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Cool Network Vendors 2017

by Andrew Lerner  |  April 18, 2017

Every year, we publish Cool Vendors in Enterprise Networking to highlight lesser-known vendors doing cool things in the networking market. Coolness is certainly subjective, and my wife (or anyone who knew me...

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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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Networking Hype Cycle

by Andrew Lerner  |  July 28, 2015

We just published the 2015 Networking and Communications Hype Cycle which tracks and analyzes the 35 most important networking technologies, product categories and services that network planners must account for....

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7 Common Misconceptions about SDN (2015 Edition)

by Andrew Lerner  |  March 17, 2015

Over the past year, SDN awareness has skyrocketed in the mainstream. Most organizations are aware of the technology and now have plans to at least evaluate it. That said, there...

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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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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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