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SD-WAN: Hype or Not?

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SD-WAN: Hype or Not?

Software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) offer a new approach—an intelligent and intuitive way to design, deploy, and manage distributed networks for the digital enterprise. We all know the need for SD-WAN, yet the more one learns about it, the more convoluted it becomes. This 4-part video series produced jointly by SiliconANGLE and Riverbed clears the air with:

  • Real answers about SD-WAN—what it is, the problems it solves, and why your business needs it;
  • A close-up look at how SD-WAN actually works;
  • Considerations and guidelines for a successful SD-WAN deployment.
The Future of Networking

Episode 1

According to IDC, the SD-WAN market is on a blistering growth path, from less than $225 million in 2015 to a projected $6 billion in 2020. What's driving this demand? 

Join SiliconANGLE founder John Furrier and Riverbed GM Paul O'Farrell as they discuss business drivers and current networking pain points that are fueling the move toward SD-WAN. They also discuss how the new technology can be truly transformational, not just for IT, but for the business as a whole.

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SD-WAN in Action

Episode 2

It's not surprising that given the high demand for SD-WAN, the market is already crowded with vendors. All seem to offer the same list of SD-WAN capabilities so how can you tell them apart? What are the capabilities that really matter and how can you evaluate and compare? 

In this video episode with SiliconANGLE founder John Furrier, Riverbed Product Marketing VP, Josh Dobies, and Vivek Ganti, Technical Marketing Engineer for Riverbed showcase how easy it is to design and deploy distributed networks using Riverbed's sophisticated, yet simple-to-use SD-WAN solution. They also provide guidance to buyers on what they need to evaluate when comparing SD-WAN solutions. .

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Getting Started with SD-WAN

Episode 3

By 2020, according to Gartner, only 30% of network operations teams will use the command line interface (CLI) as their primary interface, down from 85% at YE16. So, does that mean you should get rid of your routers today? Of course not, but it does mean you need a plan of action—a set of practical steps that will take your business to the promised land of SD-WAN. In this SiliconANGLE video interview, Riverbed CTO Hansang Bae, together with Riverbed Deputy CTO Frank Lyonnet, discuss the migration path to SD-WAN, deployment tips for a successful transition, and next steps to take for common use cases.

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Extended SD-WAN to Wireless LAN

Episode 4

Riverbed's acquisition of Xirrus expands the SD-WAN and cloud networking solution SteelConnect with a robust and proven suite of advanced, cloud-managed Wi-Fi solutions. In this SiliconAngle video episode — Extend SD-WAN to Wireless LAN — Riverbed shows us how easy and quick it is to provision, set up, monitor and optimize highly adaptive WiFI networks.

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