Gartner Research

Consider the Cultural and Technology Influences on a Dual-Vendor Server Strategy

Published: 13 August 2013

ID: G00225505

Analyst(s): Andrew Butler


The decision to utilize a second vendor is dependent not only on technology viability, but also on soft factors like organization and culture. This research enables server buyers and procurement specialists to identify and master the effect of those influences.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • The Technology Factors
    • x86 Servers Running Windows or Linux
    • Unix Servers
    • Proprietary Servers
  • The Cultural, Social and Political Factors

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