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Networking Reflections

by Andrew Lerner  |  December 3, 2017

I’m currently preparing for Gartner’s Infrastructure and Data Center Conference and reflecting on our networking industry. A Bill Gates quote that I think is very apropos for the networking industry...

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Networking Content at Gartner's IT Infrastructure and Data Center Conference

by Andrew Lerner  |  October 21, 2017

We are gearing up for our yearly Data Center Conference, officially called Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations Management & Data Center Conference, Dec 4-7 in Las Vegas. As usual, we have...

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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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AIOps Platforms

by Andrew Lerner  |  August 9, 2017

AIOps is an emerging technology and addresses something I'm a big fan of - improving IT Operations.  So I asked fellow Gartner analyst Colin Fletcher for a guest blog on...

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Network Agility Requires Culture Change

by Andrew Lerner  |  July 2, 2017

My colleagues Joe Skorupa and Dennis Smith just published a research note covering important facets of changing networking culture for the better.  The need for culture change is apparent in...

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SD-WAN is going Mainstream...

by Andrew Lerner  |  June 3, 2017

SDWAN remains a topic of high interest among Gartner clients. While many networking technologies are over-hyped as the next big thing, SDWAN is delivering on the promise. In just three short...

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NetOps 2.0

by Andrew Lerner  |  February 16, 2017

In Networking, we're all sick of hearing it… it generally goes something like this:  “The network is the long pole in the tent, I can spin up VMs or go...

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Network VendorSpeak 1.1

by Andrew Lerner  |  January 31, 2017

Network VendorSpeak is one of those things we as networking folks have to deal with.  It isn’t fun, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun with it.  Fifteen months...

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Network Resolutions for 2017

by Andrew Lerner  |  December 20, 2016

It is the time of year for New Years' resolutions, and consequently network resolutions if you’re responsible for an enterprise network. In a nutshell, here are some recommendations (side note:...

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Rethinking Network Downtime

by Andrew Lerner  |  December 16, 2016

Network downtime is a hot topic, especially with the recent headlines including Southwest and Peak Web, and as many organizations transition to digital business models. Along these lines, we’ve just...

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