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77 Energy, Freedom Pay and Kindred Healthcare share SD-WAN case studies with PacketPushers (ONUG 2016)

Live From New York at ONUG Fall 2016

Greg Ferro and Ethan Banks in a live recording with:

  • Kindred Healthcare: Kyle Alexander, Sr. Network Engineer and Eric Murray, Network Engineer
  • 77 Energy: Gant Estes, Network Architect & Jarin Dykstra, Sr. Networking Manager
  • Freedom Pay: Nick Phelps, Consulting Engineer

packetpushers news logoSD-WAN technology has matured to reach large-scale deployments in multiple industries. During the ONUG conference in fall 2016, multiple Viptela customers came together to discuss their SD-WAN strategy and solution execution. The analyst duo, Greg Ferro and Ethan Banks, of Packet Pushers had an in-depth discussion with three enterprises to understand their technical and business reasons for the migration. They also uncovered the operational due diligence needed for migrating from MPLS to SD-WAN.

 Topics Covered: 

  • Feature requirements for an Enterprise Grade SD-WAN
  • Addressing Healthcare with a comprehensive security framework
  • Achieving SLAs on critical traffic with a hybrid infrastructure
  • Traffic engineering based on traffic type and link quality
  • Seamless LTE integration with MPLS and Broadband
  • Global policy enforcement with centralized management
  • Utilizing End to end network segmentation reducing network attack surface
  • Service chaining for flexible security and policy


ethan banks
Ethan Banks Packet Pushers Weekly co-host

Ethan Banks has been managing enterprise networks since 1995. He co-hosts the Packet Pushers Weekly, Datanauts, and Citizens of Tech podcasts and co-chairs Interop's Infrastructure track. He hearts community, open networking, SDN, and mountains.

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Greg Ferro Packet Pushers Weekly co-host

Greg Ferro is a Network Engineer/Architect, mostly focussed on Data Centre, Security Infrastructure, and recently Virtualization. He has over 20 years in IT, a wide range of employers working as a freelance consultant including Finance, Service Providers and Online Companies.