Development and operations teams are sprouting up in enterprises and businesses around the world, and while formal “DevOps” programs are still in the early phases, as our hyper-connected and hyper digital world calls for more and more software applications, many analysts suggest DevOps will be even more powerful than legacy IT in the future.
(This is the third in a series of three articles regarding how the technology industry is being disrupted and who will be the winners and losers and how the winners are winning).
As the Exchange of Everything continues to accelerate, it’s time for real-time communications leaders to look way beyond their traditional networks and network services to recognize the massive opportunities opening up, given the Digitization of Everything.
Will network design in the future be as easy as spinning up Virtual Machines, and will launching new services take days or even hours, not months or even years?
This is the promise of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) and the value proposition of Software Defined Networking (SDN).
According to industry analysts, it takes CSPs an average of 9 - 18 months to launch a new service on existing appliance-based networks.
Hundreds of companies offer WebRTC solutions for enterprise communications, collaboration, and embedded voice, video and messaging features on web pages and in mobile apps. As WebRTC continues to mature, what large enterprises need from their Communications Services Providers (CSPs) – companies like Verizon, AT&T, CenturyLink, BT, Orange, Telefonica, Vodafone and other global and national network operators – are solutions that pull through their “carrier class” redundancy, scalability and security.
Communications Service Providers (CSPs) have been playing defense for nearly a decade now, as challengers in the over-the-top messaging space have grown dramatically, attracting billions of users and driving massive enterprise valuations.