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While the impact of IoT on the network is overstated, there are a number of opportunities for networking vendors to add value and bring meaningful differentiation to the market. It’s about filling gaps that cannot otherwise be filled.
Dell’s new C9010 chassis switch replaces the C7000 family and adds a port extension to ease management. Dell is also offering a new ToR/MoR data center switch with multi-gig capabilities. Both are key for Dell to stay competitive.
By enabling smoother integration with third-party security vendors, AirWatch – backed by new resources from VMware – has designs on being the dominant player in management for all endpoints, not just mobile ones.
HP is doubling down on ArcSight, pledging to refresh the product and deliver new value via cloud-based add-ons. Investing in a product that’s hardly beloved seems risky, but it’s a remarkably sound strategy that hinges on HP’s ability to execute.
Think there are too many networking standards? Take a peek at the 19 (and counting) radio protocols used in the home, office, and industrial IoT. Stitching the products together will happen at the application layer via APIs.
Aruba, an HP company, continues to add new APs to its WLAN solutions, including integration with Microsoft Skype for Business, along with Mobile Engagement (including location services) and new security features for its ClearPass Policy Manager.
Building on a solid foundation of familiarity and self-service, Microsoft has re-invented its lightweight, cloud-based data visualization service featuring a freemium business model, a focus on mobility, hybrid deployment options, and a new desktop app.
Brocade’s SDN Controller is a solid OpenDaylight controller that fits well with the company’s product family. Integration between Brocade’s VDX, ICX, and MLXe hardware and software from VMware’s NSX, OpenStack, and Open vSwitch shows versatility.
Check Point is refreshing its sandboxing technology with SandBlast, which provides CPU-level analysis that spots shellcode before it takes hold. A new feature, file deconstruction and sanitization, augments the time-consuming sandbox analysis.
Salesforce.com is building an event processing engine and broader IoT cloud platform to convert devices sensor data into line of business oriented analytical insights. But don’t look for this new service until late 2016.
Mid-2015, HP replaced its initial EVO:RAIL offering in favor of the new, HP-centric ConvergedSystem 250-HC StoreVirtual hyperconverged platform. This has freed HP up to offer a far greater number of processor and memory options than previously available.
Arista announced several new families of switches and one chassis module that offer 10/25/40/50/100 GbE ports, non-blocking capacity as well as an enhanced Smart System Upgrade for faster reboot times. It’s what we expect from Arista.
Cisco’s Mobility Express and CMX 10.2 targets SMB/SMEs that Cisco already serves with its Meraki product line. Simplified licensing, deployment and management coupled with advanced capabilities will appeal to SMB/SMEs.
The word "end-user" should matter to vendors and buyers alike, as it’s oftentimes indicative of the attitudes of suppliers and IT departments. Does this derogatory term originate from a place where employees are seen as an afterthought?
To secure the Internet of Things, one must first understand it. Enterprises and vendors alike must take stock of the devices that pose a security risk and how they’re being used in order to begin assessing and responding to that risk.
Juniper’s new QFX10000 and Junos Fusion give customers yet another network fabric from the company. Still, Juniper would be better off ditching QFabric and focusing solely on QFX, which does not suffer from limitations in performance and scale.