Principal Analyst Bob Laliberte focuses on existing and emerging network technologies and application and network performance management solutions utilized by enterprises and service providers. He is particularly interested in software-defined and modern architectures that are driving the next wave of network and hybrid cloud infrastructure investments. Bob’s research spans from network trends for intelligent network automation across data center, campus, wireless, and WAN to the adoption of hybrid cloud infrastructure for on-premises clouds and the impact of AI/ML technologies in IT operations.
In his 30-year career, Bob has held several senior management roles in marketing, product management, and sales for software and technology companies conducting business in the US and internationally. Bob shares straightforward and thought-provoking insights that have made him a popular resource for IT vendors and the media alike.
Organizations are distributing applications across multiple public cloud environments and edge locations. This is driven by the need to collect and analyze the data generated at these remote sites to enable organizations to improve quality, deliver enhanced experiences (both customer and employee), and gather deeper insights into the business. Because the “edge” can be defined in many ways depending on several factors, such as company size and industry, organizations employ a range of strategies and an ecosystem of partners that includes cloud service providers, telecommunication companies, colocation providers, and even traditional technology vendors to ensure robust edge computing environments that deliver critical business insights.