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Open Networking

by Andrew Lerner  |  October 13, 2017

Starting with the SDN craze 4-5 years ago, there has been increasing interest from Gartner clients about “Open Networking”.  Most folks certainly prefer the notion of “open”, although it is...

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Networking Hype Cycle 2016

by Andrew Lerner  |  July 28, 2016

ICYMI (perhaps you were tracking down the Squirtle Squad), we just published the 2016 Networking Hype Cycle. 2016 has indeed been the year of SDWAN, which now sits atop the peak...

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Network Management Tools in 2016

by Andrew Lerner  |  June 7, 2016

Network management comes up in a ton of my client interactions, so I recently caught up with Gartner colleague Sanjit Ganguli, who covers the network management space directly. He answered several questions which...

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Networking Thanks

by Andrew Lerner  |  November 24, 2015

US Thanksgiving is here in just a few days, so here is a very network-centric (and eclectic) set of things to be thankful for. Sniffers – I’ve never met a...

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Cloud Networking

by Andrew Lerner  |  August 18, 2015

It’s no secret that traditional network infrastructures are less agile than other data center infrastructure, particularly compute. We've lived with this for awhile, but as mainstream enterprise are getting more serous...

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Comparing Cisco ACI and VMware NSX

by Andrew Lerner  |  June 9, 2015

“Cisco ACI versus VMware NSX” is one of the top questions we get on the networking team from Gartner clients. That said, ACI and NSX provide very different approaches to solving networking...

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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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Facebook's New Data Center Network Design

by Andrew Lerner  |  November 17, 2014

For all the talk about the hyper scale data centers, there hasn’t actually been a ton of  detailed information about how they do the network stuff they do. This week,...

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The Battle for Data Center Influence Intensifies as Cisco Ships ACI

by Andrew Lerner  |  July 31, 2014

Cisco’s new flagship data center network solution, called ACI, is now shipping. ACI is a programmable Ethernet fabric, in which network policy is created via Cisco's APIC controller. Cisco’s architecture...

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Networking Hype

by Andrew Lerner  |  July 23, 2014

Gartner's Hype Cycle for Networking and Communications published yesterday, which covers 35 of the most important networking technologies. This year, there are four new entries to the hype cycle including White-box...

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