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For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

Branch Office Infrastructure Capabilities Road Map

March 11, 2011

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  • By Galen Schreck
  • with Alex Cullen,
  • Mackenzie Cahill

Why Read This Report

It is possible to greatly reduce the complexity of your branch office infrastructure, thanks to cheaper bandwidth, desktop virtualization, and cloud computing technologies such as software-as-a-service (SaaS). Branch-office-specific network infrastructure now consolidates multiple functions that previously required separate routers, wireless devices, security, and acceleration appliances. This report will help enterprise architects reexamine their branch office architecture and update their plans with capabilities that lower cost, centralize infrastructure, and enable a better environment for remote workers.

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  • Required Capabilities Vary According To The Size And Distance Of Your Remote Location

Table of Contents

  • Forrester's Road Map For Branch Office Infrastructure
  • The Current State Of Branch Office Infrastructure
  • The Target State For Branch Office Networking
  • Required Capabilities For Branch Office Networking
  • Required Capabilities Vary Based On Site Size And Distance From The Data Center
  • Branch Office Infrastructure Road Map

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