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.

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 computing (MEC) systems

What to know about planning mobile edge computing (MEC) systems

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.

SD-WAN: Breaking down its important elements

SD-WAN: Breaking down its important elements

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 benefits

What is NFV and what are its 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...

SD-WAN Puts Traditional Routers on Notice

SD-WAN Puts Traditional Routers on Notice

The benefits of SD-WAN are so compelling that it’s causing a rethink of traditional branch network architecture.

Why communications service providers need to implement SD-WAN

Software defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solutions could and should enable CSPs to increase the value of their managed services for business customers.

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