Date Added: Nov 2010
Service providers and enterprises today are working to reach a shared goal: how to better serve global customers. In fact, service providers, because of their networking, billing, and services expertise, may be uniquely positioned as trusted business partners providing enterprise customers with outsourced, real-time, on-demand managed services. In order to rapidly provision and offer new services, service providers, much like enterprise businesses, must transform their infrastructures with new data center technologies. These technologies, such as standards-based unified architectures, virtualization, orchestration, and automated provisioning, make cloud utility architectures technically and operationally feasible.