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Brocade is adding muscle to its SDN capabilities with a new high density switch while also enhancing the SDN capabilities of its Network OS software. The company is executing its SDN strategy well but still has to increase awareness.
Juniper’s Contrail SDN is a feature-rich overlay product that can work with any underlying hardware; meanwhile, the OCX1100 submitted to the OCP is a step towards disaggregating Junos from the hardware, but ultimately lacks commitment.
Kony countered the rapid app development efforts of rivals with its own all-in-one RAD environment and pre-built apps, but neglected to lock down marque cloud partnerships that would clinch a leading position.
SAP has rolled out a major rewrite of its core business suite, introducing several architectural enhancements designed to both simplify and speed up analytical operations. But such specialization could slow adoption outside SAP’s business apps.
IBM Verse reinvents e-mail, integrating calendaring, real-time communications, and social media into a self-learning workflow client to improve personal productivity, but it remains a work in progress until service definitions have been finalized.
VMware’s announcement of vSphere 6 delivers on promises made at VMworld 2014 with substantial improvements to its flagship product as well as vCloud Suite 6, Virtual SAN 6, and VMware Integrated OpenStack, bolstering its hybrid cloud message.
Last week, IBM subtly declared war on Google's dominant consumer e-mail service, Gmail. Though audacious, IBM might be on to something if the idea isn't to out-Google Google, but instead to build a smarter, more cognitive inbox for the enterprise.
The FlexPod platform has been doing well amid changes in the converged infrastructure sector and is creeping up on market leader VCE. Will Cisco increase its focus on FlexPod now that it has decreased its ownership position to only 10% of VCE?
When Oracle launched its next-generation X5 Engineered Systems, the company made a major point of comparing its price and performance to those of VCE and other players, but it will be up to Oracle to prove it is as good at non-Oracle workloads.
Seeking to disrupt the broader data and analytics ecosystem while simultaneously opening up adjacencies for its analytics engine, Qlik has launched a new developer community, featuring APIs managed by flexible rules in the spirit of open source.
For 2015, HP’s ConvergedSystem brings new Intel Haswell blade and racked systems, new Atom and ARM server cartridges for the MoonShot platform, and the ConvergedSystem 200-HC EVO:RAIL hyper-converged platform, produced in partnership with VMware.
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- Cisco Catalyst 6800, 6500, 4500, 3850, 3650, 2960-X
- Extreme Networks BlackDiamond, Summit, A/B/C/K/S/7100 Series
- Google’s New “Android for Work” Program Actually Puts BYOD to Work
- HP 10500, 7500, 8200, 5500, 5400, 3800, 3500, 2920
- IBM InterConnect 2015: IBM Lays Out Hybrid Cloud Strategy for Business Transformation