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Infonetics Research: HP is Best Positioned to Take on Cisco

By Sue Gillespie, Global Product Marketing Manager, HP Networking


Sue GillespieInfonetics Research’s report titled “Data Center and Campus Ethernet Switch Vendor Leadership: North American Enterprise Survey” provides insight on IT decision makers opinions about switch vendors, factors considered during product evaluation, and deployment plans.


Highlights of the report include:

  • Networks as well as equipment expenditures are still expanding
  • Network equipment is replaced within 5 years
  • Changing technology requirements drive switch replacements, specifically higher performance and security.

Reliability, service and support as well as technology innovation are the most important criteria buyers use to select vendors, and the most common reasons for changing vendors are reliability problems, lack of value, and major network refreshes or architectural changes.


The results of the survey showed HP making a strong showing in enterprises that are evaluating vendors for their network. Infonetics substantiated that result stating “HP’s strong suits are their service and support, technology innovation and value proposition”.


HP is best positioned to take on Cisco.


In the report’s conclusion, Infonetics stated that “HP is best positioned to take on Cisco.”


We believe this information is relevant and valuable for customers because it is one more validation of HP’ s leadership and market position as a s a credible and viable alternative for campus and data center networking solutions. - especially for those organizations who are looking to simplify their network, unify physical and virtual networks and take full advantage of Software-defined Networking.


Download the “Data Center and Campus Ethernet Switch Vendor Leadership: North American Enterprise Survey” to get all the details – or come join us at HP Discover Las Vegas (June 10-12) to be among the first to see the latest advancements in HP Cloud, Data Center Network Virtualization and Software-defined Networking.

Check out theHP Discover (networking) sessions catalog for a glimpse of the industry’s “hottest” topics and innovation that will be delivered throughout the event. Discover how HP can help you build a better data center network leveraging the new style of IT.

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