Multi-Vendor Infrastructures Are Easier Than Ever to Manage

Informationweek | April 24, 2020

Limiting the number of vendors used in an IT infrastructure has been common tactic for decades. This strategy has proven time and again to save time and money when it comes to end-to-end implementation, troubleshooting, monitoring and interoperation. Yet, the single vendor approach may no longer be the right method to take these days. In fact, many of the previously overwhelming factors against multi-vendor infrastructures can now be addressed.

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The modern enterprise needs systems and workers that function and integrate seamlessly with one another. What good is a brand-new, optimized storage solution without the equivalent network upgrades to.

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The modern enterprise needs systems and workers that function and integrate seamlessly with one another. What good is a brand-new, optimized storage solution without the equivalent network upgrades to.

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