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Pics: Rubber Ducks & SD-WAN Take Dallas

DALLAS -- SD-WAN Strategies for Success -- Light Reading hosted a half-day power conference in Dallas last week to examine strategies and best practices for success in the SD-WAN market.

The software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) market has grown rapidly this year as more service providers are seeking to deliver SD-WAN solutions to enterprise customers who want more visibility, increased security and flexibility over their cloud services and broadband networks.

Click below for a short slide show of the scenes and speakers from the half-day event.

Dallas at Sunset
We caught a beautiful sunset over downtown Dallas the night before the event.
We caught a beautiful sunset over downtown Dallas the night before the event.

Heavy Reading analysts and event participants examined the effect of SD-WAN on the MPLS business, hybridization of the network, approaches to security and more as they discussed their approach to navigating the growing SD-WAN market.

A theme throughout the event was the notion that SD-WAN isn't replacing MPLS. Keynote speaker Sunil Khandekar, founder and CEO of Nuage Networks, said that the industry's focus should be on seamlessly melding MPLS and SD-WAN -- connecting the old and the new for business continuity.

"Having an SD-WAN solution that does both -- that has thought through how to support the brownfield and has thought through the business continuity, not only for the service providers but most importantly for their customers the enterprises, is critically important," said Khandekar.

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— Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, Upskill U

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