SD-WAN & NFV is it time to jump on the virtual train? N-sight)

Location:virtual meeting


Virtualised network solutions (NFV, SD-WAN) are a quite new technology, and many of our members are letting us know they need relevant information on the topic. They have a lot of questions: what's the business case, what types of organisations use the virtualised networks, how resilisient are these networks, what know-how does staff need to ensure the success of a network virtualisation project, and what are the cybersecurity issues and solutions?


During this session, we’ll first hear from NTT, who will take on some of those questions for us. Then, Etex will share their SD-WAN story, including highs and lows.








This event will be held as an interactive virtual meeting. The link will be provided in the Confirmation email.








13:30 Welcome and introduction


Ann Guinée, Communication Manager, Beltug (English)


13:40 Finding business alignment for a SASE transformation


Gartner defined SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) as a combination of SD-WAN and a cloud-based security infrastructure. It is intended to enable people to work with ease, agility, security and mobility. So when digitally transforming, what are the benefits of transforming your legacy network and security estate to SASE architecture? What do you need to know about deploying it? How do you defend the financial business case? Where are the technical and operational pitfalls? What is the feedback from other companies? In this presentation, you’ll hear insight into these questions, from the Service Provider’s perspective.


Pascal Facon, Director of Service Offerings – Managed Network Services, NTT (English)


14:10 User story: Next-gen networking – The Etex journey to global SD-WAN


In this presentation, you'll discover the Etex journey into SD-WAN. You'll see how the network looked before, and what Etex has changed to continue providing the best possible user experience in an ever-evolving IT environment. Nicolas will share the highs and the lows of the SD-WAN project rollout, and provide insights on both the advantages and some limitations.


Nicolas Minsart, Connectivity and Security Manager, Etex (English)


14:40 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


15:30 Wrap up & end


We will keep the session open after the end to enable those who wish to continue the discussions.