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Four Key Questions to Ask Your Data Center Networking Vendor

Published: 04 February 2014

ID: G00259567

Analyst(s): Andrew Lerner


The networking market has undergone dramatic change over the past three years with the emergence of Ethernet fabrics and SDN. To maximize availability and performance while controlling expenses, network leaders should ask current and potential data center networking vendors four questions.

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  • Key Challenges



  • Ask Current and Potential Data Center Networking Vendors Four Questions
    • How Does Your Solution Map to My Organization's Functional, Financial and Operational Requirements?
    • What Is the Tangible (and Relevant) Differentiation Versus Your Competition, in My Environment?
    • What Are the Options to Support Zero-Touch Provisioning of Workloads in a Virtualized Data Center?
    • How Does Your Solution Support SDN and Related Technologies?

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