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Gartner's Data Center Conference

by Andrew Lerner  |  November 18, 2015

Gartner's US-based Data Center conference is just a few weeks away. This is my favorite Gartner event as there is great content and a number of really smart people at the...

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Data Center Networking Magic Quadrant

by Andrew Lerner  |  May 12, 2015

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

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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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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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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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Branded Switching + White-Box Switching = Brite-Box Switching

by Andrew Lerner  |  November 19, 2014

White-Box Switching and Disaggregation There’s been increasing interest among Gartner clients around the topic of White-Box and disaggregated switching. Today, nearly all mainstream organizations use traditional (integrated) switches from vendors like Cisco, HP,...

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Data Center Conference Networking Track

by Andrew Lerner  |  September 18, 2014

Gartner's 2014 Data Center Conference is being held December 2-5 in Las Vegas and is chocked full of networking content (Data Center Networking, SDN, ADC, WAN, etc.). This conference includes a...

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Converged Infrastructure for Networking Folks

by Andrew Lerner  |  July 6, 2014

The Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems published a few weeks back, which has significant networking implications and is thus is a must-read for networking folks. Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems...

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The Data Center Networking MQ is here

by Andrew Lerner  |  April 24, 2014

The 2014 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking published today. There has been a ton of disruption and change in the data center over the past decade or so, and...

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Network Disaggregation is Cool

by Andrew Lerner  |  April 17, 2014

There has been a lot of talk lately around white-box switching and the associated concept of network switching "disaggregation". While understood by cloud service providers and/or operators of really large networks, the...

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