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9th August 2016

Demand for virtualised applications, services and virtual network functions (VNFs) in the UK has tipped into the business mainstream with nearly two-thirds of enterprises (61%) either already investing in some form of virtualised application or planning to do so in the next 12 months. The significant extent of the adoption of virtualised applications, enterprises’ purchase preferences and strategies for these technologies was among the findings from a new independent study commissioned by Ciena and conducted by Opinion Matters.

The study assessed virtualised applications, such as software-based managed services like routers, encryption, firewalls and WAN optimisation services, which have traditionally been based on dedicated hardware. The Ciena survey illustrates the investment plans and views of enterprises around virtualised service delivery and their key decision factors when selecting vendors and managed service providers to implement these technologies.

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