Leading Analyst Dr. Jim Metzler and Apcela CEO Mark Casey Discuss Three Steps to a Cloud-Ready SD-WAN

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Webinar illustrates how to evolve your network architecture to improve application performance with a cloud-ready WAN

Gain insight on the three key steps to transform network architecture and improve cloud application performance.

Apcela (http://www.apcela.com), the high-performance application delivery company, and Dr. Jim Metzler, Principal Analyst, Ashton Metzler & Associates’ will host an informational webinar titled, “Three Steps to a Cloud-ready WAN in 2018” on Wednesday, April 25 at 11:00 a.m. EDT / 4:00 p.m. London / 5:00 p.m. CET.

As enterprises continue migrating applications to the cloud at an accelerating pace, enterprise IT application and networking managers are challenged to deliver the security and performance required across increasingly complex hybrid IT environments. While some analysts predict that as many as 85 percent of applications will eventually migrate to the cloud, most enterprise network architectures were designed to support the delivery of applications to users, not from the cloud, but direct from the enterprise datacenters. This old-school architecture was established at a time when applications and data resided behind enterprise firewalls and performance requirements were static. Times have changed – this legacy model and the complexity of today’s hybrid IT environments requires a new approach to networking.

In his 2018 Guide to WAN Architecture and Design, leading WAN analyst Dr. Jim Metzler surveyed the current enterprise IT landscape to answer the following question, “How are enterprises planning to evolve their network architectures to deal with the cloud, and what are the critical obstacles getting in the way?”

In our upcoming webinar, Dr. Metzler, along with Mark Casey, Founder & CEO of Apcela, will review the findings and share the top imperatives for hitting the challenges head on. Attendees will:

  • Gain insight on the three key steps to transform network architecture and improve cloud application performance;
  • Discuss how and where SD-WAN fits into a cloud-ready, WAN architecture; and
  • Learn how a programmable network infrastructure improves your operational performance, while reducing operating costs.


  • Enterprise Architects, Network Architects, Network Engineers, and their counterparts within IT organizations
  • CTOs, CIOs, VPs, Directors and others responsible for enterprise network infrastructure

To register for this webinar, click here: http://www2.apcela.com/l/12202/2018-02-28/4nt91w.

About Apcela
Apcela enables enterprises to easily manage application performance in hybrid IT environments. Its global, award-winning platform – originally built for the world’s most sophisticated high-frequency trading firms – securely accelerates applications and data between legacy enterprise datacenters and the cloud. Managing distributed application performance and security is simplified with the company’s software-defined networking and fully integrated, distributed security service. Apcela serves more than 100 clients including many of the Forbes Global 2000 in financial services, biopharmaceuticals, engineering, healthcare, and manufacturing across 185 markets in 41 countries worldwide.

Connect with us on Twitter https://twitter.com/apcela #GoFaster or LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/apcela/.

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