The highlight of this month’s ONUG conference: hearing Michel Boulay explain how FM Logistic reduced spending on expensive MPLS upgrades, eliminating complaints about the network altogether. Details on our blog: http://bit.ly/1I8ZiJQ
ONUG Fall 2015 was recently held in Manhattan, New York, with about a dozen vendors highlighting their offerings for SD-WAN. Some vendors, after years of selling in the router market, tried to showcase how their branch routing technology could be used for SD-WAN; paradoxical though since SD-WAN aims to eliminate the very rigidity that routers have created.
Branch offices, remote sites, retail locations and manufacturing sites may have fewer employees and a smaller physical footprint than corporate headquarters, but from an IT perspective, they are no less complex to manage; not to mention they are the revenue-generating front lines of business today.
Well, it took a few days but I think I have finally adjusted to being back home here in Silicon Valley. Last week I attended Web Summit along with several of my colleagues in Dublin, Ireland. It was quite an event that has dubbed itself, “Where the Tech World Meets,” with a record setting 40,000+ attendees.