Andre Kindness

Principal Analyst serving Infrastructure & Operations PROFESSIONALS

Andre serves IT Infrastructure & Operations Professionals. He is a leading expert on network operations and architecture. His research focuses on networking technology and strategy, mobile network infrastructure, application delivery networking, data center convergence, and network infrastructure security. He helps Forrester clients develop and improve their strategy around infrastructure investment and optimization. His analysis balances technology with business strategy to ensure IT maximizes operational and financial efficiency.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to his role at Forrester, Andre worked for 10 years in the networking industry at HP's networking division and at Cisco Systems as a networking and security marketing manager, assessing the market and driving the creation and adoption of products and solutions to solve complex business challenges. Prior to these roles, he was an engineer who tackled complicated system dynamics for GenCorp Aerojet, a leader in space missile and propulsion. He developed a broad range of skills and quickly evolved into a system integrator, where he ensured the success of a low-cost, reusable rocket program.

Education

Andre graduated from the University of California, Davis, in 1994 and has Bachelor of Science degrees in mechanical engineering, material science and engineering, and aeronautical science and engineering. Additionally, he has a pending CISSP certificate from (ISC)2 and has received certificates from UC Davis in network administration and management and routing and switching technologies.

Andre Kindness's Research

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Is Software-Defined Networking Ready For The Enterprise? Part 2 Of 3

    Even though software-defined networking (SDN) is widely popular with cloud providers, carriers, and universities, today's SDN solutions won't cure enterprise infrastructure and operations' (I&O'...

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    Report: Is Software-Defined Networking Ready For The Enterprise? Part 3 Of 3

    Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) hold the promise to reposition the network and supporting team from being a business barrier and services liability t...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Is Software-Defined Networking Ready For The Enterprise? Part 1 Of 3

    Finally, networking has its "cloud." Not since The Beatles touched down at N.Y.'s John F. Kennedy International Airport to perform at The Ed Sullivan Show has there been so much hysteria; yet fe...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Quick Take: Cisco Unveils ACI — New Private Clouds Can Try It; Other I&O Pros Should Wait

    On November 6, 2013, Cisco announced the company's newest next-generation data center solution — Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) — that includes new hardware, new firmware, ...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: A Tsunami Of Empowerment Will Hit Your Network With The Internet Of Things

    The empowered era — cloud, virtualization, and bring-your-own-device (BYOD)—pummeled the network and networking teams. This deluge isn't letting up, as the Internet of Things (IoT) p...

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