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Technical Debt in Enterprise Networks

by Andrew Lerner  |  February 25, 2020

New stuff is fun and greenfield is (relatively) straightforward. But, greenfield is rare so the pragmatic reality we all live with is lots of legacy...and most network projects are brownfield. ...

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Networking in the Public Cloud

by Andrew Lerner  |  May 14, 2019

We see quite a few network teams treating networking inside the public cloud (i.e., AWS, Azure, GCE) as “not my problem”. The scary thing is that IaaS networking capabilities are...

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2019 Network Resolution: Invest in Network Automation*

by Andrew Lerner  |  January 7, 2019

Recently, a networking leader at a mainstream enterprise asked me a very simple question: if you could only do one new thing in 2019 what would it be? For me,...

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Network Culture Hacks

by Andrew Lerner  |  March 26, 2018

We’ve written about the need for culture change in networking several times, including: A strong aversion to risk and desire for perceived “safe” incremental changes, leading to the accrual technical...

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Networking Needs a Chaos Monkey

by Andrew Lerner  |  March 9, 2018

It’s time, the networking industry needs a Chaos Monkey. If you’re not familiar with the concept, Netflix created the Chaos Monkey to intentionally introduce failures, such as disabling virtual machines (VMs)...

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Transformation or Just an Incremental Improvement?

by Andrew Lerner  |  March 2, 2018

There are certain terms in networking that are widely over-used, we’ve all heard them: transformation, innovation, software-defined, dynamic, integrated, zero touch provisioning (if you have to physically install something, by...

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Look Beyond Network Vendors for Network Innovation

by Andrew Lerner  |  February 6, 2018

If you are responsible for an enterprise network, then you probably know there is a lot of manual CLI-based operations occurring. Not surprisingly, the top networking challenge our clients face...

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