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cweinsch@optonline.net
cweinsch@optonline.net
10/18/2016 4:16:13 PM
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Poll: How Big Will SD-WANs Get?
How big will the SD-WAN sector get?

 

>The current growth and range of vendors means it will be big.

>Just another tool in the toolbox.

>It will ultimately disappoint.



Pls. elaborate in the comments...

 

Thanks

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Mike Robuck
Mike Robuck
10/18/2016 4:45:11 PM
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Re: Poll: How Big Will SD-WANs Get?
I'll go with "A" but at what point will service providers start stepping on each other's toes with SD-WAN offerings? 

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afwriter
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10/18/2016 6:15:17 PM
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Re: Poll: How Big Will SD-WANs Get?
I echo Mike here, I am also wondering how Sprint plans on "playing with the big kids" (At&T, Verizon) but still keeping their costs low.  It is interesting to see Sprint take this step when it seems that they have only now begun to become a true competitor in the mobile market. 

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DHagar
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10/18/2016 10:10:31 PM
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Re: Poll: How Big Will SD-WANs Get?
@afwriter - I go with A as well.

Key points, if it enables Sprint to become a major player, as you point out, that is quite powerful.

I like their vision of the advantages in pricing, adaptability, and delivering as a service. 

I think that the platforms (utilizing SD-WAN) will outperform the other options and become total delivery systems - which is why I agree with afwriter's questioning if Sprint has the total capability to fill that bill.

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mpouraryan
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10/29/2016 7:51:04 PM
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Re: Poll: How Big Will SD-WANs Get?
Sprint is indeed slowly coming back as underscored by this as of Friday--near 52 Week Highs...the need for choice and diversification is ever so critical now:

 
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DHagar
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10/31/2016 4:22:11 PM
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Re: Poll: How Big Will SD-WANs Get?
@mpouraryan, yes - very true.  Maybe they are aware and this is part of their strategy.  The ability to now "execute" will be the next threshhold.

Good info - thanks!

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
10/31/2016 4:32:37 PM
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Re: Poll: How Big Will SD-WANs Get?
What is clear is the need to have choice--we will all be vigliant.

 

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DHagar
DHagar
10/31/2016 4:50:12 PM
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Re: Poll: How Big Will SD-WANs Get?
@mpouraryan, exactly - that determines the real winners and losers!

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
10/31/2016 4:55:36 PM
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Re: Poll: How Big Will SD-WANs Get?
The question is whether this is a "subjective" or an objective standard.    Customers are funny that way--aren't they?

Onward to November with all its' possibilities

:)

 

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DHagar
DHagar
10/31/2016 5:40:15 PM
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Re: Poll: How Big Will SD-WANs Get?
@mpouraryan, if it is for customer service, it needs to be "subjective" - provide value to the customer.  Customers aren't going to support things just because they meet a technical standards - it has to deliver new value in ways that benefit the customer's needs and interests - the value of customers.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
10/31/2016 6:24:20 PM
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Re: Poll: How Big Will SD-WANs Get?
Totally agree! Customers don't care about the technical side as much. They want something new and exciting for them too.

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DHagar
DHagar
10/31/2016 6:48:05 PM
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Re: Poll: How Big Will SD-WANs Get?
@dir5288 - thanks!  That's the key technology needs to focus on to open up new opportunities and get customers on board.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
10/31/2016 7:19:47 PM
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Re: Poll: How Big Will SD-WANs Get?
Exactly! And I guess that's what it's all about. Getting the attention of new customers and bringing them on.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
10/29/2016 7:52:04 PM
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Re: Poll: How Big Will SD-WANs Get?
What I would note is how competition is a good thing--and in the end how consumers will win in the process.  

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clrmoney
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10/19/2016 11:34:10 AM
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Sprint SD WAN
The part about as a service with SD WAN is very valuable for customers because Sprint offers a lot for the company and customers overall.

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Itsmeshawn22
Itsmeshawn22
10/21/2016 10:32:39 AM
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sd-wan
I think with the next gen SD-WAN is a good plan in the future. It will be work good with their services. People wil have good satifacation rates will be high wit the newest update. The new SD-WAN will be improved alot compared to the older versons and will bring more money, new customers, and newest technolgy to the company. So with the next gen will be great and will be god in the near future.

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