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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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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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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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Network Segmentation

by Andrew Lerner  |  November 9, 2017

One thing that comes up all the time with clients is how to segment their network(s).  There’s no simple answer to this, and we often see organizations over- and under-segmenting their...

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