SDN, NFV to Gain Ground
015 will see fundamental changes in the way enterprises visualize and implement networking technologies. The main trends:
Openness helps SDN and NFV take big leaps forward:
We expect SDN and NFV to gain a foothold 2015 onwards as there is more and more realization from the industry about the benefits of open and open source technologies. Data centers are turning into software-defined, seeing a high rate of virtualization and applications at the device level; as a result, the network of the future will be multiservice, multitenant, hardware-accelerated, and software-controlled. The industry realizes that customers choosing the solutions that suit their specific needs can only achieve it if they are successfully able to align the enterprise’s infrastructure strategy with that of the business, and as a result see the importance of the growing momentum of open and interoperable standards.
The virtual workspace will become a necessity:
IDC has predicted that by 2015, 838.7 million people in APAC will work remotely using mobile technology, the largest increase compared to other regions. Virtualized workspaces offer employees to have the same working experience regardless of their location or device, giving users greater freedom and, in turn, increasing productivity for the business. However, this added flexibility for users will inevitably put greater strain on core infrastructures and organizations will need to proactively develop the right networks in their infrastructure to free their employees.
Increasing pressure on CIOs to in-
The “I” in CIO is increasingly gravitating more towards innovation than just information, with the role quickly evolving from managing ICT infrastructure to creating competitive business advantage and driving service agility for the organization by leveraging IT. CIOs will need to continue to be agile to keep pace with technology development, and innovative enough to leverage new technologies, prioritizing the need to drive business transformation. And for this to truly happen, they must adopt the newer technologies in networking and make their enterprise future-ready.