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Fortinet is rolling out solution-based marketing around six key product areas and highlighting its comprehensive management features. With Cisco and Check Point in its sights, no enterprise security vendor has more momentum than Fortinet.
With its high-performance technology as well as improving management features and a revamped marketing program, Fortinet is on track to topple Cisco and become the industry’s leading security appliance vendor by 2020. Here’s how it plans to do so.
Does IBM stand for ‘Innovative, But Modest’? Design thinking and Watson-powered cognitive learning are key differentiators; however, as the collaboration and communications market continues to change, you shouldn’t be modest about your strengths!
Jive Software is refocusing market attention towards the integrative and customizable capabilities of its WorkHub brand; however, the vendor needs to add real-time communication capability, or face disruption from new competitors and adjacencies.
IBM hopes to do more than serve its Notes/Domino customer base by liberally employing IBM Watson analytics capabilities within its collaborative portfolio, but IBM must tread carefully and quickly lest it squander this unique opportunity.
Juniper has made good strides in the service provider space, where the company remains strong, but it is less focused on the enterprise space, despite some product enhancements and a strategy embracing open integration.
SAP NetWeaver 7.5 improves Java and ABAP support as well as integration with SAP HANA Cloud Platform and Fiori for cross-application UX.
Dell’s Unified Campus architecture featuring the C9010 Network Director and C1048P Rapid Access Node modernizes Dell’s campus networking with more capacity and capabilities but it’s a complete upgrade, which is disruptive and expensive.
Huawei’s enterprise switch line contains some advanced features and compliance with the OpenFlow 1.3.4 conformance test that make them a compelling choice. The security concerns of 2012 are no longer an issue.
Oracle has strengthened its flagship PaaS offering with new mobile services and new tools aimed at the broader market through drag-and-drop app development capabilities.
VMware’s NSX network virtualization platform offers a feature-rich SDN which is extended to physical networking and leading vendors in adjacent markets. New cross vCenter features gives IT new tools for distributed data centers.
The rise in video traffic, new cloud brokerages, SDN/NFV, demands for heavy compute and local regulations are transforming for data centers and networks are designed and traffic gets distributed. This report considers the opportunities for DCI.
Cisco’s ACI offers a broad range of SDN capabilities supporting physical, virtual, and containerized workloads in a single or multiple data centers. However, ACI is limited to its Catalyst 9000 product line and does not offer a campus connection.
HPE’s VAN SDN focuses on application-driven SDN from the data center to the campus and branch, and it is showing solid momentum with its SDN apps store. An OEM reseller deal with VMware includes joint go to market and support.
The industry awaits a major Microsoft BizTalk upgrade later in the year, which will tighten its own integration technology and that with third-party APIs while further leveraging Azure and its mobile services.
Pivotal Cloud Foundry PaaS, an open source, portable, and lightweight approach to app development, serves as the foundation for an enterprise version of PaaS, including VMware vCloud Air to improve its microservices architecture.
With its consumer focus, technological immaturity and under-investment, Google+ as an enterprise solution appears to be on life support; consequently, the product is vulnerable to established, enterprise-focused vendors.
Talari has updated its Adaptive Private Networking 5.0 and Aware 2.0, adding new features such as routing integration, virtual routing and forwarding, integration with IPsec VPN gateways, and tenant isolation with vPod.
The Good Secure EMM Suites product line is in flux as BlackBerry integrates the Good Dynamics secure container and shared services technology with BES12, which Good customers are being encouraged to implement.
Avaya’s SDN Fx and Open Networking Adapter delivers pervasive automation through the network fabric and non-fabric devices. The company needs more public wins like Steel ORCA demonstrating increasing mindshare.