Most progressive enterprises have an extensive investment in existing networking infrastructure, often with a majority of components coming from just one single vendor. Some CIO’s still believe that sourcing all components from just one ICT vendor will keep their operations simple, consistent, and easy to manage. Meanwhile more application traffic is being driven to the network from Mobility, BYOD, UC&C, Virtualization, and cloud computing, and the underlying networks must change to support this. A legacy network design will eventually reach a breaking point that will constrain business. Further, enterprises that don’t segment their network infrastructure could see higher costs and increased vendor lock-in.
After extensive analysis of hundreds of enterprises, Gartner analysts conclude that there are benefits to introducing a second networking vendor, including reducing complexity and saving budgets with no significant effect on the technology learning curve.
According to the Gartner research titled “The Disaggregation of the Enterprise Network”: “The network infrastructure market has evolved rapidly during the past three years, from one in which most organizations adhered to a single-vendor architecture to a more business-driven network architecture that increasingly uses a multivendor, best-of-breed approach.
As your business grows geographically, vertically and horizontally and more and more users and end-points are added to the network system, new remote system requirements will emerge to support branch locations, multiple campuses, remote offices, new storefronts, warehouses, and factories. Users in all these locations need access to the productivity-enhancing tools in which the enterprise has invested, and they expect to have a user experience that is similar to that of the corporate headquarters. With little to no IT personnel in the remote locations corporate IT organizations must deliver services remotely. What’s more, remote networks must be protected by comprehensive security policies and enforcement to help achieve business continuity.
Enterprises must address users’ insatiable demand for real-time and on-demand video and multimedia applications, and they must do so within significant IT budget and personnel constraints. IT organizations are struggling to keep pace with exponential traffic increases and the shift toward mobile access to video and business content.
Industry relevant research and Visionaire’s Technomics™ approach to ICT projects has proven that single vendor source is no longer the best approach to building and maintaining a next generation ICT infrastructure. We have developed and installed smart and holistic single-integrated solutions built on unrivalled multi-vendor capabilities and proven many times over in the real world. Bringing in multi-vendor best-of-breed architecture will help you introduce technology innovations that can deliver real business advantages in our experience as well as save upto 30% in capex and as much as 60% in opex, significantly impacting TCO.
Of the many arguments that speak in favor of you making us your partner of choice for a multi-vendor solution, the strongest is our performance promise based on achieving the following goals:
- Based on open industry standards
- Scalable in terms of functionality, connectivity, and capacity
- A consistent and pervasive approach to security
- A simplified architecture to increase agility
- A simplified approach to managing the entire network