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There are many ways to build a large data center, but some are better than others. I have seen what may possibly be the best of the best in terms of data center architectural design, and it will be my quest from this day forward to find its equal.
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise’s Intelligent Fabric eases new switch deployments and multi-vendor networks with auto-discovery and configuration. Combined with new services, ALE is taking aim at competitors.
SDN messaging often contains the same well-worn themes on improving efficiency and reducing costs - which ultimately miss the mark. The SDN use cases in the enterprise are few, so vendors should tailor messaging to what really matters to customers.
Microsoft is unifying its mobile app development services, including BizTalk integration service, through Azure App Service. Its focus is on easing data integration requirements.
Data visualization and discovery vendors are looking to speed up and maximize enterprise big data project ROI by placing advanced analytics into the hands of everyday users. We assess the progress of key competitors exploiting this market trend.
Enterprise Connect 2015 provided the ideal setting to reflect on the main trends driving the enterprise communications and collaboration market. This report summarizes those trends and the key announcements from leading vendors in this space.
IBM has cleared an important hurdle in at last bringing its venerable business intelligence platform to the cloud, and though it is taking a rather conservative approach in so doing, potential mid-market and departmental opportunities abound.
Juniper has not abandoned WLAN, but instead built technology partnerships to fill the gap while seeking partners for its Open Converged Framework. To date, OCF has one partner, Aruba, which is soon to become part of HP. Juniper needs a new plan.
IBM has continued its forward momentum as a leader in the SOA space by updating IBM WebSphere software through platform services that simplify enterprise application development via self-service middleware and hybrid cloud.
Juniper’s new QFX10000 and Junos Fusion gives customers yet another network fabric from Juniper. Still, Juniper would be better off ditching QFabric and focusing solely on QFX, which doesn’t suffer from limitations in performance and scale.
Adobe continues to be a contender in the MEAP space through marketer-oriented analytics technology, recently enhanced with front-end tools that help the business user deliver continuous mobile app content.
Very different from a year ago, the message of contact center technology providers at Enterprise Connect 2015 assumed cloud availability but stressed the consensus that using “context” to shape the customer journey was tantamount to success.
Building on a solid foundation of familiarity and self-service, Microsoft has re-invented its lightweight, cloud-based data visualization tool, Power BI, featuring a new, freemium business model, improved mobility, and hybrid deployment support.
The new HP Helion Rack system offers an OpenStack platform for hosting private cloud workloads and bridges the gap between HP’s high-end Helion CloudSystem converged platform and the new HP Cloudline products targeted at service providers.
Aruba continues to add features to its WLAN solutions, including integration with Microsoft Lync, along with Mobile Engagement (including location services) and new security features for its ClearPass Access Management System.
Since dumping HP Anywhere last year, HP is looking to fill its platform services cloud endeavor through a Cloud Foundry version of HP Helion.
With a solid WLAN foundation, Cisco continues to fill out its product line with a new Hyperlocation module, BLE support, and increased controller capacity. Cisco is also focusing on enhancing business outcomes via Connected Mobile Experiences.
The sale of Alcatel-Lucent’s enterprise group to China Huaxin will cause some turmoil to the group while it continues to execute on its data center networking vision. Cutting loose from the mothership will give the company room it needs to grow.
Polycom steps up to the small group video conferencing space with the RoundTable 100; however, despite its co-development with Microsoft, the solution needs to demonstrate significant business value relative to other Lync solutions.
White box switching offers benefits for enterprises but not without the assistance and support provided by larger and more established networking vendors. The route to the enterprise market is through a VAR if one is willing to step up.