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Advocates of the FlexPod design have been working very hard to help the brand outgrow its early reputation as a reference design, and assisted by a rapidly growing number of customers and channel partners FlexPod is becoming a force to be reckoned with.
HP’s reshuffle of its ConvergedSystems platform and new server offerings broadens the scope and better defines the options, but it’s still a work in progress.
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 an issue.
Juniper’s Contrail SDN is a feature-rich overlay product that can work with any underlying hardware. Juniper is spurring integration with OpenContrail. The question is: can OpenContrail attract network companies from OpenDaylight?
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.
Oracle’s Engineered Systems is a highly-optimized and rapidly deployable solution for Oracle software products, but may have challenges finding a home in enterprises with simpler needs. The best path may be to stay focused on what it does best.
VCE took an early lead in the converged infrastructure market and hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down. But increasing competition from other vendors continues to challenge, so VCE will have to stay at the top of their game to keep the crown.
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.
Check Point continued to build out its revamped security appliance line with the new 41000, which provides large data centers and telcos with a more compact chassis form factor, and a new line of management appliances.
Yet another report released last month attempted to assess the global losses from cybercrime, pegging the deficit at between $375 to $575 billion per year and growing. Isn’t it time for companies to start strategically investing in cybersecurity?
Setting the stage for a major platform release this fall, Qlik has launched a free but fully capable data discovery tool tailored to business users, not data scientists. However, limited deployment and security options constrain its effectiveness.
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