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BEYOND MPLS: DELIVERING CLOUD-READY NETWORKS
Most analysts agree that cloud computing will forever change how enterprises sell, purchase and use business applications and IT infrastructure. Cloud computing - whether implemented as private cloud, public cloud, or both - increases the complexity of enterprise WANs and changes the business landscape for major carriers and other network service providers.
MPLS is a 15-year old technology… and under threat of revenue erosion from enterprise IT transformations and a commoditization of MPLS services, providers must adapt business models beyond MPLS to the evolving IT strategies of enterprise customers. Cloud computing in fact creates tremendous business opportunities for providers through value-added VPN services. Network service providers delivering cloud-ready networks will take pole position in the cloud computing market.