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IBM MobileFirst Foundation v8 represents a simplified DevOps environment, primarily reflected through a redesigned console which speeds the app update process and supports a consistent app deployment process via Docker containers within Bluemix.
Cisco’s new Firepower NGFWs offer improved performance in a smaller form factor with unified management and policy features, but new data shows Cisco is trailing in the TCO battle versus competitors.
OpenTouch Suite for MLE offers a comprehensive communication and collaboration suite that leverages a traditional telephony foundation, but similar functionality offered by its forthcoming Rainbow service may create a dilemma for existing customers.
Cisco continues to invest in collaboration and communications by bolstering its portfolio with new services aligned to key market trends; indeed, this refresh continues to stimulate revenue growth, upgrades, and attract net new customers.
The breakup of HP into HPE and HP Inc. in 2015 led to the transfer of the ConvergedSystem portfolio to HPE, which has continued to expand its converged solution offering, announcing in March 2016 the launch of its Hyper Converged 380 platform.
CenturyLink has gone public with a fully assembled, managed SD-WAN offer in the U.S., including aggregating a range of broadband options. Its trial offer should help bring in prospects interested in SD-WAN concepts but unsure how to proceed.
By selling its software assets, including Statistica, to Francisco Partners and Elliott Management, Dell gains cash to pay down its impending EMC merger debt. Statistica gains new growth-focused owners, but loses valuable resources.
ALE is executing its plan for the future and continues to enhance its networking portfolio with new switches and improved OmniVista management system. Now ALE has to convince customers it can deliver.
By selling its software assets, including SonicWall, to private equity firms, Dell gets cash to pay down its impending EMC merger debt. SonicWall gets growth-focused owners, but competition from new sister companies Barracuda and WatchGuard looms.
Pentaho has released a series of Docker utilities on GitHub, encouraging the use of containerized resource orchestration to speed and simplify the creation of big data solutions at scale. But will this gesture directly benefit Pentaho customers?
Cisco Tetration Analytics is a rack of UCS servers and Nexus 9000 ToR switches running sophisticated network data collection and analytics software. It has some unique capabilities, but the associated big price tag will keep customers away.
IBM’s new server-side mobile tools target client-side developers, providing end-to-end app development enabled through cloud services.
Palo Alto Networks is voraciously taking NGFW market share from Cisco and Check Point while broadening and integrating its product portfolio. But, it still trails the market on the endpoint and in the cloud, and has yet to actually turn a profit.
In what may be Apple’s strongest enterprise play yet, IBM rolled out cloud tools for the Apple Swift programming language, which address server-side app development, deployment and management of Apple apps.
MobileIron aims to rival its larger competitors by championing vertical-specific business transformation with mobile management and security. But an executive management overhaul and a bet on opponents’ poor execution create strategic uncertainty.
Progress Software targets IBM and Adobe by consolidating key platforms and tools to support customer engagement via new apps driven by LoB users.
Aerohive’s AdvantageMSP opens new opportunities for the company’s VAR and MSP partners to provide a managed Wi-Fi service to their end customers. The program has multiple tiers and an easy on-boarding process.
SAP is keeping a laser focus on expanding HANA Cloud Platform’s role as an extension service to its popular business apps, placing less emphasis on its mobile/IoT platform plans.
Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn fortifies the vendor’s commitment to enterprise social; enhancing products with business insights will drive demand, however, poor forecasts and investor confidence shows LinkedIn requires major investment.
VMware AirWatch may argue its new OEM deal with Tanium and API support for CASBs enables its customers to employ best-of-breed security, but under VMware, AirWatch is prioritizing its digital workspace efforts ahead of native security features.