Gartner Research

CSPs Require Multifaceted Strategic Planning to Realize Full Revenue Potential of SDN/NFV

Published: 24 July 2017

ID: G00327383

Analyst(s): Martina Kurth

Summary

Software-defined network/network function virtualization enables new virtualized operating models, use cases, partner ecosystems and platform business models. CSP technology strategic planners must expedite best practices to unlock the full revenue potential of SDN/NFV.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Understand the True Revenue Potential of SDN/NFV
    • Service Enhancements
    • New Markets
    • New Services
  • Understand the Go-to Market Impact of SDN/NFV — A Commercial and Operational Perspective
    • Best-Practice Advice for CSPs
  • Invest in a New Software-Driven Digital Execution and Orchestration Architecture
    • Orchestration Is a Key Principle for Operationalizing Network and IT
    • Best-Practice Advice for CSPs
  • Focus on a Few Critical Operational Best Practices and Agile Tools to Accelerate Adoption of SDN/NFV
    • Best-Practice Advice for CSPs
  • Start Implementing Organizational Change and Leadership Management at an Early Stage
    • Best-Practice Advice for CSPs

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2020 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.