2019 Advisory Board:
Marcel Koenig, Principal ICT Technology & Sourcing, ANCOMA CONSULTING
Kai Siili, Service Manager, Network Services, METSO CORPORATION
Lionel Marie, Lead Network Architect, Global Internet & Cloud Connectivity, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
Day One: Tuesday, 21 May 2019
8:15 REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS
9:00 OPENING REMARKS
9:10 LIVE POLL #1
9:15 USE CASE PRESENTATION: SECURING THE SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORK
9:40 PANEL DISCUSSION: SAFE AND SECURE—HOW SD-WAN AND CLOUD HAVE CHANGED WAN SECURITY
With new network technologies and topologies come new security concerns. As many applications move from private servers to the cloud, administrators must secure them, while maintaining security of applications that remain on private servers. This panel will explore how and where WAN managers can secure evolving traffic flows.
How do you secure cloud services? What are the different security responsibilities of the CSP and the enterprise? What are some potential gaps in security? What role does SDN play in cloud security? Do you add additional layer of encryption for your Cloud hosted applications?
What assurances do enterprises have for security within and between VPCs?
What are the best options for securing the link between primary infrastructure and VPCs?
Are appliance-based firewalls still viable? Is cloud-based security service sufficient?
How do you secure local internet breakouts at branch locations? What about remote and roaming employees?
In what situations should enterprises be considering zero trust approaches such as software-defined perimeter?
Hussein Khazaal, VP Marketing & Partnerships, NUAGE NETWORKS
Patricia Bleiker, Technical Product Marketing Manager, OPEN SYSTEMS
10:20 USE CASE PRESENTATION: LESSONS LEARNED ROLLING OUT SD-WAN
Serge van Tuil, Director Workplace – Network & Security, DLL GROUP
10:45 MORNING COFFEE BREAK & EXHIBIT HALL
11:25 TELEGEOGRAPHY PRESENTATION: WAN SOURCING AND COSTS IN THE HYBRID ERA
This TeleGeography presentation will present global trends in networking pricing and will evaluate the total cost of ownership of several network configurations based on different corporate network needs.
Greg Bryan, Senior Manager, Enterprise Research, TELEGEOGRAPHY
11:50 PANEL DISCUSSION: WAR STORIES—EXPERIENCES WITH SD-WAN ADOPTION FROM POC TO IMPLEMENTATION
While some enterprise WAN managers continue to evaluate SD-WAN as a new technology, a growing number have deployed SD-WAN in their global network and accumulated experience with implementation and daily operation. This session will review experiences with SD-WAN adoptions, evaluate results, and assess changes in network management prompted by SD-WAN. The panel will allow end-users, carriers, and vendors to explore their or their customers’ experiences in integrating SD-WAN into the corporate network and offer advice on issues and successes to look out for.
What are the best practices for SD-WAN proof of concept?
What is the scope of an SD-WAN implementation? How should WAN managers time the transition?
What challenges should WAN managers anticipate during the proof-of-concept, pilot, and roll-out stage?
How does SD-WAN impact overall WAN spending?
Most enterprises still plan to keep MPLS, how do they calibrate their MPLS exposure?
How should enterprises choose between vendor appliances and VNFs/uCPE models?
Marcel Koenig, Principal ICT Technology & Sourcing, ANCOMA CONSULTING
Jean Critcher McDonald, Head of Solution Consulting Europe, ORANGE BUSINESS SERVICES
12:30 LUNCH & EXHIBIT HALL
13:40 LIVE POLL #2
13:50 USE CASE PRESENTATION: VENDOR SELECTION FOR THE HYBRID NETWORK
14:15 PANEL DISCUSSION: SPECTRUM AND WIRES—SOURCING HYBRID NETWORKS
SD-WAN has revolutionized network service options with a network overlay, but the underlay of physical connectivity remains the foundation of the WAN. Network managers now have a broader array of possibilities both for their network technologies like MPLS and DIA and their local access technologies like utilizing business broadband or wireless at the edge. This session will explore and compare the benefits and risks of various network technologies, both in the last kilometer and the global network.
How do enterprises determine the right mix of MPLS, DIA and broadband for their network?
In what situations is the privacy, prioritization, and security of MPLS no longer needed?
What are some “model portfolios” of access types per location type? Are two discrete connections sufficient?
How does an enterprise’s balance of east-west and north-south traffic affect it’s network sourcing decisions in the SD-WAN enabled network?
Is wireless moving beyond backups and temporary to become a genuine alternative? What impact might 5G have on the WAN?
How can WAN managers determine whether access lines are truly diverse, with no single point of failure?
Sander Barens, CCO, EXPEREO
Dietmar Geiler, Head of Product Management & Presales, NGENA – THE SHARED NETWORK
14:55 AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK & EXHIBIT HALL
15:35 TELEGEOGRAPHY PRESENTATION: SD-WAN PROVIDER LANDSCAPE—SERVICE DELIVERY, PRICING MODELS, AND M&A IN THE SOFTWARE DRIVEN NETWORK MARKETPLACE
This TeleGeography presentation will review the SD-WAN provider landscape and delve into how vendors sell and deliver SD-WAN service differently, and examine different models such as vendor-direct service, carrier-provided service, and managed services provider-based service.
