About Yulia Duryea

Director of Product Management, Enterprise Business Unit, 5 Posts in the past 9 months

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Yulia Duryea is director of product management for Windstream’s Enterprise Business Unit where she is the product lead over the Enterprise WAN and Managed Services portfolio.

Prior to joining Windstream, Duryea 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.

Duryea holds an MBA from Oregon State University, and a Bachelor of Science from Universite Lyon 3, in Lyon France.

Blog Posts by Yulia Duryea

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


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


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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