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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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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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Data Center Networking Magic Quadrant, 2016

by Andrew Lerner  |  June 16, 2016

A few weeks back, we published the 2016 version of the Data Center Networking Magic Quadrant (paywall). This research includes 13 vendors that provide networking hardware and/or software solutions within enterprise...

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ITOSS Conference

by Andrew Lerner  |  April 26, 2016

In just a few weeks, we will be hosting our IT Operations Strategies and Solutions Summit (aka ITOSS Conference) on May 10th in National Harbor, MD. This conference is aimed at...

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Planned Network Infrastructure Research for 2016

by Andrew Lerner  |  January 22, 2016

We just published the Network Infrastructure primer for 2016, which is basically an outline for the research we plan to publish in 2016. Most folks know about branded research like...

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Bi-Modal Networking

by Andrew Lerner  |  October 27, 2015

Within Gartner, there’s a lot of talk about Bi-Modal IT. Bi-Modal IT was borne out of a business need to increase IT agility and innovation, while simultaneously meeting performance and...

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Data Center Conference Networking Track

by Andrew Lerner  |  September 22, 2015

We recently announced the agenda for the 2015 Gartner Data Center Conference in Vegas.  It is officially called “Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference” (say that ten times...

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SDN Failures

by Andrew Lerner  |  September 18, 2015

Over the last 2-3 quarters, the mentality in many client calls has shifted from “What is SDN” to something more tangible such as “What’s the best network for cloud” or...

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Cloud Networking

by Andrew Lerner  |  August 18, 2015

It’s no secret that traditional network infrastructures are less agile than other data center infrastructure, particularly compute. We've lived with this for awhile, but as mainstream enterprise are getting more serous...

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