BrandPost: Applications Take Center Stage, As Networking at the Edge Evolves

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IT leaders have no shortage of priorities to balance as they position their organizations for resiliency and growth. And one of the hotspots for growth and transformation is the Edge.We’re all familiar with the idea of “Infrastructure-as-a-Service.” Well, how about “Infrastructure-as-a-Distraction?”Lumen Technologies CTO Andrew Dugan offers that observation during his conversation with IDG’s Jim Malone in Episode 5 of Lumen’s podcast series.“Historically CIOs and IT managers have had to build the infrastructure that they need to operate their applications, so build datacenters, build space power, build and manage the network that supports all of that,” Dugan says.  “And with that need to build that comes need to worry about servers, storage, and those networks. I believe those are distractions from the applications that really drive the business.”To read this article in full, please click here

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IT leaders have no shortage of priorities to balance as they position their organizations for resiliency and growth. And one of the hotspots for growth and transformation is the Edge.

We’re all familiar with the idea of “Infrastructure-as-a-Service.” Well, how about “Infrastructure-as-a-Distraction?”

Lumen Technologies CTO Andrew Dugan offers that observation during his conversation with IDG’s Jim Malone in Episode 5 of Lumen’s podcast series.

“Historically CIOs and IT managers have had to build the infrastructure that they need to operate their applications, so build datacenters, build space power, build and manage the network that supports all of that,” Dugan says.  “And with that need to build that comes need to worry about servers, storage, and those networks. I believe those are distractions from the applications that really drive the business.”

To read this article in full, please click here

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