The boom in cloud applications and services has put more pressure on networks to perform without failure. This means the operators of major networks, including communications service providers (CSPs), cloud operators, and web-scale enterprise operators, must find new solutions to automate their networks to respond to scaling demand.These new challenges include scaling networks to meet an ever-increasing demand for cloud-based applications, as well as automating networks to enable improved service velocity, fault remediation, and network security.
Futuriom spent the past three months studying networking trends at large service providers and cloud service providers. We interviewed end users and surveyed 130 managers in the service provider and cloud infrastructure space. Based on our analysis, we have concluded there are several strong themes driving the development of networking automation technologies. This comprehensive report shares the results of that analysis.