Sep 30, 2010
IT Pro Ranking: Data Center Networking
Data center networking has largely involved two vendors—Cisco on the Ethernet side and Brocade (though often relabeled) for SAN/Fibre Channel. Our InformationWeek Analytics Data Center Networking Vendor Evaluation Survey of 468 business technology professionals shows that in terms of vendors’ overall evaluation scores among respondents, Cisco and Brocade are still leaders, though HP has worked its way into a three-way tie, and other vendors are not far behind.
As data center architects consider converged infrastructures and in-rack networking, it appears the playing field is more level than we might have guessed. (R1891010)
Survey Name: InformationWeek Analytics Data Center Networking Vendor Evaluation Survey
Survey Date: July 2010
Region: North America
Number of Respondents: 468