Ovum Webinar: The Evolution of SD-WAN and How to Spot Solution Maturity

Posted on November 5th, 2019

Software-defined networking (SD-WAN) still feels new to many IT leaders, but the technology has been evolving steadily since 2016. In fact, Ovum analyst Mike Sapien believes SD-WAN advancements are significant for the enterprise investor, making the technology now ready for prime time. Don’t miss our webinar on November 13th, when Mike and Ray Watson, Masergy’s VP of Innovation, will explore in detail the developments of SD-WAN 3.0. Decision makers need to keep a finger on the SD-WAN pulse, and we’ll be there to help you understand the latest options, explaining which ones are most valuable and why. Register for the webinar.

Here’s a quick overview of what they’ll discuss.

How SD-WAN has changed over the past three years

DIY deployments and early experimentations revealed key insights about SD-WAN platforms, user requirements, and what aspects were most important to the average organization. During early trial phases customers began shifting from in-house pilots to look at managed service options. At this point, network service providers responded to these needs with the birth of managed services, offering more standardized solutions with broadened portfolios beyond just routing. In the webinar, we will explain the details of modern SD-WAN 3.0 solutions.

Why customers benefit from modern solutions

There’s an understanding of the importance of SD-WAN, but continued debate about modern, managed solutions versus a DIY approach. Research indicates that many enterprises are simply not equipped for a DIY deployment and management. For example, a recent IDG study found that almost half of IT decision makers are concerned about the skills needed to implement and manage SD-WAN.

Indeed, SD-WAN can require heavy up-front lifting with connectivity design and the procurement of broadband (public Internet) services globally. Even with the right in-house talent, ensuring service quality with broadband can be an even bigger job. Ongoing management can negatively impact IT teams due to the high probability of latency and packet loss, and unpredictable application performance. And, security tasks only add to the list of IT burdens. Modern solutions, however, address these barriers to entry. The webinar will cover the simplification of SD-WAN 3.0.

How to spot SD-WAN maturity

It can’t be stressed enough that not all managed SD-WAN services are alike. There are varying degrees of maturity that enterprises must consider when shopping the market. Mike will lead the discussion in helping enterprise buyers identify service delivery leaders. He will take a deep dive on SD-WAN 3.0 criteria including:

With the onset of SD-WAN 3.0, buyer confidence is peaking. Join the webinar to gain certainty in your SD-WAN partner selection. Your participation will be rewarded with:

Register for the webinar

Becky Carr

Rebecca (Becky) Carr heads up Masergy’s global marketing organization and is responsible for elevating the company brand and growth strategy. Becky has 25+ years of sales and marketing experience across technology, software and telecom industries. Prior to Masergy, she was the Global Head of Marketing at Avaya. She has also held Chief Marketing Officer positions at CoStar, Savvis/CenturyLink and Foxwoods Resort & Casino, and led global business marketing for Verizon Business/MCI. Becky earned her bachelor of arts from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY.

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