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Networking Reflections

by Andrew Lerner  |  December 3, 2017

I’m currently preparing for Gartner’s Infrastructure and Data Center Conference and reflecting on our networking industry. A Bill Gates quote that I think is very apropos for the networking industry...

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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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Intent-based Networking

by Andrew Lerner  |  February 7, 2017

There’s always a “next big thing” in networking…. Five years ago, it was Ethernet Fabrics in the data center, then came SDN, and currently it is SD-WAN.  As SD-WAN adoption...

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Telco Digitalization Starts with Agile Customer-Facing IT Spanning End-to-End Operations

by Martina Kurth  |  September 6, 2016

In the digital world, CSPs face mounting pressure to enable and deliver new and more complex multifaceted business models. CSPs have to overhaul their IT to successfully manage the shift...

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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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Simplicity Should Break Ties

by Andrew Lerner  |  February 13, 2016

I often talk to clients deciding between different vendor products or architectures. Any network engineer with operational experience knows that there are always multiple ways to solve networking problems. Further,...

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Planned Network Infrastructure Research for 2016

by Andrew Lerner  |  January 22, 2016

We just published the Network Infrastructure primer for 2016, which is basically an outline for the research we plan to publish in 2016. Most folks know about branded research like...

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Making Sense Out of Chaos: Network Security Policy Management

by Adam Hils  |  December 23, 2015

If you're a network security operations leader (as many of our clients are}, chances are you're afflicted with some of the following security policy-related issues: "I can't tell if my firewall...

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Bi-Modal Networking

by Andrew Lerner  |  October 27, 2015

Within Gartner, there’s a lot of talk about Bi-Modal IT. Bi-Modal IT was borne out of a business need to increase IT agility and innovation, while simultaneously meeting performance and...

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SDN Failures

by Andrew Lerner  |  September 18, 2015

Over the last 2-3 quarters, the mentality in many client calls has shifted from “What is SDN” to something more tangible such as “What’s the best network for cloud” or...

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