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The cloud, or more specifically the need to integrate disparate cloud services, has pushed shadow IT into the light of legitimate corporate controls, paving the way for a new style of data integration, one with a little less control.
Slowing venture capital spending, improving best-of-breed product integration and growing acceptance of automation highlighting three key trends guiding Current Analysis Enterprise Security research in 2016.
Atos’ acquisition of Unify results in a company that can offer substantial resources and new routes to market, setting Unify up for accelerated growth; however, Atos’ services portfolio may prove threatening to some of Unify’s existing partners.
In buying iSIGHT Partners, FireEye significantly boosts its threat intelligence capabilities. It aims to grow its subscription-based revenue to counter the perception of slowing growth in its core business due to increased competition.
Dell launched the next iteration of its network operating system (OS10), a pure Linux distribution, allowing it to target DevOps teams with a familiar operating system. Dell also disaggregated OS10, making it available for third-party hardware.
IBM continues to strengthen its Bluemix PaaS services, most notably through newly acquired API services vendor StrongLoop, which helps ease developer efforts to connect backend data to mobile apps securely.
Microsoft is actively plying its Azure platform with mobile services to ease the development/DevOps process across application development, deployment, security, and management, broadening its reach through new key partnerships.
Microsoft is investing heavily in enterprise data and analytics, establishing a more dominant position through cloud-savvy, self-service tools, an increasingly capable data and development platform, and new cognitive analytics tools.
Oracle bolstered its public cloud portfolio, Oracle Cloud, including new mobile services, making it more competitive against mobile and cloud leaders.
Oracle continues to modernize and streamline its enterprise data and analytics portfolio, broadening its collection of PaaS tools and adding much-needed data discovery and visualization cloud services.
Red Hat is a viable player in the heated PaaS cloud space largely due to its early focus on a microservices strategy supported by OSS technologies from operating system to application runtimes.
Arista is changing its messaging to focus on what it calls cloud-scale networking using NetDB to include its reliance on a centralized database and CloudVision. Arista enhanced EOS with support for Docker, Container Tracer, and the GO Language.
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise continues to transform by streamlining and appointing new personnel within its executive management team, re-aligning business divisions, expanding ecosystem partnerships, and focusing on disruptive opportunities.
IBM keeps building on what is already arguably the industry’s broadest and deepest security product portfolio. Yet it must better demonstrate product interoperability, show more cohesive advanced threat detection, and use Watson a differentiator.
Qlik continues to evolve beyond its initial role as market disruptor and is now seeking to build a true platform for visual, guided, embedded and self-service analytics through a focus on high-end support, data management and customer scalability.