Gartner Research

Introducing a Second Network Vendor Saves Money and Solidifies Operations

Published: 18 May 2009

ID: G00165103

Analyst(s): Debra Curtis , Mark Fabbi


There is growing interest in the potential cost savings from adding a second or complementary vendor for enterprise network infrastructures. Addressing operational considerations will ensure the successful integration of the second vendor, while reducing capex by 30% or more.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Interoperability
  • Training
  • Network Management
    • Network Configuration Management
    • Network Fault Management
    • Network Performance Management
  • Support Escalation
  • Tactical Guidelines

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