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Press Release -- January 18th, 2018
Source: Cisco Systems

FutureWAN‘18 Brings Industry Leaders Together for Global SD-WAN Summit

Amazon Web Services, IDC, Cisco and ServiceNow Among Featured Presenters

JANUARY 18, 2018
The FutureWAN‘18 Summit today announced keynote presenters and the full agenda for its four day virtual summit. The global SD-WAN summit will feature analysts, technology providers, enterprise IT users and service providers. FutureWAN’18 will share experiences and deliver comprehensive education on the major aspects of enterprise WAN problems. Running Jan. 23 through Jan 26, the virtual event will feature multiple tracks, including Cloud, Security, Enterprise SD-WAN (Operations) and Managed Services.

SD-WAN’s growth has created new and exciting growth opportunities for service providers and cloud players. The FutureWAN’18 summit will feature presentations by key players, including Verizon, BT, Orange Business Services and Amazon Web Services, among others, that are taking advantage of this new frontier. In addition, the summit will feature analyst presentations by IDC, Packet Pushers, Global Data, GestaltIT and EMA Research.

“Cloud adaption has made SD-WAN an important factor in network transformation decisions,” stated Shamus McGillicuddy, Senior Analyst at EMA. “Enterprises require a modernized, cloud-ready infrastructure on which to roll out the new applications with enterprise-wide monitoring and control. SD-WAN delivers on many of those requirements.”

“Responding to the limitations of traditional WAN architectures and to the operational inefficiencies of legacy WAN management, software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) has struck a responsive chord with enterprises across a broad array of industries,” said Brad Casemore, Research Director, Datacenter Networking at IDC. “Indeed, as the SD-WAN market moves into its next stage of robust growth – driven by mainstream enterprise adoption – IDC expects to see significant innovations during the next few years that will ensure that SD-WAN provides even greater value to enterprises worldwide.”

The web-delivered summit is free for registered attendees. For a full schedule and to register visit:

Summit Tracks: Jan. 23 – 26, 2018

Cloud Transformation

EMA Research: Establishing a Path to the Cloud-Ready Network with SD-WAN
Cisco: Solving Office 365 and SaaS Performance Issues with SD-WAN
Amazon Web Services: Extending VPCs with Cisco SD-WAN
Cisco: Speeding Amazon Web Services/Azure Migrations with SD-WAN
SD-WAN Demo: Application SLA Policies, Public Cloud and SaaS
Enterprise SD-WAN

Voice of the Customer: Retail Store Transformation with SD-WAN
ServiceNow: Delivering Efficient Service Management Capabilities with SD-WAN Alarms
Packet Pushers: State of SD-WAN, Q&A
Cisco: What to Ask Your Vendor – The Essential SD-WAN Capabilities?
SD-WAN Demo: Stepwise Migration from MPLS to Hybrid
Security and Branch Services

Voice of the Customer: Healthcare Transformation with SD-WAN
IDC: The Next Wave of SD-WAN Transformation, Research and Predictions
GestaltIT: Network Architect Roundtable: Best Practices on SD-WAN Migration
Cisco: Securing Branches with Secure Internet Gateways (SIG) and SD-WAN
SD-WAN Demo: Segmentation, the Most Implemented SD-WAN Feature
Managed Services

BT: Enabling Global Digital Transformation
Global Data: Managing Service Up the Value Chain with SD-WAN
Verizon: Case Studies in Managed SD-WAN Deployments
Orange Business Services: Speeding Transformation with Managed SD-WAN

About FutureWAN‘18

FutureWAN‘18 brings together network architects, industry analysts, telecom carriers and leading technology providers to discuss the next wave of SD-WAN deployments. The four day virtual summit will feature four tracks: enterprise SD-WAN, security and branch services, cloud transformation and managed services. Speakers will provide a comprehensive industry view on the requirements, best practices and lessons learned in migrating to SD-WAN. The views and opinions expressed by the speakers who are not employed by Cisco or associated with Cisco do not represent or reflect the views of Cisco or Cisco’s affiliates. For more information, visit

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