It’s always interesting exchanging insights and lessons learned with other IT professionals. In June, we’ll have a great opportunity to do just that when I host a discussion session at the upcoming WAN Summit in San Jose (June 14-15). A similar session was held in New York this past April 3-4.

Steve Garson SD-WAN Expert

The panel discussion entitled “The Hybrid Transformations – Experiences with Adopting SD-WAN and Integrating Internet into the WAN” (yes, it’s a mouthful) will pick the brains of several IT pros who are knee-deep in the deployment of SD-WANs.

During the session, I hope to lead a conversation around the assessment and implementation of SD-WANs.  Some of the questions we’ll explore include:

  • What’s been the impact of SD-WANs on overall WAN spend?
  • What are the benefits and costs of solutions such as vCPE on an x86 server versus vendor-supplied hardware?
  • Does zero touch provisioning make appliance deployment as easy as vendors claim?
  • What was the cost of deploying an SD-WAN solution? How much do enterprises save in the long term after that initial investment?
  •  How does SD-WAN change the on-site IT skills needed at branch offices?

Joining me will be several folks involved with the deployment of SD-WANs.

All have rolled out SD-WANs, but I’ll let them give you the details and share them here and on Twitter in June.  They’ll be joined by an as-of-yet-to-be-decided speaker from GTT, a global network,  internet and voice provider

Together, we’ll all gain deeper insight into this market of ours. Join us.

Click here if you you’d like to register for the WAN Summit in San Jose.  The Hilton Doubletree in San Jose is the host hotel.