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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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Do you have a ticking time-bomb in your Network?

by Andrew Lerner  |  May 19, 2017

This is a guest blog from Mark Fabbi Since February 2017, a growing number of network and security vendors have published field notices or confirmed that some product lines have...

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Network Resolutions for 2017

by Andrew Lerner  |  December 20, 2016

It is the time of year for New Years' resolutions, and consequently network resolutions if you’re responsible for an enterprise network. In a nutshell, here are some recommendations (side note:...

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Rethinking Network Downtime

by Andrew Lerner  |  December 16, 2016

Network downtime is a hot topic, especially with the recent headlines including Southwest and Peak Web, and as many organizations transition to digital business models. Along these lines, we’ve just...

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Network Outages Described via 1980s Songs

by Andrew Lerner  |  September 6, 2016

Network outages have been in the news quite a bit lately, including Delta and Southwest (to the tune of $54 million) and last year it was NYSE, United and the...

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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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Network Outages and SDN

by Andrew Lerner  |  July 10, 2015

There has been a lot in the press this week about network outages at NYSE, United Airlines and the WSJ. Some of the articles and analysis have been good, but...

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The Cost of Downtime

by Andrew Lerner  |  July 16, 2014

This is a follow-up to last weeks post on network downtime as several have asked "What is the cost of  network downtime?" Based on industry surveys, the number we typically cite is...

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Network Downtime

by Andrew Lerner  |  July 11, 2014

The most important aspect of nearly every network is availability. Performance, scalability, management, agility, etc. all require the network to actually be online.  In conversations with Gartner clients, availability often comes...

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