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Aruba added mobile application management to its year-old MDM solution to combine NAC, MDM and MAM in a single management system. Wait, isn’t Aruba a WLAN vendor?
Tablet use in the enterprise has given rise to the practice of storing sensitive documents in the public cloud. As enterprise IT begins to address this latest security threat, it’s important to keep it simple for both the end user and IT.
Mobile content management startup Averail will take on MCM big dogs such as SAP with an offering that lets IT control and audit content in SharePoint, Dropbox and more while preserving the user experience. Now, can it get anyone’s attention?
Extreme’s Open Fabric Edge brings the company closer to parity with competitors, but lacking a broader portfolio suite keeps the company from controlling its own destiny.
OpenDaylight, founded by 18 vendors, hopes to deliver open source SDN initially consisting of a controller, an overlay network and APIs. The software forms a common SDN base which can be enhanced. It is a promising start, but success isn’t a given.
With the launch of a new data center in Germany, IBM SmartCloud for Social Business can now more readily match both regional governance requirements and growing demands for a globally scalable, public SaaS collaboration portfolio.
Juniper’s core switch, the EX9200, meets high capacity needs, but there’s no upgrade path from the EX8200 and the future of QFabric is uncertain. A virtualized WLAN controller and converged management points to a company adapting to market demands.
Huawei’s ambitious growth plans for its new Enterprise Business Unit continue to progress with strong market awareness and regional growth across much of the world. Distribution channel implementations appear to be the last potential roadblock.
Nuage Networks, an Alcatel-Lucent venture, announced its SDN solution offering focused on open standards, massive scale, and multi-tenancy. However, dependence on service provider technology may limit enterprise penetration.
Critical to OpenFlow’s success is conformance testing and a logo program telling potential enterprise buyers that OpenFlow products interoperate with others. Without conformance testing, vendor products will become technology islands.
Aastra, known for acquisitions in the communications space, now wants to be known for innovations. The company has made good headway in this, recently expanding its desktop video portfolio with room-based video conferencing solutions.
Alcatel-Lucent’s corporate brethren may be restructuring, but Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise’s data center offering is still reaping wins with application aware networking as a message catching on in many other parts of the market.
Juniper’s QFabric momentum has lost steam due in large part to the SDN conversations dominating the industry from all quarters. However, Juniper’s SDN vision factors heavily into the QFabric future and potential.
Cisco’s momentum continues with notable wins in all sectors and markets, as well as notable new product introductions including a more compact, high-performance chassis. Cisco has also shared a roadmap that enables SDN in future Nexus updates.
The component vendors appeared to steal the show at OFC/NFOEC 2013 as they exhibited a rich 100G ecosystem and employed silicon photonics to shrink the despised 100G CFP module. Systems vendors also impressed with their skinny 1T super-channels.
The use of voice biometrics for identification and verification in a customer care setting can shrink contact center costs while reducing fraud and enhancing customer satisfaction. Improved offerings make the timing right for market acceptance.
Arista's SDN plans focus on integration capabilities, OpenFlow and OpenStack support, and a variety of integration partners, setting the bar for competitors to meet. Is it enough to pull the company from its niche?
Following the herd mentality, anti-malware vendors of all stripes jumped on the sandboxing bandwagon at RSA, despite the fact that the technique is at least ten years old. So, what makes it more effective now?
Are you juggling numerous network management products trying to serve your users? Are your network management processes slow and ineffective? It is time to re-examine the network management systems that offer ‘single pane of glass’ management.
Big Switch Networks new Switch Light product promises to offer vendors the ability to run an SDN thin client in parallel with their own switch stack, or stand alone easing customer adoption. Will this be the bridge to multi-vendor supportability?