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

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Just as you can have both reserved and on-demand server instances, the new service providers are looking to add network-as-a-service (NaaS) capabilities to standard network offerings. With software-driven networking, service providers will have the ability to intelligently increment network performance as needed, adjusted by the applications’ requirements. Pre-defined policies will enable access based on several factors, resulting in a performance-on-demand operation for greater network agility and efficiency.

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.

 

Related Topics : IBM Looks to Redefine Industry Standard Servers, APC, Brocade, Citrix Systems, Data Center

 
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