There is increasing movement toward cloud-based services and associated cloud-native architectures as the ‘edge’ and automation continue to gain importance. Today’s manual, error-prone IP-based networks simply cannot cost-effectively deliver the scale, performance, and flexibility required to address new and emerging use cases and applications. In this episode, Omdia’s Stephanie Gibbons and Ciena’s Joe Marsella discuss the market trends impacting IP networks—from access to metro—and how leaner architectures that leverage intelligent, analytics-driven automation and openness will help network operators.

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