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.

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.

The SDN network as a competitive advantage

While service providers such as AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon have long touted the capabilities of their networks, many of the large web scale providers are now openly disclosing their internally developed network designs.

12 tips for SDN IT buyers

Software defined networking (SDN) offers significant opportunities and challenges for enterprise IT professionals. SDN has the potential to make networks more flexible, reduce the time to provision the network, improve quality of...

Transforming the network with Network Functions Virtualization: 10 recommendations for service providers

In order to be successful in the fast paced Internet world, leading carriers must quickly introduce new services and reduce costs. Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is a new technology enabling communications service providers...

The birth of the network function virtualization (NFV) ISV community

A key requirement for the success of the nascent network functions virtualization (NFV) market is the emergence of an independent software community to drive innovation in telecom software. At the recent Open Network Summit (ONS)...

Network Functions Virtualization drives revolution in telecom network architectures

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) has the potential to advance significant change in the way telecom networks are built and operated. Led by seven major communications service providers, NFV provides a standards-based approach to...

Exploring the SDN WAN use case

While deploying SDN technology to improve data center operations gets a lot of attention, utilizing SDN to improve the quality of service in the private wide area network (WAN) is an application that can bring significant benefits to...

Key recommendations for SDN IT buyers

Software defined networking (SDN) offers significant opportunities and challenges for enterprise IT professionals. SDN has the potential to make networks more flexible, reduce the time to provision the network, improve quality of...

The return of the network operating system (NOS)

Will there be a market for SDN network operating systems? The answer will be critical to the evolution of SDN standards and the development of applications that leverage SDN capabilities.

What does SDN mean for telecom infrastructure?

Software-defined networking (SDN) has the potential to transform the telecom industry by improving the ability of carriers (both wired and wireless) to flexibly deliver bandwidth "on demand." It is critical that carriers improve both...

Why SDN will accelerate COTS adoption in the networking industry

SDN is a game changer for adoption of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology in the network industry.

SDN and security: Impact of network security in the SDN-enabled data center

Security is one of the leading challenges for IT professionals. And securing the data center (and related applications) in the era of public, hybrid and private clouds presents a complex set of problems for IT. The rise of SDN...

SDN revolution or evolution: Impact on the IT manager

There has been a lot of hype concerning software defined networks (SDN) and OpenFlow. What does SDN mean for you, and how should enterprises prepare for the coming changes in network architectures?

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