About Yulia Duryea

Director of Product Management, Enterprise Business Unit, 6 Posts in the past 1 year

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Yulia Duryea is Director of Product Management at Windstream where she is the product lead over the Enterprise SD-WAN portfolio. Prior to joining Windstream, Yulia held a variety of product roles at Level 3 Communications, where she managed the product lifecycle of a number of services, including managed security services, managed router, managed UCC, Ethernet and IP-VPN. Yulia holds an MBA from Oregon State University, and a BS from Université Lyon 3, in Lyon France.


Blog Posts by Yulia Duryea

When it comes to optimizing mid-market enterprise networks, one size does not fit all

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Wouldn’t it be nice if everything was Plug and Play? We all crave that kind of simplicity in our lives, but sometimes simplicity leads to oversimplification that becomes counterproductive. In the network space, we see this a lot with mid-market companies who would welcome the types of solutions geared for smaller organization but which just can’t seem to scale to their needs. At the same time, they often lack the resources of many larger enterprises who can more easily apply the time and money required to bring complex projects to fruition.

SD-WAN vs. SDN: The Differences are in the Details

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Over the past 12 months the buzz around SD-WAN has exploded. It's becoming to networking what the Cloud has become to infrastructure and applications. Yet, while the concept of a Software Defined WAN is generally understood, it's often confused with its technology parent, Software Defined Networking (SDN). So I thought it was about time someone explained the difference. 

A Win-WAN For Enterprise: UCaaS Over SD-WAN

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Downtime, latency, constantly growing demand for bandwidth and a proliferation of cloud-based apps have paved the way for software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) – a more efficient, agile enterprise network alternative that offers a better foundation for voice, data and productivity enhancing, XaaS applications, such as Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS).

One Size Fits None: Why SD-WAN Implementations Demand a Custom Approach

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When it comes to mid-market businesses…they are often underserved by telecommunications providers. They’ll see offerings somewhere in between those optimized for large companies, and bundled services for smaller businesses. Mid sized companies can get stuck, with much more complex IT needs than SMB, and far fewer resources than the enterprise giants.

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