EarthLink Presenting at Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Conference Dec 5-8

EarthLink Presenting at Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Conference Dec 5-8

The Internet of Things (IoT), cloud adoption and increasingly demanding customer expectations are putting a lot of strain on IT departments and their existing infrastructure.  Among the biggest challenges – the inability of traditional networks to keep pace.

Cloud, Hybrid and SD-WAN (software-defined wide area networks) promise to change all that, delivering more bandwidth and increased application performance and security.  But is this just another shiny new, over-hyped technology, or something you should make a priority for 2017?  Could you leverage Hybrid and SD-WAN to address your current and future business needs, and if so, what’s the best path? EarthLink’s CIO, Jay Ferro and a representative of TGI Fridays will be answering those questions and more during an informative session at Gartner’s upcoming Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference in Las Vegas.

SD-WAN is an emerging technology that enables businesses to optimize networks via the cloud, providing real-time visibility and control over network and application performance.  Gartner predicts that up to 30% of users will be using SD-WAN within three years, up from 1% in 2016.  SD-WAN is an evolutionary implementation of Hybrid networking, adding a layer of intelligence to enterprise networks using a combination of broadband Internet and MPLS to meet diverse business requirements.

A No-Hype, 3 Step Guide to Transforming your WAN

Jay Ferro 
Tuesday, December 6 3:45-4:30 PM
Event Track G: Planning, Sourcing and Managing Network Infrastructure

In this session, Jay will provide practical insights on the latest WAN technologies, including:

  • An update on the current market environment
  • How to identify gaps in current WAN architecture
  • Key considerations in designing an optimal WAN
  • An overview of WAN architecture options, and the trade-offs and benefits of each

This presentation will provide a real-world example of how SD-WAN is being deployed at TGI Fridays to support their customer experience initiatives and improve ease of management.  With over 900 restaurants in 60 countries, TGI Fridays prides itself on providing genuine personal service and an exceptional customer experience and having a secure, resilient, high performing network is essential to that mission.

The session will also include plenty of time to address audience questions.

Connect with us at the show!

Want to have a conversation with Jay and our team of experts about how Hybrid and SD-WAN could help your business?  Visit us at the show, or comment below and let us know you’re going.

The Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference

Booth #:  349

When: December 5-8, 2016

Where: Venetian, Las Vegas, NV

Andreea Cojocariu Andreea Cojocariu (3 Posts)

Andreea Cojocariu is EarthLink’s Senior Digital Marketing Strategist, responsible for SEM, SEO, and Social Media. Known as the Smiling Marketress because of her general positive attitude and smiley faces at her desk combined with her marketing smarts. She’s a digital marketing veteran having worked both in the private and public sectors, mostly for tech companies. On Monday night’s, Andreea co-hosts a popular Twitter chat (#SocialChat) educating other marketers on best practices. Most people can’t pronounce her name and try to guess her heritage. She’s first generation Romanian and is still fluent.


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