Author: John Burke

The time has come for IT to once again dive into the world of homegrown automation for running their networks. Network teams have a love/hate relationship with automation, and have had for decades. Time after time, they have tentatively extended the reach of automation, working with...

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...

How can enterprises succeed in transforming a legacy network infrastructure into an agile engine for a true digital transformation? John Burke, Nemertes Principal Analyst, will share industry trends and Niraj Jain, COO of Pica8, will walk you through the journey. The keys to transforming “This Old...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

Cloud Migration Realities Almost half of all organizations in Nemertes'  2017/18 Cloud and Network Benchmark are using IaaS in production. However, on average they have only 12% to 17% of their workload in IaaS environments. Similar numbers use PaaS and at a similar rate. Moreover, based...