I enjoy exchanging insights and lessons learned with other IT professionals at WAN specific gatherings. On April 16-17, we’ll have a great opportunity to do just that when I host a discussion session at the upcoming WAN Summit in New York. The cost is only $75 to attend, for non-vendor enterprises. You can’t beat the price, especially if you are within commuting distance of New York City.
No other WAN conference gives you the breadth of programming that address the diverse set of challenges faced by WAN managers including how to adopt the latest technologies, manage the procurement process, keep network costs under control, maintain strong network security, and deploy cloud-based software.
You’ll meet enterprise peers, service providers, experienced IT consultants, and WAN software vendors.
My session is entitled: : The Underlay Network – Selecting and Sourcing Local Access and Broadband. Key issues to discuss:
- What are the key difference in price, security, and SLAs that customers need to understand between TDM or Ethernet access lines, DIA, and broadband?
- When do most enterprises employ LTE? Is wireless moving beyond backups and temporary to become a genuine alternative?
- What is the future of wireless access? What impact might 5G have on the LAN?
- How much does QoS matter in the last mile? What steps can end users or providers take to improve last mile QoS?
- What are some of the challenges or advantages to sourcing broadband or DIA directly from ISPs rather than through a carrier or reseller?