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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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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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Third Horse in the SDN race?

by Andrew Lerner  |  September 30, 2014

Undoubtedly there is a ton of hype around SDN, but last week could be really be an inflection point... While there has been a lot of Gartner client interest around...

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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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The State of SDN Adoption...

by Andrew Lerner  |  June 16, 2014

We ran an SDN session at last week’s Gartner IOM conference in Orlando, and asked the audience "Where are you with respect to SDN?".  I combined the results with similar...

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Of Overlays and Underlays

by Andrew Lerner  |  February 18, 2014

We used to just call the network a "network"… or if we were being fancy, we'd call it the "network infrastructure".  Ahhh, simpler times…  Now with the on-set of SDN...

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Revisiting OpenDaylight

by Andrew Lerner  |  February 7, 2014

Revisiting OpenDaylight When OpenDaylight was announced, we at Gartner were skeptical because the consortium was led and comprised of the vendor/selling community with near-zero participation from the user/buying community. Thus,...

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