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Interoperating with Cisco Systems: Hands-On Look at Configuring D-Link and Cisco for Seamless Savings
The best network design invariably is multi-vendor. That is even more true in an era of constrained budgets where sticking with your existing vendor brings with it not only a price premium, but also the continuation of proprietary approaches.
Cisco has long been the assumptive choice for enterprise networking equipment, in part because of its prowess in creating proprietary standards designed to address customers’ needs and minimize operational issues, while at the same time having the tertiary effect of locking customers into an all-Cisco solution.
As a result, Cisco shops that wish to adopt the latest advance or the best value from a range of vendors face an integration challenge rather than an opportunity to gain a competitive edge. In a recent Core Research Note, the analysts at leading research firm Gartner recommended that organizations should add a second network vendor to save money and solidify operations. One obvious requirement in order to accomplish that high return proposition is ensuring that the second vendor’s equipment interoperates with your primary vendor’s gear.
Read this whitepaper to learn more about D-Link's interoperability benefits with Cisco systems.