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.

Networking software can ease the complexity of multicloud management

SASE check list: 7 key evaluation criteria

SASE check list: 7 key evaluation criteria

Not all SASE providers are created equal, and here's how IT decision makers can examine their options and choose the best fit.

Zero trust planning: Key factors for IT pros to consider

Zero trust planning: Key factors for IT pros to consider

Rolling out effective zero-trust network access calls for coordinating IT and security teams, data discovery, network segmentation.

What is a service mesh what it means to data center networking

What is a service mesh what it means to data center networking

Applications that rely on microservices put demands on data-center infrastructure and personnel, but the service mesh can optimize routing requests between microservices without constant human intervention.

Full network automation isn’t ready, but current tools can still help

Full network automation isn’t ready, but current tools can still help

Automation tools can reduce manual tasks and improve security today even though the goal of full automation is still remote.

Choose flexible edge deployments carefully

Choose flexible edge deployments carefully

Each edge-computing deployment has very specific requirements, but since the need for edge applications over time may shift, it’s important to find an architecture that works now but is flexible enough to meet future needs.

COVID-19 means remote access needs strategic planning right now

COVID-19 means remote access needs strategic planning right now

COVID-19 triggered what’s likely to be a permanent increase in work-from-home employees, so IT pros should start work on a better remote-access architecture, perhaps the secure access service edge (SASE).

CBRS wireless can bring private 5G directly to enterprises

CBRS wireless can bring private 5G directly to enterprises

Citizens Broadband Radio Service could be a boon for enterprise mobile edge computing and help supplement wireless coverage where Wi-Fi falls short.

Game changers at the branch: Wi-Fi 6, 4G, 5G plus SD-WAN

Game changers at the branch: Wi-Fi 6, 4G, 5G plus SD-WAN

The growing use of cloud services is changing the pattern and the volume of branch-office data across the WAN, but wireless cellular services along with the intelligence of software-defined WAN can help keep traffic and costs in line....

IT pros need to weigh in on that ‘sassy’ security model

IT pros need to weigh in on that ‘sassy’ security model

The secure-access service edge (SASE) model developed by Gartner ties into SD-WAN, edge computing and SD-Branch, so it warrants attention from networking teams.

SD-WAN in 2020: 6 trends to look for

SD-WAN in 2020: 6 trends to look for

In evaluating SD-WAN, IT pros should look for better security, manageability and support for SaaS, but also check whether technology providers are likely to be acquired or perhaps close-up shop.

White-box switches yield initial savings but pose challenges

White-box switches yield initial savings but pose challenges

Integrating white-box switches into multi-vendor environments presents management and support issues.

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