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Data Center Networking Magic Quadrant

by Andrew Lerner  |  May 12, 2015

We just published the 2015 Data Center Networking Quadrant. This market has undergone massive innovation and change over the past few years with the emergence of fabrics, SDN, and disaggregation/brite-box, etc....after...

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Stretching your Data Center without Breaking Applications…

by Andrew Lerner  |  April 23, 2015

There is a lot of client interest regarding the use of VLAN-stretching to address data center inter-connectivity (DCI) requirements. VLAN-stretching enables layer 2 networks to be stretched across layer 3...

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The WebRTC WAN Challenge

by Andrew Lerner  |  April 14, 2015

Note: This is a guest blog from Sorell Slaymaker Ensuring voice/video quality across the WAN has never been easy, and now it is getting substantially harder with the introduction of...

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Cool Networking Vendors

by Andrew Lerner  |  April 3, 2015

We just published our 2015 edition of Cool Vendors in Enterprise Networking, which profiles five “cool” organizations: Appcito, Big Switch Networks, CloudGenix, OpenDaylight and Viptela. Cool Vendors in Enterprise Networking, http://www.gartner.com/document/3021217...

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Is Brite-Box Switching Rite for Everyone?

by Andrew Lerner  |  February 24, 2015

There's been a lot of activity in the network space around branded white-box ("brite-box") switching lately. We're getting an increasing number of questions from clients about it, so we just published...

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One small step towards blurring the silos...

by Andrew Lerner  |  February 10, 2015

As SDN and related technologies slowly trickle into the mainstream, a recurring theme is that cultural and staffing issues are the biggest challenge (i.e., the technology is surprisingly sound, given...

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Fixed Form Factor Switching in the Data Center

by Andrew Lerner  |  February 3, 2015

Fixed form factor switches are pretty heavy duty. They have been the de facto standard for top of rack (ToR) connectivity for several years, but now have applicability in the core...

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Data Center Migration

by Andrew Lerner  |  January 8, 2015

Data center migration and/or consolidation is a major theme in many client networking calls. The connectivity piece is ultra-critical because, frankly, you can’t do much migration or consolidation without a...

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Hybrid is the new WAN

by Andrew Lerner  |  January 2, 2015

There’s been a ton of recent vendor activity in and around the enterprise WAN. For starters, there are several start-ups emerging like Glue Networks, Viptela, CloudGenix and Velocloud. Further, Cisco announced...

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Four Things That Changed Networking in 2014

by Andrew Lerner  |  December 16, 2014

The networking industry saw several interesting twists and turns in 2014, and here's my cut at the top four (and related research).  The true impact of these are much more longer-term...

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