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Fortinet added pay-as-you-go pricing for its AWS virtual UTM, trailing Sophos and Check Point, but beating Cisco and Juniper. With interest building among large enterprises for marketing/BI use cases, others will have to scramble or be left behind.
BMC’s deep systems integration background is evident in its Cloud Lifecycle Management (CLM) solution, and when paired with its BladeLogic Automation Suite presents strong competition to other complete private cloud solutions.
HP’s CloudSystem Enterprise suite covers all the bases when it comes to bringing private cloud to the enterprise. Based on OpenStack, HP offers substantial orchestration and management tools combined with a vibrant development community.
On December 11, 2014, IBM’s Private Modular Cloud was rebranded to IBM Cloud Builder Professional Services. This reflects IBM’s focus on a solution that accentuates the services needed to help design and implement a private cloud infrastructure.
VMware’s vCloud Suite (vCS) 5.8 brings its already substantial virtualization capabilities to the cloud, but it’s possible that new private cloud customers may still be lured away by the promises of cheaper, open-source cloud stacks.
A standalone Genesys, with an expanded suite of products and solutions, continues to grow revenues and geographic footprint through acquisitions, new product deliverables, and further expansion into cloud-based services.
Google engineers want browsers to tell users that sites are insecure if TLS is not being used. Sadly, that’s the wrong message, because not all sites need TLS and end users have no other recourse. A better approach needs to be found.
Aerohive’s new AP1130 is a ruggedized 802.11ac AP for ‘extreme’ conditions. The AP1130 is a solid addition to Aerohive’s product line and the ‘extreme’ messaging will resonate well, but it is not a really strong differentiator.
Vendors are mimicking the consumer world in terms of design, delivery, and simplicity. As this gains greater momentum throughout 2015, those that satisfy these preferences will be the most disruptive to the collaboration and communications market.
Juniper sold off its Junos Pulse SSL VPN and NAC business and transitioned other security products, putting its security eggs in the SRX basket.
SAP continues to unify its product portfolio to create an end-to-end data and analytics solution built upon the HANA platform, but the slow adoption of HANA and lingering portfolio complexities pose immediate challenges.
After acquiring Docker’s PaaS technology, dotCloud, German-based white-label PaaS provider cloudControl is making its move into the U.S. market via a new Google Partnership, targeting ISVs, SPs, SIs, and now enterprises.
Lync is disruptive in the UC space; recent changes include a rebrand of Lync as “Skype for Business” in 2015, the ability to place video calls to Skype accounts, and visibility of Skype contacts within Lync.
Having been acquired by Zebra Technologies in recent months, RhoMobile is going after enterprise developers with more attractive pricing, hosted cloud, and backend integration capabilities.
Aruba partners with four of nine network LAN vendors and is rapidly adding more channel partners. The company is also enhancing its location based analytics capabilities. With its highest quarterly revenues, its trajectory is up and to the right.
Avaya introduces incremental enhancements and a new video conferencing service aimed to improve team engagement; however, these developments struggle to articulate a clear advantage relative to Avaya’s peers in the industry.
The Avaya Agent for Chrome contact center solution is bundled with a Google Chromebook endpoint to provide a strong and inexpensive solution to serve the expansion, mobile and price-sensitive requirements for multiple end-user scenarios.
Cisco has expanded its IoT analytics portfolio with a new collection of packages targeting retail, event management, IT and telecom. Though well aligned with Cisco’s existing core competencies, professional services need to play catch up.
Two computing powerhouses released their first complete mobile apps optimized for IBM MEAP, big data and analytics, and advanced APIs, hoping to sway enterprises into a new mobile procurement model.
Microsoft now plays an influential role within the enterprise data and analytics marketplace owing to cloud-savvy, self-service BI tools, an increasingly capable database platform, and aggressive partnering.