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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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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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