Author: John Burke

There are still savings to realize with new networking approaches, even though the time has passed when an you might expect to make massive cuts in WAN spending by deploying SD-WAN and using it to facilitate a switch off MPLS and onto Internet-only connectivity. Why To...

Our brand-spanking-new (independent, unsponsored) network research study, Next Generation Networks 2020-2021, documented a few just-pre-Covid facts about the network that surprised us. Why SD-WAN and Cloud Networking First, less than 40% of WAN traffic (on average) fits into the paradigmatic WAN traffic pattern of starting from an...

I am writing this as I prepare to travel for work, and so of course COVID-19 is on my mind. Beyond all the worries of the moment for family and community, I am thinking about IT (that's my job, after all) and wondering: will the...

Yesterday I moderated a panel discussion at a Wall Street Technology Association event on cloud-first design. I was asked to give an industry perspective to lay the ground work for our wonderful panel of technologists. With 10 minutes and no slides, I offered these 10...

In the wake of out most recent round of cloud and cybersecurity research, I've been thinking about the slow evolution of application security and the evocative, if misleading, concept of "zero trust." Trust and Application Security, v. 1.0 I am (to my occasional astonishment) old enough to...

You Are Already Multicloud; How's it Going? In point of fact, most organizations have been trivially multicloud for years. After all, about 97% have been using multiple SaaS providers for years. More recently, a majority - two-thirds, in Nemertes 2019-2020 Cloud and Cybersecurity Research Study -...

De-emphasizing the Data Center 2019 is the watershed year. For the first time, Nemertes' Cloud and Cybersecurity Research Study shows that the majority of enterprise production workloads live in external clouds now: 56% in IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. (Gratifyingly, this result is in close accord with...

More than a third of organizations in Nemertes Research's recent Cloud and Cybersecurity Research Study do not yet use public cloud infrastructure and platform services. Even enterprises that embrace the public cloud typically still conduct a significant portion of their IT workloads inside their data...

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...