If 2013 was your year to get up to speed on software-defined networking (SDN), then 2014 is the year to start making it a reality. Let’s call it the year of the PoC (proof-of-concept). People are migrating from understanding what SDN is to figuring out how to gain value out of it for their organizations: How do you allocate your budget? People? Equipment? How do you project ROI for an SDN solution?
Get started on answering these key questions by checking out our upcoming webinar with Dr. Jim Metzler of Ashton, Metzler & Associates and Mike Banic, vice president of marketing for HP Networking. The complimentary webinar will coach you on how you can scope and develop a clear, appropriate request for information (RFI) for an SDN solution that meets your requirements — and lay the groundwork for a successful PoC.
Only with a properly directed RFI can you adequately compare solutions against requirements. Our webinar will teach you how to evaluate your organization’s technical and business requirements, as well as potential solutions and vendors. Co-sponsored by SDxCentral, Ashon Metzler, and HP, the webinar will be conducted on Thursday, January 9, 2014 and will walk you through the life cycle of creating an SDN RFI:
- Outline questions you need to ask internally before creating an RFI.
- Outline questions you should ask vendors when you make an RFI.
- Discuss how to evaluate various responses to make informed decisions that will optimize the potential of your SDN deployment.
- Share a sample template that can serve as a starting point for your own SDN solution search. (Template will be available for download for registrants.)
It’s time to get started on making your SDN plans a reality! Join us on January 9 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. PT for this informative webinar exclusive to SDxCentral members. Asking the right questions is essential to understanding what to expect and what is possible with your SDN deployments. Sign up today — registration is complimentary. To become an SDxCentral member, go here. Membership is free.
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