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Bob Laliberte

Principal Analyst


Principal Analyst Bob Laliberte focuses on existing and emerging network technologies and network performance management solutions utilized by enterprises and service providers.

He is particularly interested in software-defined architectures that are driving the next wave of network investments. Bob’s research spans from network trends for AI and network automation across data center, campus, wireless, and wide area networks to the adoption of multi-cloud networks and private 4G/5G networks.

In a career spanning 30+ years, Bob has held several senior management roles in marketing and product management for software and technology companies conducting business in the US and internationally. He shares straightforward and thought-provoking insights that have made him a popular resource for IT vendors and the media alike.

Bob has appeared in NetworkWorld, CIO, SDXcentral, Computerworld, SiliconAngle, HelpNet Security, ITPro Today, and TechRepublic, among others. He holds a degree in Physics from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Areas of Expertise

  • 4G/5G Private Networks
  • AIOps & Network Automation
  • Campus Networks
  • Cloud-based Network Management
  • Convergence of IoT, IT & OT
  • Data Center Networks
  • Multi-cloud Networking
  • Network Performance Management
  • Network-as-a-Service (NaaS)
  • Remote Work
  • Telecommunications Networks
  • Unified Network Management
  • WiFi

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Highly distributed environments require robust, highly performant, and secure networks to ensure connectivity between employees, customers, devices, and applications, regardless of where they are located.”

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Principal Analyst
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End-to-end Networking Visibility and Management

Organizations are distributing applications across private data centers, multiple public clouds, and edge locations. Plus, hybrid work initiatives are enabling employees to work from home or other locations outside of traditional office settings. As a result, the network has become critical to ensuring secure connectivity.

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Survey Results | February 14, 2024

Multi-cloud Networking Trends

Bob Laliberte, Principal Analyst


Research Brief | February 2, 2024

Plans for Remote Worker SD-WAN Deployments

Bob Laliberte, Principal Analyst


Research Brief | February 1, 2024

A Network Perspective on Network and Security Convergence

Bob Laliberte, Principal Analyst


Research Brief | January 30, 2024

The AI and Automation Mandate for SD-WAN

Bob Laliberte, Principal Analyst