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  • 01/30/2014
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SDN: Beware Of Blinders

Everyone's talking about software-defined networking, but choosing actual products and vendors probably feels more like a round of blackjack than an RFP.

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He won an SDN vendor!

Is he supposed to find an SDN vendor inside one of the pinatas, or what? :D

-Susan

Re: He won an SDN vendor!

This cartoon would be perfect if the pinatas were unicorns.

Re: He won an SDN vendor!

Drew,

"This cartoon would be perfect if the pinatas were unicorns."

That's a fantastic idea. :D 

-Susan

A better way to choose a vendor

Given how immature this market truly is, I'm not sure that a pinata RFP is such a crazy idea. 

Clue Stick

I kind of like the idea of beating vendors with a clue stick until a proposal falls out!

Perhaps the phrase "crap shoot" is more appropriate, as whatever direction you choose right now is arguaby a bit of a gamble.