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Gartner - Rightsizing the Enterprise Data Center Network

Bigger isn't always better.

Especially when it's concerning your enterprise data center network. According to Gartner, "Newer small form factor core devices can enable network managers to reduce capital costs by 30% to 70%, and save 30% or more on operations expenses, compared with chassis-based switches."

Alcatel-Lucent delivers a revolutionary fabric architecture with just one device. It's a complete data center fabric that doesn't require an expensive chassis switch. This means you have a fully-featured fabric:

  • For a fraction of the cost and complexity
  • That has unmatched performance with 2 microseconds latency
  • That is unequaled in operational cost savings
  • With automated virtual machine mobility built-in.

Get the full report from Gartner on "Rightsizing the Enterprise Data Center Network" to better understand the impact of new, fixed form factor switches.

Learn more about our Data Center Switching solution and partner ecosystem, see how we deliver an end-to-end solution and support for virtualized applications.

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