CenturyLink Has Its Head in the Clouds
The multi-cloud world we now live in is a result of shadow IT and bimodal IT gone wild.
At serverlessconf recently Amazon GM of Serverless Tim Wagner made it very clear that he sees testing moving into the cloud sooner rather than later.
There are several challenges facing telcos who want to run cloud-native networks, with the most important being operational issues
the unanticipated difficulty of virtualizing coupled with the race to commercialize 5G as soon as possible is driving some service providers to rely on those exact same vendors – for the near term at least.
As they dig into the work, however, the survey shows many are realizing it will take longer to identify and deploy network functions than they anticipated, and most aren't expecting any decrease in capex as a result -- for a few more years at least.
operators will have to start treating their network functions less like pets and more like cattle
The OpenStack community enjoyed a brief spotlight before everyone realized that infrastructure is hard and proclaimed that it was dead (to them).
Its no secret that customers resisted using Cisco ACI for their SDN strategy. Sales are largely generated by access to Cisco sales channels (resellers) and not because the product is what SDN customers want. Its a clear sign that Cisco sales channel is an outstanding machine for selling products regardless of their quality or suitability.
Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
the best way to use OpenStack is as a service, fully managed by experts