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Service Provider Consumption Models: New Ways to Buy Software and Hardware in a Virtualized World and More Questions than Answers

January 17, 2017  | Subscribers Only

Michael Howard Michael Howard Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks

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Over the past 2 years, I’ve been talking to operators and vendors about how they’re going to buy, consume, and sell software and hardware going forward. I usually get only general answers from vendors, and I reported some of these options for vRouter software in a series of client notes in 2014-2015. But to be fair, consumption models are certainly in a state of flux or, better said, are developing along a number of tracks, each to serve a different purpose or satisfy a service provider need. Please log in to read the complete insight.

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