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!

A new role for network pros: application-flow architect

Cloud providers should unify virtual networking and SD-WAN

Cloud providers should unify virtual networking and SD-WAN

Enterprises need a single networking model that can support SD-WAN and virtual networking in order to get the most out of their cloud resources.

Looking ahead to the network technologies of 2023

Looking ahead to the network technologies of 2023

Virtual networking will drive NaaS evolution, and cloud-hosted security options will explode.

How to reduce 2023 network costs: The cloud

How to reduce 2023 network costs: The cloud

Enterprises that used cloud networking as part of their network strategy cut network costs 5% to 50%

Data-center requirements should drive network architecture

Data-center requirements should drive network architecture

Accept that the cloud is now part of the data center and needs to be incorporated in a low-latency mesh that supports modern applications.

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.

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