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Brad Casemore

Research Vice President, Datacenter Networks

Brad Casemore is IDC’s Research Vice President, Datacenter Networks. He covers networking products and related technologies and platforms typically deployed in the datacenter.  Mr. Casemore also works closely with IDC's Enterprise Networking, Server, Storage, Cloud and Security programs to assess the impact of emerging IT and converged and hyperconverged infrastructure. He researches technology areas such as Ethernet switching in the datacenter, Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs), SD-WAN, WAN Optimization, Network Virtualization, Network Programmability, and Software Defined Networks (SDN). In this capacity, Mr. Casemore provides ongoing research for IDC’s Continuous Information Service (CIS), market forecasts, custom consulting, and Go-To-Market services.



Prior to joining IDC, Mr. Casemore spent more than 20 years in the information-technology industry, holding various positions in the areas of enterprise computing and applications, enterprise/datacenter networking, and security and mobile/wireless technologies. He most recently served as VP Partners at Echoworx Corporation, and has held senior business-development positions at companies such as BorderWare Technologies, Sitraka (now part of Quest Software), and Platform Computing. Earlier in his career, Mr. Casemore worked at Cisco Systems. He first began working in the technology industry as a market analyst, covering the early LAN and WAN markets – including NICs, hubs, routers, repeaters, and bridges – as well as UNIX servers and workstations.



  • Bachelor of Journalism from the Humber College in Toronto
  • Mr. Casemore also was the author of a popular blog, Twilight in the Valley of the Nerds, that covered enterprise and datacenter networking. In that forum, he wrote extensively about the networking industry, software-defined networking (SDN), network fabrics and architectures, and higher-layer network and security services
On May 15, HPE announced its intent to acquire Plexxi, a datacenter software-defined networking (SDN) vendor that provides a flat, programmable network fabric. HPE plans to integrate Plexxi's technology with its SimpliVity Hyperconverged In...
Arista has announced plans to extend its product portfolio from datacenter networking into the adjacent enterprise campus networking market with a new family of combined core and aggregation "spline" switches. The move represents a new fron...
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The Service Mesh: What Is It, and Do You Need One?

Jun 2018 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US44015118

by: Brad CasemoreRohit Mehra

This IDC Perspective examines the emergence of the service mesh, explores the architecture of the Istio service mesh, and provides guidance that will help organizations determine whether they will need a service mesh to support their applic...
Application Delivery Services Market Dynamics

Jun 2018 - Market Perspective - Doc # US43856218

by: Ashish NadkarniBrad CasemoreKuba Stolarski

This IDC Market Perspective examines the emergence of the market for application services. Application services will continue to be a key infrastructure market segment for many years to come."By making application services a core part of ap...
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