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Achieving the transition.
26/28 SEPTEMBER 2017 / NOVOTEL PARIS ROISSY CDG / FRANCE

Achieving the transition.

The second SD-WAN Summit will take place from the 26th to 28th September 2017 in Paris CDG.

The most eminent experts  will bring answers to the following questions: What is an SD-WAN service? When a provider can be called « SD-WAN » provider?

As a participant operator puts it: « You can’t replace a network with 43 VRF, 5 classes of QoS, etc. by an IPsec VPN tunnel over the Internet ».

So when it comes to co-existence with MPLS, how do you manage a smooth transition to SD-WAN in different real situations?
How to implement a solution with 2 or more SD-WAN providers?

As stated by another telco : « Using SD-WAN and the Internet is one thing. Achieving performance is another. How do we maintain quality of service? »

The agenda: technological challenges, operators and enterprises case studies, security and management issues

The EANTC Workshop

The conference starts with a workshop addressed by the EANTC. This session covers key SD-WAN design requirements, solution parameters, implementation pitfalls, based on test results and live demo.

Conference technical sessions

Renowned experts will address the main remaining technical challenges:

  • SD-WAN technical implementation options
  • Service capabilities and consumption
  • Application recognition and classification
  • Performance monitoring and traffic steering
  • Security and scalability issues
  • Management and orchestration
  • Future directions

Panels & round tables: Internet underlay, NaaS, SD-WAN standards

The main panel will tackle the following questions:

  • Is SD-WAN to become the swiss army knife of the network or just one service among others running on a uCPE device?
  • Is the internet a viable underlay or must we work on automating Ethernet/MPLS underlay?
  • Is SD-WAN that next generation service or is it a compromise while Telco’s play catch-up?
  • Where are Telco’s on the journey to NaaS?
  • What sort of control are they handing over to the end-customer and what needs to happen to progress this?

Other round tables will address the following subjects:

  • SD-WAN integration with NFV & SDN 
  • Standard interfaces or proprietary?

  • SD-WAN at the Edge
  • HW vs. SW, capabilities of SD-WAN edge devices

Telco deployment experiences session

  • What are the organisational challenges for telcos?
  • What are their main technological challenges and how they are addressed?
  • Does SD-WAN need a standard? At least, interop between SD-WAN solutions supporting SP off net scenarios?

Hear testimonies from Verizon, Orange, BT, Colt, Telia, Exponential E

Enterprises expectations session

As reported by an enterprise representant who will testimony during the conference : « There are so much providers using SD-WAN as a marketing statement while they do not offer a real SD-WAN solution ». Enterprise representants (Interroll, Carrefour) will describe their current deployment challenges in terms of performance, orchestration, VNF implementation, etc.

A special effort will be made to bolster the participation of enterprises. They will be able to exhibit their strategies and expectations by business sector (industry, bank & finance, distribution/transport, etc.).

Public Multi-Vendor Test

The European Advanced Networking Test Center will organize a public multi-vendor test and showcase at the SD-WAN Summit 2017. Together with participating vendors, the EANTC will exhibit what is feasible in SD-WAN today and how service provider and enterprises can benefit from the displayed solution.

Topics covered:
  • Scalability
  • Multi-Tenancy Management
  • User Portal Management
  • Cloud Migration
  • Endpoint Configuration
  • Security
  • Endpoint and LEP Link Resiliency
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Service Chaining & Elasticity
Participants will be able to chose from the range of topics according to their marketing strategy. The tests will be a closed doors event taking place at EANTC’s lab in Berlin or on vendor site.

The solutions will be demonstrated live at the Paris conference. Successful results will be published in a report.


SDx Central Feed

The 2016 edition: more than 280 participants

More than 280 participants attended the first Edition of the SD-WAN Summit in September 2016. This largely successful event confirms that SD-WAN technology holds extremely interesting potential today and in the coming years.

Enterprises, Service Providers, Integrators and equipment Vendors attended the Conference.

Participant profile: more than 50% SPs & Enterprises

A survey of conference-goers shows that service providers (35%) and enterprises (16%) represented more than 50% of the delegates. Consultancy firms and analysts were also in attendance, making up 11% of the participants.

2017 Scientific Committee


Peter Konings
Verizon

Todd Bates
Telstra

Nicolas Fischbach
Colt

Claudio Scola
Tata Communication

David Edo
Exponential-e

David Dot
Interoll

Gregory Cauchie
Carrefour

Franck Morales
Orange

Wu Chou
Huawei

Hector Avalos
Versa Networks

Ariful Huk
Viptela

Wim Henderickx
Nokia

Jean-Marc Uzé
Consultant

Carsten Rossenhövel
EANTC

Amir Zmora
The NewDialtone

Joel Stradling
GlobalData

Dean Bubley
Disruptive Analysis

Frédéric Trate
Cisco

Clifford Grossner
IHS Technology

Maurice Abecassis
Silver Peak

Jean-Marc Odet
Interdata