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Data Center Networking Magic Quadrant 2018

by Andrew Lerner  |  July 27, 2018

We published the Data Center Networking Magic Quadrant a few weeks back. This market covers commercial vendors that provide hardware and/or software solutions to deliver connectivity primarily within enterprise data...

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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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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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Data Center Networking Magic Quadrant

by Andrew Lerner  |  May 12, 2015

We just published the 2015 Data Center Networking Magic Quadrant. This market has undergone massive innovation and change over the past few years with the emergence of fabrics, SDN, and disaggregation/brite-box,...

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Fixed Form Factor Switching in the Data Center

by Andrew Lerner  |  February 3, 2015

Fixed form factor switches are pretty heavy duty. They have been the de facto standard for top of rack (ToR) connectivity for several years, but now have applicability in the core...

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Branded Switching + White-Box Switching = Brite-Box Switching

by Andrew Lerner  |  November 19, 2014

White-Box Switching and Disaggregation There’s been increasing interest among Gartner clients around the topic of White-Box and disaggregated switching. Today, nearly all mainstream organizations use traditional (integrated) switches from vendors like Cisco, HP,...

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Network Analytics

by Andrew Lerner  |  September 26, 2014

Recently, several networking vendors are marketing "network analytics" in their offerings, such as Extreme's Purview and Juniper's Cloud Analytics Engine. The term "analytics" is a tad over-used these days, and means...

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White-Box Switching Market Share

by Andrew Lerner  |  September 2, 2014

In August, we published market share research for Data Center Ethernet Switching, which covers 1G/10G/40G/100G port shipments/revenue. While it is no surprise that Cisco is on top with over 50%...

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NPB from your Network Vendor?

by Andrew Lerner  |  August 11, 2014

Network packet brokers (NPB) are a network and security practitioner's best friend. Within Gartner, NPB's are covered by Vivek Bhalla and Jonah Kowall, but they come up in my client...

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Network Automation

by Andrew Lerner  |  August 5, 2014

After mentioning that networking agility can be delivered via automation tools like Puppet and Chef, I wanted to dive into this topic further. There is a relatively recent trend for...

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