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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 January 30, Juniper Networks reported financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2017. As in the previous quarter, Juniper cited an ongoing architectural shift to scale-out architectures at some of its hyperscale cloud...
Cisco has launched a set of enhanced management capabilities that provide users with deeper visibility into what's happening in their network and the ability to continuously verify the network is operating correctly. These network assurance...
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This IDC study discusses the worldwide Layer 2 and Layer 3 Ethernet switch market."The Ethernet switch market showed healthy growth across the world," says Rohit Mehra, vice president, Network Infrastructure. "Cloud providers continue to pu...
IDC Innovators: Datacenter Software-Defined Networking, 2018

Mar 2018 - IDC Innovators - Doc # US43436718

by: Brad Casemore

IDC Innovators are emerging vendors with revenue <$100 million that have demonstrated either a groundbreaking business model or an innovative new technology — or both. This IDC Innovators study profiles four notable vendors in datacenter...
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