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Raising the Bar on the Enterprise WAN

Zeus Kerravala  (Principal Analyst, ZK Research)

Date: Tuesday, August 4

Time: 4:15pm - 5:00pm

Session Category: Standard Conference Sessions

Vault Recording: TBD

Digital transformation is an unstoppable force that has enabled businesses to create new business processes, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated the pace of digitization initiatives aimed at optimizing customer service, improving employee productivity, and more. During his April FY20 Q3 earnings call, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella quantified just how fast the change is coming when he reported that the company saw two years’ worth of digital transformation projects in just two months.

Digital transformation requires agile IT infrastructure, but a company can only be as agile as the least-agile component enables it to be. Too often, the enterprise WAN is the gating factor, since most legacy networks haven't seen an architectural change in the past three decades. In this session, join analyst Zeus Kerravala of ZK Research to hear why becoming a digital company requires transforming the network from the brittle, rigid architecture of old to the software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) model of the modern era.

Takeaways:

  • The state of digital transformation
  • The impact of COVID-19
  • SD-WAN definition, adoption, and roadmap
  • Deployment considerations

Video of this session is available on demand within the Swapcard platform for registered users. Free registration is open through December 2020.