As a longtime sponsor of the WAN Summits in New York, London and Sydney, we were thrilled when the WAN Summit organizers announced a new, global show that offered attendees a chance to consume fresh SD-WAN content even as travel is prohibited.
At the event, we hosted a virtual booth and participated in a panel called, The Distributed WAN: Extending the WAN to Locked-Down Workers. During this panel, Karl Brown, senior director of product marketing for VeloCloud, now part of VMware, was joined by other experts to discuss the following relevant questions:
- What were the key challenges WAN managers faced with the sudden shift to remote work in early 2020?
- How did the global lockdown affect service rollout/adoption and what can vendors do to mitigate these affects?
- What changes did corporate IT infrastructure managers make as a result of the pandemic?
- Several polls indicate that some amount of workers will continue to work remotely even after social distancing is a thing of the past. What do WAN managers need to do now to prepare for the possibility of this long-term change?
- What role does SD-WAN specifically play in accommodating distributed workers and even IoT/M2M devices?
- Should corporations consider SD-WAN deployments for individual employees?
- How does ZTS come into play for distributed work? What does it facilitate?
Tune in to hear the perspective of experts from around the globe, weighing in on how the shift to work from anywhere has impacted the way we view remote work and the quick transitions we’ve had to make to IT infrastructure to accommodate a new mode of working.