Shamus McGillicuddy

Shamus is the research director for EMA's network management practice. He has more than twelve years of experience in the IT industry as an analyst and journalist. Prior to joining EMA, Shamus was the news director for TechTarget's networking publications. He led the news team's coverage of all networking topics, from the infrastructure layer to the management layer. He has published hundreds of articles about network technology, and he was a founding editor of TechTarget's website SearchSDN.com, a leading resource for technical information and news on the software-defined networking industry.

Recent Posts

Enterprises Must Adapt Network Performance Management to Next-Generation Technology

By Shamus McGillicuddy on Oct 9, 2019 10:00:23 AM

Continue Reading

The Transformational Promise of Per-Application ADCs

By Shamus McGillicuddy on May 23, 2019 11:09:45 AM

Today’s cloud-centric enterprises require agile infrastructure that can scale up and down as capacity requirements evolve. Nowhere is this shift in infrastructure requirements more apparent than in the world of application delivery controllers (ADCs) and load balancers. Today’s enterprises are shifting away from monolithic ADC appliances in favor of lightweight, per-application software ADCs and load balancers.

Continue Reading

Public Clouds Are Disrupting Enterprise Network Management

By Shamus McGillicuddy on Sep 14, 2018 3:31:41 PM

Network managers who are supporting the migration of critical applications to the public cloud will need a new set of tools for engineering and operations.

Continue Reading

Cisco Live 2018: Forget Hardware, Cisco Is All About Software

By Shamus McGillicuddy on Jun 14, 2018 4:17:51 PM

For years network engineers have built lucrative careers upon their wizardly knowledge of things like network protocols, hardware specifications, and the Cisco command line interface (CLI). These skills are still essential to network engineering, but they are emblematic of a highly manual, box-by-box era of network engineering and operations. Today’s enterprises need agile, programmatic networks that leverage software, automation, and more

Continue Reading

Understanding Network-as-a-Service from Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

By Shamus McGillicuddy on Mar 19, 2018 10:44:00 AM

Editor’s note: This blog post was sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, but the sentiments are entirely my own.

Continue Reading

What is Advanced Network Analytics? Cutting Through the Hype

By Shamus McGillicuddy on Feb 19, 2018 10:26:00 AM

Everyone wants to talk about how analytics is the future of network engineering and operations. The phrase “network analytics” is used by vendors of various stripes to imply that a particular technology is smarter and better than the average solution.

Continue Reading

Solve the Cloud Networking Conundrum With SD-WAN

By Shamus McGillicuddy on Jan 9, 2018 2:41:04 PM

Enterprise networking professionals have a cloud problem, even if they don’t know it. Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) solutions can help them solve this problem.

Continue Reading

CA Technologies Pushes for Diversity in Tech Industry

By Shamus McGillicuddy on Nov 16, 2017 2:41:03 PM

Despite what you hear from trolls, bigots, and misogynists, diversity in the technology industry is a good thing. But the philosophy of diversity needs more champions. Tech companies and IT organizations need to expand their workforce beyond the herds of white men that have dominated the industry for decades.

Continue Reading

SDN and the Data Center of the Future

By Shamus McGillicuddy on Oct 16, 2017 12:42:17 PM

Despite some recent obituaries published by my peers, software-defined networking is not dead. But perhaps certain aspects of it are dead or dying. If that’s the case, I say: “SDN is dead. Long live SDN.”

Continue Reading

Network Operations and Analytics from CA Technologies has Won the EMA Innovator Award

By Shamus McGillicuddy on Sep 5, 2017 12:42:17 PM

Network Operations and Analytics from CA Technologies has been named a winner of Enterprise Management Associates’ Innovator Award, which recognizes products and services that demonstrate true innovation in the IT industry and address the most critical challenges IT organizations face today.

Continue Reading

    Lists by Topic

    see all

    Posts by Topic

    see all

    Recent Posts