Gartner Expert

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 data center networking and wide area networking, including SDN and SD-WAN.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Lerner worked for Raymond James Financial as both a Senior Network Engineer and a Security Architect, with responsibility for network architecture, design and implementation. He has also worked as a Networking Consultant for ThruPoint and Booz Allen Hamilton. Mr. Lerner currently holds both CISSP and VMware certifications and has previously held certifications from Cisco (CCNP), Foundry and Nortel.

Professional background

Raymond James Financial

Senior Network Engineer, Security Architect

ThruPoint (formerly Total Network Solutions)

Network Consultant

Booz Allen Hamilton

Senior Consultant

Areas of coverage

Infrastructure and Operations Leaders

Data Center Infrastructure

Cloud and Edge Infrastructure


M.S., Telecommunications, George Mason University

B.S., Decision Science, University of Maryland

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Data center networking

2SD-WAN and hybrid WAN

3WAN and LAN network design and architecture

4Network equipment vendor selection and pricing (routers, switches, ADC)

5Application delivery controllers (aka load balancers)