WAN Summit London: case study spotlight

24 Sep 2015

Bringing Together Buyers and Providers of Enterprise WAN Services

The WAN Summit will return to London on 7-8 October. No event offers better opportunities for meaningful interaction with buyers of enterprise network services, such as Ahold, Airbus, Citigroup, Eni, Google, Johnson & Johnson, Nestle, Novo Nordisk, Roche, Schneider Electric, Shell, Thomson Reuters, Unilever, Volkswagen, and many more.

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This year’s agenda includes more real-world case studies, providing insight into the network needs and procurement processes of some of the world’s best-known companies, including:

adidas: Augmenting the WAN with Broadband Internet

In 2013 adidas group determined that it needed to rethink the design and capabilities of its global WAN. Network traffic was growing 30%-40% annually, and traditional approaches to cost containment were inadequate for addressing such rapid volume growth. In 2014 adidas began implementing a redesign of its network to facilitate offloading of WAN traffic to broadband internet, and has been gradually shifting a growing range of traffic to the internet.

Learn how adidas is implementing its WAN offload strategy, its experience, and how the network redesign is influencing the company’s global IT strategy.

Pearson: My WAN is (mostly) the Internet

Multinational education company Pearson PLC has embraced public cloud services, with employees making extensive use of applications such as Google, Salesforce and ServiceNow. Pearson’s costly MPLS network was poorly suited to deliver public cloud services; low bandwidth and high latency impaired application performance. In 2012 Pearson embarked on a sweeping ‘internet first’ redesign of its global WAN, largely eliminating its legacy MPLS network in favour of dual provider DIA.

Learn why Pearson chose this unconventional approach, as well as the challenges encountered and benefits achieved as the company optimised its network for cloud applications.

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