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For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

Don't Let The One-Percenters Drive Your Network Architecture

Five Use Cases That Hamper Networking Automation Adoption

August 9, 2019

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Why Read This Brief

Networking pros are getting sucked in by a warped set of requirements that do little to address some of the immediate data center needs they're facing. Vendors cite flashy use cases like hyperscale data centers, microsegmentation, and even virtual machine (VM) movement, but Forrester has found that, in practice, these are driving overengineered networks — and worse, they're superseding more important investments. This report highlights some of the challenges this has caused and the areas that infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals should focus on to meet their digital transformation goals.

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