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With Palo Alto and Fortinet gaining, Check Point is using partnerships and low-cost fold-in acquisitions to add new features and accelerate growth. But solid execution won’t be enough to offset its lack of innovation.
Microsoft is throwing its support behind a microservices architecture as part of BizTalk and aimed at supporting Azure developers of composite apps using microservices.
Oracle Cloud’s enhanced functionality around mobile, big data and integration helps the company stay competitive with key PaaS rivals.
SAP NetWeaver, extended to fit within the confines of the SAP HANA Cloud Platform, now also supports Oracle Database In-Memory.
Oracle strengthens its flagship PaaS offering with new mobile services.
At the beginning of the year, Oracle stated its intent to challenge the rest of the converged infrastructure market on price as well as performance, but so far, this has only resulted in relatively flat hardware sales for 2015.
Unify OpenScape Voice offers carrier-class scalability and reliability plus a variety of deployment and configuration options. However, The OpenScape Voice brand is less familiar some regions outside of Europe.
VCE introduced two new product lines in Q1-2015 that included the VxBlock 340, 540, and 740, as well as the new VxRack 2-U modular platform designed to address the growing, server-centric hyperconverged and cloudscale markets.
Blue Coat Systems customers will soon be able to use several endpoint threat detection products alongside Blue Coat’s network threat detection and malware sandboxing systems, but for Blue Coat integration and tactical focus will be challenging.
Cisco’s ACI offers a wealth of capabilities for the Nexus 9000 family, but with no support, Nexus 5000 and 7000 customers wanting SDN will have to look at other SDN products. The company has also missed deadlines for some features.
Strongly encouraged by its large customers, HP has become a complete cloud stack provider, adding PaaS to its IaaS portfolio following the acquisition of PaaS solution Stackato and filling a key gap in the HP Helion Development Platform.
Salesforce continues the momentum of Lightning, announcing general availability of the app development framework this week and a marketplace of 50 Lightning Components or building blocks to help speed mobile app development.
The value of SDN comes from opening up opportunities in new lines of business or drastically enhancing existing processes in valuable ways. Incremental improvements will slow SDN adoption because the benefit isn’t worth the disruption.
Brocade continues incremental improvements of its campus LAN products with the Switch Port Extender, OpenFlow 1.3 support, and the new ICX 7250. Brocade’s challenge is educating the market on how its products stack up.
Nuage VSP is a scalable SDN platform which is well suited to large enterprises and cloud providers. However, Nuage would benefit from ramping its partner program with integrated products and services. Building an open developer community would help as well.
Cisco’s UC Manager maintains its position as a stalwart within the collaboration and communications market. However, interdependencies and platform restrictions may lead to consternation for some customers, partners, and service providers.
IoT is top-of-mind among mobile app platform players. Honing their IoT initiatives, Red Hat is leveraging JBoss integration, messaging; while Kony taps MBaaS MobileFabric.
VMware’s NSX network virtualization platform offers a feature-rich SDN which is extended to physical networking and leading vendors in adjacent markets, but feature incompatibilities are showing up and success is not guaranteed.
Dell has a well-earned name in servers and storage, but the company is relatively unknown in enterprise campus networking. Dell has enhanced its campus product line with the new N1500 access layer family.
HP’s VAN SDN focuses on application-driven SDN from the data center to the campus and branch, and it is showing solid momentum with its SDN apps store, adding new partners and apps. HP will need to increase mind share to take market share.