SD-WAN is now one of the fastest growing use-cases within SDN, and Enterprise Network Engineers and Architects considering SD-WAN should attend the online FutureWAN’17 Summit to experience first-hand accounts of the Software Defined-Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) transformation.
In 2016, we witnessed strong adoption of this technology by enterprises and service providers alike. IDC estimates that SD-WAN revenues will exceed $6 billion in 2020 with a compound annual growth rate of more than 90 percent from 2015-to-2020. This tremendous growth is unsurprising given the strong ROI motivators for SD-WAN adoption.
According to Jordan Smith of Gestalt IT, one Fortune 500 healthcare provider that moved to SD-WAN saved more than $2 million with a 700% increase in bandwidth in a five year period. And SD-WAN is a clear priority for many enterprises as highlighted in a recent Packet Pushers discussion on the transformative capabilities of SD-WAN with enterprise architects from financials, healthcare and energy companies.
The FutureWAN’17 summit is designed to provide Enterprise Network Architects and Engineers with the most up-to-date and pertinent information around SD-WANs and their deployment. FutureWAN’17 is structured into four tracks: architecture, operations, cloud / security, and managed services. A diverse set of customers, vendors, analysts and service providers will provide perspectives across these tracks.
The summit will feature a roundtable session with Network Architects, moderated by TechFieldDay, that will consider the pros and cons of the technology for mainstream deployment. In addition, attendees will directly experience SD-WAN deployment stories from leading enterprises including a Fortune-500 healthcare provider and a financial company.
FutureWAN‘17 will also feature the latest research in analyst keynote presentations by John Burke of Nemertes Research and Shamus Mcgillicuddy of EMA Research; as well as an open mic with Packet Pushers’ analysts Greg Ferro and Ethan Banks.
Featured vendor companies include Anuta Networks, CA Technologies, LiveAction, Palo Alto Networks, Singtel, Verizon Enterprise Solutions, Viptela, VMware, Zscaler and others. These leaders in network monitoring, security, cloud and managed services have identified the large potential of SD-WAN and will share their points of view and expertise at the Summit.
Viptela, with over 15,000 product deployments, will present a live demo of several real-world use-cases from its enterprise customers. In addition, the company will cover leading cloud migration issues including, “Office 365 and SaaS Optimization with SD-WAN”, “Enabling AWS and Azure Migrations with SD-WAN”, and more.
Rounding out the tracks will be presentations from Zscaler on how-to “Implement Cloud Security with SD-WAN,” Verizon on “Banking, Manufacturing, and Healthcare Case Studies,” and VMware on “A Virtual Edge Solution for Managed Branch Services.”
Viptela is a sponsor of this summit.