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13 May 2016  |  North America
If WANs Can Be Software-Defined, Why Not Security?
SD-WANs can do double-duty in being a change agent for security. This can be accomplished by tackling two persistent cost-impacting security issues—ineffectiveness and inefficiency attributed to the expanding sprawl of security technologies and rising personnel costs—through convergence, automation, and simplification. How this is possible, spe...
20 May 2016  |  North America
Infrastructure-Neutral Platforms Offer Hybrid Benefits
In this SPIE, we examine two such management software providers—Accelerite and Embotics—showcasing their platforms and capabilities. Both Accelerite and Embotics seek to help enterprises manage infrastructures across multiple deployment models and providers. In addition to delving into each provider’s solutions, we discuss the potential for s...
12 May 2016  |  North America
Quantifying and Shaping Customer Experiences will be Key to Revenue Growth
This Stratecast report analyzes today’s brave new world of broadband services, and highlights five areas where CSPs need to be focusing mindshare and resources in order to differentiate themselves from their rapidly-expanding pool of large, well-funded competitors.
27 May 2016  |  North America
This report explains why DevOps is gaining popularity among engineers, operations managers and business leaders within the CSPs. The report also explores how DevOps is essential to the full realization of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Finally, the report shows how one supplier, Ciena, is employing its...
10 Jun 2016  |  North America
This report uses the demand characteristics of millennials as a model for identifying how CSPs should expand their business management solutions to better meet the personal engagement needs of their customers. With the evolution to DSPs in various stages of planning and implementation, this report also explains how one solution supplier partnership...
05 May 2016  |  North America
Partner Ecosystems and Platform Strategies: Satisfying the B2B2X Realities of Digital Enterprise Management
Do CSPs have a chance in the global platform enterprise marketplace, with its expanding base of new business needs? This report provides a viewpoint concerning the changing customer and partner requirements that all CSPs now face, with an emphasis on the virtual services landscape. The report defines how CSPs can engage successfully, with different...
29 Apr 2016  |  North America
This SPIE report outlines a few evolutionary routes a CSP might take, and identifies several issues CSPs must keep in mind as they evolve to DSP status. The report also explains why ODAM plays such an integral part within this critical transformation process.
06 May 2016  |  North America
This paper examines the state of AI business rationalization, and looks at one company, IBM, that is attempting to provide support to business leaders presented with the decision to adopt AI solutions.
03 May 2016  |  North America
Cloud-Based Solutions to Thrive on Demands for Effective Business Continuity, DRaaS Adoption to Surge in Mid- to Small Enterprise Segment
Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) has been a boon for cloud and managed service providers, with many bringing offers to market over the last three years. Cloud-based disaster recovery is a service that backs up not only data, but an organization’s environment to a hosted data center that can be activated as needed in the event of a server or...
06 Oct 2016  |  North America
This SPIE report discusses the software-defined data center, including its evolution from virtualization technology. It also assesses the benefits and challenges of current SDDC platforms, and how Stratoscale answers those challenges with its Symphony platform. Finally, the report reviews the Symphony platform, including its architecture, features ...