WAN Summit
Oct 17 2018

Oct 17 - 18, 2018 | 8:15 AM GMT

London , United Kingdom

Lancaster hotel

WAN Summit

With over 300 delegates and 40+ speakers, the WAN Summit London will bring together corporate WAN strategists and service provider executives to build new relationships and discuss the latest enterprise network design trends, emerging technical challenges and the business demands that shape today's hybrid WAN strategies. No other WAN conference gives you the breadth of programming that address the diverse set of challenges faced by WAN managers including how to adopt the latest technologies, manage the procurement process, keep network costs under control, maintain strong network security, and deploy cloud-based software.

Citrix will be exhibiting at this event and taking part in a Panel debate at 10am on Thursday 18th October, focused on 'Delivering the cloud - Cloud Connection Models, Security and Performance' with our very own Sony Kogin, Principal Product Marketing Manager.

Panel Overview:
While the WAN managers have adapted their networks to the clouds, the cloud providers have also adopted new strategies to accommodate and engage with enterprise users either directly or through channel partners. Cloud provider geography and different strategies for connecting to cloud providers can affect enterprise application performance and have a direct effect on WAN design. This panel is designed to see cloud from the perspective of the cloud providers as well as end users and network providers and delve more deeply into: 

  • What are the most common ways enterprises connect to the cloud? Internet? Peering (public or private)? VPN? Dedicated connections?
  • Do CSPs work directly with enterprises typically, or is it more common for carriers to assist enterprises in connecting to cloud services?
  • Is there an increased role of network fabric providers connecting to data centers, such as Megaport, PacketFabric, and now Equinix?
  • Who are the primary CSP channel partners for offering cloud services to enterprises (carriers, colo operators, VARs, MSPs etc.)? How can enterprises design their network to ensure performance of applications that are being accessed remotely?
  • What are the costs and network factors enterprises should consider when moving an application to the cloud?
  • How does cloud provider geography affect network design?