When cloud computing emerged in the early 2000s, it ruffled the feathers of a telecommunications industry that had previously had a relative monopoly in the marketplace
This new wave of service providers, who could promise customers lower costs and more flexibility, changed the way we think about our business models, which meant that telecommunications companies were under pressure to innovate if they wanted to be competitive.
After telecommunications providers absorbed the first shock waves sent through the industry by cloud providers, they discovered that the cloud business model could actually benefit them. “Cloudification” and virtualization technologies offered the possibility of changing the profitability of telecommunications and making the operators themselves more agile when developing new services.
The later ubiquitous place of cloud computing in the industry has resulted in “cloud-native” becoming a collective term, but this does the disruptive nature of its place in connectivity technology a disservice ….