John Burke

About John Burke

John Burke, CIO and Principal Research Analyst with Nemertes Research, advises key enterprise and vendor clients, and conducts and analyzes primary research in these areas. John leads research on private and public cloud; private cloud infrastructure; private and hybrid cloud management; network, server and storage virtualization; and software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). He also leads coverage of big data (especially with application to management and security), data management and information lifecycle management, analytics and visualization. An established speaker, John has appeared at UBM’s Interop events, IDG’s IT Roadmap and Tech Target events, and in private events for Comcast, Cisco, AT&T, and other vendors. He has spoken on subjects including hybrid service delivery, the new data center and the private cloud; SDN and NFV; big data and its impact on IT and on the data center and network; security; and desktop virtualization. John writes frequently for Network World, Tech Target, and other media sources.

Nokia: No Longer Hiding Enterprise in Plain Sight

By | November 9th, 2018|Blog, Cloud and Networking, Internet of Things (IoT)|

Nokia is bringing enterprise services to the fore in a concerted effort to increase its reach (and revenues) outside its better known communications service provider markets. They want IoT, 5G, and SD-WAN to be their foot (feet?) in the enterprise door, creating opportunities to expand relationships into other spaces ranging from analytics solutions to edge [...]

Webinar Replay – Automation at Scale for Enterprise Open Networks

By | |Webinars, Cloud and Networking|

How can enterprises succeed in transforming a legacy network infrastructure into an agile engine for a true digital transformation? John Burke, Nemertes Principal Analyst, shares industry trends and Niraj Jain, COO of Pica8, walks you through the journey. The keys to transforming “This Old Infrastructure” into a fully fledged member of the enterprise multicloud, lie [...]

Home Field Advantage: SD-WAN and MPLS

By | September 27th, 2018|Blog|

I've been mulling over things I learned at the recent CenturyLink analyst day. I keep coming back to their pledge to not lose focus on the fact that they own a transport network, and to make sure that fact can provide differentiation when considering new products. I keep coming back to this mostly in the [...]

Webinar Replay – Out of Many, One: Forging the Multicloud Enterprise

By | |Free Report, Webinars, Cloud and Networking|

Learn how enterprises succeed in building a unified service delivery environment out of the many clouds they use. Nemertes' 2018 - 2019 Cloud and Security Research Study digs into the details of: Infrastructure Management Automation Integration Security ...that together make the multicloud a reality. (View below).

The New Secure Virtualized Network Part 2

By | August 29th, 2018|Cloud and Networking, Security and Risk Management|

Most enterprises have acquired and deployed many overlapping network and security solutions in the last ten years, and now have several solutions in-house (sometimes multiple generations of technology from the same vendor) that can meet most of a broad array of network needs. But there is significant cost to maintaining too much overlap in the [...]

Webinar Replay – WAN Economics: The Business of Disrupting Your WAN

By | |Free Report, Webinars, Cloud and Networking|

Digital Transformation initiatives often hinge on providing new and exciting services to staff or to customers across the WAN and the Internet. Engineering a WAN for continuous and more rapid change is key to enabling ongoing transformational efforts. And yet, for most companies, the WAN is among the pieces of the infrastructure hardest to change, [...]

Webinar Replay – Best Practices for Protecting Enterprise Data

By | |Free Report, Webinars, Security and Risk Management|

Thanks to cloud computing, the proliferation of endpoints, the emergence of new technologies and paradigms like IoT and Blockchain, enterprise data protection has undergone a paradigm shift. The challenge is no longer simply to classify and lock down structured data in protected on-premise environments. Today enterprise data managers need to protect data of all sorts [...]

Webinar Replay – Automation Maturity for Digital Transformation

By | |Free Report, Webinars, Cloud and Networking|

Digital transformation relies first and foremost on responsiveness to changing needs and conditions. In order to meet the challenges of digital transformation, IT needs to embrace automation at every level--and in order to do that, IT needs to approach automation differently than it has in the past. Nemertes' 2017-2018 Cloud, Networking and Security Research Study [...]

Webinar Replay – Joining the Cloud’s 1%: Adding Containers, Microservices, and DevOps

By | |Free Report, Webinars, Cloud and Networking|

Nemertes CIO and Principal Analyst, John Burke, discusses the key to achieving cloud speeds and cloud resilience: adopting cloud-friendly architectures and methodologies. John shows you where the pain points lie, and the technologies that can help you eliminate the problems. This webinar explores Nemertes' 2017-18 Cloud and Network Research Study data on: The shift to [...]

Webinar Replay – Connecting Clouds: Getting There is ALL the Battle

By | |Free Report, Webinars, Cloud and Networking|

The cloud-powered enterprise is powerful, flexible, agile -- and vulnerable. Its forgotten Achilles' Heel, for many organizations: the network. Using multiple clouds to juggle the work of the organization is now standard operating procedure, but a failure to take into account cloud's impact on WAN and Internet links, and to manage the flow of data [...]