SD-WAN and Beyond

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Status Go Podcast: Episode 1

“Of all of the leaders out there in all of our industries a full 85% don’t get beyond the self authoring stage.” – Ron West

Episode 37: SD-WAN and Beyond

In Status Go episode #14, Kevin Van Mondfrans, InterVision’s Senior Director of Product Management, walked us through SD-WAN — what it is, what it does for your business and the overall state of the market.  Today, with the help of our guest, Paul Randlesome, Global Vice President of Value Management at Silverpeak, we peel back a few more layers toward understanding SD-WAN.  Paul sits down with InterVision’s Jeff Ton, to discuss the business drivers behind SD-WAN, determining the right time the make a move, and what to look for in terms of future capabilities.

Time Stamped Table of Contents

1:26 Self Driving WAN

6:14 The role of AI & Machine Learning

7:12 The human element

8:09 Why SD-WAN

11:50 Ready for prime time?

12:46 The role of a proper value assessment

13:53 Determining the right time

15:23 Working with carriers

16:29 The impact of 5G

19:30 The value of SD-WAN

21:53 Action items

22:32 Summary

Paul leads the Value Management group at Silver Peak. His team works with customers to determine the value of investing in SD-WAN and collaborates with executives to understand and quantify the business drivers in order to build the business case.  He also works with customers to understand the value of SD-WAN realized post deployment. Paul has more than a decade of experience working in enterprise software for companies such as SAP, Infor and OpenText.

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