Virtualization is now widely accepted by the global telecom world. Telco data centers and edge locations have successfully adopted and integrated virtualization technologies into their infrastructure. However, making the business case for virtualization in distributed enterprise branch locations has long posed a challenge. Until now.

In this webinar, Sylvain Quartier, VP Marketing & Access Product Strategy at Ekinops; and Roy Chua, Founder & Principal at AvidThink, will discuss how ROI uncertainty for branch virtualization can be eliminated, using real-life examples of how Telcos have successfully implemented commercially viable virtualized platforms at the enterprise edge. The session will also explore the importance of openness, as well as how new virtualization strategies are enabling enterprises to lay the foundations to start rolling out quality, extended edge computing experiences in the future.

Featured Speakers

Sylvain Quartier

VP Marketing and Access Product Strategy

Sylvain Quartier oversees the marketing and product strategy for Ekinops’ network access solutions, with a specific focus on developing the company’s virtualization and SD-WAN strategy. A specialist in this area, Sylvain joined Ekinops from InfoVista where, as senior vice president of product strategy for the enterprise market, Sylvain notably led the InfoVista SD-WAN strategy (Ipanema SD-WAN).

Roy Chua

Founder and Principal

Roy Chua is founder and principal at AvidThink, an independent research and advisory service formed in 2018 out of SDxCentral's research arm. Roy was previously co-founder at SDxCentral where he ran both the research and product teams. Prior to that, he was a management consultant working with both Fortune 500 companies and startups. He has 20+ years of experience in telco and enterprise cloud computing, networking and security, including founding several Silicon Valley startups. 

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