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Building Service-Aware Networks: The Next-Generation WAN/MAN by Muhammad Afaq Khan - CCIE No. 9070

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Chapter 3. Selecting and Qualifying Enterprise Edge Platforms for Next-Generation WANs

Now that you have a baseline understanding of WAN solutions, the business trends, and how they relate to newer demands for infrastructure, this chapter focuses on the details of how to select and qualify such a platform while going through the Request For Information/Proposal (RFI/RFP) process. These could also be the questions that IT managers might ask a vendor during executive briefings or product overviews.

Essential Attributes of an Enterprise Edge Platform

Before a platform can be qualified, the essential requirements that exist for that role in the network must first be understood. In general, an edge platform draws the demarcation between a private ...

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