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7 Common Misconceptions about SDN (2015 Edition)

by Andrew Lerner  |  March 17, 2015

Over the past year, SDN awareness has skyrocketed in the mainstream. Most organizations are aware of the technology and now have plans to at least evaluate it. That said, there...

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Is Brite-Box Switching Rite for Everyone?

by Andrew Lerner  |  February 24, 2015

There's been a lot of activity in the network space around branded white-box ("brite-box") switching lately. We're getting an increasing number of questions from clients about it, so we just published...

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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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Facebook's New Data Center Network Design

by Andrew Lerner  |  November 17, 2014

For all the talk about the hyper scale data centers, there hasn’t actually been a ton of  detailed information about how they do the network stuff they do. This week,...

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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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10 Misconceptions (and Lies) about SDN

by Andrew Lerner  |  March 19, 2014

(1)  SDN is no longer just for the Hyper-scale Web Companies or Academics – SDN started off as an academic exercise, and the earliest SDN implementations were in academic lab...

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