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Network Agility Requires Culture Change

by Andrew Lerner  |  July 2, 2017

My colleagues Joe Skorupa and Dennis Smith just published a research note covering important facets of changing networking culture for the better.  The need for culture change is apparent in...

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NetOps 2.0

by Andrew Lerner  |  February 16, 2017

In Networking, we're all sick of hearing it… it generally goes something like this:  “The network is the long pole in the tent, I can spin up VMs or go...

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Rethinking Network Downtime

by Andrew Lerner  |  December 16, 2016

Network downtime is a hot topic, especially with the recent headlines including Southwest and Peak Web, and as many organizations transition to digital business models. Along these lines, we’ve just...

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Shift Network Spend From Premium Products to Premium People

by Andrew Lerner  |  September 27, 2016

Being in charge of the enterprise network can be tough, as networking teams are constantly being asked to deliver new services to the business in reduced timeframes, and at lower...

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The “C” in OCP Is for Coolness

by Andrew Lerner  |  March 22, 2016

This is a guest blog from Joe Skorupa There has been a lot of coverage of the latest Open Compute announcements by Facebook, Google and Microsoft. Some saw these announcements...

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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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Comparing Cisco ACI and VMware NSX

by Andrew Lerner  |  June 9, 2015

“Cisco ACI versus VMware NSX” is one of the top questions we get on the networking team from Gartner clients. That said, ACI and NSX provide very different approaches to solving networking...

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One small step towards blurring the silos...

by Andrew Lerner  |  February 10, 2015

As SDN and related technologies slowly trickle into the mainstream, a recurring theme is that cultural and staffing issues are the biggest challenge (i.e., the technology is surprisingly sound, given...

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DevOps 101 for Networking Folks

by Andrew Lerner  |  January 20, 2015

As we get more calls about networking in a “cloud-ish” environment, particularly around SDN and programmable networking, the concept of staffing and DevOps is creeping into more discussions. Not surprisingly,...

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Mind the Gap as SDN Crosses the Chasm to Mainstream Adoption

by Andrew Lerner  |  November 3, 2014

This is a critical juncture in the life-cycle of SDN adoption, as we are currently at the intersection of several factors including: Most mainstream vendors have SDN (and related technologies)...

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