Data is increasingly becoming a crucial asset for organizations to survive in todays fast moving business world. In addition, data becomes more valuable if enriched and/or fused with other data. Unfortunately, enterprise data is dispersed by most organizations over numerous systems all using different technologies. To bring all that data together is and has always been a major technological challenge.
Worldwide Flight Services is one of the world's leading providers of ground handling services for airlines. Any downtime would result in an inability to screen and load cargo, causing financial losses, reputation damage, and customs fines.
A successful data virtualization initiative bridges the gap between two very different perspectives of data management: IT and business. However, most of the emphasis in these initiatives is put on the IT side, modeling, performance, security, etc. Business users are often left with a large library of data sets, hard to use and navigate.
As Service Providers rush to deploy SD-WAN and NFV services to their enterprise customers, they are typically picking a couple of different CPE platforms, VNFs and SD-WAN partners to work with. This has created challenges to integrate solutions and other services with their chosen CPE. As they look to increase the number of virtualized network functions in their portfolios they face increasing integration challenges.