Apcela Triple-T: 3 Tips for Using SD-WAN to Power Your DIY SDCI with GenAI

Spring 2024

Join Apcela for a quick session on SD-WAN Tools, Technologies and Techniques you can start using immediately to power your own (DIY) Software-Defined Cloud Interconnection (SDCI) platform. As an added bonus see how GenAI is set to further enhance SD-WAN.

Using SD-WAN for mulitcloud connectivity is a growing trend among large enterprises as they fight platform sprawl and seek to gain more ROI from existing investments. Gartner in their research note, How to Architect Network Connectivity Across Multiple IaaS Cloud Providers and Regions, by Mohini Dukes and Simon Richard recommend that enterprises, “Combine third-party services, such as interconnects, with technologies like SD-WAN for enhanced connectivity services that enable flexible connection of the WAN into multiple cloud providers and regions.”

Apcela will review the framework and important tips for leveraging platforms like Cisco SD-WAN Cloud OnRamp for Multicloud and HPE Aruba SD-WAN Multi-Cloud Connect, with CSPs like AWS, Azure, Oracle, and GCP to simplify multicloud connectivity and networking for your enterprise.


With over two decades of professional experience in Network Engineering, Product Management, and Solutions Engineering, Kunal Thakkar is a seasoned expert with a track record of success in high-level consulting and professional services roles, as well as in managed services. In these roles, he has played a pivotal part in the architecture, rollout, and oversight of sophisticated network and security infrastructures for industry-leading Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies.

Kunal possesses diverse and in-depth technical proficiency that spans several disciplines, including Computer Networks, Cloud, Security, and Application Delivery Architectures.

Kunal holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science with a concentration in Computer Networks and Security from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from M.S. University in India.

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