New technologies are emerging, moving networking from a traditional hardware infrastructure to an automated and software controlled infrastructure. Thus enabling the design, program, provision and management of the network services on-demand without the need to have physical access to the networking infrastructure.
With the use of Public Cloud environments there is ever more reliance upon public connectivity such as the Internet to gain access to these services. Network virtualisation creates an environment where Public and Private networks can work in perfect harmony.
Imagine being able to buy connectivity for remote access teleworkers in real time as well as providing them with connectivity within minutes, traffic acceleration and specific public Cloud services whenever they are requested
CIOs can achieve a competitive advantage by embracing network virtualisation as a cornerstone to develop a Digital Enterprise strategy, repositioning IT departments within the organization. However, enterprises will need to re-architect their networks from datacenters to branch networking to fully benefit from this proposition.
Enterprises will be able to gradually expand their interaction with networks to provide a seamless integration with their internal business processes in order to deliver a better end-to-end experience. A CIO’s priority is to deliver more agile and efficient IT services to business units and end users. They know that poor application performance and security breaches have a tangible, negative impact in overall business performance. In addition, enterprise CMOs can benefit from faster new service deployment, new business models with additional revenue streams and a more exciting user experience. This will allow businesses to interact with networks and services more dynamically and adapt to changing market landscape more easily.