Andrew Lerner

Andrew Lerner

VP Analyst
Andrew Lerner is a Vice President in Gartner Research covering enterprise networking with a focus on emerging technologies. Mr. Lerner covers cloud/multicloud networking, WAN, and data center networking, including SDN and SD-WAN.
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Monday, 22 November, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM GMT
(10:00 AM - 10:30 AM EST)
Innovations Driving the Future of Networking

This session will run thru innovative and disruptive technologies that will shape the future of networking. We will cover emerging network technologies, vendors, open-source, and describe the benefits and risks of the technologies. We will also make specific predictions regarding the adoption and timing of these technologies, and provide recommendations to appropriately adopt (or avoid) these technologies. We will discuss how these technologies help enable the new "infrastructure everywhere, users anywhere" enterprise, and specific topics covered include SASE, SONiC, and eBPF.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM GMT
(07:00 AM - 07:30 AM EST)
Cloud Networking Strategies

This session describes modern strategies for building cloud-friendly networks. This includes guidance for connecting to the cloud, multicloud, and within public and private cloud data centers.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM GMT
(08:30 AM - 09:15 AM EST)
Roundtable: NetDevOps: Increase Network Agility (Without Getting Fired)

In this session, end-users will share their experiences regarding increasing enterprise network agility. This includes the networking technologies, processes, people, and cultural aspects to improve the level of network automation and orchestration that exists within enterprise and cloud networks. We will discuss how to align networking initiatives with DevOps and IaC principles.

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