It’s pretty in fashion these days to talk about datacenter innovation. After all, it’s where the cloud folks are. It’s where a lot of the security focus is. DevOps? Yeah, that’s mostly a datacenter thing in most peoples’ eyes. Microsegmentation? Datacenter. White box? You guessed it—datacenter.
But I think that access is shaping up to be a potentially more interesting part of the network over the next 5 years. Why?