Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome to the ACG Network Analytics Blog!

I lead ACG’s research and consulting practice in network visibility & analytics, analyzing use cases for gaining real-time, actionable intelligence that enables operations teams to ensure performance, security and end user quality of experience for the rapidly growing array of cloud-based applications and services.

My research focuses on the business and technology trends driving the migration of applications and services to hybrid multi-cloud environments and the cloud-native, full stack infrastructure deployed by enterprise IT organizations, communications service providers and Internet-based webscalers.

The ultimate goal is “cognitive multi-cloud infrastructure” that is fully instrumented and generates the telemetry data needed for analytics-driven automation, leveraging new technologies such as Big Data, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Stephen Collins
Principal Analyst, ACG Research