Part 3 – Service Provider Platform as a Service
The first blog in this series explained how service providers are exploring use of cloud software engineering techniques to achieve service agility and operations automation. The second blog covered two essential techniques, microservices and containers. This blog covers the third piece, the platform-as-a-service or PaaS. Together they enable DevOps benefits of being able to develop, test, release, update, and maintain software rapidly and reliably, to provide a competitive advantage in delivering applications to end-users.
Part 2 – Microservices and Containers
When Service Providers (SPs) look to the future they see a tsunami bearing down that threatens to drown their traditional world. The over-the-top (OTT) delivery of cloud-based services has already diminished the SP role in many cases to being a pipe supplier and bit transporter. Cloud services are now also beginning to endanger SP’s value-added business, residential, and mobile services.