Software-defined WAN and network functions virtualization offer clear and simple cost-containment benefits.
Nothing beats direct economic benefit when adopting new technologies. That’s why I continue to focus on software-defined WAN and NFV adoption in 2016.
It’s easy to tout some new technologies because they’re cool (nice technical implementation!) or make vague management agility claims. But ultimately, if they do not deliver outcomes, these products are pretty much useless and may remain as shelf-ware as some crazy-pants technology purchased for the wrong reason. I’m not saying that they’re not useful. It’s just that they are not supremely simple for consumers to understand and benefit from.
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