Software-defined WANs have emerged as a must-have offering for telecom service providers as their customers, ranging from enterprises down to SMBs, look for flexible and secure ways to connect to cloud services and more over existing broadband networks.
Initially launched as an appliance play with the potential to cannibalize existing MPLS-WAN revenues, SD-WAN has rapidly become a managed services offering, one which any provider hoping to serve the business market must have in its portfolio. That includes traditional telecom network operators,competitive service providers, managed service providers and cable operators. How these different players came at this new market varies, as do the tools and technologies they need to succeed.
Light Reading’s half-day event, SD-WAN Strategies for Success, will lay out the opportunity of this market and give key industry thought leaders a chance to demonstrate both the market potential of SD-WANs and the best technology and business plan approaches to delivering these services.