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What Happens in the Data Center Does Not Stay in the Data Center

by Andrew Lerner  |  December 1, 2014

The Data Center is the epicenter of applications, in essence the center of the IT universe. The infrastructure decisions you make in the data center have wide ranging implications for...

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Data Center Conference Networking Track

by Andrew Lerner  |  September 18, 2014

Gartner's 2014 Data Center Conference is being held December 2-5 in Las Vegas and is chocked full of networking content (Data Center Networking, SDN, ADC, WAN, etc.). This conference includes a...

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Midmarket Networking

by Andrew Lerner  |  September 9, 2014

A common misconception is that Gartner only caters to large enterprise clients. However, this couldn't be further from the truth as there is a strong focus on the midmarket in...

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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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Deploying SDN Overlays

by Andrew Lerner  |  June 2, 2014

While a lot has been written about SDN overlays, a really concise set of "best practices" for deploying them was hard to come by. In addition, there are a number...

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Coolness in Networking

by Andrew Lerner  |  April 23, 2014

Gartner’s Cool Vendors in Enterprise Communications published today in which Tim Zimmerman, Joe Skorupa and myself profile four “cool” vendors including Cumulus Networks, Nuage Networks, Pica8 and Plexxi and also revisit...

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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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