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Data Center Conference Networking Track

by Andrew Lerner  |  September 22, 2015  |  Submit a Comment

We recently announced the agenda for the 2015 Gartner Data Center Conference in Vegas.  It is officially called “Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference” (say that ten times fast!). For the conference, we have a specific networking track that is chocked full of great content, including these sessions:

Enterprise Network Scenario: A Vision for 2020, Tim Zimmerman, Andrew Lerner

Cloud, software-defined anything, and the IoT continue to change how network infrastructures are designed, built and managed. Designing a cost-effective and highly available network infrastructure for the year 2020 is difficult amid the rapid rate of change in today’s business landscape. This session identifies the key trends and technologies impacting network designs over the next several years. Basically, we’re going to predict what your enterprise network will look like in the year 2020.

Software-Defined Networking in the Wild: Real-World Case Studies, Andrew Lerner

If you’re sick of the buzz/hype around SDN and want to hear stories from the real-world, this is for you. This session identifies a pragmatic roadmap and real-world case studies of SDN and SDWAN. We discuss what SDN is, how and why organizations can move toward a software-oriented architecture in the data center and WAN. This session includes 7 end-user case studies.

Is Your Next Switch a White-Box Switch? Joe Skorupa

White-box and branded White-box switches offer several advantages over traditional OEM switches. This session identifies which options are available and what the pros and cons are of white-box switching in the data center.

End-User Roundtable: What’s Really Happening in The Data Center Network?, Andrew Lerner

This roundtable discusses recent trends in designing data center networks and is overlaid amid all the buzz, hype and “marketecture” surrounding software-defined networking, fabrics, white-box and “open networking.” Attendees are asked to share their concerns and approaches to network design.. No vendors allowed.

Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking, Joe Skorupa

Data center networking continues to evolve rapidly, with emerging technologies (SDN, open networking, fabrics) increasingly focused on automation, simplification, openness and cost-effective operations in virtualized data centers.

Top 10 Ways to Reduce the Network/Telecom Budget, Sorell Slaymaker

Want to make the CFO happy? This session presents the top 10 best practices to reduce the network and telecom budget. While cloud is driving down computing and storage costs, it is driving up the cost of networking. Network managers can reduce their costs by following these best practices.

End-User Roundtable: It’s Not the Network (and How to Prove It)! Andrew Lerner , Sanjit Ganguli

This roundtable discusses best practices in managing and monitoring networks, including troubleshooting and usage of network management tools. Attendees are asked to share their concerns and approaches to network management. No vendors allowed.

Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service Providers, Sorell Slaymaker

Enterprises’ global network needs are evolving rapidly, driven by cloud IT adoption and the growing importance of emerging markets. It is, therefore, vital for enterprises to review their global network sourcing to ensure they are still getting the optimum service for their needs.

Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities for the Wired and WLAN Infrastructure, Tim Zimmerman

We evaluate a variety of LAN vendors providing converged access layer connectivity. Vendors are increasingly able to provide integrated hardware and network application solutions. Enterprises are expanding how users connect to the infrastructure, and vendors are providing new ways to differentiate.

And we also have two short/sweet “theater sessions” for the Application Delivery Controller (ADC) Magic Quadrant (Andrew Lerner) and NPMD Magic Quadrants Sanjit Ganguli.


Hope to see you there…


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Andrew Lerner
Research Vice President
6+ years at Gartner
21 years IT Industry

Andrew Lerner is a Vice President in Gartner Research. He covers enterprise networking, including data center, campus and WAN with a focus on emerging technologies (SDN, SD-WAN, and Intent-based networking). Read Full Bio

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