Today, the increasing investment in data centers is causing an upward shift in the expansion of networking and communications. Enterprises need to optimize their data centers that are housing more servers for additional storage to get maximum value from them. Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and cloud virtualization are some techniques that help businesses optimize their data centers. These enhance application performance by integrating with key APIs, creating vast network environments virtually, and simplifying the management of distributed infrastructure, while also simplifying the administration and boosting transparency across the data center.
Another critical aspect is designing a flexible architecture that empowers business processes by supporting new applications in a short time while enhancing the scalability of the data center. This has led data center solution providers to build their offerings around innovative architectures to improve agility, network efficiency, and security.
Amid these developments, to help CIOs find the right data center solution provider for their enterprise, a distinguished panel comprising CEOs, CIOs, VCs, analysts and the Enterprise Networking’s editorial board has selected top players from hundreds of data center solution providers. In our selection process, we looked at the vendor’s capability to fulfill the increasing need for cost-effective and flexible solutions that add value to the complex data center networking landscape. The companies featured in this issue have exhibited extensive business process knowledge, along with integrated and innovative strategies in the data center networking space.
We present to you Enterprise Networking Magazine’s Top 10 Data Center Networking Solution Providers 2017.