Reflections on the SD-WAN Expo

Check out the TMCnet video with my take on the latest from Aryaka.

Though the greater ITEXPO was very diverse, with everything from UCaaS, to MSPs, to even Blockchain for cannabis, the SD-WAN expo panels were well attended, and, at our booth, we engaged in some meaningful conversations.

I shared a security panel with fellow SD-WAN cognoscente from Fortinet, HughesON, and WAN Dynamics. We were all pretty much in agreement that interoperability and support for multiple security vendors is a requirement for a successful SD-WAN deployment. This requirement also feeds into the many discussions around SASE, and how the ideal architecture facilitates security interoperability and a choice of both edge and cloud deployments, for all but the simplest of security requirements or cloud-native enterprises.

Given the channel presence at the event, we had ample opportunity at our booth to explain to new and existing partners how our SmartServices and the new regional offers will redefine how they position Aryaka’s managed service to their prospects. This is as much education as anything else, communicating how we leverage our decade-long global experience into delivering unparalleled regional and in-country SD-WAN performance.

One other topic, unspoken but on the minds of all, was the current global health crisis. If you’d like to learn more about how our technology addresses global telecommuters and business continuity, please check out our blog as well as the PR we issued this morning.

About the author

David Ginsburg
Dave is currently VP of Product and Solutions Marketing at Aryaka, bringing to the company over 25 years of experience spanning corporate and product marketing, product management, digital marketing, and marketing automation. Previous marketing leadership roles included Cavirin, Teridion, Pluribus, Extreme, Riverstone Networks, Nortel and Cisco. His expertise spans networking, cloud deployments, and SaaS. Dave lives in Los Gatos with his wife, two daughters, and two dogs.
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