A vendor’s SDN solution ecosystem strategy and partnerships can make the difference between long term SDN success, including lifecycle ROI protection, and failure.
With SDN use cases finally materializing, and enterprises beginning to see the benefits of an SDN strategy, an often overlooked or misunderstood aspect of this new networking model is the impact and importance of industry ecosystems. In this session we will explore the added depth of benefits offered by an effective ecosystem to an SDN strategy.
Topics discussed include the breakdown of what it takes to deliver an end-to-end service application in the data center effectively, turnkey solutions, multi-vendor solutions, and ecosystem partner developed solutions, along with the pros and cons of each. We will also review Huawei’s approach to providing end-to-end solutions, the work being done to create an effective partner ecosystem, and the value it brings to customers.
During the Huawei Why SDN Ecosystems Matter in the Data Center webinar, you’ll learn that:
- A vendor’s SDN strategy that adds open options and solution flexibility can dramatically affect the solution’s overall utility, efficiency, and lifecycle longevity.
- Vendors can take multiple approaches to solution ecosystems from closed, to open, to open with integration. Understanding the differences between these is critical in making the right decision for your organization.
- “Open” can mean many things in the ICT industry with different degrees of impact to the solution, your decisions, and your data center environment.
- History has shown that the most open approaches often lead to the longest lifecycle. This has a direct impact on maximizing return on investment while minimizing business and operational impact.
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