SD-WAN 360

SD-WAN 360

Podcast Series

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.

Rohan Naggi

Rohan Naggi leads Technical Product Management at VeloCloud, now part of VMware. Rohan’s focus and expertise is in developing material and enabling service provider/telco market and large enterprise deployments. He has extensive experience in the WAN and general networking industry, with an over 10 year tenure at Cisco Systems on WAN optimization and other solutions ranging from routing, security and IWAN. Rohan is a co-author of the number one SD-WAN book “SD-WAN – The Network Blueprint for Modern Businesses.” Follow Rohan on Twitter at @Lifeboy.

Accelerating Digital Transformation from SD-WAN Edge to Network Edge
Episode 30, August 3 2020 (46:08)

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

Partner Community: SD-WAN for the Remote Office - A Viable Solution?
Episode 29, July 20 2020 (25:51)

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
All About VMware SD-WAN Gateways
Episode 28, June 29 2020 (53:00)

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
1:1 with VMware Experts Presenting at vForum Online
Episode 27, April 30, 2020 (26:56)

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.

Meriplex and Business Continuity
Episode 26, April 10, 2020 (22:48)

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.

Cloud Titans: Menlo Security and VMware SD-WAN
Episode 25, March 9 2020 (37:18)

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. 

Where Cloud Security and SD-WAN meet: Zscaler & VMware SD-WAN
Episode 24, February 28 2020 (25:14)

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. 

SD-WAN Troubleshooting: The CLI is dead
Episode 23, February 20 2020 (32:53)

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

T&A Systeme GmbH with VeloCloud: Enabling flexibility for customers
Episode 22, February 3 2020 (32:28)

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. 

Untangling the SD-WAN and security space alphabet soup
Episode 21, January 14, 2020 (23:54)

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.

Security as a Cloud Service : Check Point and VMware SD-WAN Integration
Episode 20, December 10, 2019 (22:48)

For this episode on SASE, we are joined with Guest Speaker Aviv Abramovich from the Check Point Product team. 

This is a security focused podcast episode where we discuss SASE, new security threats in the network, the Check Point vision and more. We are also going to talk about customer deployments and what trends are seen out in the field when it comes to security endpoint placement, how SASE playing a role in accessing user applications traffic and more. Tune into this exciting episode. 

AT&T and SD-WAN: Like Peanut Butter and Jelly
Episode 19, November 26, 2019 (15:57)

AT&T and SD-WAN: Like Peanut Butter and Jelly. We have taken this partnership to the next level by coupling 5G and SD-WAN, a promise which is becoming a reality. 

Tune in to this special episode as we share insight into the partnership and its implications. Learn what 5G is, how AT&T is able to differentiate their SD-WAN services as a leader in the SP market, Hyperscale SD-WAN and more.

Secure SD-WAN for the Retail Industry: Chat with Meriplex
Episode 18, November 14, 2019 (31:19)

The topic discussed in this episode is SD-WAN in the retail industry. We discuss the pain points for retail branch sites and the how and why behind Meriplex choosing VMware SD-WAN. We will also talk about different offerings from Meriplex. We will end the episode by discussing real use cases from the retail industry. 

Episode 17, October 17, 2019 (18:39)

A RESTful API is an application program interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to get, put, post and delete data. In this episode, we are going to check with VMware Partners Ciaran Roche from Coevolve and Jason Gintert from Wan Dynamics on how they are leveraging the RestAPI with VMware SD-WAN solution. 

Why a telco-independent approach makes sense for global SD-WAN solutions
Episode 16, October 11, 2019 (22:04)

In this episode, we discuss why Coevolve (with guests Tim Sullivan, Co-founder and CEO and Ciaran Roche, CTO) started off with a telco-independent approach, the key differentiators/services offerings from Coevolve, why they see enterprises looking for VMware SD-WAN, where the innovation is happening and more. 

SD-WAN: Do it yourself or have it managed
Episode 15, September 18, 2019 (18:13)

Listen as Jared Martin, Vice President, MSx Managed Services at TPx Communications is interviewed by host, Rohan Naggi. Jared discusses why TPx chose SD-WAN as a managed service provider, using their Over the Top (self-deployment) strategy, and the impact on the the TPx customers. Additionally, Jared walks through his reasons for using SD-WAN in their business and the features that his customers are most interested in.

Meet the Expert: Jason Gintert (WAN Dynamics)
Episode 14, August 12, 2019 (36:23)

WAN Dynamics is focused on helping companies migrate from traditional and legacy connectivity models into more modern, cloud-based network infrastructures by utilizing automation, orchestration and programmability. A key area is SD-WAN.

In this podcast, we'll discuss industry trends such as using SD-WAN for voice and video, integrated security and SD-WAN, and the market differences between North America and Europe. 

