WAN Summit Frankfurt: get under the hood of SD-WAN

For those of you still considering SD-WAN in your WAN architecture roadmap, I am speaking on a panel at the WAN Summit in Frankfurt, War Stories – Experiences with SD-WAN adoption from POC to implementation, on May 21, 2019. I will be sharing my first-hand experiences from working with our multinational customers who have tested and subsequently rolled out global SD-WANs.

The demand for SD-WAN continues to grow across all industries to help manage complex and diverse networking infrastructures. Cloud applications’ demand for more bandwidth and lower latency is also fueling this market. SD-WAN is specifically designed for these real-world business challenges.

Our discussion panel will lift the hood on SD-WAN, review experiences on SD-WAN adoption, evaluate results and look at network management changes motivated by the technology. Pointing to some real-world examples here at Orange Business, we have experience with SD-WAN deployments with multinational conglomerate Siemens, plastic packaging giant Weener Plastics and global consulting engineering firm Aurecon

The panel will explore end users, carriers and vendors experiences in integrating SD-WAN into customers’ corporate networks and provide insight surrounding concerns and successes.

In the panel I will help uncover the facts behind SD-WAN:

  • Find out about the reality of SD-WAN marketing – is it true or false?
  • Learn how there is potential for a return on investment in the early stages of SD-WAN deployment
  • Understand the impact of brownfield and greenfield migration processes
  • How to put in place a best practice framework grounded on due diligence to help you realize success with SD-WAN faster.

Again, the panel discussion will take place at 11:50 am on Tuesday, May 21 at the WAN Summit in Frankfurt. I hope to see you there.

Jean Critcher
Jean Critcher

Jean is Head of Solution Consulting, Europe at Orange Business. She leads a team of professional services consultants based throughout Europe who consult and deliver unified comms-collaboration, APM, security and SDN/SD-WAN solutions for global multinational customers. Over the last two years, her team has been driving the SDN/SD-WAN journey transformation of Orange customers.