Gartner Research

Five Dimensions of Network Design to Improve Performance and Save Money

Published: 09 September 2014

ID: G00269353

Analyst(s): Andrew Lerner , Mark Fabbi , Danellie Young


Traditional network design practices do not adequately support the modern user. These design practices need to move beyond connecting the dots and sizing bandwidth. This research provides a framework for network architects to improve user experience and reduce expenditures by 30%.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Focus on Five Dimensions of Network Design
    • Users
    • Applications
    • Devices
    • Location
    • Activity
  • Network Leaders Must Increase Participation With Application Teams and End Users
    • It's All About the Applications
  • Incorporate These Design Dimensions Into Vendor Evaluations and Selection Processes

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