Originally posted to TelecomNewsroom,
Ten years ago, ordering cloud services was very different. An enterprise had to find a data center, purchase servers, connect to a network, configure them together, and months later the organization could commence cloud computing. Today, of course, one simply logs onto a computer, enters a credit card through a portal and countless cloud resources become immediately available. There’s no hardware, hence no depreciation, and companies only pay for what they use.
Some industry leaders believe the same principles should apply to networking. However, in many ways, network provisioning has been at a standstill for a decade – but some companies are now changing that.
QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), for example, just announced availability of a new Software-Defined Networking (SDN) based platform powered by PacketFabric to complement QTS’ hybrid IT solutions. PacketFabric is a NantWorks company and provider of next-generation Ethernet-based cloud networking services.
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