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BI is no more. Big data, mobility, the cloud, and self-service analytics demand that existing, inflexible reporting tools transform into agile business opportunity machines driven by advanced analytics. Are BI vendors ready for the challenge?
HP is taking baby steps to evolve its TippingPoint Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System by strengthening ties with its industry-leading research group and finally beginning to merge its IPS and NGFW codebases.
Jive Software’s latest Jive-n release reinforces the vendor’s strategy of defining itself as a social and collaborative hub; however, the lack of native communications capabilities remains a shortfall in Jive’s social collaboration offering.
IBM wants to make its on-premises cloud experience a mirror image of public cloud for developers and DevOps, in terms of instant update syncing and visibility, as it builds out its hybrid offering.
For well over a decade, IT vendors have been using the idea of ‘breaking down silos’ as a cudgel to drive companies into adopting new technology, though history shows they rarely succeed. Maybe we’re looking at the wrong culprits.
HP’s upgraded CloudSystem Enterprise 9.0 is an improved enterprise cloud offering, combining HP Helion OpenStack and the HP Helion Development Platform to deliver an enterprise-ready, integrated, open source IaaS, PaaS and SaaS solution.
BMC’s latest iteration of the Cloud Lifecycle Management (CLM) suite adds new management and monitoring capabilities to its cloud environment and offers even greater integration with BMC’s broader IT services delivery platform.
Since consolidating its private cloud efforts under IBM Cloud Builder Professional Services, IBM has added to its portfolio of private cloud options with the purchase of Blue Box to offer managed OpenStack private cloud services.
The relatively new HCS market is awash with potential, and there are a number of new companies looking to share the wealth of a market that’s projected to jump into the billions by the end of the decade. But big fish tend to eat little fish.
VMware’s updated vCloud Suite (vCS) 6.0 provides a rich set of private cloud features for vSphere customers and offers improved support for larger, scale-up and scale-out applications via rapid ‘Instant Clone’ capabilities for additional nodes.
Traditional communication silos are transforming into pervasive layers of rich collaboration; however, the successful adoption of social collaboration platforms is driven by the right mix of technology and a supportive corporate culture.
ALE is evolving its networking product line with Intelligent Fabric, a new high-density data center switch, and demonstrating interoperability with NSX and other SDN protocols, but ALE still suffers from low brand awareness.
OmniPCX Enterprise is a key component of OpenTouch, a comprehensive communication and collaboration suite. However, its value as a standalone product diminishes as the market moves towards integrated communication and collaboration services.
With a solid WLAN foundation, Cisco continues to fill out its product line with a new 802.11ac Wave 2 AP, Mobility Express for small offices, and BLE support. It is also targeting CMX to the SMB with a version that’s simple to acquire and install.
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.
Oracle SOA Suite 12c focuses on DevOps productivity through runtime optimization and a single platform for quickly downloading Oracle’s entire developer stack, alongside increased attention on cloud, mobile, and IoT integration.
While the impact of IoT on the network is overstated, there are a number of opportunities for networking vendors to add value and bring meaningful differentiation to the market. It’s about filling gaps that cannot otherwise be filled.
Dell’s new C9010 chassis switch replaces the C7000 family and adds a port extension to ease management. Dell is also offering a new ToR/MoR data center switch with multi-gig capabilities. Both are key for Dell to stay competitive.
By enabling smoother integration with third-party security vendors, AirWatch – backed by new resources from VMware – has designs on being the dominant player in management for all endpoints, not just mobile ones.
HP is doubling down on ArcSight, pledging to refresh the product and deliver new value via cloud-based add-ons. Investing in a product that’s hardly beloved seems risky, but it’s a remarkably sound strategy that hinges on HP’s ability to execute.