Data Networking Vendor Champions Raise the Bar into the Cloud as the Market Evolves

Author(s): David Piazza

Info-Tech Research Group ranks Extreme Networks, Cisco and HP as market Champions in a Data Center Networking Vendor Landscape report.

London, ON – March 05 2012– A recent Info-Tech Research Group Data Center(DC) Networking Vendor Landscape report find Network Virtualization and a significant increase in capacity are catapulting the data networking industry to new heights. In this era where cloud accessibility is a must, Info-Tech Research Group recognizes Extreme Networks, Cisco and HP as DC Networking Market Champions.

“Cloud is important to this industry because it helps to drive flexibility and more effective resource usage through private cloud automation and orchestration,” said Mark Tauschek, Senior Analyst, Info-Tech Research Group. “Vendors are now innovating around capacity and remote control which allow much quicker reaction than previously. Network Virtualization is the emerging feature that all vendors are delivering or are developing now; it’s a key enabling feature for building a cloud infrastructure, whether public or private.”

According to the report, Extreme Networks is staying ahead of the market by honing in on high density, easily deployable switching products. Extreme Networks, a Champion, offers the highest performance and port density in the market. With solid security features, Extreme is poised as a great candidate for speed, ease of use and security.

Also a Champion, Cisco continues to innovate by consistently creating solutions to networking problems. Known for a strong Virtualization product line, Cisco is the only vendor evaluated with switches that can run virtual appliances. Their very large, global channel network has a long history of delivering data center networking products for enterprises of all sizes.

HP has a very large portfolio of layer 3 switches that help organize traffic on the core network. Landing in the Champions category, HP also received the Vendor Landscape Value Award. HP’s A-Series Switches are strongly recommended for the budget conscious as they deliver more “Bang for your Buck”.

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Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category.

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