Lee Doyle

Lee Doyle is principal analyst at Doyle Research, providing client-focused targeted analysis on the evolution of intelligent networks. He has over 25 years’ experience analyzing the IT, network, and telecom markets. Lee has written extensively on such topics as SDN, SD-WAN, NFV, enterprise adoption of networking technologies, and IT-Telecom convergence. Before founding Doyle Research, Lee was group vice president for network, telecom, and security research at IDC. Lee holds a B.A. in economics from Williams College.

2019: Look for improvements to software-defined data-center networks

How to buy SD-WAN technology: Key questions to consider when selecting a supplier

How to buy SD-WAN technology: Key questions to consider when selecting a supplier

Finding the best SD-WAN fit starts with evaluating branch WAN bandwidth and application requirements

Virtual ADCs: Where application delivery controllers fit in software-defined data centers

Virtual ADCs: Where application delivery controllers fit in software-defined data centers

SDN and virtualization are driving a shift from hardware-based application delivery controllers toward a microservices model that enables more flexible ADC licensing options

Software-defined data centers need MANO

Software-defined data centers need MANO

Why management, automation and network orchestration (MANO) are essential to the agility and flexibility of software-defined data centers.

Efficient container use requires data-center software networking

Efficient container use requires data-center software networking

In software-defined data centers, software networking can help container environments talk to each other and maintain network policies without needing admins to respond to each change.

What are the options for securing SD-WAN?

What are the options for securing SD-WAN?

A look at SD-WAN security capabilities and partnerships from vendors, including Aruba, Cisco, Riverbed, and Silver Peak.

How to plan a software-defined data-center network

How to plan a software-defined data-center network

Architectures for software-defined data centers can address the need for flexibility and agility, but implementing them is difficult and calls for coordinating a host of complex features including containers, security, provisioning,...

SD-Branch market expected to reach $3 billion by 2022

SD-Branch market expected to reach $3 billion by 2022

Over the next few years, SD-Branch will become a cost-effective and operationally efficient option for many distributed organizations.

How to deal with networking IoT devices

How to deal with networking IoT devices

The internet of things has such a wide range of use cases and individual devices that network architects have to pay attention to a wide combination of variables for communication, power, bandwidth, reliability, cost and more.

Demand for managed SD-WAN services skyrockets

Demand for managed SD-WAN services skyrockets

Demand for SD-WAN delivered as a managed service is exploding as customers see the benefits that SD-WAN can bring to their distributed organizations. For example, communications service providers (CSPs) such as Verizon, NTT, and...

What is NFV and what are its cost, performance and scaling benefits?

What is NFV and what are its cost, performance and scaling benefits?

Network functions virtualization (NFV) uses commodity servers to replace specialized network appliances for more flexible, efficient and scalable services.

SD-Branch: What it is and why you'll need it

SD-Branch: What it is and why you'll need it

SD-WAN deployments show the power of software-defined networking and virtualization to improve bandwidth efficiency and deliver application performance, and now this software-centric approach is being applied to the unique...

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