Tom Nolle

Tom Nolle is president of CIMI Corporation, a strategic consulting firm located in Voorhees, New Jersey. He has been consulted on projects in banking, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, and publishing; helped develop network standards; and consults on everything from LANs to satellite communications. Tom is know for a breezy style of speaking and writing, a dedication to the truth, and his "Southern Man" hat!

Data-center requirements should drive network architecture

Networking for remote work puts the emphasis on people, not sites

Networking for remote work puts the emphasis on people, not sites

Remote work and the cloud have taught us to focus on connecting people to the applications and information resources they need rather than focus on pure site-connectivity goals.

How SASE might improve worker productivity and make CFOs happy

How SASE might improve worker productivity and make CFOs happy

SASE can deliver needed information for more workers and for less cost than MPLS VPNs providing comparable connectivity.

Network availability: Are you your own worst enemy?

Network availability: Are you your own worst enemy?

As network complexity grows, so does the complexity of dealing with it effectively.

What are virtual routers and how can they lead to virtual data centers?

What are virtual routers and how can they lead to virtual data centers?

With routing software deployed on off-the-shelf hardware, enterprises can reap the benefits of virtual routing that can extend to data centers and promote savings.

Network security depends on two foundations you probably don’t have

Network security depends on two foundations you probably don’t have

Before adding more layers to network security, consider the benefits of explicit network permission, backed by AI-driven traffic analysis.

Why it makes sense for Broadcom to buy VMware

Why it makes sense for Broadcom to buy VMware

Broadcom’s chips plus VMware software could be the bridge that connects applications in data centers with the cloud.

Redefining NaaS: It’s the internet

Redefining NaaS: It’s the internet

Network-as-a-service is popularly defined as expensing network technology and management rather than doing it yourself, but there’s a better way to look at it.

Look to Google to solve looming data-center speed challenges

Look to Google to solve looming data-center speed challenges

Google’s Aquila project is establishing a model for high-performance meshing that can handle the most demanding data-center workloads.

Surprise! The internet of things doesn’t necessarily include the internet

Surprise! The internet of things doesn’t necessarily include the internet

Connected devices need a safe, reliable network of things (NoT) that ties them together, but that glue is likely IoT-specific protocols, not the internet.

Private 5G: 4 things that determine if you need it

Private 5G: 4 things that determine if you need it

Private 5G is a major step, so consider what devices need it, whether they move around and require privacy, and whether Wi-Fi you already have meets the need.

MPLS, SDN, even SD-WAN can give you the network observability you need

MPLS, SDN, even SD-WAN can give you the network observability you need

The ‘best’ traffic paths chosen by routers in a network won’t necessarily be the fastest ones.

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