thumbnail_whitepaper_software_first_infrastructure_strategySoftware First Infrastructure Strategy


Historically, network infrastructure teams chose the hardware and switch Operating System (OS) first, then designed their infrastructure, including how their infrastructure was built around this choice. But today it is clear that a hardware first strategy is not compatible with the need for enterprises to digitally transform.

A Software First approach to infrastructure strategy addresses critical issues associated with the legacy Hardware First approach:

  • Hardware/Operating System Qualification Costs
  • Hardware Vendor Lock-in
  • Costs of Keeping Old Equipment for too Long
  • Missed Opportunity Cost
  • Security Vulnerabilities
  • Shadow IT

Read this white paper to understand the benefits of adopting a Software First approach to your infrastructure strategy.

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