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The Forrester Wave™: Hardware Platforms For Software-Defined Networking, Q1 2018

The Nine Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

March 7, 2018

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In our 40-criteria evaluation of data center hardware platforms for software-defined networking (SDN), we identified the nine most significant players — Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, Arista Networks, Extreme Networks (which recently acquired Brocade Communications System's data center networking business), Cisco Systems, Cumulus Networks, Dell, Huawei, Juniper Networks, and Pluribus Networks — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps infrastructure and operations professionals (I&O) make the right choice.

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Table of Contents

  • In An Era Of Uncertainty, Build A Flexible Networking Platform
  • Hardware Platforms For Software-Defined Networking Overview
  • Vendor Profiles
  • Supplemental Material
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