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SDN is innovative because of the new directions it has taken networking, but the best is yet to come.
Microsoft is taking a much more DIY approach in mobile app development than its MADP competitors, but the company has all the tools and platforms developers need to play in this market, along with the strength of its Azure cloud.
Unify (now an Atos company), has far greater financial stability, health, and access to a greater global client base; however, both are still somewhat unfamiliar names within collaboration and communications outside of their European strongholds.
The acquisition of Polycom creates potential for Mitel's growth through cross-selling opportunities; however, Polycom’s hardware-based portfolio and enterprise focus seems dissonant with Mitel’s mobile-first, cloud-enabled SMB strategy.
Avaya SDN Fx Healthcare lets IT connect, protect and manage the growing number of medical devices deployed throughout healthcare facilities. Avaya’s YoY networking revenues are down, but it’s showing good growth with Fabric Connect deployments.
A10 added new hardware appliances in the middle and upper tiers and is providing its vThunder ADC on Microsoft’s Azure Marketplace. A10 is going global with its Affinity Partner program in EMEA.
Brocade’s ADX is a solid ADC, but the lack of application templates and Microsoft Hyper-V support and inconsistent support for virtual and physical ADX hurt its competitive chances. Brocade should bring the ADX features on par with competitors.
Brocade rebranded the acquired SteelApp as Brocade vADC, but it has not yet publicly announced its integration plans. vADC offers a number of integration and deployment options and is well suited for cloud environments.
In our rush to capitalize upon big data, we have come a long way in ensuring that our decisions are based upon the most recent, complete and trustworthy data, but we seem to be forgetting the most unreliable element in that equation: ourselves.
With MobileIron Access, MobileIron is not only adding cloud applications to the data protection capabilities in its EMM suite, but also showing up VMware by managing cloud app access without seizing control of the identity management stack.
An expanded cloud partnership between application platform leaders IBM and SAP gives IBM a unique advantage with SAP business app customers, furthering its own PaaS and MADP agendas.
Aerohive announced two new dual radio 802.11ac Wave 2 APs that can be powered on a mere 13 watts of PoE, as well as new set of access switches, but neither supports multi-gig Ethernet. A virtualized HiveManager NG provides more deployment options.
ALE is evolving its networking product line with Intelligent Fabric, a new high-density data center switch, and demonstrating interoperability with NSX and other SDN protocols, but ALE still suffers from low brand awareness.
Huawei’s lack of product innovation and channel partnerships continues to hamper global adoption of its collaboration and communications solutions; however, an enterprise IT infrastructure focus has driven impressive 2015 sales revenues.
Brocade is acquiring WiFi specialist Ruckus Wireless for an estimated $1.5 billion, targeting immediate cross-selling opportunities and evolving trends like cellular/WiFi convergence whose long-term trajectory is hard to foresee.
Brocade is acquiring Ruckus Wireless, removing the disruptive threat of having someone else acquire its key WLAN technology partner. Brocade is promoting its pure-play networking focus, which cuts both ways in today’s competitive landscape.