SDN/NFV: more a business shift than a technology change-out

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Moving to a software environment is the biggy, Andrew Coward, VP Service Provider Strategy at Brocade tells Martyn Warwick. People used to buy compute and storage and then confugure them. Now they buy a package of compute, storage and network within a virtualised environment as a service. This shifts expenditure from up-front capex to PAYG opex and that’s a huge change for everyone in the chain.

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