Overview:
The demands on your Wide Area Networks continue to grow in both volume and complexity. It’s up to you to ensure the efficiency and performance of your applications. But, how? Additional bandwidth may not be enough. Utilization data may be misleading, especially if it assumes usage is static. How do you choose a WAN technology that meets your application needs today, as well as those coming tomorrow? How do you compare WAN technologies like MPLS, Private Line and Ethernet?

Attendees will learn:
What are the WAN traffic characteristics of some common applications? How do these applications impact the requirements for the WAN? What are the major differences between WAN technologies and how do they impact application performance?

Presenter:
Paul Savill, SVP, Transport and Infrastructure Services, Level 3 Communications

Paul Savill is the Sr Vice President of Transport and Infrastructure Services for Level 3 Communications. In this role sets the strategy and leads the product management of Level 3's optical networking, private line, Ethernet private line, colocation, dark fiber, and professional services. A team of engineers designing complex customer network solutions also reports to Paul in support of these transport and infrastructure products.

Paul has twenty years of experience in the telecommunications industry, over which he spent the first half in a variety of technical roles in network planning, engineering, operations, and service delivery. He came to Level 3 in 2006 with the WilTel acquisition where he was managing WilTel's data, transport and customer portal services. Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master's degree in Business Administration.