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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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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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Do you have a ticking time-bomb in your Network?

by Andrew Lerner  |  May 19, 2017

This is a guest blog from Mark Fabbi Since February 2017, a growing number of network and security vendors have published field notices or confirmed that some product lines have...

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Smart Money

by Andrew Lerner  |  April 10, 2017

This is a guest blog from Joe Skorupa. I’m fortunate enough to work with a number of exciting startup clients. While we spend a good deal of time on product...

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Predicting the Death of the CLI

by Andrew Lerner  |  November 22, 2016

Every year around December, we publish Enterprise Networking predictions. This year, we have five predictions including: By 2020, only 30% of network operations teams will use the command line interface...

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A New Chapter in Managed WAN Services

by Andrew Lerner  |  September 13, 2016

Outside of North America, most enterprise do not manage their own WAN edge devices. They rely on carriers, systems integrators (SIs) and managed service providers (MSPs) to manage their branch...

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Cool Networking Acquisitions

by Andrew Lerner  |  August 9, 2016

In a span of just a few weeks, there have been two "cool" networking acquisitions:  Arkin by VMware  and Appcito by A10. Both of these acquisitions should ultimately benefit the...

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Networking Hype Cycle 2016

by Andrew Lerner  |  July 28, 2016

ICYMI (perhaps you were tracking down the Squirtle Squad), we just published the 2016 Networking Hype Cycle. 2016 has indeed been the year of SDWAN, which now sits atop the peak...

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Network Management Tools in 2016

by Andrew Lerner  |  June 7, 2016

Network management comes up in a ton of my client interactions, so I recently caught up with Gartner colleague Sanjit Ganguli, who covers the network management space directly. He answered several questions which...

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