The COVID pandemic has been a wake-up call for enterprises everywhere. Roadmaps and supply chains have been disrupted, workforces distributed and customer behaviour altered, perhaps forever. One constant that enterprises have been able to rely on throughout is the network, both on-campus as well as at the edge and one the wide area network.
Now it is time to think about the challenges that lie ahead and how tech can solve them. It is the right moment for suppliers of technology – the vendors, the system integrators, the value added resellers and the software developers – to consider their part in an uncertain landscape.
What is happening with campus networks, with SD-WANs, with security provisions? How will SD-WAN and SASE develop next? What will the next wave of digital transformation look like? What will need to be automated in the data centre, the head office and at the network edge? Where does AI fit in?
To discuss these and other pressing topics we are convening a panel of experts chaired by Sameh Boujelbene, Senior Research Director for Ethernet Switch, Data Center, and Campus with independent consulting firm Dell’Oro Group.
The panel will discuss how the pandemic has changed the networking market from a technology perspective, the role of intelligence and analytics in the networks of the future and how technology will be consumed and monetised as the cloud era evolves further.