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FIFTH EDITION 22/24 SEPTEMBER 2020 HOTEL PULLMAN BERCY PARIS CENTRE FRANCE

Call for papers

The following list of topics is not exhaustive and authors may propose other subjects in keeping within the thematic framework.

SD-WAN use cases

  • Future enterprise SD-WAN requirements
  • SD-WAN current pain points : Business and Technical
  • Use cases specific requirements (global enterprises, SMB, retail)
  • SD-WAN case studies
  • From vendors
  • From service providers
  • From enterprises
  • Cloud and hybrid use cases
  • Branch requirements - SD-WAN, LAN and WiFi
  • SD-WAN end-customer perspectives
  • SD-WAN TCO and ROI analysis with real-world examples
  • Cost effective support for the diverse enterprises requirements

SD-WAN state-of-deployment

  • Current architecture types and variations
  • Hybrid deployment success and challenges
  • SD-WAN and multi-cloud
  • MPLS and SD-WAN co-existence
  • Meeting SLA requirements
  • Role of private POPs and private networks
  • Scaling SD-WAN
  • Multi vendor SD-WAN in SPs and enterprises

Managed SD-WAN vs DIY

  • Opportunities for carriers
  • Enterprise preferences
  • When to go DIY
  • Open source options

Expansion of SD-WAN’s scope

  • SASE, security and networking convergence
  • SASE as a closed box and as an open box
  • Cloud, VMs, containers, Bare metals – Pros/Cons and decision points
  • SD-WAN and edge computing
  • IoT devices
  • Mobile users
  • Partner networks

SD-WAN platform trends

  • Hardware evolution - x86, ARM and other platforms
  • Role of the uCPE
  • Hardware acceleration needs
  • Is there a difference between HW platforms or is it all about price?

SD-WAN orchestration and management

  • VNF chaining vs built-in functions
  • MANO
  • Zero-touch provisioning
  • Importance of automation
  • Rise of co-management - who manages what

SD-WAN functions and capabilities

  • Application optimization - improved support for SaaS
  • Public cloud high-speed interconnects
  • Security functions : what should be bundled with SD-WAN, what shouldn’t be
  • Visibility, analytics and telemetry

SD-WAN and open-source

  • Close versus open architectures
  • Role of open-source
Abstracts must not exceed one page.

They may be submitted by email at: remi.scavenius@wanadoo.fr and contact@uppersideconferences.com


DEADLINE

Deadline for turning in abstracts: May 15, 2020
Feedback from committee members: May 30, 2020