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Networking Devices and Spectre/Meltdown

by Andrew Lerner  |  January 16, 2018

Spectre and Meltdown are security vulnerabilities that impact all modern microprocessor vendors and most computing devices. Many enterprise IT teams are running around like crazy trying to get a handle on...

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Long periods of high network availability are actually bad...

by Andrew Lerner  |  September 29, 2017

Most enterprises strive for long periods of high network availability. On the surface, this makes sense because outages result in lost revenue (even bankruptcy), damaged brand reputation, and (sometimes) people get...

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Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers, 2016

by Andrew Lerner  |  August 30, 2016

We just published the 2016 Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers (ADC), a market which many folks still refer to as load-balancers.  We evaluate 11 vendors that meet inclusion criteria...

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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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Return of the Load Balancers

by Andrew Lerner  |  July 5, 2016

Back in 2009, we declared that Load Balancers were dead. However, a few years back we noticed a resurgence in lightweight/basic load balancers – in essence load-balancers were cool again.  This was...

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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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Enterprise Networking Predictions

by Andrew Lerner  |  December 2, 2015

Every year around December, we publish Enterprise Networking predictions. This year, we have five predictions that cut across multiple networking topics including: SD-WAN Two predictions regarding Data Center Networking; a)...

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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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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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Application Delivery Controller Magic Quadrant (2015)

by Andrew Lerner  |  October 7, 2015

We just published the 2015 Application Delivery Controller Magic Quadrant. Over the past 12-18 months, there has been substantial change and disruption in this market. After years of mostly incremental...

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