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5G Isn't the New WAN Anytime Soon

by Andrew Lerner  |  May 5, 2020

There’s a lot of hype around 5G as it promises higher throughput, lower latency and better quality of service than 4G. 5G is expected to offer improved bandwidth, latency and...

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Cool Networking Vendors 2020

by Andrew Lerner  |  April 20, 2020

So, after a one-year hiatus, we are excited to publish the 2020 edition of Cool Vendors in Enterprise Networking. While some would say that networking and cool are oxymorons, there is definitely some coolness...

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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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Multicloud Networking

by Andrew Lerner  |  February 10, 2020

Based on a survey from November 2018, 81% of respondents who use the public cloud were currently working with two or more external providers. Further, if you have anything on-prem...

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Network Source of Truth (SoT)

by Andrew Lerner  |  January 28, 2020

To align with digital business needs (i.e., more, faster but with near 100% uptime), we recommend networking professionals apply DevOps and infrastructure-as-code techniques. We've written about this before and it entails...

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Breaking Down DevOps for Networking

by Andrew Lerner  |  January 16, 2020

Increasing the level of network automation is a common network resolution for many organizations we speak with. Today, about 70% of network configuration activities are manually-driven (which may not sound good,...

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Say Hello to SASE (Secure Access Service Edge)

by Andrew Lerner  |  December 23, 2019

So by now, most networking folks know about SDWAN.  And of course, just when everyone is aware and comfortable with a technology, and it is (relatively) stable with over 25,000...

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Public Cloud Networking: A Poll and a Prediction

by Andrew Lerner  |  December 13, 2019

On the heels of Gartner’s Infrastructure and Cloud conference, I wanted to pass along an audience poll result and prediction. First, here is the poll, in which we asked the...

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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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