I gave a keynote presentation at MEF and answered two questions that I’m commonly asked:
- What’s next after SD-WAN?
- What’s the relationship between SD-WAN and NFV?
If you’ve read my previous blogs, you can probably guess my answer to the first question. I believe the software-defined WAN must evolve into the self-driving WAN. By augmenting automation with machine learning and AI, we can build WANs that dynamically translate business intent into action, with central orchestration working in tandem with the WAN edge. For this blog, I will focus on answering the second question.