From static to programmable: leveraging the next wave of virtualization to deliver secure end-to-end applications

Featured Speaker
Jim Hodges
Chief Analyst - Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading

Richard Piasentin
Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Accedian

Art Nichols
Vice President of Architecture and Technology, Windstream

How are communications service provider (CSP) cloud architectures and strategies evolving? One of the most notable changes: a shift toward application-aware, programmable, on-demand networks that support real-time traffic routing and hybrid connectivity. This model involves virtualizing as many network functions as possible—including firewalls, application acceleration, and remote access—so customers can order these on-demand using self-service portals. 

Given that enterprise networks will be virtualized at the edge, this means control will depend on deep visibility into end-to-end application usage and behavior. That extends from the data center all the way to the customer premises.   

Join Heavy Reading, Accedian, and Windstream Enterprise to learn:

  • What do you need to consider when designing programmable networks to support and secure applications?
  • What are the pros and cons of virtualized network functions delivered to the customer premises?
  • How can you take advantage of programmable networks with end-to-end visibility, improved quality of experience (QoE), and real-time reporting?