Most organizations delivering managed services today, regardless of the service type, are still heavily using manual or at best semi-automated processes.
This makes these services difficult to re-tool. It is often the case that providing new services to a customer requires you to buy new gear, wait for it, configure it, and then send it to a technician in the field who will install a new physical box in order to provide that service.
In fact, I spoke with one organization recently, that estimated it would take them at least 6 months to deploy a new security service to customers using physical hardware.
It’s no secret that there is a major transformation underway as the industry moves to the cloud with automation at the forefront, as this is the only way the networking industry can scale for the long term. However, cloud and cloud services will only be successful if the network that connects to consumers is capable of delivering the experience end users require. For example, if it wasn’t for the wide area network now running on high-performance routers, we would still be watching videos at home by putting little silver disks in DVD players! As an industry, we’ve thankfully moved beyond this with streaming data services from cloud data centers over high-performance networks that must continue to scale.
No district in the land has succeeded with a full-on transformation to digital curriculum without first grappling with its "underbelly"—the network infrastructure that sustains 1-to-1 and bring-your-own device usage in the classroom. Like an athlete adding core workouts to the biking/running/swimming regimen, schools require a solid buildout of their computing networks to ensure reliable network and Internet access.
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