SD-WAN 360

SD-WAN 360 is the first dedicated SD-WAN podcast, which will feature all topics related to the transformative technology, its benefits, features, functionality, and what the future holds. Guest speakers include industry influencers, practioners, and solution matter experts with direct experience.
Episode 34, September 17, 2021 (49:26)

UX: How Humans Interact with Products

Great products generally overcome great design challenges. Users want products to be simple, eliminating the need for a lab guide or an operating manual. As a result, designers must think outside the box to make products easy to consume. For example, since the advent of the smartphone in 1994, its design has radically evolved over the years, adding applications that are easier than ever to use due to consumer demand.


Across industries, enterprises are placing more and more emphasis on user experience (UX). But defining UX can be complicated. In this episode, we will demystify the term and cut through the tech talk so anyone can easily understand it.


Our panel of designer experts will share their unique points of view on the definition of UX, focusing on accessibility and ease of use, which has become industry standard for many products.


Additionally, our panel will do a deep dive into the design process, which spans the research phase and the collection of user pain points to scoping the end-to-end flow to troubleshooting.


In this exciting episode, we will explore:


  • What is UX?
  • Why is product design and functionality so important?
  • What's the design process and what does it encompass?
  • How does VMware SASE assist with UX design?

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Episode 33, June 7, 2021 (23:16)

SD-WAN and UCaaS Use Case

In this podcast episode we will discuss the UCaaS provider use case with SD-WAN.  We will talk about:

  • The partnership
  • Services offered by Vonage
  • How the collaboration between two industry leaders will help overcome connectivity challenges and deliver optimal application performance regardless of user location. 

Our guest speaker for this episode is Peter Fabian, Senior Director at Vonage Applications Group. 

Episode 32, February 24, 2021 (29:40)

Transatel gets the call up to provide a work from anywhere offering with VMware

As enterprises pursue a work from anywhere strategy for their employees, ensuring connectivity is optimized and secure is top of mind for the office of the CTO. Whether you need connectivity as an end user, a service provider, a manufacturer, or any other business, you are limited by the offers presented by mobile network operators. 

Transatel has teamed up with VMware to offer its worldwide LTE/5G connectivity services with VMware SD-WAN, enabling businesses to provide enhanced user experience for their employees working outside of enterprise premises.  

In this podcast episode we will discuss how this collaboration between two industry leaders will help overcome connectivity challenges and deliver optimal application performance regardless of user location.  

Guest speakers will be Matthieu de Cremoux from Transatel and Joseph Chung from VMware.  

We will discuss: 

  • What are the different Transatel services offered?  
  • VMware SD-WAN and Transatel work from anywhere initiatives 
  • What customers can expect from this VMware and Transatel partnership? 
  • 5G role in working from anywhere and more.  
Episode 31, Ocotober 29 2020 (42:45)

Harnessing Big Data to Optimize Your SD-WAN

Enterprises need more bandwidth, more resiliency and more cost-effective solutions to meet their innovation and transformation objectives. A key element is the visibility and configuration control that an SD-WAN delivers to enable enterprise to optimize their application performance. But simply providing a massive data dump is a distraction and of little value. An SD-WAN should provide actionable insights the puts the power of knowledge in the hands of the network administrators. That’s exactly what Windstream Enterprise offers with it’s award-winning WE Connect customer portal.


Episode 30, August 3 2020 (46:08)

Accelerating Digital Transformation from SD-WAN Edge to Network Edge

Equinix is a global data center and technology provider. About 96% of all Internet Traffic passes through one of Equinix DC

Enterprises are heavily investing in SD-WAN driven by the need to build a digital edge closest to customers, employees, partners, and ecosystems. Listen to learn more about how VMware and Equinix provide the flexibility and choice to economically architect hybrid multicloud solution.

Takeaways will include: 

  • Key partnership between VMware SD-WAN and Equinix 
  • Understanding SDN (Software Defined Network)
  • Network Edge: Virtual service getting instantiated within minutes from Equinix Marketplace ready to be connected with the list of providers on ECX (Equinix Cloud Exchange)
  • It is all about interconnection. Typical Use Case for a Mid Mile Provider

For more information check out the Network Edge Marketplace, visit this link

Episode 29, July 20 2020 (25:51)

Partner Community: SD-WAN for the Remote Office - A Viable Solution?

As businesses shifted to remote work models in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the issues that arose was lack of network capacity. As neighbors and family members competed for bandwidth, application performance often suffered. SD-WAN can address this problem by consolidating network resources and allowing users to prioritize applications. In this episode, we will discuss Claro Enterprise solution and their WFH offer and look at the potential of SD-WAN in remote workforce models.  

