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Brocade intends to acquire Riverbed’s SteelApp product line with which Brocade hopes to bolster its own software development efforts and increase its sales potential. Brocade still has to overcome its awareness issues to maintain headway.
More than ever, mobile app platforms and services will be the make-or-break technology that helps drive interest in broader infrastructure and cloud offerings, but what can MWC tell us about where this market segment is going?
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.
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