The Network’s Edge Is Being Redefined | Light Reading

As virtualization continues to alter traditional wide area network architectures, the edge of the network is becoming harder to define.

The edge is being redefined as a broader range of facilities, including customer premises equipment (CPE) elements, expanding the number of processing and compute locations in a network by an order of magnitude, in some cases from thousands to tens of thousands or even millions of locations. So said Roz Roseboro, principal analyst, cloud infrastructure and management, at Heavy Reading , here Tuesday ahead of a panel that focused on the opportunities and problems that arise from distributed IT facilities. (See CenturyLink’s McBride: NFV ‘Introduces a New Kind of Cloud’ .)

Source: The Network’s Edge Is Being Redefined | Light Reading

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