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[Webinar]: SD-WAN: Myths and Realities

May 02, 2019

The market for SD-WAN tools and network-as-a-service should reach $2.5 billion by 2021. Despite the rapid growth, there are a lot of misconceptions around infrastructure, budget, and other impacts. Join our expert panelists to dispel the top five myths around SD-WAN.


According to Futuriom’s 2018 SD-WAN Growth Outlook, produced in October 2018, the market for SD-WAN tools and network-as-a-service (NaaS) revenue should reach $1.5 billion this year and $2.5 billion by 2021. Clearly, adoption is on the upswing. Yet, for all its mainstream appeal, there remain several myths about what SD-WAN is—and what it isn’t.

SD-WAN: Myths and Realities,” a webinar from Comcast Business helps dispel some of the key misconceptions about the infrastructure, budget, and other impacts of SD-WAN. In this webinar, our expert panelists will bust five core myths, while offering a valuable reality check.

The myths include that SD-WAN is:

  1. Just a router upgrade
  2. All about killing MPLS
  3. Focused only on reducing telecom spend
  4. A panacea for all network problem
  5. Only provided by the telecommunication companies

Our panelists are:

  • John Burke, CIO and principal research analyst, Nemertes Research, advises key enterprise and vendor clients, conducts and analyzes primary research, and writes thought-leadership pieces across a wide variety of topics.
  • Jeff Lewis, vice president of product management for Comcast Business. Jeff oversees the company’s evolution of next-generation networking, cloud, data center, Wi-Fi, and Internet solutions for business.

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