Towards the Next GenerationThe 6th SD-WAN & SASE Summit was a success last 14th to 16th December 2021 as an hybrid event in Paris (both in-person and virtual) at the Hotel Pullman Paris Centre.
The Summit once again described how this technology is expanding its scope in new multiple domains.
What is next generation SD-WAN? How will we get more integrated security for SASE offerings? AI, multi-vendor approach, uCPE, Zero Trust are the key words of the SD-WAN & SASE expansion.
SD-WAN is everywhere and SASE is an inescapable fact, but how service providers and vendors address different market and enterprise segments?
All these subjects were addressed by renowned experts from service providers, consultants and vendors.
The 2021 Agenda: Focus on ML and AI
The 2021 agenda demonstrated how SD-WAN is evolving into the direction of Machine Learning and AI on its operations. It was showned how we are moving from legacy SD-WAN to NG SD-WAN.
- How will AI and ML impact SD-WAN and SASE?
- Is the multivendor approach worth the managing issues because of flexibility?
- What is the ongoing evolution of uCPE for SD-WAN and SASE?
- What about end-to-end overlay offerings?
These main questions were discussed by experts through specific sessions and exciting panels.
Other sessions covered IoT and mobile impact, edge services, carrier based SASE and private backbones.
SD-WAN Virtual Summit 2020: a Great AttendanceWith 750+ participants, meaning a 35% progression compared to the 2019 edition, coming from 54 countries (36 last year), the virtual 2020 edition saw an uptick in attendance from the previous year, confirming the ongoing interest in the network softwarization process.
The registered attendees figures show that telco and enterprises percentage also grew from 50 to 56% (see all details bellow). More than ever, the Summit remains THE place to be to talk business and trends with key experts.