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The Critical Role of the Network in Supporting Cloud-Based Solutions
Enterprises of all sizes are increasingly embracing the cloud-based service model because it provides them with self-service, on-demand access to a much richer range of services and applications at a lower cost than was traditionally available. This movement provides communications service providers (CSPs) with a tremendous opportunity to offer Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions because, unlike the Internet, the next generation networks (NGNs) that CSPs have deployed are capable of providing contracted levels (SLAs) of availability, delay, jitter and packet loss.
This paper focuses on how a CSP can leverage the investment it has made in deploying a NGN to capitalize on the growing market for SaaS solutions.