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What Keeps Network Folks Up at Night?

by Andrew Lerner  |  May 26, 2016

Prior to Gartner,  I was responsible for enterprise networks and what I worried about primarily was uptime.  However, the industry has changed quite a bit over the past few years so...

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For Networking Folks Visiting Florida

by Andrew Lerner  |  March 7, 2016

As folks journey to Orlando for Enterprise Connect 2016, you can’t help but note the snarky tweets about Florida. Further, this happens several times a year as there are multiple...

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Network Resolutions

by Andrew Lerner  |  December 8, 2015

It's that time of year for New Years' resolutions, and if you're responsible for an enterprise network, there is no shortage of things to do. One place to start is...

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Enterprise Networking Predictions

by Andrew Lerner  |  December 2, 2015

Every year around December, we publish Enterprise Networking predictions. This year, we have five predictions that cut across multiple networking topics including: SD-WAN Two predictions regarding Data Center Networking; a)...

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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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WAN is the new LAN

by Andrew Lerner  |  May 22, 2014

The traditional enterprise WAN architecture is not ideally suited for adoption of cloud-based IaaS and SaaS applications, due to increased latency and the cost of back-hauling traffic to centralized  data centers. While carriers are providing direct...

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SDN Hits the WAN

by Andrew Lerner  |  May 8, 2014

For the most part, managing the WANs is tedious (if not hard), and I’ve been responsible for this in large enterprise.  Despite the seemingly simple goal of connecting users to...

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Mastering your WAN

by Andrew Lerner  |  April 10, 2014

The Masters golf tournament starts this week, and as branch users stream video, it can lead to a tradition of degraded WAN performance unlike any other.  If you’re looking for...

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March (Bandwidth) Madness

by Andrew Lerner  |  March 20, 2014

The NCAA Men’s basketball tournament is upon us which means that many folks responsible for corporate WANs will get complaints about branch slowness and application performance – due to streaming...

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