How are communications service provider (CSP) cloud architectures and strategies evolving? One of the most notable changes: a shift toward application-aware, programmable, on-demand networks that support real-time traffic routing and hybrid connectivity. This model involves virtualizing as many network functions as possible—including firewalls, application acceleration, and remote access—so customers can order these on-demand using self-service portals.
Given that enterprise networks will be virtualized at the edge, this means control will depend on deep visibility into end-to-end application usage and behavior. That extends from the data center all the way to the customer premises.
Join Heavy Reading, Accedian, and Windstream Enterprise to learn:
- What do you need to consider when designing programmable networks to support and secure applications?
- What are the pros and cons of virtualized network functions delivered to the customer premises?
- How can you take advantage of programmable networks with end-to-end visibility, improved quality of experience (QoE), and real-time reporting?