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Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Workshop

8 hours
Ninety percent of most organizations’ revenue is attained at the branch office, where eighty percent of customer-facing employees work and create value. Therefore, it is essential that the organization has a modern WAN platform for their branch offices to deliver on digital services. This workshop explores software-defined WAN (SD-WAN), one of the critical foundations of delivering digital services. 

What to Expect

This workshop explores Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN), one of the critical foundations of delivering digital services. 
  • Exploring the WAN market and technology trends
  • How SD-WANs differ from traditional WANs
  • Reviewing requirements for WAN services with an open architecture
  • Understanding how the WAN models lower costs and increase bandwidth
  • Deciding on a model for zero-touch deployment, ongoing management, and orchestration

Goals & Objectives

This workshop gives your organization the opportunity to better understand the considerations for building a SD-WAN architecture that can deliver the digital services your organization will need to survive in the digitization era.

WWT can help customers compare and contrast approaches by different SD-WAN vendors, like Cisco (Viptela), Meraki, Silverpeak, Velocloud, and others to help you make the right technology decision. This evaluation also includes a look at the different orchestration and automation techniques with a focus on:

Scalability  Architect a scalable WAN architecture.

Transport Independence Leverage high-speed bandwidth across multiple transports such as MPLS, Internet, 3G/4G/LTE, etc. with the right security and quality of service (QoS).

Path Control Utilize multiple WAN paths for resilience and bandwidth efficiency.

Applications Optimize the performance of applications to maximize WAN bandwidth and provide great user experience.

Zero-Touch Deployment Quicken the deployment of sites by remotely provisioning new equipment and services.

Orchestration Automate management and orchestration of services to optimize staff time and total cost of ownership.

Programmability Extend the WAN with software-defined and programming extensions via APIs.

Flexibility Choose whether on-prem or cloud-based deployments are best suited to the organization’s policies and processes.

What is a workshop? 

A workshop is a working session in which technology decision makers, architects, engineers and line of business representation meet with WWT subject matter experts, engineers, program/process management and sales teams to evaluate or compare how specific strategies and technologies could be deployed in your organization. These are paid engagements with a defined outcome and deliverable, e.g. action plan, high-level architectural design, proposal or quote for project implementation. They take place in-person or via video conference and last from 4 hours to 5 days.

This workshop gives your organization the opportunity to better understand the considerations for building a SD-WAN architecture that can deliver the digital services your organization will need to excel in the digitization era.

Who should attend?

Network Director, Technical Decision Makers

Benefits

The outcome of this workshop is a clear understanding of the business and technical value that SD-WAN brings to your network. You'll leave with a recommended SD-WAN solution and high-level design tailored to your organization.

What's Next?
Learn more about Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN), stay up-to-date with the industry and the new technology we have at WWT.