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Scrutinize Next-Generation Technology Before Buying Another Network Management Tool

Published: 22 July 2016

ID: G00301638

Analyst(s): Sanjit Ganguli , Andrew Lerner , Vivek Bhalla


Next-generation technologies like SDN, SD-WAN and Ethernet fabrics create opportunities and challenges in the arena of network management. Network operations leaders must determine how network management strategies can take advantage of the opportunities and face the challenges.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Take Advantage of Affordable Network Packet Broker Technology Based on SDN Architecture
  • Invest in NPMD Technology to Address the Blind Spots Caused by SDN Overlays
  • Adopt VNCA Technologies That Are Inherently Part of SDN, SDWAN and Ethernet Fabrics

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