Market Trends: Worldwide, Dynamic Networking Could Become the Third Element in Programmable Public Cloud IaaS, 2012


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Recent developments enable programmatic allocation of network services to become an integral part of infrastructure-as-a-service deployments (in much the same way as compute and storage resources already are). However, achieving global adoption may be easier said than done.

Table of Contents

  • Trends in the Market
    • History of On-Demand Computing
  • Market: Is Now the Right Time for Programmable Network Services?
    • The Allocation of Cost
    • The Role of Scarcity
    • Over the Top Ceases Being a Free Ride
  • Buyers: Will Buyers Be Willing and Able to Seize This Opportunity?
  • Technology: Network Virtualization and SDNs Enable Programmable Access to Network Services
  • Market Structure: CSP Roles Evolve Further
  • Contrarian View: Complexity Will Prevent Widescale Adoption
  • Technology Vendors to Watch
  • Conclusions
  • Recommended Reading
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