Building the Networks of the Future: The Rise of the Scalable Data Plane
Last Updated: Mar 01, 2018
The network environment is changing dramatically, elevating the importance of a scalable, flexible, and performant data plane in processing and delivering application data. Cloud and network computing, enterprise and cloud infrastructure, fixed and mobile are all converging and, at the same time, hardware and software are decoupling. Tectonic shifts are happening in communications, as the industry prepares itself for a wave of non-traditional data traffic generated by the Internet of Things, 5G use cases and services, and a new generation of “cloud-native” applications born and residing exclusively within the cloud. These applications will have a heightened dependence on packet data, requiring Communications Service Providers (CoSPs) to consider and plan for an enhanced data plane with next-generation intelligence and processing capabilities.