Holistic IP Transformation is about as comprehensive a task as it sounds. It's the sort of project that can't be tackled in bits and pieces without a broader game plan that considers the sum of its parts. It's important to establish migration milestones for all the inter-related functions -- control plane expansion, network performance monitoring, data retention, advanced analytics, service provisioning and network security -- that will contribute to creating a new environment capable of assuring, securing and monetizing network resources and assets in the all-IP era.
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders talks with VMware's Shekar Ayyar, who explains why cloud architectures are becoming more distributed, what that means for workloads, and why telcos can still be significant cloud services players.
A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.