Omdia Webinars

Omdia analysts contribute to industry-leading events globally, including many of the 250 events and conferences held annually across the Informa Tech network, including AFCOM's partner event, Data Center World.  

In addition to covering market research and trends, Omdia’s team of analysts also provide live and on-demand webinars - which are available to AFCOM members with our Omdia partnership.  Uncover the latest market developments and trending topics impacting business decisions globally.

Webinars are available on-demand after the live presentation has concluded. View upcoming or recent webinars available for registration with AFCOM membership below.  To view additional webinars with insights & intelligence on cutting edge technology topics, login to our AFCOM member account or join today.

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WEBINAR - What's next for data center firewalls? - Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Led by: Eric Parizo, Senior Analyst, Cybersecurity Accelerator, Omdia
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Time: 8 am San Francisco / 11 am New York / 4 pm London
Duration: 45 min + Q&A

Your data center looks very different today than it did a year or two ago. Monolithic, centralized, physical resources are increasingly giving way to hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Applications are becoming distributed and modular, trusted users may be located anywhere, and East-West traffic suddenly represents the new network perimeter.

As this new world of virtual cloud networking takes hold in the data center, the need for efficient, effective data center firewalling becomes even greater. However, everything about the data center firewall is also changing, including where it lives, how it protects the software-defined data center, and what kind of new management, integration, and automation benefits are becoming possible.

Join this webinar to learn about the evolution of data center firewall platforms, key architectural and functional changes, the benefits for enterprises, and the most important considerations when designing network security for the software-defined data center.

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WEBINAR - The emerging edges: What, where, when? - Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Omdia Webinars | Cliff Grossner, Senior Director, Cloud & Data Centre
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Time: 8 am San Francisco / 11 am New York / 4 pm London
Duration: 45 min + Q&A

Within three years, the number of servers shipped to edge locations will double to accommodate a host of new edge use cases, from autonomous vehicles, gaming, and factory autonomation, to smart cities and more. Join this webinar for a discussion on how and when the edge computing rollout will happen and how to position your organization to maximize opportunities in the new compute ecosystem. 

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On Demand WEBINAR - 400G and beyond: Driving next generation data centers

Led by: Lisa Huff, Senior Principal Analyst

400G is accelerating the data center evolution. The landscape has started shifting away from 100G as operators realize the need for 400G and upgrade their data centers at speed. Join this webinar to explore the 400G market, data center requirements, adoption, and technology options available. Evaluate the challenges and opportunities and create a roadmap for the post 400G era.

Everyone who registers for this webinar will receive a special report by Senior Principal Analyst Lisa Huff. A download link will be sent to you and the report will also be available to download from the live webinar console.

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On Demand WEBINAR - Addressing fiber network challenges to deliver 5G

Led by: Ian Redpath, Practice Leader

The acceleration and expansion of 5G launches worldwide are driving massive fronthaul requirements. This webinar discusses the industry pain points and lessons learned in fiber deployment and connectivity. Join us to address the challenges, network requirements, and assess the x-haul architecture trade-offs in delivering 5G. Find out how to scale up and optimize cost-efficiency across various scenarios.

Everyone who registers for this webinar will receive a special report by Practice Leader Ian Redpath. A download link will be sent to you and the report will also be available to download from the live webinar console.

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On Demand WEBINAR - Unleashing SD-WAN as-a-Service

Led by: Clifford Grossner, Senior Director, Omdia
Available on demand

In recent years, software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) has taken off, providing a step up in enterprise networking. What’s next and how does the future enterprise WAN network look? Discover the new opportunities for SD-WAN combined with security. Join this webinar to evaluate the SD-WAN technology and service offerings in the market and discuss the benefits and challenges of different business models.

This webinar includes a Companion Report.

Presented by Omdia, Amdocs, Aryaka and Hughes

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On Demand WEBINAR - How telcos can monetize their edge-to-cloud services

Led by: Roy Illsley, Chief Analyst, Omdia
Available on demand

Discover new opportunities across the fast-growing multi-cloud world and emerging technologies from AI to edge computing. This webinar explores how the telco industry is evolving and delivering value through innovative strategies, targeted technology investment, and a customer-centric approach.

Whitepaper Making the Cloud a Commercial Success for Telcos by Chief Analyst, Enterprise IT, Roy Illsley is available when registrants view the webinar content.

Presented by Omdia and CloudOps

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Interested in sponsoring an upcoming Omdia webinar?  Learn more about sponsorship opportunities that are available for Omdia webinars.  A calendar of topics available for sponsorship is posted on the Omdia site.