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Cisco enhanced its Connect Mobile Experience with new location capabilities, improved analytics reporting, and a cloud based application development platform all aimed at reducing barriers to adoption and offering more immediate benefits.
Cisco stakes its claim as a software vendor with Cisco ONE Software. The new offering is a product and licensing bundle aimed at simplifying the complexity of acquiring software, hardware and licenses for purchases that span multiple disciplines.
Dell has a well-earned name in servers and storage, but the company is relatively unknown in enterprise campus networking however DoD certification for some products opens an on-ramp to the lucrative federal government market.
Overture adds big data to Ensemble OSA via its Service Intelligence application (ESI), which provides analytics to tame the complexity found in virtual networks. ESI, based on open APIs, tracks VNF lifecycle and performance.
Avaya’s Automated Campus delivers pervasive automation through the network leveraging Fabric Connect and Fabric Attach. New switches increase capacity in the distribution and access layers.
Brocade continues incremental improvements of its campus LAN products with distributed chassis, OpenFlow 1.3 support, and the ICX 7450. Brocade’s challenge is keeping the product line fresh and educating the market on how its products stack up.
Cisco’s SDN strategy spans many different avenues, but leaves existing Nexus customers without a clear migration path to ACI. The ACI strategy is a very complete vision for data center SDN, but the company missed deadlines for some features.
The current crop of data discovery and visualization tools is getting smarter, requiring less analytical expertise to shepherd business user quickly from question to insight, but could this practice also lead to less informed business decisions?
Microsoft has seriously upped its game in supporting advanced analytics capabilities with the announced acquisition of R language specialist Revolution Analytics; but can the vendor support both open source and proprietary software?
Huawei’s enterprise switch line contains some advanced features that make them a compelling choice, such as 100Gb ports that are often not found in competitor’s products. Huawei believes that the security concerns of 2012 are no longer a concern.
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.
Nuage VSP is a scalable SDN platform which is well suited to large enterprises and cloud providers. However, Nuage needs to ramp its partner program with integrated products and services. Building an open developer community would help as well.
VMware’s NSX network virtualization platform offers a feature-rich SDN which is extended to physical networking and leading vendors in adjacent markets via technology partnerships and developer support. However, success is not guaranteed.
Aerohive’s Personal Engagement is a retail location analytics program that draws together key partners in the company’s ecosystem. Aerohive offers a lengthy trial period for up to 200 accounts and six months of support for customers.
Brocade announces the general availability of its Vyatta Controller based on OpenDaylight, Helium edition. Brocade is offering a free trial with support as well as a developer edition which includes access to developer technical support.
Post-divestiture, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise’s positioning of Application Fluent Networking (AFN), Unified Access, and SDN initiatives are differentiating the company from competitors and are the catalyst for its continued growth.
SAP is in an enviable position in creating a comprehensive and highly recognized PaaS offering which continues to be more deeply integrated with its core MEAP and integration technologies in support of its booming business applications business.
Alert Logic acquired Critical Watch to bolster its cloud-based vulnerability assessment service, and got a bonus in the process thanks to CW’s ACI security analytics platform. But can Alert Logic execute?
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.
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.