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Cool Networking Acquisitions

by Andrew Lerner  |  August 9, 2016

In a span of just a few weeks, there have been two "cool" networking acquisitions:  Arkin by VMware  and Appcito by A10. Both of these acquisitions should ultimately benefit the...

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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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Happy Birthday Brite-Box

by Andrew Lerner  |  January 12, 2016

It’s been 2 years since Dell announced integration with Cumulus to support running Cumulus’ network switching OS on their (Dell) hardware. We first published on the concept of disaggregated switching back...

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Simple Questions for a Networking Startup

by Andrew Lerner  |  September 1, 2015

Networking startup vendors always generate a ton of excitement in the market. Whether it’s the Data Center, WAN, or other areas, they often solve specific long-standing challenges in new innovative ways....

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Branded Switching + White-Box Switching = Brite-Box Switching

by Andrew Lerner  |  November 19, 2014

White-Box Switching and Disaggregation There’s been increasing interest among Gartner clients around the topic of White-Box and disaggregated switching. Today, nearly all mainstream organizations use traditional (integrated) switches from vendors like Cisco, HP,...

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White-Box Switching Market Share

by Andrew Lerner  |  September 2, 2014

In August, we published market share research for Data Center Ethernet Switching, which covers 1G/10G/40G/100G port shipments/revenue. While it is no surprise that Cisco is on top with over 50%...

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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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Network Disaggregation is Cool

by Andrew Lerner  |  April 17, 2014

There has been a lot of talk lately around white-box switching and the associated concept of network switching "disaggregation". While understood by cloud service providers and/or operators of really large networks, the...

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