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New cloud player ZeroStack offers an interesting combination of on-premises hyperconverged hardware and cloud-based SaaS cloud management capabilities; a solution designed to take the pain out of building a private cloud environment.
Salesforce.com Chatter continues to align with current communications and collaboration market trends by focusing on mobility; however, the lack of feature parity between mobile platforms and the full Salesforce site remains a sticking point.
Salesforce Lightning Experience’s Design System is an updated CRM platform UI, backed by non-coding, OSS app development capabilities to make sales workers more productive.
TIBCO enhances its carefully honed integration, analytics capabilities with highly coveted API management technology by newly acquired Mashery.
HP adds new leaf and spine switches to its Altoline family as well as support for Pica8 PicOS. The additions expand the options that HP can offer direct to cloud and service providers, but HP lacks support for its own OS and has no channel play.
Microsoft’s Enterprise Agreement licensing, cloud focus, and partnerships establish the vendor in an enviable position in collaboration and communications; however, a lack of integration between applications hinders the productivity message.
Talari adds a new virtual and physical appliance to its product family as well as support for IPsec VPN, but these changes merely catch the company up with the market some respects without driving any change or differentiated features.
HP added two new branded white box leaf and spine switches to its Altoline product family and added Pica8’s Picos as a second operating system. Both additions make Altoline competitive against Dell’s Open Networking and ahead of Juniper’s OCX.
With Alphabet now holding the reins of Google, enterprise interests just got a whole lot better, but will that come at the cost of what were frequently disruptive, sometimes crazy but quite often game-changing innovations from Google proper?
Platform9’s managed cloud solution combines customer infrastructure with its SaaS-based cloud management capabilities to simplify cloud adoption for companies who have avoided or abandoned OpenStack due to excessive complexity or missing features.
Fortinet’s FortiGuard 600D midrange firewall widens its price and performance edge versus Cisco, Check Point and Palo Alto. Short term, rivals can compete on ecosystems and reliability, but long term, commoditization will push pricing to the fore.
Mobile platform/device powerhouses IBM/Apple and Red Hat/Samsung illustrate how new types of partnerships, enabled through advanced cloud and mobile services, step up vendors’ integration and consultative opportunities.
Have you mastered the art of productivity from every location in which you work? As the lack of flexibility within the physical spaces of our offices is becoming an issue, how many conversations are IT departments having with facilities managers?
Big Switch’s changes to its Big Cloud Fabric deepen integration with VMware’s vSphere and NSX, increase OpenStack capabilities, add packet broker features to the Big Monitoring Fabric, and deliver flexible pricing to scale cost with capacity.
Cisco continues to lead the enterprise switch market with product diversity and advanced technology across its campus switching, including the new modules for the Catalyst 6800 and simplified licensing with Cisco ONE.
Extreme continues to integrate Enterasys’ products and is getting high-profile wins, raising awareness in the market. The company faces competition from more diverse competitors that can offer broader solutions and faster pace of features.
Huawei has been working to expand its worldwide SDN presence through innovation in the SDN and NFV markets, and recently acquired Amartus, an Ireland-based SDN solution provider to further expand its international SDN development capabilities.
Juniper’s Contrail SDN is a feature-rich overlay product that can work with any underlying hardware; meanwhile, the OCX1100 is a step towards disaggregating Junos from the hardware, but the company ultimately lacks commitment.
VMware is working to expand its role in the cloud enablement market through the promise of upcoming application development capabilities as well as with the expansion of the worldwide presence of its vCloud Air platform.
Docker containers have become a big hit with the DevOps crowd, as well as with a number of key hardware vendors that have taken Docker under their wing. The new Docker Content Trust is another key step towards making its platform enterprise-ready.