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Why is Cloud-Grade Networking Built with a Platform First Mentality?

Why is Cloud-Grade Networking Built with a Platform First Mentality?

In today’s evolving business climate, companies of all types—service providers, cloud providers, and enterprises—are building more than just a network.  In fact, the network itself is merely a means to an end—an enabler for network services and a conduit through which applications pass.  In other words, the network is a platform that drives the business.

 

Clouds Begin with Platforms 

Let’s extrapolate this concept out further.  I look at every element within the network as if it is a platform, too:  hardware is a platform for software; software is a platform for network functions; the network is a platform for the cloud; and the cloud is a platform for applications that are the backbone of the cloud economic model. 

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