Automation & Programmability
Automation & Programmability
Why fine whiskey and communication services can no longer go well together.
03.18.17

A review of a vintage single malt whiskey normally goes like this:

 

images.jpg“…Gold color. Musty aromas of caramel and vanilla, with a hint of fruits and nuts, spice cake, with a body and a warming, elegant, sweet and peppery spices, and smooth finish. A powerful cask-strength whiskey with a tons of fruit and spice….”

 

The word whiskey traces back to an old Gaelic phrase, uisce betha, or “water of life”. The phrase was a translation of the Latin term aqua vitae, which was commonly used to describe distilled spirits during the Middle Ages.

 

The distinct taste and flavor of whiskey are based on the grain and aging process. Various malted grains are used for different varieties of whiskey, including barley, corn, rye, and wheat. Whiskey is traditionally aged in wooden casks, made of American or French oak. While aging in wooden casks, whiskey undergoes up to six chemical processes that ultimately contribute to its final distinct flavor.

 

Service providers have traditionally approached communication services like a fine whiskey. That is, they would let them undergo several internal development processes and mature for several years before finally introducing to customers. With today’s rapidly evolving marketplace and constant competitive pressure from over-the-top players, the “wait-for-maturity” approach is becoming increasingly challenging to respond to market demand.

 

Rapid innovation has rendered conventional network connectivity as a commodity where traditional revenue per bit is rapidly declining under the “all-you-can-eat” Internet pricing model. It is widely reported that 2017 will be the year when revenue per bit is expected to fall below their cost per bit for most of major service providers.  This impeding financial ramification are prompting service providers to undergone a rapid transformation, reorganizing internal process while cloudifying network and services.  They are also embracing network automation to achieve speed with agility.

 

Automation streamlines network operations, thereby frees up valuable resources, allowing service providers to rapidly respond to market dynamics in real time and deliver a truly optimal customer experience with speed and agility. More importantly, automation improves operational efficiency, bringing operational consistency across network, eliminating human errors, while reducing cost per bit of providing innovative services.

 

I would like to invite you to explore different use cases that Juniper network automation has to offer. Watch our latest webinar and learn how we helped Oracle+Dyn build an Infrastructure as Code environment that automates data centers across five continents.

 

There are endless possibilities with Juniper’s automation.  Visit the Automation Use Cases @ Juniper Networks for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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