Sunday, November 4, 2012
Steve Konish (pictured), Director, Product Management, Wind River Systems (see "Wind River's Content Inspection Engine" - here), published the results of a poll conducted among 200 attendees in a Wind River webinar (here).
The poll asked the audience "where they think network intelligence is initially most needed. The respondents, mostly network equipment providers, gave us these results:"
Steve says that "For the most part, the results are not surprising - network intelligence and deep packet inspection functionality are needed in edge and core products .. The edge and the core is typically where we see data plane and control plane functionality consolidating to create one network element capable of delivery high performance packet processing with software enabled deep packet inspection – two of the most important elements for enabling network intelligence .. What is curious about the poll results is that zero respondents identified access products as a critical place for network intelligence right off the bat. And even more surprising is the 25% of respondents thinking CPE and Other are the next most likely places".
See "Poll Results are in...Network Intelligence Heading to Edge and Core" - here.