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Cool Networking Acquisitions

by Andrew Lerner  |  August 9, 2016

In a span of just a few weeks, there have been two "cool" networking acquisitions:  Arkin by VMware  and Appcito by A10. Both of these acquisitions should ultimately benefit the...

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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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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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Happy Birthday Brite-Box

by Andrew Lerner  |  January 12, 2016

It’s been 2 years since Dell announced integration with Cumulus to support running Cumulus’ network switching OS on their (Dell) hardware. We first published on the concept of disaggregated switching back...

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Bi-Modal Networking

by Andrew Lerner  |  October 27, 2015

Within Gartner, there’s a lot of talk about Bi-Modal IT. Bi-Modal IT was borne out of a business need to increase IT agility and innovation, while simultaneously meeting performance and...

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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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