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Re-architecting the WAN: How Carrier-Neutral Data Centers Disrupt the Conventional Model


For large enterprises, global network providers have traditionally been at the center of the connectivity picture but that is slowly changing to an alternative model that moves the carrier-neutral data center to the center of the circle.



For large enterprises, global network providers have traditionally been at the center of the connectivity picture but that is slowly changing to an alternative model that moves the carrier-neutral data center to the center of the circle. As stated in the article, this alternative model, "...treats WAN services as component commodities, picked and chosen based on high bandwidth and low price." Through this alternative model, large enterprises could receive price and performance advantages.  

The report outlines how some service providers are challenging the traditional architecture of the large enterprise WAN and explaining how the alternative model can help the large enterprises.

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