About Alan Weckel

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Alan has been in the networking business for nearly twenty years. He started off working on network design and integration at Raytheon. Recently Alan has been one of the leading market research analysts tracking SDN and data center networking where he is active in creating new market segmentation.

The colocation market continues to expand rapidly, driven by a wide range of customers, including hyperscalers, enterprises, telco service providers, cable MSOs, and the Tier 2/3 cloud. In 2017, enterprises moved in significant quantities over to colocation providers in order to have better access to their peers, direct connect to the cloud, flexibility, and to move the non-core expertise of designing and building data centers to someone else ...

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As we start 2018, we see various states joining businesses and other stakeholders in looking to push back on the decision of the FCC's Ajit Pai to kill net neutrality. There have been countless studies showing that internet access, especially high-speed internet access, helps drive GDP growth and that the internet, by its nature, should be something that is consistent and treats all users the same without preferential treatment based on what traffic they are running or whether they pay more for that traffic ...

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2018 will be a year of rapid innovation and product launches for data center networking. We will see seven big technology events and one legislative change in 2018 that will be entry points for new vendors and the market will show a more distinct boundary between enterprise data centers and the cloud ...

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400Gbit/s is right around the corner for data center switching, with significant implications for how data centers get built and connected. Given cloud customers will be the first to deploy this new speed and the technology behind it and the fact that the cloud will be that much larger in two years, we're discussing a massive inflection point for the market and the vendors that serve it ...



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We’re now entering the golden age for merchant silicon, custom application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and platforms in the data center Ethernet switch and router markets. During the next five years, the market will undergo at least two rapid product transitions in order to meet the additional bandwidth demands of cloud providers ...
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