Rob Schult, Research Director, TELEGEOGRAPHY
16:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: LOOKING PAST THE HYPE: DEFINING SD-WAN STANDARDS AND EVALUATING VENDORS
One of the key challenges in the development of SD-WAN has been even getting a clear idea of exactly what services can be accurately defined as SD-WAN. While the MEF is working on standards that carriers and vendors can get accredited through, enterprises still need to understand what services or VNFs are important to them and how to find which vendors offer those. This panel will look at the breadth of SD-WAN vendors, from equipment and software companies to carriers and managed services providers, to help both buyers and sellers alike understand how to compare and choose the providers that best fit their networks.
What are the defining features of SD-WAN and what features fall outside of that definition?
Are providers working towards interoperability for software-defined services? Why is this necessary, and does it matter to the enterprise customer?
What factors in the network, IT demands, or desired features have the most importance in selecting among the various types of SD-WAN vendor?
Do mission-critical applications still require MPLS in some circumstances, or can new tools provide sufficient QoS over DIA or even broadband? Will a post-MPLS network compromise development and support of performance-intensive real-time applications?
Dirk Schuma, Sales Manager Europe, OPENGEAR
Ionut Vasile, Systems Engineer DACH, SILVER PEAK
Anthony Hopewell, Head of Global Managed Network Services, TELSTRA
Stefan Crome, Strategic Client Advisor, T-SYSTEMS SCHWEIZ
16:40 LIVE POLL #3
16:50 CLOSING REMARKS
17:00 NETWORKING DRINKS
18:00 CLOSE OF DAY ONE
Day Two: Wednesday, 22 May 2019
8:30 WAN ENTERPRISE BREAKFAST
Our WAN Enterprise Breakfast is an intimate enterprise-only event intended to foster conversation and build a community of enterprise network managers. In addition to food and drink to begin the day, this session offers networking professionals the opportunity to discuss candidly the challenges in running their networks and glean insight and guidance from their peers.
8:30 REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS & EXHIBIT HALL
9:30 OPENING REMARKS
9:35 LIVE POLL #4
9:40 USE CASE PRESENTATION: WAN ARCHITECTURE FOR THE CLOUD
10:05 PANEL DISCUSSION: DELIVERING THE CLOUD—CONNECTION MODELS, SECURITY AND PERFORMANCE
While the WAN managers have adapted their networks to the clouds, the cloud providers have also adopted new strategies to accommodate and engage with enterprise users either directly or through channel partners. Cloud provider geography and different strategies for connecting to cloud providers can affect enterprise application performance and have a direct effect on WAN design. This panel is designed to see cloud from the perspective of the cloud providers as well as end users and network providers and delve more deeply into:
How do enterprises connect to cloud-based services? What are advantages and disadvantages of using internet, peering, VPN, or private transport links?
What are the most common use cases for dedicated connections (Direct Connect, ExpressRoute) to cloud service providers?
How are the CSP partner ecosystems evolving? Are CSPs working more directly with enterprises, or do enterprises rely more on partner service providers (telcos, colos, MSOs, system integrators) to assist enterprises in migrating to the cloud or connecting to cloud services?
CSPs offer networking services, such as Azure’s Virtual WAN or AWS’s Global Accelerator, that route traffic over their private networks instead of the public internet. What are the pros and cons of using a CSP network versus a carrier network? Are they a substitute for telco and ISP services or complementary?
What is the future of dedicated connections (Direct Connect, ExpressRoute) in the SD-WAN world?
What is the future of the intranet? With zero trust security will enterprises move to all internet?
Representative, TELIA CARRIER
Neil Miller, Director of Solutions Engineering, THOUSANDEYES
10:45 MORNING COFFEE BREAK & EXHIBIT HALL
11:25 TELEGEOGRAPHY PRESENTATION: WAN MANAGER SURVEY: NETWORK CONFIGURATIONS AND SD-WAN ADOPTION PLANS
Elizabeth Thorne, Research Analyst, TELEGEOGRAPHY
11:50 PANEL DISCUSSION: PICKING YOUR PARTNERS—SOURCING AND SELECTION STRATEGIES FOR THE WAN MANAGER
The SD-WAN overlay network opens up the possibilty for WAN managers to rethink the topology, technology, and vendors of their physical network. This panel will explore and debate the choices WAN managers face for network, equipment, SD-WAN, and UC sourcing in the hybrid environment, including questions such as:
What are the advantages and disadvantages to sourcing overlay or other ancillary services from their network or managed services provider and in what cases should they go with a “DIY” approach?
Does SD-WAN facilitate a regional WAN sourcing strategy over a one-stop-shop global WAN solution? Or does this still depend on other factors such as WAN requirements, internal IT expertise and others?
How can enterprises best choose between a fully managed service and network-only service?
How do enterprises choose between local ISPs and broadband aggregators or carriers for internet service?
When should enterprises consider a “co-managed SD-WAN” approach such as one in which they can create policies for apps, designate new branch sites and provision new apps, but their carrier/MSP handles network and equipment procurement, manages install, and troubleshooting?
What impact might 5G have on provider diversity?
12:30 CLOSING REMARKS
12:40 LUNCH AND EXHIBIT HALL
14:00 CLOSE OF CONFERENCE
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