OPTICAL NETWORKS AND THE PEOPLE WHO MANAGE THEM ARE FEELING THE PRESSURE OF THE WEB-SCALE IT TREND.
Ideas born inside the data center—including openness and virtualization—result in a ripple effect on the WAN. The age-old demand for more bandwidth at lower cost continues, but is now joined by a push for on-demand cycle times and software-defined adaptability to application needs.
You’re seeing this pressure whether your network connects a campus, metro region, country, or even extends across the ocean. Whatever your network, this new web-scale world demands new capabilities.