Lee Doyle

Lee Doyle is principal analyst at Doyle Research, providing client-focused targeted analysis on the evolution of intelligent networks. He has over 25 years’ experience analyzing the IT, network, and telecom markets. Lee has written extensively on such topics as SDN, SD-WAN, NFV, enterprise adoption of networking technologies, and IT-Telecom convergence. Before founding Doyle Research, Lee was group vice president for network, telecom, and security research at IDC. Lee holds a B.A. in economics from Williams College.

New CBRS wireless can bring private 5G to enterprises

Game changers at the branch: Wi-Fi 6, 4G, 5G plus SD-WAN

Game changers at the branch: Wi-Fi 6, 4G, 5G plus SD-WAN

The growing use of cloud services is changing the pattern and the volume of branch-office data across the WAN, but wireless cellular services along with the intelligence of software-defined WAN can help keep traffic and costs in line....

SD-WAN in 2020: 6 trends to look for

SD-WAN in 2020: 6 trends to look for

In evaluating SD-WAN, IT pros should look for better security, manageability and support for SaaS, but also check whether technology providers are likely to be acquired or perhaps close-up shop.

White-box switches yield initial savings but pose challenges

White-box switches yield initial savings but pose challenges

Integrating white-box switches into multi-vendor environments presents management and support issues.

Tight Wi-Fi integration is key to successful SD-Branch

Tight Wi-Fi integration is key to successful SD-Branch

With Wi-Fi an essential part of branch-office network access, its security and management needs to be fully baked into SD-Branch platforms.

When to use 5G, when to use Wi-Fi 6

When to use 5G, when to use Wi-Fi 6

5G is a cellular service, and Wi-Fi 6 is a short-range wireless access technology. Each has attributes that are useful in specific enterprise roles.

2019: Look for improvements to software-defined data-center networks

2019: Look for improvements to software-defined data-center networks

Developments in cloud services, security, containers and white-box switches can make a positive impact for software-defined data-center networks in the coming year.

How to buy SD-WAN technology: Key questions to consider when selecting a supplier

How to buy SD-WAN technology: Key questions to consider when selecting a supplier

Finding the best SD-WAN fit starts with evaluating branch WAN bandwidth and application requirements

What is NFV and what are its benefits

What is NFV and what are its benefits

Network functions virtualization (NFV) uses commodity servers to replace specialized network appliances for more flexible, efficient and scalable services.

SD-Branch: What it is and why you'll need it

SD-Branch: What it is and why you'll need it

SD-WAN deployments show the power of software-defined networking and virtualization to improve bandwidth efficiency and deliver application performance, and now this software-centric approach is being applied to the unique...

Why communications service providers need to implement SD-WAN

Software defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solutions could and should enable CSPs to increase the value of their managed services for business customers.

The SDN network as a competitive advantage

While service providers such as AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon have long touted the capabilities of their networks, many of the large web scale providers are now openly disclosing their internally developed network designs.

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