- Speaker: Prayson Pate, CTO, Ensemble Division, ADVA Optical Networking
- Topics: SD-WAN 2.0: Building a Better SD-WAN
- When: Monday, October 24, 1:30 p.m.
- Where: The HUB, INCOMPAS Show: Fall 2016, Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
Software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) are a red-hot topic with enterprise users and telco service providers. SD-WAN enables enterprise users to cut expenses for private networks, but at the cost of managing those networks and committing to single-sourced solutions. On the other side, telco service providers are deploying SD-WAN to respond to the threat to their virtual private network revenues. However, the current implementation in monolithic appliances or virtual network functions is not consistent with the direction of network evolution.
In this session, Prayson Pate will explore how SD-WAN will evolve to better meet the needs of both enterprises and operators. He will discuss how it can build on industry knowledge of network functions virtualization, software-defined networking and SD-WAN solutions to create more cost-effective, flexible and complete private networks.