Breakout Panel: SD-WAN Evolution Strategies: From Appliance-based to Integrated NFV
The earliest operator SD-WAN managed services simply took ownership of enterprise SD-WAN appliances and managed the network on the customers’ behalf without significant value-add beyond convenience. But smart operators have realized that there is a much more strategic approach to managed SD-WANs and have started rolling out SD-WAN services that add the value of integration. By combining multiple virtualized network functions (VNFs) and services together, operators are able to add real value to SD-WANs that enterprise customers cannot match on their own. This panel session explores how SD-WAN can serve as the gateway to multiple VNFs and as the anchor to operators’ NFV strategies for the branch.
Sterling Perrin -
Principal Analyst, Optical Networking & Transport,
Edward Fox III -
Vice President of Network Services,