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SDN creates “software defined operator” – an entirely new business model for telco service providers

Robin Mersh of the Broadband Forum reports back from the group’s recent meeting in Malta where the talk was of how SDN and NFV and their promise – but just what is that promise? A speaker from Deutsche Telekom says it helping to create an entirely new business model for organisations like his. But while… Read More

What’s wrong with software-defined data centre (SDDC) definitions?

The main problem is that the SDDC reinforces the divide between IT and Facilities and is symptomatic of an industry issue says Soeren Juul Schroeder. Unless the industry rethinks its organisational structures – and bridges that divide – we may fail to realise the potential of the software-defined data centre. According to Wikipedia, the “software-defined… Read More

Cloud foundry: Keeping traffic isolated

At the heart of software as a service is a multi-tenanted environment but can we be sure those virtual LANs are isolated. One way, according to Chris Swan, the CTO of CohesiveFT, is to use software defined networking because it can replace the priesthood of network operations with a robot and an audit trail. I… Read More

IT as a service can ‘transform how businesses deliver real value’

Evolving from “keeping the lights on” to delivering IT as a service (ITaaS) can provide significant business rewards such as greater agility, flexibility and user productivity. That’s according to Derrick Loi, head of cloud business APAC for Citrix who will tell delegates at the forthcoming Cloud Expo Asia that understanding the strategy, planning process and… Read More

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