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ONUG Spring 2017 April 25 & 26 ONUG Fall 2017 October 17 & 18

Open SD-WAN Exchange Update


Conrad Menezes 

  • Conrad Menezes, Bank of America
  • Steve Wood, Cisco 


  • Toshal Dudhwala, Nuage Networks
  • Mahesh Narayanan, Citrix
  • Anusha Vaidyanathan, Silver Peak

Session Description 

The Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) market was defined by ONUG in 2013 and has emerged as the hottest software-defined networking market thanks to its ability to lower cost, shift control of network state and resources to IT business leaders, and deliver multiple WAN transport options and agility to provide secure connectivity for hybrid clouds. During 2016, the SD-WAN group began a new phase to explore additional use cases that resulted in the need for an Open SD-WAN Exchange (OSE). In this session, members of the initiative provide an OSE update and chart its course of development.