The Future of Data Center Network Switches Looks 'Brite'

Archived Published: 01 December 2014 ID: G00270327

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Network decision makers can reduce cost, improve management and enable long-term innovation using "brite box" switches versus traditional switching approaches. However, there are several caveats to this approach, and we identify when and where it makes the most sense.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • Traditional Switching
    • White-Box Switching
    • Introducing Brite-Box Switching
    • Benefits
    • Challenges
    • Adoption
  • Analysis
    • For Network Decision Makers, Include Brite-Box Switching on the Shortlist in Specific Usage Scenarios
      • Caveats
    • Provide Networking Staff With Time to Investigate Brite-Box Switching
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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