Migrate from Branch Routers to Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN

SD-WAN is replacing the need for branch routers.


Recorded Webinar (60 min) With Mike Wood, VP of Marketing, VeloCloud

Architecture
Matters
Series

The branch router has existed for 30 years serving the purpose of interconnecting multiple protocols, directing on-premises traffic from site to site and over time integrated services into that router. A lot has changed over the last three decades. Standardization on Internet Protocol (IP) means has eliminated the need to interconnect multiple protocols, 60% of new workloads are now in the cloud versus on premises, and branch office services are being delivered from the cloud or as virtual network functions in the branch.

Enterprise IT has realized this transformation and are migrating from legacy routers to genuine SD-WAN as the way to adapt to these changes in the branch and wide area network. This webinar will focus on how Enterprises are:

  • Addressing the shift of workloads into the cloud while maintaining performance, control, visibility and security
  • Enabling branch office services to be securely, simply, and reliably supported from the cloud or on-premises
  • Eliminating the complexity inherent in a router-based architecture through zero-touch deployment, Outcome-Driven Networking, automation and GUI-based orchestration

Michael Wood
Michael Wood
VP of Marketing, VeloCloud

Michael Wood is vice president of marketing for VeloCloud Networks, responsible for worldwide marketing, revenue generation, channel and sales enablement and communications. He has more than 20 years of leadership and management experience in the networking industry. Prior to VeloCloud, Wood served as vice president of product management and marketing for Akamai Technologies’ Cloud Networking Business Unit. He also was an executive in residence, and is currently an adviser, for Plug and Play Tech Center, a startup incubator and accelerator. Early in his career, Wood was with StrataCom as a senior member of the technical staff. After Cisco acquired StrataCom in 1996, Wood spent 15 years with Cisco in various positions, culminating in the director of product management and marketing role for the multibillion dollar branch office integrated services router business for enterprises and service providers. Wood has a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from San Jose State University.

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