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2. 'The Application Economy'

When we talk about a software-defined network, what partners and customers tell me is that it's about the workload, so it's about applications.

Being able to migrate and move those apps around with agility and speed is critical, but also just being savvy and knowledgeable about the criticality of applications [is important.] We have been saying for a while that we have gone from a web economy to an applications economy. For many of our partners, they have had experience obviously with applications. They have been working with software providers, they've been reselling apps in their traditional model, but now we are talking about the migration and the workload of applications.


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