Virtualization Is Key to a Stronger, Better, Faster Network
January 9, 2014 - Aleks
Historically, it hasn’t mattered that networks were static or complex, or that there was expensive equipment being used with high operational costs. All this matters now, however, as network operators make the shift from individual servers to cloud architectures, with operations teams being tasked with filling a role more similar to that of a software developer than of a system administrator.
What we are seeing here is evolution in action – and the survival of the fittest. For a long time, it didn’t matter that networks were unfit. As mentioned in our earlier post, there was no evolutionary pressure on operators to make their networks more fit. Now, however, there is pressure in the form of OTT applications, reduced profitability and commoditisation of connectivity.
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