Software-Defined Wide Area Networks with Mack Nethkin – Podcast #058

by | Apr 21, 2021 | News

Join Matt “Always carry a Mobile Hotspot” Yette and Matt “Palo Alto ARE my middle Names!” Cozzolino as they welcome Senior Network Consultant and Engineering Manager Mack Nethkin to the virtual Data Center Therapy Studio, to talk about all things Software-Defined Wide Area Network, or SD-WAN it’s come to be known.

Mack and the Matts chat about:

  • What the basic recipe of SD-WAN is, and where you’d want to use it in your corporate and datacenter networks.
  • How SD-WAN can act as a unified management platform for wide area connectivity, how it can efficiently enable cloud applications.
  • Who the players are in the SD-WAN space, such as CloudGenix, Silver Peak, Velocloud and Viptela, and how various acquisitions of the OEMs by other companies affects them.

Mack also shares an “I’ve never seen that before!” about his experience working with SD-WANs in the field.  Note that there’s some audio difficulties with Mack’s studio set up on this episode, but loyal listeners will be rewarded with a great introduction to this new world of high-bandwidth, managed-performance, cloud-enabled 2021-ready networking technologies.

As Yette mentions, drop the promo code PODCASTPODS when you register for Cozzolino’s Introduction to Microsegmentation with NSX-T class and you’ll receive $1,000 off and a pair of AirPods Pros, so register now before the class fills up completely!  And as always, be sure to like, subscribe and share your love for DCT wherever finer podcasts and social media are found.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and securely network (with SD-WAN technology!) DCT friends, and we’ll see you (listening on) our next exciting episode!


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