Cloud-native automation: the transformation of CSP networks
Automation is essential to realising key benefits of cloud-native networks, such as low total cost of ownership (TCO), elasticity, and self healing. However, communications service providers (CSPs) face many challenges in achieving these benefits.
A major challenge is that network automation developed for one virtualised network function is not necessarily transferable to others. Therefore, cloud-native network automation tools and standards that address this challenge must be open source and driven by community collaboration, such as Nephio.
Google Cloud partnered with Analysys Mason on a study to understand what other automation challenges CSPs face, where CSPs are in their cloud-native journeys, what their cloud-native automation strategies look like, and their attitudes towards Nephio.
This report showcases the key findings from the online survey and CSP interviews.
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