Authored on: Jan 14, 2012
The distributed, virtualizing enterprise seeks to limit - or break - the relationship between physical location and the ability of a business to function. By shifting from traditional mid-sized to small branches to larger numbers of very small locations, the enterprise can more agilely address its business needs and opportunities.
This strategy requires that IT be able to implement a location for a small number of users with very low overhead, and that it be able to turn up services at such locations very quickly - and turn them down again just as quickly. Ultralight branches let the business drive the placement and lifespan of branches while minimizing real estate, infrastructure, operational, and service costs.