I’m going to start with a simple question. What makes a good SD-WAN solution?

By my last count, I’ve found more than 20 SD-WAN vendors on the market, all of whom claim to be the savior of service levels for branch users. As is always the case, each vendor puts their own spin on their marketing collateral, invariably with different terminology used for the same functionality or claims so vague that it can be difficult to establish exactly what they do. In summary, picking the right vendor could be tricky.

Let’s add another variable: every organization that is delivering services to branch users has a unique set of circumstances — applications, number of users and network connectivity between the locations. SD-WAN promises so much but out of all the hype, from all the vendors, what actually matters in the real world of service delivery?

That is precisely the question that we aim to answer in SYN406 – The great SD-WAN bake-off: lessons from the field, at Citrix Synergy 2017

Over the past couple of years, the cloudDNA team have been supporting organizations of all sizes as they evaluate NetScaler SD-WAN. This unique perspective has helped us collate a wide range of test metrics and ultimately understand the key differentiators across the various vendor offerings. Make no mistake, when it comes to SD-WAN, all vendors are not the same…

I’ll be sharing our top tips on how to get the most out of your proof of concept, why you should use policy based routing for your tests, the metrics you should include and how to test them.

From packet trips to performance monitoring, routing to rollout, this session is packed with real world SD-WAN test data that the cloudDNA team have gathered from real world customer bake-offs. If you are looking at SD-WAN, this session is gold dust!

We will close with an open mic Q&A and we have a few can’t buy NetScaler SD-WAN prizes* for the best questions. Note that SD-WAN has been given hot topic status for Synergy this year, so it may be standing room only J.

Not able to make it to Synergy? You don’t need to miss out. I’ll be hosting a webinar with the same slide deck on Friday June 9th 2017 at 11:00 a.m. UK. Join live or register online and I’ll make sure you get a link to the recording.

The Great SD-WAN Bake-off — Lessons from the field
Session Number – SYN406 Tuesday May 23, 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Room – Citrix Synergy, West Concourse, Level II, West Hall C, Synergy Park, Fireside 2