Request for Information (RFI) and Request for Quotes (RFQ)

Both RFI and RFQ are part of the process of choosing a vendor. Normally, an RFQ will be filled with a lot of easy checkboxes for different protocols and features.

An RFI will contain different sections, such as physical and performance, and features such as MPLS and IPv6:

  1. At the beginning of an RFI, you will have a cover sheet that will describe what you are looking for. In the following case, we are looking for two solutions:
    • Core switching: Core switching is simpler than SDDC as it only needs to handle transit packets. It is the spine of a leaf-spine design
    • SDDC switching: SDDC switching is more complex as it involves handling VXLAN traffic and performing Virtualized Network ...

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