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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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Cool Networking Vendors

by Andrew Lerner  |  April 3, 2015

We just published our 2015 edition of Cool Vendors in Enterprise Networking, which profiles five “cool” organizations: Appcito, Big Switch Networks, CloudGenix, OpenDaylight and Viptela. Cool Vendors in Enterprise Networking, http://www.gartner.com/document/3021217...

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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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Another Open-Source SDN Controller?

by Andrew Lerner  |  November 10, 2014

Last week, another Open-Source SDN controller hit the market. The Open Networking Lab (On.Lab) is a non-profit consortium to promote networking innovation and last week they released their ONOS controller (link...

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Real-World SDN

by Andrew Lerner  |  October 27, 2014

We just published "real-world" SDN research, which describes mainstream enterprise running SDN in their environments. This is not the hyper-scale web guys like Google, Facebook, Amazon or even service-providers. This...

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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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SDN Is More than Agility

by Andrew Lerner  |  July 24, 2014

Conversations around SDN are starting to pickup and we're seeing more tire-kicking and trials from mainstream clients. The bulk of the SDN conversations are around agility (i.e., I want to...

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OpenDaylight Evolves

by Andrew Lerner  |  June 25, 2014

Extreme was the latest networking vendor to announce their architectural vision for SDN. It is a very open/agnostic approach to SDN, but the most intriguing piece of the announcement (to...

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OpenStack 101 for Network Folks

by Andrew Lerner  |  May 16, 2014

There was an OpenStack summit this week in Atlanta, and to prepare for any newsworthy networking announcements, I wanted to brush-up on the topic. So, I took the time to...

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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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