Manage an enterprise network? Please fill out my survey - for Science! :-)

Justine Sherry justine at
Mon Oct 31 21:33:55 CDT 2011

:) I should've guessed that you guys, of all people, would notice the

I used to be at the UW; I registered for this list using my UW email
address. Rather than re-register in order to be able to post to the
list, I just sent from my old email address.

The survey is linked from my homepage and the UW affiliation is mentioned:


On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 19:23, Adefisayo Adegoke <afisayo at> wrote:
> Hello Justine,
> I find it interesting, to say the least, that all of the communication
> that you have about a Berkeley research program while your email came
> from
> Thanks,
> 'Ayo
> ..... Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you
> get - Ingrid Bergman
> ... the sky is too low to be my limit ....Sent from my iPhone
> On Oct 31, 2011, at 6:48 PM, Justine Sherry <justine at> wrote:
>> Hello! My name is Justine and I am a graduate student at UC Berkeley
>> (
>> I'm doing a research project on middlebox appliances such as proxies,
>> WAN optimizers, and firewalls. Middlebox appliances are any
>> networking-related hardware other than routers and switches. I'd like
>> to learn a little bit about how middleboxes are used in real world
>> deployments in enterprises. Vendors often engage in surveys of this
>> type - but the research community knows less than we'd like to about
>> typical concerns in an enterprise network.
>> If you work on network management in an enterprise, I'd love to hear
>> about your experiences through this survey:
>> Some promises:
>> (1) If you give me your email address, I will not give it to anyone
>> else, nor will I add you to any annoying mailing lists.
>> (2) If you mention the name of your organization, I will not share it
>> with anyone else.
>> (3) If I publish any data from this, statistics will be reported in aggregate.
>> (4) I will not share the raw data from this survey with anyone other
>> than my advisor, Professor Sylvia Ratnasamy
>> (sylvia at
>> Feel free to skip questions and please provide approximate answers if
>> you have them.
>> Finally, to thank you for your time, we'll enter you in to a lottery
>> for a $100 Amazon gift card; we'll select two people to win and
>> contact them on November 16. Thank you!
>> If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.
>> Justine
>> PS: The survey is here! Don't miss it!

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