5 reasons why it’s time to evolutionize your network, now.
We’ve reached a tipping point. Carrying on with legacy network infrastructure is no longer a long-term option.
By Chris Newall – While the benefits of modernizing networks are clear – reduce network footprint, energy and support costs; scale to support new apps, services and use cases; and enhance end-customer experience – there are also significant change management and service continuity challenges to get over. In an attempt to avoid disruption, or in an attempt to extend ROI on their existing assets, many service providers simply limp on with their legacy infrastructure.
This common strategy of delaying modernization projects and building new overlay networks on old infrastructure has more or less worked until now, but time is running out.
So, what’s changed and why is the network modernization conversation more urgent now?
There are lots of reasons why many are now at a critical point with legacy infrastructure, and why network modernization is now a matter of urgency:
- Legacy networks are increasing technology and business risks
- Legacy skills are dying out, leaving your operations vulnerable
- High network costs are eating into already slender margins
- New apps need more capacity than legacy networks can provide
- Unpredictable demand peaks are getting bigger and more frequent
Most services providers have been talking about network modernisation with vendors and partners for years. We all know that replacing legacy networks with modern, efficient, scalable infrastructure can help you reduce your network footprint, reduce energy and support costs, and scale on demand to support bandwidth-intensive apps and use cases. more>
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