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Roadmap forData Center Consolidation
&
IncorporatingCloudTechnologies
Toby Ford
Assistant VP of TechnologyAT&T
 
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The Data Center Continuum
Swings Between
Infrastructures
&
Users
PacketDeliveryApplicationDeliveryServiceDeliveryService
Orchestration
The rise of L2 / L3
Infrastructure
Solve global
connectivity 
 challenges
WHATWHY
 
The rise of L4-7
Users
Solve global
 performance
challenges
 
The rise of fabrics
Infrastructure
Solve global
scalability 
 challenges
 
The rise of APIs
Users
Solve user
experience
challenges
1990s2000s 2010s2015+
 
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The Bottom Line
3
Blurring
device
boundaries
 
3
Blurring
user 
boundaries
 
1
Blurring
application
boundaries
2
Cloud & Data Center Transformation is a key investment to solve the blurring
boundary between what is “Inside” & “Outside” an enterprise
 
 
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Three Cloud & Data Center Mega-Trends
Emerge as Part of These Blurring Boundaries
Pendulum swings from “smart pipes” to “dumb pipes
 
Intelligence lives in virtualization software decoupled from the network hardware
Virtualization & management tools mitigate embedded intelligence
Debate of “control” vs. “data” vs. “management” plane
 
Redefining Network Intelligence
Data Center fabric = convergence of storage & server infrastructure
Network fabric = flattened, meshed (fewer ties, embedded functions)
Next wave of investment will be on fabric across extended enterprise
Investing in Fabrics
Consumerization drives recreation wireless to primary connections
“Mobile” definition expands to include nomadic (Wi
-Fi), mobile (3G), & remote(branch office)
Security & policy enforcement are critical as the network is the last enterprisedemarcation point
Revisiting Mobile Networking
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