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vCPE helping to cement the "S" in SDWAN

by Andrew Lerner  |  September 8, 2017

I’ve always thought it ironic that despite being called SDWAN, most vendors lead with hardware appliances in accounts. That said, we continue to see a ton of innovation at the...

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Help, I hate my (Traditional) Network Carrier

by Andrew Lerner  |  February 23, 2017

Gartner analysts have conducted over 3,500 WAN-related client inquiries, and reviewed more than 500 service provider contracts in the past year and one thing is crystal clear: Enterprises are dissatisfied...

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A New Chapter in Managed WAN Services

by Andrew Lerner  |  September 13, 2016

Outside of North America, most enterprise do not manage their own WAN edge devices. They rely on carriers, systems integrators (SIs) and managed service providers (MSPs) to manage their branch...

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My First Network...

by Andrew Lerner  |  August 23, 2016

At a recent Gartner event, several colleagues were discussing the first networks we worked on. Coincidentally, well-known network blogger Ivan Pepelnjak blogged about the first computer network he worked on....

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What Keeps Network Folks Up at Night?

by Andrew Lerner  |  May 26, 2016

Prior to Gartner,  I was responsible for enterprise networks and what I worried about primarily was uptime.  However, the industry has changed quite a bit over the past few years so...

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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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Data Center Conference Networking Track

by Andrew Lerner  |  September 22, 2015

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...

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Level 3's Acquisition of tw telecom a No-Brainer

by Andrew Lerner  |  June 19, 2014

This is a guest blog from Lisa Pierce. The greatest subject of interest at this week’s Level 3 Analyst Conference  was its announcement to acquire tw telecom.  This proves that...

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