Risk Mitigation: A Strategy for Reducing Risk Through a Single-Vendor Integrated Network
By Cisco Systems
Published September 2007; Posted October 2007


With the increased reliance on the network for application support, enterprise customers are increasingly focused on the availability of the network. While there are considerations to building a diverse vendor environment, a highly available single-vendor architecture is readily achievable. A single-vendor environment also allows the customer to use the network more effectively, by reducing operational expenses as well as providing a foundation for adoption of innovation.

The intent of this paper is to discuss the advantages of a single-vendor architecture and review whether a vendor can provide high availability for the entire network architecture.


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