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Comparing Cisco ACI and VMware NSX

by Andrew Lerner  |  June 9, 2015

“Cisco ACI versus VMware NSX” is one of the top questions we get on the networking team from Gartner clients. That said, ACI and NSX provide very different approaches to solving networking...

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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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The Midmarket heads towards Hyperconvergence and SDN

by Andrew Lerner  |  May 1, 2015

This is a guest blog by Mike Cisek Midsize Enterprise Summit (MES), the largest gathering of Midmarket CIOs in North America, just wrapped this past week. Initial survey data, collected...

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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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vCloud Air + Google Cloud Platform - An ideal marriage (for now)

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  January 29, 2015

Today VMware and Google announced that they have entered into an agreement to integrate select Google Cloud Platform services into the vCloud Air Platform.  The specific Google services that vCloud...

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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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Real-World SDN

by Andrew Lerner  |  October 27, 2014

We just published "real-world" SDN research, which describes mainstream enterprise running SDN in their environments. This is not the hyper-scale web guys like Google, Facebook, Amazon or even service-providers. This...

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Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers (ADC)

by Andrew Lerner  |  October 21, 2014

We just published the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers (ADC)  (Gartner subscribers only). The Magic Quadrant includes analysis of ten vendors in the ADC market. In going thru the...

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Is VMware's Horizon FLEX the answer to BYOD?

by Mark Lockwood  |  October 14, 2014

At VMworld 2014 in Barcelona today, VMware announced Horizon FLEX, which is essentially a marriage of multiple existing VMware technologies that, together, provide an interesting client-hosted virtual desktop option.  FLEX...

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The Secret Bottleneck of VDI

by Mark Lockwood  |  October 10, 2014

For years, organizations deploying VDI for the first time have felt the sting of the most common issue that plagues virtual desktops: inadequate performance from shared storage.  The storage infrastructure...

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