Virtualization is widespread throughout the IT side of the CSP business, but it has minimal impact on the operations side of the carrier business.
Goals and Objectives
Increase the utilization of resources, improve the overall software-defined nature of core CSP operations, and allow for shared skills across the IT/OT sides of the CSP. Virtualizing infrastructure raises the flexibility of provisioning and reduces the cost of service delivery by increasing the use of hardware components.
Orchestration and automation tools, hypervisors
Use Case Summary
Virtualization enables the consolidation of multiple servers onto fewer physical devices, to reduce space, power, and administrative requirements, along with application availability and disaster recovery.