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Data Center Networking Magic Quadrant, 2016

by Andrew Lerner  |  June 16, 2016

A few weeks back, we published the 2016 version of the Data Center Networking Magic Quadrant (paywall). This research includes 13 vendors that provide networking hardware and/or software solutions within enterprise...

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OpenStack Networking

by Andrew Lerner  |  April 19, 2016

OpenStack continues to creep into more of my conversations with Gartner clients. We are planning to publish on this topic soon, but I wanted to revisit the topic (briefly) since it...

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Cool Network Vendors 2016

by Andrew Lerner  |  April 13, 2016

Every year, we publish Cool Vendors in Enterprise Networking to highlight lesser-known vendors that are doing cool things in the networking market. Coolness is subjective (for example, this was a cool...

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Container Networking 101

by Andrew Lerner  |  March 29, 2016

Containers are super-hot these days. In mainstream enterprise, many infrastructure teams are starting to look at supporting them officially (side note: the developers in those same enterprise have probably been using them...

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The “C” in OCP Is for Coolness

by Andrew Lerner  |  March 22, 2016

This is a guest blog from Joe Skorupa There has been a lot of coverage of the latest Open Compute announcements by Facebook, Google and Microsoft. Some saw these announcements...

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Predicting SD-WAN Adoption

by Andrew Lerner  |  December 15, 2015

SD-WAN is pretty hot right now, it has become that shiny new object, and vendors are cranking up the marketecture and vendorspeak. Now while it doesn't cure all the evils...

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Networking Thanks

by Andrew Lerner  |  November 24, 2015

US Thanksgiving is here in just a few days, so here is a very network-centric (and eclectic) set of things to be thankful for. Sniffers – I’ve never met a...

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I hate my WAN...SD-WAN to the rescue

by Andrew Lerner  |  July 7, 2015

I've yet to run across a Gartner client that loves their WAN. It’s crazy if you think about it: The time to get additional WAN bandwidth is typically measured in...

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WebRTC WAN Challenge Follow-Up

by Andrew Lerner  |  June 23, 2015

Back in April, we issued the WebRTC WAN challenge. The premise behind this was that within a NextGen WebRTC-based conferencing solution, the audio portion of a collaboration session should take...

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