VIRTUAL -- "SD-WAN, The Cloud and the Future of Your Wide Area Network"

When: April 16, 2020 4:00PM ET – 6:00PM ET
Beers with Engineers Meetup

Due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, Q2 Beers with Engineers meetups in Chicago, Grand Rapids, Indianapolis have been rescheduled to a single online webinar taking place on April 16. Eastern time zones will tune into the webinar at 4 PM ET. Central time zones will tune in at 3 PM CT.

SD-WAN has dramatically disrupted the enterprise networking landscape in the last five years. SD-WAN can result in real-time application performance improvements, simplicity, and automation for wide-area-networks and optimized cloud access. In SD-WAN implementations organizations deploy an edge device at the branch or in an edge data center, with devices close to their workloads – the public cloud, their branches – to create a mesh of connections between locations with direct access to the cloud that avoids backhaul to the corporate data center.

We will discuss deployment models that will include placing edge devices in the cloud, to provide additional control and optimization for IaaS hosted applications. This approach to network design and simplified management is vital to the evolution of the WAN from a traditional hub and spoke that was difficult to configure, especially at scale, and limited in how it served applications in the cloud.

*Snacks and beverages will be provided.

What is Beers with Engineers?

Beers with Engineers is a local meetup that includes networking, panel discussions, Q&A, and of course, the best brews in town. Each quarter, we discuss an emerging or trending topic in technology. This is the perfect opportunity to get your burning questions answered by industry experts. Bring your friends or gain new friends with common interests. A variety of technical levels of engineers are welcome to learn, grow, and network, including students over 21. No sales pitches.

This event is hosted by US Signal, though speakers and panelist will come from a variety of backgrounds, professions, and organizations. To see all locations and upcoming events, visit the Beers with Engineers page.

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