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Best Practices in Implementing Open-Source Software in CSP Network Infrastructure

Published: 29 September 2017

ID: G00335878

Analyst(s): Ramesh Marimuthu , Peter Liu , Andrew Lerner


The increased focus and adoption of open-source software is bolstering network-based communications service providers' plans. Technology business unit leaders in CSPs must apply these best practices in implementing open-source software to increase agility, reduce vendor-lock and drive innovation.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Invest Significantly in Developing the Open-Source Ecosystem
  • Accelerate Implementation, but Follow a Phased Approach to Minimize Disruption
  • Identify the Right Use Cases, Start With the Most Significant
  • Develop a Comprehensive Roadmap With Accelerated Timelines
  • Implement Agile and DevOps Methodologies
  • Transform Vendor-Lock to New Vendor Partnerships and Accelerate Innovation

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