On Thursday November 15, 2018 Videns IT Services organized the Executive Briefing ‘SD-WAN at the speed of business’. As one of the leaders in the area of SD-WAN Services and Service Integration we organized this event in collaboration with our partners: SD-WAN technology vendors VeloCloud and Cato Networks and business internet provider Global Internet.
‘The speed of business’
As the velocity of business increases, IT executives can no longer afford their WAN to be the limiting factor to their company’s ambitions. Videns and its business partners addressed the ways SD-WAN can future proof WAN infrastructures by answering the evolving need for speed, cost reduction and control in the cloud & mobile era.
Joost van der Struijk, Managing Director Sales & Marketing of Videns, welcomed all attendees and talked about the characteristics of a modern SD-WAN solution and considerations of how to select the best SD-WAN service delivery partner.
VeloCloud: Turbo-boosting WAN
VMware NSX® SD-WAN by VeloCloud™ assures enterprise and cloud application performance over Internet and hybrid WAN while simplifying deployments and reducing costs. Owen Loughrey, VeloCloud Sales & Channel NEMEA at VMware explained how injecting traditional WAN with VeloCloud can help deliver winning application performance and super-fast deployment with simplified global management.
Cato Networks: moving from MPLS to Global SD-WAN
Cato’s cloud-based SD-WAN enables customers to augment and ultimately replace MPLS. Yishay Yovel, VP Marketing at Cato Networks, explained how Cato eliminates the dependency on MPLS and further extends WAN transformation to eliminate branch security appliances, and natively support cloud applications and mobile users. The attendees learned how they can maximize the benefits of transforming their WAN to reduce the cost, complexity, and risks of their IT infrastructure.
Global Internet: SD-WAN underlay: DIY vs. Managed Internet Access
Globalinternet is a leading supplier of Internet Access offering business-grade internet connectivity worldwide. Covering aspects such as supplier selection and management, invoice handling and different languages and time zones, Globalinternet CEO Kees Bos explained how to successfully source internet access on a global scale.
More speed on the race track
The location we selected for this Executive Briefing was all about speed too: the historical Zandvoort Circuit. After the official program we drove Porsches 911 across the race track and experienced the expert handling and G forces as the passenger of a Renault Clio Cup racing driver.
We look back at a very successful event where CIO’s and other IT executives from leading international organizations learned from the speakers and exchanged ideas, experiences and best practices with their industry peers.
In one single day the attendees gained insight into the strategic benefits and went home with new ideas on the technology, connectivity and services needed to successfully implement SD-WAN. And on top of that we had quite some fun too!
Watch the video and photo's below for an impression of the Executive Briefing.