Date: Oct 6, 2023
A marquee selling point for software-defined WAN is that it opens new options for replacing expensive and inflexible leased lines — most SD-WAN suppliers enable a mix of broadband, MPLS, Metro Ethernet, T-1s, even satellite. But that’s just the beginning. True SD-WAN decouples the control and data plane from the underlying infrastructure and results in a more reliable, flexible, scalable and cost-effective WAN, with plenty of opportunities to add services and revolutionize how the customer does business. In short, SD-WAN unlocks unprecedented growth potential for customers and revenue potential for partners.
Takeaways for Your Business
In this Channel Partners webinar, we’ll hash out:
The pros and cons of a strategy of aggressively displacing private connections in customer SD-WAN deployments
Examples of business advances powered by more flexible connections
Knock-on IT benefits such as visibility into applications, policy-driven networking, and rapid adds and changes
Mike Fratto has extensive experience reviewing and writing about enterprise remote access, security and network infrastructure products. Prior to GlobalData, he was with TechWeb for over 15 years, finishing as editor of network computing. Before that he was lead analyst with InformationWeek Analytics, senior technology editor with Network Computing and executive editor for Secure Enterprise. He has also worked as an independent consultant. Fratto has spoken at several conferences and served as the chair for Interop’s Data Center and Storage tracks. In addition, he teaches a network security graduate course at Syracuse University.
Matthew Toth has 18 years of experience in the IT and telecom field. The first eight were spent with large telco companies and the past 10 have been as the principal of C3 Technology Advisors. C3’s journey started as merely a telecom brokerage and has evolved into a thought leader in the fields of SD-WAN, cloud contact center, cloud-based UC and more. Toth has contributed a number of articles to Channel Partners and has been a part of several SD-WAN panels, both as a moderator and a panelist.
Bill Steen develops and manages corporate marketing programs to drive sales growth with Comcast’s indirect channels and strategic alliance partners. He develops product marketing strategies and tools to ensure partner readiness and activation for voice, data and security solutions. He also serves as the indirect channel’s liaison and subject matter expert to corporate functions such as product management, media, Marcom and other HQ groups.
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