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Red Hat continues to be a major force behind the Linux movement, and its impressive and continually evolving range of enterprise-class data center software products has made it an industry leader in open source software development.
SAP has streamlined its data and analytics portfolio under the BusinessObjects brand and committed more completely to the cloud, bringing a sense of stability, continuity and energy to its analytics portfolio.
Talari Networks added critical features to its APN 5.2 and Aware 2.2 releases with a stateful, zone-based firewall, support for NAT, an onboard DHCP server, and adaptive bandwidth discovery and monitoring.
Huawei continues to expand its data center technology portfolio beyond networking, with the promotion of new storage and server options, converged infrastructure solutions and technologies that support the development of hybrid cloud data centers.
VMware has continued to strengthen its position in the cloud enablement market, with recent initiatives including the launch of version 7 of its cloud management platform, vRealize Suite, and the geographical expansion of its vCloud Air platform.
Kony’s announcement of deeper MADP integration with Amazon’s cloud during this week’s AWS Summit emphasizes its heavy reliance on key partners including cloud providers and global SIs in order to combat arch rival IBM.
Kony’s newest MBaaS offering takes on MADP rival IBM and enterprises’ homegrown microservices initiatives by providing professional developers with an object-oriented view to ease backend integration.
Vidyo continues to gain traction and brand awareness for its scalable video services and public cloud offering, VidyoCloud. However, the vendor must continue to focus on expanding into new geographies and workflow integration.
While Fortinet undoubtedly owes its success to founder and CEO Ken Xie, to fulfill its potential and become the industry’s next dominant enterprise security vendor, the company may ultimately be best served by a change at the top.
IBM continues to develop its data center offerings to address a changing IT market. A key priority, as demonstrated by recent product initiatives, acquisitions and partnerships, is supporting the enterprise with hybrid cloud deployment.
Brocade closed two acquisitions, expanding its product lines, and the company is seeing increased sales of software networking for its vADC and virtual router. It’s a good start, but Brocade needs to maintain the pace.
Juniper has started to refocus on the campus with its Unite architecture, Junos Fusion and, notably, its Cloud-Enabled Branch targeted to enterprises and service providers. Still, the company struggles to gain enterprise switching market share.
Blue Jeans Network aims to replace the complexity of on-premises video conferencing with its leading cloud-based service. However, it needs to maintain its differentiation or face commoditization by alternate conferencing and consumer services.
With Palo Alto and Fortinet gaining, Check Point is using partnerships and fold-in acquisitions to add new features and accelerate growth. But, its inability to move down-market and its vague vision and strategy are starting to take a toll.
Advanced analytics player Fractal Analytics has deepened its partnership with analytics platform provider KNIME, seeking to bolster its Fortune 500 customer base by building on top of KNIME’s highly scalable open source platform.
Focusing on cloud, mobility, and collaboration, Mitel is poised to capitalize on the changing corporate communication space. However, the vendor faces growing competition and needs to expand its global footprint and enterprise appeal.
Dell’s Open Networking SDN is a unique blend of branded white box switches and an ever-growing cadre of partners offering network operating systems sold and supported by Dell. The primary risk is having a partner fold or get acquired by a rival.
With Junos Pulse gone and profits and enterprise market share slipping, Juniper acknowledges its security business is in transition. A major effort will be needed to turn it around.
With Cisco and Check Point in its sights, Fortinet is accelerating growth via the purchase of SIEM vendor AccelOps and the debut of its Security Fabric ecosystem. Despite some growing pains, no enterprise security vendor has more momentum.