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    Report Vendor Landscape: Programmable Data Center Hardware Switches, Q3 2017

    August 10, 2017 | Andre Kindness

    Traditional networks can't keep up with the pace of change within the data center. Many infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals have investigated various technologies to deploy the five...

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    Report Breakout Vendors: Virtual Network Infrastructure

    Four Vendors That Can Help Build A VNI
    December 6, 2016 | Andre Kindness

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders face unfamiliar choices when it comes to acquiring innovative technologies that can help virtualize the network. Too many professionals fall back on the...

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    Report Five Tenets Define Virtual Network Infrastructure, A Bold New Business Network

    A Digital Business Network Built With NFV, Fabrics, Service Chaining, SDN, Programmability, And Multitenant Tenets
    October 20, 2016 | Andre Kindness

    In 2009, Forrester developed a new business technology network framework called virtual network infrastructure (VNI). Technology has advanced enough to support it, but a confusing array of names...

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    Report Quick Take: Aruba's New Appliance Helps Customers Adopt Forrester's VNI Architecture

    Aruba's New Product Highlights A Shift In Network Design And Customer Requirements
    March 3, 2015 | Andre Kindness

    The December 12, 2011, "Virtual Network Infrastructure" Forrester report provided enterprise infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals with a network framework to support emerging...

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    Report Brief: Cisco's Tail-f Acquisition Is Good News For Your Flexible Service Ambitions

    The Move Validates Forrester's Virtual Network Infrastructure Vision
    June 26, 2014 | Andre Kindness

    On June 17, 2014, Cisco announced its acquisition of Tail-f Systems for $175 million in cash and retention incentives. The acquisition helps Cisco deliver on a virtual network infrastructure vision...

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    Report Is Software-Defined Networking Ready For The Enterprise? Part 3 Of 3

    Use An Agile Manufacturer's Lessons To Guide Your Adoption Of VNI
    March 5, 2014 | Andre Kindness

    Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) hold the promise to reposition the network and supporting team from being a business barrier and services liability to...

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    Report Is Software-Defined Networking Ready For The Enterprise? Part 1 Of 3

    Understanding The Need For SDN And The Vendors Fulfilling It
    March 5, 2014 | Andre Kindness

    has there been so much hysteria; yet few understand software-defined networking (SDN) and its components. SDN fanatics theorize that enterprises will embrace this technology/solution because it...

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    Report A Tsunami Of Empowerment Will Hit Your Network With The Internet Of Things

    Empower The Lines Of Business With Virtual Network Infrastructure
    October 15, 2013 | Andre Kindness

    The empowered era — cloud, virtualization, and bring-your-own-device (BYOD)—pummeled the network and networking teams. This deluge isn't letting up, as the Internet of Things (IoT) promises to...

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    Report Updated Q1 2012: Understanding The Network Skills Gap

    Virtualization, Bring-Your-Own-Device, And User Experience Will Reshape Networking Professionals' Roles And Responsibilities
    February 14, 2012 | Andre Kindness

    Manual installation of engine pistons had an error rate of around 1%: automation reduced that to 0.00001%. Businesses need infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals to achieve comparable...

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