Meet the Expert: Rupesh Chokshi, AT&T
EPISODE 13, JUNE 20, 2019 (25:32 MIN)

Meet the Expert: Rupesh Chokshi, AVP of AT&T. In this episode, we discuss the following topics: 5G, how 5G integrates with VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud, AT&T's different SD-WAN offerings, and more. Join us!

SD-WAN Today and Tomorrow with Sanjay Uppal, SD-WAN Pioneer
EPISODE 12, JUNE 3, 2019 (9:50 MIN)

In this episode, Sanjay Uppal, VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud's VP and GM, share's his perspective on SD-WAN and how it will evolve in the future. Listen to find out his take.

A Sit Down with VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger
EPISODE 11, MAY 8, 2019 (15:22 MIN)

We had the pleasure of sitting down with Pat Gelsinger, who became CEO of VMware in September 2012, bringing more than 30 years of experience in a variety of technical and executive roles. Under his leadership, VMware expanded from its core strength in virtualization to become a recognized global leader in cloud infrastructure, enterprise mobility cyber security and now SD-WAN. VMware has nearly doubled its revenue during Pat’s tenure, VMware has over 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners worldwide. Listen in to hear Pat's thought on the market and where it's going.

Live from Dell Tech World '19: VMware COO Sanjay Poonen
EPISODE 10, MAY 8, 2019 (15:22 MIN)

SD-WAN 360 is live at Dell Technologies World 2019 and we are excited to introduce VMware's COO Sanjay Poonen. Sanjay joined VMware in August 2013, and is responsible for worldwide sales, services, alliances, marketing and communications.

Differentiators of a Leading SD-WAN Solution: With QOS Networks CEO, Frank Cittadino
EPISODE 9, APRIL 3, 2019 (34:00 MIN)

In this episode, we sit down with industry leader QOS Networks CEO, Frank Cittadino, to discuss the differentiators among leading SD-WAN providers and what to look for when selecting a SD-WAN vendor.

SD-WAN vs WAN Optimization: Different Technology, Different Problems
EPISODE 8, MARCH 27, 2019 (24:09 MIN)

In this episode, host Rohan Naggi and guest speaker Tim Van Herck from the VMware SD-WAN team discuss WAN Optimization vs SD-WAN:
Q1: What is WAN Optimization? 
Q2: What is SD-WAN?
Q3: Difference between WANop and SD-WAN?
Q4: Are enterprises still looking for WANop?
Q5: Is the need for WANop declining?

What Does Digital Transformation Mean to the Healthcare Industry: With John Lens from VMware
EPISODE 7, FEBRUARY 28, 2019 (17:02 MIN)

Meet the expert session. In this episode, we discuss with industry expert John Lens:
Q1: What does Digital Transformation means? 
Q2: Is Healthcare shifting to the cloud?
Q3: What are the challenges customers are facing in a multi-cloud environment?
Q4: How VMware is helping?

Digital Healthcare Past and Future: Meet the Expert Frank Nydam
EPISODE 6, FEBRUARY 13, 2019 (14:51 MIN)

A time well spent with Frank Nydam, VP of Global Healthcare Alliances at VMware, discussing what has happened in last five years and what lies ahead in the next five years. We also talk about how technologies like SD-WAN, IoT, and AI have changed the healthcare landscape. Recorded live at HIMSS 2019.

Empowering Health Care Industry with SD-WAN Technology
EPISODE 5, FEBRUARY 7, 2019 (35:01 MIN)

Guest speakers from VMware healthcare team Scott Martin & Naman Sharma. HIMMS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society), one of the biggest heathcare events, is around the corner. In this episode, we'll seek to understand how the digital transformation is effecting the Healthcare industry.

IT Version 1.0 : What are the Challenges with Traditional Networks?
EPISODE 4, FEBRUARY 5, 2019 (13:41 MIN)

In this episode, we discuss the challenges and pain points of using traditional networks and how SD-WAN comes to the rescue.

Software Defined Networking (SDN)
EPISODE 3, FEBRUARY 1, 2019 (9:39 MIN)

We will explore the basics of SD-WAN. Let's separate out "SD" and "WAN". Understand the evolution of SDN, What is SDN and the benefits.

What is WAN?
EPISODE 2, JANUARY 24, 2019 (9:55 MIN)

In this episode, we talk about the basic foundation for SD-WAN. We split the SD-WAN word, "SD" and "WAN" and talk about WAN, Different WAN circuits, their topologies, WAN challenges, MPLS and more.

Introduction to SD-WAN 360
EPISODE 1, JANUARY 29, 2019 (50 SEC)

SD-WAN 360 explores what SD-WAN is, why it’s important to businesses, and its biggest benefits.


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