I thank everyone who was in attendance at last night's meeting!
Paul led us through a switch tour at Windstream, where we saw the guts of their network architecture, PCM equipment, brand new 3-phase battery backup room, and possible birthplace of a new fixed wireless.
Hersel showed us how Windstream's SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network) will have big benefits for retail locations, and medium-large clients in the mid sized market. With 2 available circuits and BYOB, network traffic is automatically monitored for performance metrics, prioritized, and de-prioritized with Dynamic Multi-Path Optimization.
Jennifer and Hersel exemplified how their SD-WAN uses ISP's efficiently and inexpensively as a cost-effective alternative to MPLS for small to medium businesses.
A special thanks for Jennifer Cohen, Hersel Guerra, and Paul for hosting us at Windstream, providing the group with dinner, and for showing us their evolutionary SD-WAN and awesome array of switch equipment!
and Windstream sponsor rep:
Thank you Harold and everyone who attended last night!
If anyone would like any more information on this emerging technology, please feel free to call me.
Senior Account Executive - Business Sales | Windstream
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For those of you that weren't present, you missed a personal tour of the really incredible Windstream Switch. Sorry, no cameras in there.
After, the presentation and discussion, see Photo Essay.