As we are entering a new era, “the era of digitization”, IT must provide a platform for Innovation, agility and that does not compromise, but enhances Security. In order for today’s organizations in the digital age, to be able deliver the expected outcomes and capture the opportunities in its sector, its IT infrastructure must become digital ready. To realize the vision of a digital enterprise, enterprises must evolve their network infrastructure to a software (policy- based) approach that will allow them to simplify their IT operations, become faster, more agile and effective across all the places in the network PINs.
In order to achieve and support a successful digital strategy, enterprises must clearly identify the role, and highlight the value, of the “foundation infrastructure” that is essential component of any digital technology. (what Cisco refers to as the IT service delivery platform) that provides agility and support for all the applications and services necessary to run an authority’s business, and must be designed to support the functionality and availability required by all business applications and services. Therefore, business agility cannot be achieved without having an agile IT infrastructure to enable it.
However, one part of IT that has yet to evolve and lacks flexibility is the enterprise wide area network (WAN). Evolving the WAN must be a top priority for every IT and business leader because organizations are only as agile as their least agile IT component—which, today, is the WAN.
That’s why IDC Forecasts SD-WAN Market to Reach $8 Billion in 2021 As Enterprise Branch Network Requirements Accelerate
The “Network Evolution for the Cloud and Digital Era – SD-WAN” design webinars series hosted by the Cisco Learning Networking and I was fortunate to be part of this team along with the top SDWAN experts in the industry today. These sessions, analyzed and discussed the key business and technical drivers, concepts and design scenarios of Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) in general and how Cisco SD-WAN is capable of achieving these requirements with its unique modular architecture and capabilities.
All the sessions followed the following structure
Cisco SD-WAN for Manufacturing
This session analyzed and discussed a very complex global manufacturing WAN design requirements and how Cisco SD-WAN addressed such complex WAN design architecture and requirements.
Cisco SD-WAN for Retail
This session analyzed and discussed a global WAN of a retail company, in which you will see how Cisco SD-WAN addresses Retail specific requirements.
Cisco SD-WAN for Financial Services
This session is one of my favorite sessions, we started from the very high level (business objectives, looking at the requirements from a business or solutions architect point of view) then analyzed and discussed the business and technical requirements of a Financial Services company, in which you will see how Cisco SD-WAN addresses Financial Services specific requirements including high security and PCI compliance considerations.
Cisco SD-WAN for Healthcare
In addition to the importance of understanding how Cisco SD-WAN addresses the specific requirements of a global healthcare organization, this session is a must if you are interested to get more insight about migration approaches from brown field legacy WAN to Cisco SDWAN.
Whether you are planning to migrate to Cisco SD-WAN, or interested learn how modern WAN (SD-WAN) should be designed with more insight about the specific requirements of the different market verticals, these SD-WAN design sessions are the only ones available today with such level of details and structure in one place, to help you get up to the speed with your SD-WAN learning