The future of the service provider has two speeds: quick or non-existent. With connectivity services rapidly commoditizing and competition heating up, service providers have to develop new services, and deliver them to market faster than their peers.
Service providers are experiencing massive growth in traffic due to increasing consumption of rich media content such as 3D videos, virtual & augmented reality content, gaming and other types of new and immersive content and services, as well as huge traffic from billions of IOT (Internet of Things) and connected devices. At the same time, they need to accelerate delivery of mobility and business services that support all the aforementioned kinds of devices and traffic. As a result, service providers are not only cloudifying their entire infrastructure, including central offices (COs) and points-of-presence (POPs), but they are also trying to move the cloud as close to the end-user as possible, in order to give the users the best possible quality of experience, thereby contributing to the edge computing trend. Service providers, therefore need to create scalable, performant, distributed, and always-on Telco cloud.
OpenStack Summit is coming to Boston in May 2017 and we at Juniper Networks are excited and proud to be a co-sponsor for the event. If you are planning to attend the event we will be located in the expo hall at booth # A1. We are also participating in the Open Source Days at the Summit where we will be featuring use cases, product features, and progress related to OpenContrail.