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Dr. Jim Metzler

Dr. Jim Metzler

Dr. Jim Metzler is managing partner at Ashton Metzler. Jim’s primary interest is on how IT creates business value. His current technical interests include Application Delivery, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization.

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What is the Interaction between WAN Management and SD-WAN Adoption?

Latest Post in the WAN Series This is the eighth and last blog in a series of blogs on the topic of the evolving enterpr...

Will Adopting new SD-WAN Solutions Cause Users to Switch Vendors?

Another WAN Blog by Dr. Jim Metzler This is the seventh in a series of blogs on the topic of the evolving enterprise WAN...

Which SD-WAN Implementation Option do Users Prefer?

Another WAN Blog by Dr. Jim Metzler This is the sixth in a series of blogs on the topic of the evolving enterprise WAN t...

Where Do Users Want WAN Functionality Hosted?

Another WAN blog by Dr. Jim Metzler This is the fifth in a series of blogs on the topic of the evolving enterprise WAN t...

When will SD-WANs be broadly adopted?

Another Bog in the WAN Series by Dr. Jim Metzler This is the fourth in a series of blogs on the topic of the evolving en...

How Well Do SD-WANs Support the Forces Impacting the WAN?

Another Blog in the Series by Dr. Jim Metzler This is the third in a series of blogs on the topic of the evolving enterp...

The Limitations of the Current Branch Office WAN Architecture

Another blog in the series by Dr. Jim Metzler This is the second in a series of blogs on the topic of the evolving enter...

Main Change Drivers in the WAN

Another Blog in the Series by Dr. Jim Metzler After years in which the WAN was relatively staid, we are now in a period ...

How will Open Source Impact the Development of SDN and NFV?

Another blog in the series by Dr. Jim Metzler Until recently, open source has had a relatively modest impact on networki...

Is NFV Just for Communications Service Providers?

The conventional wisdom has been that Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is associated exclusively with Communicatio...

NFV’s Success Depends on Organizations Adopting a Fail-Fast Culture

Part of the promise of NFV is that it will make enterprises and Communications Service Providers (CSPs) notably more agi...

NFV’s Biggest Impact will be on Organizations and Employees

Most of the discussion of Network Functions Virtualization focuses on technology issues such as the relative role of vir...

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