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Networking Needs a Chaos Monkey

by Andrew Lerner  |  March 9, 2018

It’s time, the networking industry needs a Chaos Monkey. If you’re not familiar with the concept, Netflix created the Chaos Monkey to intentionally introduce failures, such as disabling virtual machines (VMs)...

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Networking Reflections

by Andrew Lerner  |  December 3, 2017

I’m currently preparing for Gartner’s Infrastructure and Data Center Conference and reflecting on our networking industry. A Bill Gates quote that I think is very apropos for the networking industry...

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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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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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Microsegmentation

by Andrew Lerner  |  March 21, 2017

Microsegmentation is a hot topic, and is one of the top-three inquiry subjects for Gartner clients regarding cloud security. I’m not a security analyst, but microsegmentation comes up quite a...

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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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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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OpenStack Networking

by Andrew Lerner  |  April 19, 2016

OpenStack continues to creep into more of my conversations with Gartner clients. We are planning to publish on this topic soon, but I wanted to revisit the topic (briefly) since it...

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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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