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The Forrester Wave™: Data Center Networking Hardware, Q1 2013

Distinct Competencies Separate The Core Vendors

January 23, 2013

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In Forrester's 85-criteria evaluation of vendors that offered data networking solutions, Forrester identified eight significant solution providers in this category — Alcatel-Lucent, Arista Networks, Avaya, Brocade Communications Systems, Cisco Systems, Extreme Networks, HP, and Juniper Networks — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report details our findings about how each vendor measures up against our defined strategic criteria categories and plots where they stand in relation to each other to help infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals select the right partner for their data center network.

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Table of Contents

  • Data Center Ignites The Beginning Of Virtual Network Infrastructure
  • Use The Five S's To Select Your Data Center Networking Solution
  • Data Center Networking Evaluation Overview
  • Vendors Show Off Their Strengths In Different Categories
  • Vendor Profiles
  • Supplemental Material
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