SD-WAN Technology Briefing

2 hours
Software-Defined WAN is a technology that offers organizations flexible connectivity, facilitates cloud strategies, and often improves application performance, all in a secure environment. While at the same time improving operational efficiency and controlling or reducing WAN cost. How SD-WAN technology works as well as the specific supported capabilities of the various OEMs is very different. This briefing will go over four of the top SD-WAN vendors, the characteristic features as well as the capabilities that set each OEM apart from another.

Goals & Objectives

The objective of this briefing is for WWT to present common SD-WAN features that most if not all SD-WAN vendors support as well as go into some of the OEM-specific capabilities and their innovation on emerging trends such as cloud connectivity, deep analytics and WAN optimization.

The benefits of this briefing are for an organization to learn about multiple SD-WAN vendors in the same discussion from an independent perspective.

Topics Covered
  • The value of a SD-WAN solution?
  • Characteristic features of SD-WAN.
  • Emerging features of SD-WAN.
  • OEM review (address characteristic features and emerging features for each):
    • Cisco SD-WAN (Viptela)
    • VMware VeloCloud
    • Cisco Meraki
    • Silver Peak
  • NFV overview