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Peer Lessons Learned: Implementing Data Center Networking

Published: 10 April 2019

ID: G00389744

Analyst(s): Peer Contributors

Summary

I&O leaders need to improve agility and maintain uptime in their data center networks as their enterprises support and scale digital business initiatives. These I&O leaders can leverage lessons learned from their peers shared on Gartner Peer Insights to implement data center networking solutions.

Table Of Contents

Overview

Peer Lessons Learned

  • Lesson 1: Connect With Your Network Team to Understand the Technology Requirements
  • Lesson 2: Analyze Your Switches Requirements
  • Lesson 3: Gain Clarity on the Vendor’s Experience and That They Have the Critical Capabilities You Need
  • Lesson 4: Ensure Your Integrator Is Well Versed in the Product
  • Lesson 5: Deploy a Phased Approach to Implementation to Learn and Test at Each Step
  • Methodology

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