Is your network as open as you think?

Gartner provides 5 questions you should ask your network provider

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Ensuring you're reaping the benefits of open networking

Discussion and deployment of open networking has grown tremendously over the past few years due to benefits such as cost efficiency and greater flexibility. In fact, according to the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Datacenter Networking:

  • 96% of IT professionals said they consider open networking to be a relevant buying criterion
  • 75% said they expect the relevance of open networking in the purchase decision to increase within the next 24 months

Therefore, there's little doubt that open networking has great benefits, but what does "open" really mean? Great question!

Fill out the form on the right to download Gartner's October 2017 report, "How to Determine the Openness of Your Network Vendor" by Danilo Ciscato & Andrew Lerner. You'll learn the 5 characteristics that define open networking (they're not what you think) and the questions to ask your network provider to assess their placement on Gartner's model.

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