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Cool Vendors in Enterprise Networking, 2015

Published: 02 April 2015

ID: G00274704

Analyst(s): Neil Rickard , Andrew Lerner , Mark Fabbi , Vivek Bhalla


The proliferation of public cloud computing has dramatically and permanently changed enterprise networking requirements. Network designers can use the innovative approaches described in this research to solve network challenges in both the wide area and data center networks.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
    • Hybrid Is the New WAN
    • Cloud-Based Network Services (L4-7)
    • Open and Agile Data Center Networks
    • Summary
  • Appcito
  • Big Switch Networks
  • CloudGenix
  • OpenDaylight
  • Viptela

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