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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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Networking Content at Gartner's IT Infrastructure and Data Center Conference

by Andrew Lerner  |  October 21, 2017

We are gearing up for our yearly Data Center Conference, officially called Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations Management & Data Center Conference, Dec 4-7 in Las Vegas. As usual, we have...

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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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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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Happy Birthday Brite-Box

by Andrew Lerner  |  January 12, 2016

It’s been 2 years since Dell announced integration with Cumulus to support running Cumulus’ network switching OS on their (Dell) hardware. We first published on the concept of disaggregated switching back...

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Simple Questions for a Networking Startup

by Andrew Lerner  |  September 1, 2015

Networking startup vendors always generate a ton of excitement in the market. Whether it’s the Data Center, WAN, or other areas, they often solve specific long-standing challenges in new innovative ways....

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Cool Networking Vendors

by Andrew Lerner  |  April 3, 2015

We just published our 2015 edition of Cool Vendors in Enterprise Networking, which profiles five “cool” organizations: Appcito, Big Switch Networks, CloudGenix, OpenDaylight and Viptela. Cool Vendors in Enterprise Networking, http://www.gartner.com/document/3021217...

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Is Brite-Box Switching Rite for Everyone?

by Andrew Lerner  |  February 24, 2015

There's been a lot of activity in the network space around branded white-box ("brite-box") switching lately. We're getting an increasing number of questions from clients about it, so we just published...

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Four Things That Changed Networking in 2014

by Andrew Lerner  |  December 16, 2014

The networking industry saw several interesting twists and turns in 2014, and here's my cut at the top four (and related research).  The true impact of these are much more longer-term...

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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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