CIOs and the New Service Provider: What You Need to Know

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Whatever your needs, look for a service provider that integrates network and data center services, and can provide a superior SLA on key metrics of performance and availability. The new service provider understands the importance of offering network options to fit both standard applications and more demanding business-critical applications.

The explosion of new services combining cloud and network services is being delivered by a mix of "new service providers" emerging from the ranks of established telecommunications firms like AT&T, data center infrastructure providers like Equinix and unexpected firms like Google and the NYSE. Recent moves by business giants HP, Oracle and IBM demonstrate that they are also trying to transform themselves into cloud providers using the full suite of technology they’ve amassed over the decades. If your organization is in the market for cloud services, you’ve got a number of options. Ciena, the network specialist, has identified seven points that CIOs need to consider.


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