At Citrix Synergy 2019 in Atlanta, we are excited to feature an unprecedented six Citrix SD-WAN customers in a variety of breakout sessions and fireside chats.

From cost savings to application experience to workspace and virtual desktop delivery, customers across a range of industries including e-commerce, agriculture, and healthcare will help you to experience real-world SD-WAN deployment scenarios.

Here’s a preview of three unique SD-WAN use cases:

The Economics of SD-WAN: Cost Savings or Application Experience?

There’s a common misperception that if an application doesn’t perform, throwing bandwidth at the problem is the answer. This merely masks the root cause and results in unnecessary spend on network and operational resources. Two suboptimal networks don’t add up to a good network.

One of SD-WAN’s main benefits tends to be network cost savings. Does this mean that application performance takes a backseat and gets best-efforts treatment?

Absolutely not. In fact, the right SD-WAN should be able to provide exceptional application experience AND cost savings at the same time.

We’ll be talking with Professional Provident Society (PPS) about how they overcame the limitations of a legacy network and transformed it during their transition to the cloud. In doing so, they realized an impressive return on investment while improving the application experience for their employees and members, all while improving security.

Join us on Tuesday, May 21, at 4:00 p.m. for SYN117 Strong Return on Investment and Experience: The PPS Journey to the Cloud with SD-WAN. To learn more about how PPS has improved its network, check out the case study.

Reliable, High-Performance Workspace Delivery Over Imperfect Network Conditions

We live in a digital world where achieving maximum productivity depends on always-on network connectivity. We expect the network to be there all the time and to offer decent performance no matter where we are working.

Arguably, successful delivery of a digital workspace depends on the reliability and performance of the network. But, over imperfect, real-world network connections, it’s challenging to consistently deliver a great user experience with highly interactive SaaS apps, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, VoIP and Unified Communications, and data repositories such as Citrix Files.

Hear Wesley Shepherd, Vice President of Information Technology at Fast Pace Urgent Care, explain how to provide reliable, high performance workspace delivery over imperfect network connections. This session will focus on how the combination of the Citrix Workspace and Citrix SD-WAN provides a great user experience to workers in remote clinics while reducing costs.

Join us for SYN226 Reliable, High Performance Workspace Delivery Over Imperfect Network Connections on, Thursday, May 23, at 10:30 a.m.

Can You Depend on Your WAN?

Are you constrained to a single link from a single carrier? What will you do if there’s an outage? On top of all that, costs and contracts locking you in can hurt your business, and even worse, your customers.

Without backups in place for redundancy, you could be left in the dark.

Learn how Northside Hospital, a top 50 hospital in the U.S. based right in Atlanta, centralized the management of their network to add redundancy while significantly reducing their WAN infrastructure costs, saving thousands of dollars. When patient care depends on always-on EMR availability, essential acute care and fast delivery of radiology scans, the WAN is where the action is, and IT is where the pressure can mount.

Join us for SYN146: #RealWorldExample: SD-WAN Eliminates the Consequences of Network Outages on May 22, at 10:30 a.m.

How SD-WAN Is Purpose Built for Healthcare

If your company has a distributed workforce, SD-WAN technology can ensure the best user experience for video and virtual desktop sessions, real-time communications, and more. It can also ensure ambulatory and acute care sites run seamlessly all of the time. What’s more, having multiple links means more flexibility, more bandwidth and more control. Prioritize delivery of critical application traffic with centralized policies while granular visibility helps pinpoint issues quickly.

Read how SD-WAN is the right connection for remote healthcare facilities. Then, get the scoop on What’s New in Citrix Networking in session SYN121 on May 21, at 3:30 p.m.