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Thursday 17 December 2015

*NEW RESEARCH* SDN/NFV to boost cloud service profit margins

Software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV) presents UK Infrastructure Services suppliers with the opportunity to radically alter the way they provide cloud hosted services to their public and private sector customers. But perhaps more importantly, it may also help them strip cost out of their provisioning operations to improve tight profit margins being squeezed by demand for ‘lowest cost’ infrastructure services.sdn

SDN and NFV are both forms of network virtualisation: an architectural approach that moves applications, services and processes off physical hardware and into virtualised software instances, or virtual network functions, which can be hosted on lower cost ‘white box’ routers and switches, virtual customer premise equipment and/or standard x86 servers.

But for all its potential, the SDN/NFV ecosystem remains immature and little understood, currently underpinning no more than a handful of live commercial services on a global basis.

In this latest research note we examine some of the early commercial uses of the technology and how it can be applied to improve the margins of cloud delivered services. We also layout some of the challenges suppliers face as they move deeper into this relatively immature market. Subscribers to the InfrastructureViews research stream can read the note here: SDN/NFV to boost cloud service profit margins.

Subscribers might also be interested to read Predictions 2016: Infrastructure Services and the latest UK Infrastructure Services Market Trends & Forecasts.


If you would like to become a subscriber, please contact Deb Seth.

Posted by: HotViews Editor

Tags: cloud   infrastructure   nfv  

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