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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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Networking for Office365

by Andrew Lerner  |  April 26, 2017

This is a guest blog via Neil Rickard  One of my top inquiry topics with Gartner clients is Networking questions and challenges surrounding Office 365.  Further, in surveys we’ve conducted,...

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Help, I hate my (Traditional) Network Carrier

by Andrew Lerner  |  February 23, 2017

Gartner analysts have conducted over 3,500 WAN-related client inquiries, and reviewed more than 500 service provider contracts in the past year and one thing is crystal clear: Enterprises are dissatisfied...

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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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My First Network...

by Andrew Lerner  |  August 23, 2016

At a recent Gartner event, several colleagues were discussing the first networks we worked on. Coincidentally, well-known network blogger Ivan Pepelnjak blogged about the first computer network he worked on....

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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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Saving Money on the Network is Cool Too

by Andrew Lerner  |  May 19, 2016

In the networking space, cool new(ish) technology and shiny new objects grab most of the media headlines, but saving money is cool too (especially considering that legacy often runs the...

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Cool Network Vendors 2016

by Andrew Lerner  |  April 13, 2016

Every year, we publish Cool Vendors in Enterprise Networking to highlight lesser-known vendors that are doing cool things in the networking market. Coolness is subjective (for example, this was a cool...

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