Takeaways will include: 

  • Bandwidth/connectivity issues related to the shift to remote work 
  • Benefits of SD-WAN as a remote work solution 
  • Drawbacks (cost and integration/support requirements) 
  • The role SD-WAN can play as businesses define the “new normal” of workplace models
Episode 28, June 29 2020 (53:00)

All About VMware SD-WAN Gateways

In this episode, we will go over the components and flexible architecture for VMware SD-WAN. We will double click on the gateway concept and learn all about cloud gateway, partner gateway and more. Here are some of the details covered about VMware SD-WAN gateway:

  • The advantages of using VMware SD-WAN gateway in SP/Telco providers
  • How the networking blueprint is changing for SPs before and after implementing VMware SD-WAN partner gateway
  • Internet traffic through cloud and partner gateway
  • Different use cases to service provider and telco offerings and more
Episode 27, April 30, 2020 (26:56)

1:1 with VMware Experts Presenting at vForum Online

This special episode takes you behind the scenes of VMware’s largest virtual event of the year "vForum Online". This event is for anyone interested in diving deeper into VMware’s different technologies ranging from SD-WAN and Zero Trust security to Service-defined firewall, Cloud migration and more. The added advantage this vForum event brings is that you can chat directly with SMEs and 130 VMware experts, plus try product capabilities in 14 hands on labs.

We will also talk about the carbon savings calculator featured in the virtual event dashboard. It is a cool way to see how we are committed to environmental sustainability by holding events virtually rather than asking thousands of individuals to fly to Palo Alto for an in-person conference.

Episode 26, April 10, 2020 (22:48)

Meriplex and Business Continuity

Join guest host Craig Connors, VP and CTO for VeloCloud, now part of VMware as he discusses business continuity with the Meriplex team, Dusty Corning, SVP of Technology and John Powell, SVP of Managed Services. 

In this episode, the conversation centers around the impact of remote work and the need to manage networks differently in light of increased usage. 

Some highlights are below:

  • Understanding the current impact to-day to-day business. 
  • Understanding your environment and bandwidth capabilities to still receive high quality voice and video and VPN connection. 
  • Problems companies are facing without SD-WAN and overloading bandwidth
  • Internet network security vulnerabilities and what to be out on the look out for

Check out Meriplex's blog post for more info about transforming how enterprise businesses operate now and for the foreseeable future.

Episode 25, March 9 2020 (37:18)

Cloud Titans: Menlo Security and VMware SD-WAN

Guest Speakers : Poornima DeBolle & Steve Woo

Menlo Security and VMware SD-WAN combine Menlo’s Cloud Security Platform and VMware’s SD-WAN solution to secure and optimize Internet access. Together they enable web isolation and secure web gateway functionality for business-critical cloud applications from branch and remote office locations. In this episode, we will Menlo's unique "Web core isolation" technique, how Menlo stands out in a crowded security landscape, synergy between SD-WAN and security, SASE and more. Tune in to learn more. 

Episode 24, February 28 2020 (25:14)

Where Cloud Security and SD-WAN meet: Zscaler & VMware SD-WAN

Speaker: Rohan Naggi with Amit Raiker from Zscaler and Tim Van Herck from VMware SD-WAN

With the rapid adoption of cloud security solutions in the enterprise, how do you see the evolution of on-premise security devices? We will go over on-premise vs. cloud security, what uniqueness Zscaler brings and and discuss where cloud security and SD-WAN meet. Toward the end, we will discuss SASE. Tune in to the full episode. 

Episode 23, February 20 2020 (32:53)

SD-WAN Troubleshooting: The CLI is dead

This podcast episode talks about VMware SD-WAN day to day troubleshooting scenarios.

This episode will take you through the troubleshooting transformation from CLI to UI, different troubleshooting tools, QoS, last resort in troubleshooting, and why the troubleshooting is different for each network flow and more.

Guest speaker : Anthony Secco, Senior Manager of Support Transformation at VMware

Episode 22, February 3 2020 (32:28)

T&A Systeme GmbH with VeloCloud: Enabling flexibility for customers

Listen in as guest host Craig Connors, Chief Architect for VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud, talks with Till Bockenheimer, CEO of T&A Systeme GmbH about the evolution of SD-WAN. The merge of the VeloCloud technology and T&A's expertise in wireless has facilitated flexibility for customers that they didn't have before. 

We talk through why T&A chose VeloCloud, real time application use cases and access to cloud services. Til explains what it's like to be VeloCloud's largest partner in Europe with deployments worldwide since 2015 and how this has helped T&A to create a new model in the process. 

Episode 21, January 14, 2020 (23:54)

Untangling the SD-WAN and security space alphabet soup

In this security focused podcast, with Tim Van Herck and David Goldschlag (VP, Private Access at Netskope) we will start by untangling the security space alphabet soup, then we will talk through the differences between CASB and SWG, discuss threat examples, and share insights on pervasive threats. 

We will also discuss trusted & untrusted cloud apps inspection, key differentiation in the cloud security broker space (Gartner listed Netskope as a leader), what sets Netskope apart from other vendors, Netskope/VMware integration and more. 

We will end the podcast with by considering what's next on the security space horizon.

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