Gartner Debunking Myth of Single Vendor Network – Download as PDF File .pdf) , Text File .txt) or read online. Gartner Debunking Myth of Single Vendor. I recently read a Gartner report, ID Number: G, that discussed the cost benefits Debunking the Myth of the Single-Vendor Network. Gartner has collected information from hundreds of client interactions and have performed detailed interviews of nine organizations that have introduced a.

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The Single Vendor Myth that Gartner Debunked

It is not so much about the vendor as it is about the solutions. This point is especially important given that enterprise IT infrastructures often consist of multiple, disparate networks. Article Lead Culture Change Read article. Staying loyal to one vendor creates opportunities to negotiate deals and control costs.

Debunking the Myth of the Single-Vendor Network

Article Effortless Experience Explained Read article. In most cases, it reduces total cost of ownership TCO by percent over five years, while effecting a lasting decrease in network complexity. Recommendations Network architects and CIOs must consider alternative network vendors to ensure that they deliver a functional network solution at an appropriate cost point. It is not possible to get products from two different vendors to work together reliably on a network.


We did not encounter one example were operational cost savings would offset the equipment cost premium that Cisco generally charges. Improve performance, reduce risk and optimize return on your investments through our combination of research insight, benchmarking data, problem-solving methodologies and hands-on experience.

I recently read a Gartner report, ID Number: Below is an excerpt from the Gartner report. Network convergence solutions streamline operations by bringing voice, data, video and storage together. Gthat discussed the cost benefits of utilizing a single vendor for data center networking equipment.

It is possible when the network automatically delivers resiliency, security, simplicity and adaptability. Understand the continuous evolution of the B2B buying journey Learn more.

Supply Chain Supply Chain. Human Resources Human Resources. The study combined information from hundreds of client interactions with in-depth examination of nine organizations that introduced a second vendor into their network environments. In short, the idea that multiple vendors add complexity and cost just does not hold up when examined closely.

Conference ReimagineHR Learn more. Key Findings Introducing a second vendor into the network infrastructure will have no long-term impact on operational costs for organizations following best practices.

Managing all of them is time-consuming and expensive.

We have collected information from hundreds of client interactions and have performed detailed interviews of nine organizations that have introduced a second vendor into drbunking network environments. Also, give credit to vendors that help rightsize the network and focus on meeting your specific requirements. Most organizations that introduced a second single-fendor report a lasting decrease in network complexity, compared with an all-Cisco network.

Submitted by Howard Phelps on Mar 21, Gartner found that adding a second networking vendor has a variety of potential benefits for organizations.


Debunking Common Myths of the Single Vendor Network

Network operations teams that are already using some form of multivendor management tools for fault alerting, configuration management or performance management are well-positioned to take advantage of the second-vendor opportunity.

Instead, multivendor networks help enterprises address the demand for performance-optimized bandwidth. Blog Feed your business — not the newsfeed Read blog. Myth 6 network management: Purchase this Document Price: Toggle navigation Who we serve current.

Master your role, transform your business and tap into an unsurpassed peer network through our world-leading conference series. Here’s How to Master the New One. After interviewing a diverse group of organizations that uses a dual-vendor strategy, our findings present a compelling alternate position.

Enterprises tend to assume that they will only ever work with a single vendor for all aspects of network management. Contrary to popular belief, Gartner found just the opposite. A second infrastructure vendor more than doubles the complexity of network architecture.

Webinar To the Point: Training and admin costs were not a factor when the new gear was less expensive and built on open standards. Compliance Insights Compliance Program Management. Adding a second vendor means purchasing a lot of extra management tools. Become a Client Log in Become a client. Sign in to view this research document.