For VMware, It's All About the Edge

Light Reading | September 02, 2019

VMware sees 5G as an opportunity for US businesses to seize the telecom industry, as operators migrate to the cloud to achieve the agility and scalability needed for the new networking technology."Telcos will play a bigger role in the cloud universe than ever before," VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger said at a keynote kicking off the annual VMworld customer and partner conference last week in San Francisco. 5G will be the biggest telco infrastructure investment in history, as telcos shift from hardware-based networks to software-defined networking, Gelsinger said. "We believe it's a great opportunity for US industry to step in and play a critical role in IT," said the VMware boss. 5G is "a massive capex investment that comes every generation," said Rajiv Ramaswami, VMware chief operating officer, products and cloud services, during a Q&A with tech journalists and analysts last week.

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Service providers are under pressure to launch more dynamic, on-demand services to keep pace with the competition from both traditional providers and Web-scale content players. At the same time, end-customers have increasingly high expectations for their Quality of Experience (QoE) —they demand the services they want, when they want them, with flawless performance. As a result, service providers are now under pressure to provide a range of service offerings with fast time to market and exceptional quality and performance, all at the lowest possible price and cost.

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Service providers are under pressure to launch more dynamic, on-demand services to keep pace with the competition from both traditional providers and Web-scale content players. At the same time, end-customers have increasingly high expectations for their Quality of Experience (QoE) —they demand the services they want, when they want them, with flawless performance. As a result, service providers are now under pressure to provide a range of service offerings with fast time to market and exceptional quality and performance, all at the lowest possible price and cost.

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