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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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Long periods of high network availability are actually bad...

by Andrew Lerner  |  September 29, 2017

Most enterprises strive for long periods of high network availability. On the surface, this makes sense because outages result in lost revenue (even bankruptcy), damaged brand reputation, and (sometimes) people get...

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Shift Network Spend From Premium Products to Premium People

by Andrew Lerner  |  September 27, 2016

Being in charge of the enterprise network can be tough, as networking teams are constantly being asked to deliver new services to the business in reduced timeframes, and at lower...

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What Keeps Network Folks Up at Night?

by Andrew Lerner  |  May 26, 2016

Prior to Gartner,  I was responsible for enterprise networks and what I worried about primarily was uptime.  However, the industry has changed quite a bit over the past few years so...

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DevOps 101 for Networking Folks

by Andrew Lerner  |  January 20, 2015

As we get more calls about networking in a “cloud-ish” environment, particularly around SDN and programmable networking, the concept of staffing and DevOps is creeping into more discussions. Not surprisingly,...

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