VeloCloud Hits ITEXPO to Show Advances in SD-WAN

January 26, 2016

By Steve Anderson, Contributing Writer

A comparatively new technology making plenty of waves is software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN). A technology with an increasing number of use cases and value generation points, SD-WAN offers both opportunities for its users and its makers. VeloCloud's own vice president of marketing, Michael Wood, was poised to hit ITEXPO (News - Alert) to talk about some of VeloCloud's advancements in the field.

Wood is set to join a panel at ITEXPO titled “Exploring the SD-WAN,” set to run on Thursday, January 28 at 11:00 am. Wood's panel will cover several critical topics to the SD-WAN field, including what a cloud-delivered SD-WAN can represent for those enterprises who put one to use. Perhaps the biggest such point represented is having a complete, centrally-managed WAN available for multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) systems as well as broadband and 4G LTE connectivity alike. Additionally, the panel will feature Talari Networks' Kevin Gavin (News - Alert), Viptela's Lloyd Noronha, and Aryaka Networks' Gary Sevouts all joining in to describe further benefits and how said companies' product lines can deliver benefit there as well.

Those wondering in advance of the presentation what that can mean might be surprised to note that such a system can bring in not only more and more complex services, but also greater flexibility and even potentially improved revenue pictures besides. A terrific measure for operations with branch offices that need to connect these sometimes widely-dispersed systems into one common network, an SD-WAN can offer an easy, non-costly way to deliver bandwidth to these locations and give everyday Internet operations the means to become powerful new WAN systems.

Since Wood carries over 20 years of experience in the networking industry, particularly at various leadership levels, he makes an excellent addition to the lineup of speakers at ITEXPO. Beyond that, he, and those joining him, will be delivering some likely valuable information for those who want to improve a position in the current market. Technology offers great potential to get advantages over competitors, and the judicious use of an SD-WAN can be particularly valuable for those who need to keep separate locations connected. That's a fairly large number of business types, and keeping such operations together on the same page can be a valuable development.

An SD-WAN may not be what every business needs to succeed, but there will likely be plenty of businesses who can gain a new advantage from it. ITEXPO's thought leadership should provide plenty of insight into SD-WAN operations and give those businesses who can use it the information necessary to properly put this powerful new tool to use.