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Avaya’s acquisition of Esna adds instant value by communications-enabling business applications and reinforcing the Avaya/Google relationship. However, the deal is likely to frustrate partners that have established system integration practices.
At its annual developer show, Google unveiled an end-to-end IoT solution that plays to the company’s core strengths, a proven data platform and a sizable Android ecosystem. But past missteps and a slow introduction may hinder widespread adoption.
EMC’s decision to purchase Virtustream adds a new, vendor-hosted dimension to its cloud play and brings its offerings closer in line with those being offered by other Tier 1 cloud vendors.
SAP is focused on expanding HANA Cloud Platform’s role as an extension service to its popular business apps, mobile/IoT platform, and method for developing the sophisticated apps that prompt customers to upgrade their infrastructure.
SAP SMP is further consolidated into a hybrid cloud option via SAP HANA Cloud Platform mobile services, including a UI that kick-starts mobility projects by mobilizing SAP’s business apps.
Ciena introduced the Waveserver 1RU, 400 Gbps transport capacity, data center interconnection (DCI) platform that includes client traffic aggregation, which distinguishes it from the other 1RU DCI device, but power consumption could be a concern.
In this far-ranging, storage networking announcement Cisco shows its continued commitment to developing both Fibre Channel and converged Ethernet switching, and paves the way for an end to end, 40Gb, multi-protocol data center solution.
Technology providers are rapidly moving toward a new business model for business intelligence that combines a freemium data discovery and visualization user experience with pay-as-you-go data storage and processing, all delivered via the cloud.
Software AG’s focus on advanced infrastructure technologies (e.g., in-memory computing, analytics and integration technologies), supports its new initiative Digital Business Platform.
TIBCO was acquired by private equity firm for $4.3 billion as it tries to drive business to core middleware and business analytics portfolios, however, ongoing corporate and financial complexities could interfere with day to day operations.
Cisco continues to build out its data center networking with higher density and higher capacity switches and offers a migration path to its ACI SDN.
AirWatch continues to fire on all cylinders, adding differentiated features such as app deployment and biometric authentication, but can the company’s support services keep up with its current pace of hyper-growth?
Symantec remains strong in mobile device and mobile security by integrating acquired technology that strongly complements its existing security and systems management expertise, but the company still has work to do opposite Tier 1 MDM rivals.
Brocade has moved into SDN with its new Vyatta Controller as well as continued integration with OpenStack and VMware’s NSX. Brocade’s focus on a fabric has won it customers around the globe; can it succeed in a competitive SDN market?
Cisco continues to build out its ASA 5500-X Series firewalls with the addition of next-generation intrusion protection and advanced malware protection, but with three separate firewalls, Cisco presents a somewhat confusing set of options.
Progress is better poised for enterprise wins following the release of Telerik Platform with MBaaS and developer tools that complement its PaaS and RAD technologies.
Skyport Systems has launched a security-centric take on hyperconvergence with a custom-built, hardened virtualization platform for securing application servers. It’s a niche competitor, but cost and management concerns mean it’s not for everyone.
TIBCO is relying more heavily on AWS to support its cloud infrastructure, making both analytics and middleware available on the popular cloud platform.
Lenovo is focused on delivering its converged systems to the market, which includes the RackSwitch and Flex System switches tightly coupled to compute and storage. Lenovo will continue to integrate with partners on physical and virtual networking.
With the Enterprise Mobility Management suite, McAfee maintains a sharp focus on small and medium-sized businesses, and it is building its relationships in the device OEM market. But McAfee has one hole in its EMM strategy: weak support for the cloud.