Cloud Propels Growth in Bandwidth on Demand, Heavy Reading Finds
NEW YORK -- Dynamic bandwidth – or bandwidth on demand (BOD) and usage-based billing (UBB) – is on a growing trajectory, accelerated largely by the cloud, according to the latest report from Heavy Reading Insider (www.heavyreading.com/insider), a subscription research service from Heavy Reading (www.heavyreading.com).
Cloud Growth Boosts Demand for Dynamic Bandwidth examines dynamic bandwidth, comparing BOD and UBB, discussing the current trends and applications, and how the cloud is driving it. The report also provides "status reports" for 10 leading companies in the market.
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"Dynamic bandwidth has been a market issue for years," says Steve Koppman, research analyst with Heavy Reading Insider and author of the report. "But the emergence of the 'cloud' is drawing intense new focus to dynamic bandwidth, promising major new growth, particularly for BOD options, and provoking the introduction of a range of related service offerings."
As customers rely increasingly on remote deployments of computer memory, the way networks are used shifts, Koppman says. "Although there will be increasing use of dynamic/flexible bandwidth in the next few years, particularly in relation to the cloud and in the growth of BOD, dynamic bandwidth will not account for a majority of market bandwidth within the next three to five years," he continues. "Carriers will need to invest in dynamic bandwidth to keep the loyalty of customers they already have and attract more in an environment in which it is increasingly viewed as a virtual requirement, especially in relation to the cloud."
Key findings of Cloud Growth Boosts Demand for Dynamic Bandwidth include the following:
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