The COVID-19 pandemic continues to raise the expectations for ITs capabilities. Through Tech Summit 2021, Philippines leading ICT distributor VSTECS will feature some of the most significant technologies that will impact the business landscape.
With the theme “ The Future Series,” this year’s edition shifted online to be able to deliver much-needed insights about various topics to the most number of people and organizations possible. Happening from June 7-15, the summit will be headlined by dozens of speakers and subject matter experts across the industry, all sharing their knowledge and technical expertise.
In his opening remarks, VSTECS President & CEO Jimmy Go said that the summit will be a relevant platform for its partners to be abreast with technology trends, industry practices and best of breed ICT solutions.
Earlier, the Day 1 of the biggest annual channel event commenced with a wealth of discussions centered on the networking landscape.
The Hyper-Connected World and The Future of Enterprise Networks
The Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the networking landscape. As organizations continue to look for ways to support the increasing number of remote workers, reliance on robust network infrastructure has never been critical. Day 1 discussions centered on 5G, AI, SD-WAN, data center and multi-cloud networking, enterprise networks, among others. Huawei, VMware and Fortinet speakers discussed topics on Intelligent IP Network and Secured Networking during the morning sessions.
The afternoon sessions kicked off with Cisco’s ASEAN Small Business Architect Leader Aseem Javed discussion on the Future of Networks in a Cloud World by introducing Cisco SASE and Cisco 5G. Secure access service edge combines networking and security functions in the cloud to deliver seamless, secure access to applications, anywhere users work. Cisco provides all the building blocks of a SASE architecture today, brought together in a single offer. Cisco 5G, on the other hand, enables enterprises to mobilize their workforces, extend automation, and support new applications through higher data rates and increased network capacity. Only Cisco brings together the next generation of cellular and Wi-Fi technologies with the best of breed hardware and software to empower enterprises globally.
For the topic “Experience is the New Uptime: Transform User and IT Experiences with AI-Driven Enterprise and 128 Technology, Session Smart Routing,” Juniper Networks Senior Systems Engineer Ian Tesalona discussed how to bridge the gap between network performance and user experience with automation, insight and proactive actions for client-to-cloud. He introduced The MIST Cloud Platform SDWAN 3.0, and Juniper 128 Technology. Tesalona concluded that network is key to delivering connected customer experiences across the entire omnichannel journey.
On the subject “Software Defined Networks – Pluribus Netvisor,” Dell Technologies APAC Sales Director Nitin Acharekar talked about the simplified SDN journey with Dell and Pluribus Networks — offering an open, virtualized and programmable network fabric that ensures the optimum performance and availability. Powered by the deployment-proven Dell Network switch, the Pluribus Netvisor OS and Adaptive Cloud Fabric delivers an unmatched capability set that is designed to empower any size organization to eliminate complexities, do more with their next-generation data center architectures, and speed the time to value. The company also offered the UNUM management platform to work with the ACF.
As the enterprise grows, the cloud network requires more time and resources to manage. Speaking on Aruba’s solution for the Distributed Enterprise is Aruba Regional Category Manager Kwong Hui Tan. To combat this complexity and make a cloud-managed network straightforward, Tan highlighted the development a cloud-managed networking solution called Aruba Central. It features artificial intelligence (AI) powered insights, automation for workflows, and comprehensive security. With this solution, IT teams are able to manage and optimize the entire network environment from a single dashboard, regardless of the location.
Meanwhile, Aruba’s APJ Category Manager Lead Siok Benn Ye discussed WiFi6 and preparing for WiFi6E. For mobile users, IoT devices, and latency-sensitive applications, according to her, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 (Wi-Fi 6) brings higher capacity, efficiency, and performance to enterprises, distributed branches, and small businesses. The standard also includes Wi-Fi 6E, to support client connectivity on the 6GHz band. Ye also tackled the features of Aruba Air Slice and introduced Aruba AP-365.
More curated contents and subject matter experts on the following days.