On-demand webinar: SD-WAN Impact on Service Providers – Threat or Opportunity

SD-WAN is emerging as a critical new SDN use case, promising enterprises a simpler and more cost-effective way to operate virtualized WAN connectivity between their branches and data centers.

Industry analysts are predicting unprecedented growth, with one forecasting that 30% of enterprises will have deployed SD-WAN by the end of 2019.

As the WAN becomes increasingly virtualized, some service providers are concerned that SD-WAN is a threat.

But maybe it’s an opportunity in disguise.

Watch this on-demand webinar where Lee Doyle, Principle Analyst at Doyle Research, will provide an overview of SD-WAN technology, as well as its impact on service providers, including:

  • Benefits of SD-WAN for enterprises
  • The managed SD-WAN opportunity for service providers
  • Differentiating and operationalizing managed SD-WAN Services

If you’re interested in learning more about the SD-WAN trend, and its effect on the service provider ecosystem, you can’t miss this webinar.

Watch now.

Featured Speakers:


    Lee Doyle is Principal Analyst at Doyle Research.

    Doyle Research delivers quantitative and qualitative analysis, forecasting, and market positioning advice to enterprise, service providers, network and IT industry vendors, and the financial community. At Doyle Research, Lee research targets the Evolution of Intelligent Networks: SDN, NFV, and COTS.

    Previously, Lee Doyle was Group Vice President in charge of IDC's Network Infrastructure and Security groups, including Enterprise and Datacenter Networks, Telecommunications Equipment, Security, and Infrastructure Services research.

    Lee holds a B.A. in Economics from Williams College.

    Kevin Wade

    Kevin Wade is Senior Director of Product Marketing within Ciena’s Blue Planet division.

    In this role, Kevin is responsible for leading the Blue Planet portfolio marketing team, as well as for driving the creation of programs to drive market awareness and market share for Ciena’s Blue Planet software suite.

    Kevin has more than 20 years of experience with successful start-ups and public companies in the networking industry, targeting both the service provider and enterprise markets. Kevin joined Ciena through the Cyan acquisition, where he was responsible for the company’s product marketing and field marketing activities.

    Before joining Cyan in 2012, Kevin was Sr. Director of Product Marketing with Force10/Turin (now Dell Force10) and also held product marketing positions with Ascend (now Alcatel-Lucent) and Cabletron (now Extreme Networks).

    An accomplished technology marketer, Kevin has presented at leading industry conferences including Supercomm, Comptel, and Cable-Tech Expo, and has published articles in trade magazines such as Data Center Knowledge and Lightwave. Kevin earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Northern Arizona University in 1993.