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Networking Hype 2019

by Andrew Lerner  |  July 12, 2019

The 2019 Networking Hype Cycle has just published, which covers the most hyped networking technologies in the market today. The premise of the hype cycle is that most technological innovations...

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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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Networking Retrospective

by Andrew Lerner  |  January 2, 2019

Around this time of year, many folks take a retrospective look at 2018 and/or make predictions for 2019 (or resolutions). One interesting thing about all these retrospectives is that frankly,...

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Data Center Networking Magic Quadrant 2018

by Andrew Lerner  |  July 27, 2018

We published the Data Center Networking Magic Quadrant a few weeks back. This market covers commercial vendors that provide hardware and/or software solutions to deliver connectivity primarily within enterprise data...

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Cool Networking Vendors - 2018 Edition

by Andrew Lerner  |  May 8, 2018

We just published our 2018 Cool Vendors in Enterprise Networking research. This year, my colleague Bill Menezes led the document (perhaps I wasn’t cool enough…) and these vendors solve networking challenges in...

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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 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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