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Next-Generation Network Vendor Lock-In: Make the Best of the Inevitable

Published: 16 October 2015

ID: G00292186

Analyst(s): Andrew Lerner , Joe Skorupa


While vendor lock-in is unavoidable, VPs of infrastructure and operations can minimize the impact by selecting a lock-in that offers the most benefits, while limits loss of control.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Select the Appropriate Vendor and Lock-In Level by Understanding the Trade-Offs and Benefits of Each Approach
    • Data Center
    • Overall Guiding Principles

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