Selecting a PaaS for CSPs’ 5G cloud-native development
26 February 2020 | Research
Strategy report | PPTX and PDF (6 slides) | Digital Infrastructure Strategies
"CSPs must decide whether to build or buy a PaaS depending on their needs and their software capabilities."
Communications service providers (CSPs) have a wide choice of tools to support their cloud-native technology stack, but the lack of a standardised set of tools for developing microservices may lead to inefficiencies across business units. A common platform-as-a-service (PaaS) strategy that reflects a CSP’s level of cloud-native software maturity will promote developer efficiency, particularly for 5G services.
This report provides:
- an explanation of the challenges that cloud-native software development presents to CSPs that are planning their strategies to become more software-capable in preparation for 5G
- an assessment of the benefits of a PaaS to an operator's organisation
- a discussion about whether to build or buy a PaaS and the implications of self-build
- an overview of the problems that CSPs may face when using a multi-vendor PaaS, and three approaches that they can take when they deploy cloud-native PaaS microservices
- recommendations for implementing the proposed solutions.
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