AT&T aims to virtualize 75% of its network with software by 2020, up from 5% at the end of 2015. In the process, it’ll fold its telecom central offices into cloud data centers, a concept called CORD, which stands for Central Office Re-architected as Data Center.
“With CORD, AT&T is redefining the telecom cloud,” said Netis. “The new data center is full of virtualized boxes running software. From servers, to router, to switches, to optical transport devices, everything becomes virtualized and nimble.”
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