These are a few bullet points used by vendors, marketers, and some technology analysts to describe the main goal of IT today. The ability to deploy services quickly sounds great, but I’m not sure this is truly top of mind for most network operators.
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First, let’s define what it means for a network to be agile.
An agile network is one that can respond to customer needs very quickly – that means easily deploying new network capabilities, new services, or new policies. The key is speed to facilitate the best end-user experience possible.
But why do we need our networks to be so agile? The reason is that some organizations release new services so frequently or are so customer-facing with their technology that an agile network is a business requirement. When a company sells an application or if the technology is the product, agility is table-stakes.
For example, a software company releasing new iterations of their product very regularly likely needs an infrastructure that can accommodate any changes developers can throw at it.