Sponsored By: Dell EMC
Successful Hardware Strategies for a Software-dominated World
Speed-to-market, agility, and cost-efficiency are key goals in today’s competitive global markets. To achieve the flexibility needed, communication service providers (CSPs), enterprises, and cloud service providers are migrating towards software-defined infrastructure. The network solution providers to these businesses, the network equipment providers (NEP), now face a new disaggregated, commoditized, software-dominated world that requires different hardware strategies to succeed.
As the world swings towards disaggregated white boxes, NEPs and system integrators need a hardware strategy that will create value for themselves while still supporting their customers’ virtualization and other software initiatives. This brief by AvidThink—formerly SDxCentral Research—is based on research conducted with leading NEPs as well as major communication service providers (CSPs). By sharing today’s best practices, we lay out a framework for achieving a successful hardware platform strategy.
Download a copy of this research brief aimed at providing NEPs and SIs with a practical guide on how to add value to customers with innovative hardware strategies in a software-centric world, and how differentiation can be achieved in the face of commoditization.