now part of VMware
IT organizations are adopting multi-cloud architecture to allow applications to run on the best platform, regardless of location. Traditional WAN is unable to support the requirements established by new cloud architectures, and without updating their networks, enterprises cannot take advantage of the benefits of cloud. In response, SD-WAN has become the primary on-ramp for branch and edge communications to and from the cloud. With an architecture built specifically to support cloud migration, SD-WAN platforms enable more secure, reliable, high-quality connectivity to a variety of cloud platforms, including Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud Platform. In this session, we will go into detail on how VMware SD-WAN™ by VeloCloud® acts as an enabler for your organization’s multi-cloud strategy, whichever one you use.
VMware SD-WAN™ simplifies branch WAN networking by automating deployment and improving performance over private, broadband Internet and LTE links for today's increasingly distributed enterprises, as well as service providers.
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