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

When it comes to data center networks, openness is a spectrum of capabilities, not a binary condition. As talk of open networking gains traction due to benefits such as cost efficiency and greater flexibility, it is important to know what characteristics truly make an open solution.

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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