Economic Comparison of a DriveNets Network with Traditional Router Networks
IP networks are experiencing tremendous traffic growth that is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. Growth will primarily be driven by 4K/8K video, gaming services, and 5G mobile networks. In order to maintain or improve profit margins, service providers need a new approach to IP networking that will cost-effectively scale to meet future traffic growth requirements. DriveNets has pioneered a new software-based architecture for IP networks that is running on white-box building blocks, separates the control-plane and data-plane, and offers an innovative licensing model.
ACG Research developed a total cost of ownership model to compare the distributed DriveNets architecture with the incumbent IP routing architecture.