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.


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.

Tight Wi-Fi integration is key to successful SD-Branch

Tight Wi-Fi integration is key to successful SD-Branch

With Wi-Fi an essential part of branch-office network access, its security and management needs to be fully baked into SD-Branch platforms.

When private 4G LTE is better than Wi-Fi

When private 4G LTE is better than Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi remains the most prevalent wireless technology in enterprise networks, but private 4G LTE cellular technology, and soon 5G, can be the answer in specific use cases involving remote and mobile deployments and high-capacity needs...

When to use 5G, when to use Wi-Fi 6

When to use 5G, when to use Wi-Fi 6

5G is a cellular service, and Wi-Fi 6 is a short-range wireless access technology. Each has attributes that are useful in specific enterprise roles.

SD-WAN: 10 essential considerations

SD-WAN: 10 essential considerations

SD-WAN offers cost savings, improved reliability, security and more.

What to know about planning mobile edge systems (MEC)

What to know about planning mobile edge systems (MEC)

A wealth of standards, possible architectures and applications makes careful planning of mobile edge systems systems important, difficult.

SD-WAN can help solve challenges of multi-cloud

SD-WAN can help solve challenges of multi-cloud

Cooperation between SD-WAN vendors and cloud service providers contributes to easily managed cloud connections across multiple cloud providers and creates a secure, low-latency multi-cloud environment.

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

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

Developments in cloud services, security, containers and white-box switches can make a positive impact for software-defined data-center networks in the coming year.

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.

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