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A Computer Weekly buyer's guide to networks

Network departments face change and challenge on every conceivable front. The enthusiasm of users for software-centric IT and of businesses for cloud computing, outsourcing and virtualisation remains as high as it has ever been, while network service providers are marching under the banner of a network functions virtualisation movement that intends to replace proprietary hardware controls with virtualised software equivalents. In this 10-page buyer’s guide, Computer Weekly looks at an increasingly complex networking environment that could leave the unwary and the unprepared tied up in knots.

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