Other voting options in the poll attracted little support, with 5% selecting "real-time gaming" and another 5% choosing "managed smart home packages." A handful of voters opted for our joke option, "Pokemon Come Back (in development...)."
But nearly 13% of respondents opted for "something else" and used the message board to discuss other potential bandwidth-hungry applications, including smart cities and "cloud based personal computing... high quality personal computing, something similar to the VDI [virtual desktop infrastructure] experience."
Over the next two years, approximately 60% of service providers (both large and small) will adopt virtualization on a wide scale across their networks, according to the latest survey report from Ovum. Why are providers making these moves? Is there an easy way to start?
Learn how and why service providers are using virtualization to transform their networks. This webinar will look at how providers are leveraging virtualization to create more flexible and agile networks while also providing a better customer experience. Expert speakers from netElastic and Heavy Reading will address the industry drivers for network virtualization, the benefits that can be realized, the challenges to face and the results of virtualization being achieved by providers today.
Key topics will include:
Current network infrastructure and the move to virtualization
Benefits and challenges of network virtualization
How providers can get started
Service provider success stories: the decision to virtualize, the solution, and results