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Midmarket Context: 'Rightsizing the Data Center Network — Moving to a Fixed Form Factor Core'

Published: 23 February 2015

ID: G00274756

Analyst(s): Danilo Ciscato , Mark Fabbi

Summary

Midsize organizations are best positioned to lead the adoption of fixed form factor switches for all data center requirements. This approach will improve efficiency and lower costs.

Table Of Contents

Cost-Effective FFF Switches Will Prevail in Data Centers

Recommendation: Midsize Organizations Should Adopt FFF Switches for All New Data Center Deployments

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