Friday, April 8, 2011
"The network will be intelligent: As Moore’s law continues its seemingly inexorable progression, the cost of processing and the associated memory and storage will have decreased to the point where the economics of embedding application-level functionality in the network makes sense. This will allow much more efficient use of network resources, and a concomitant improvement in the user Quality of Experience (QoE). We are already seeing this trend with the move towards sophisticated application-aware traffic management for optimized applications delivery and with embedded caching functionality in network elements [See Alcatel-Lucent: "Cache in Routers is more than Nice to Have - here] for optimized video delivery anywhere, anytime to any device".
See "The Future of Networks in 5 Steps" - here.