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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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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 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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Checking in on the Death of the CLI

by Andrew Lerner  |  January 4, 2018

Every year around this time, a ton of pundits make predictions. Some of them are good, some funny, while others... not so much. I’m not a huge predictions guy, but recognize...

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Pragmatic Data Center Networking

by Andrew Lerner  |  December 20, 2017

Building and operating an enterprise data center network is not easy, and I’ve done it. It requires experience, attention to detail, collaboration, and a little luck. Further, data center networking...

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Open Networking

by Andrew Lerner  |  October 13, 2017

Starting with the SDN craze 4-5 years ago, there has been increasing interest from Gartner clients about “Open Networking”.  Most folks certainly prefer the notion of “open”, although it is...

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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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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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