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It may seem highly questionable for Fortinet to buy a SIEM vendor and compete head-on with IBM and HPE, but its AccelOps acquisition is ultimately about adding network discovery and security orchestration capabilities for a bargain-basement price.
HPE announced a new ToR switch, line card for the FlexFabric 12900 family, server adapters and cables. The end to end product line assures customers that the products work together but won’t sit well with customers pursuing best of breed options.
IBM continues to invest in cloud, collaboration, and new ways to improve personal productivity; however, the vendor still has some technology gaps in real-time communications such as enterprise voice and video.
While IoT infrastructure investments continue apace, numerous technology providers pushed IoT further up the enterprise buyer value chain this quarter with an emphasis on PaaS capabilities and the productization of data management service bundles.
Lenovo’s Cloud NOS promises cloud-ready networking performance and support for ONIE hardware. Cloud NOS is yet another switch OS for which Lenovo must court developers and integrators. Lenovo finalized the Juniper switches it will resell.
Qlik has agreed to sell its shares to private equity firm Thoma Bravo for approximately $3 billion dollars, following a growing trend toward privatization and perhaps saving Qlik from what would be an unfortunate acquisition from a larger rival.
Following criticism of a key conclusion in the 2016 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, it’s time for data-driven security research to evolve so it’s as much about transparency and collaboration as it is about reaching conclusions.
Despite impressive malware analysis, exploit detection, and software-defined data center offerings, Check Point’s innovation goes largely unrecognized because it refuses to invest in marketing like its younger, faster-growing competitors.
IBM and Cisco have announced a joint effort to unify their respective IoT platform technologies into a single, unified platform that maximizes each vendor’s unique capabilities while simplifying IoT projects among select customer segments.
Despite concerns among customers and prospects about yet more changes at HPE, its decision to offload its Enterprise Services Division and merge it with CSC will allow HPE to cut costs and refocus its strategy on data center products and solutions.
Informatica unveiled a significant change of direction at its annual conference, introducing an end-to-end marketing analytics solution and in so doing perhaps bringing to a close its storied run as the self-proclaimed ‘Switzerland of Data.’
Arista’s Universal Leaf 7280R ToR switch family is positioned as a platform that can address many use cases, such as IP storage and digital media, but a closer look reveals that the 7280R is simply a bigger, faster ToR switch.
Check Point’s NGFW line is the top choice for complex enterprise networks where scalability is paramount. Despite delivering a long-awaited management system upgrade, Check Point’s pace of innovation is seen as trailing faster-growing rivals.
Tableau has strengthened its core value proposition with improved data integration, geo-mapping, workflows, and cloud/premises coordination, yet pressure from larger rivals poses a growing challenge.
Cisco continues to build out its data center networking with higher-density and higher-capacity Nexus 9000 ACI and NXOS switches, but growing fragmentation in the product line and higher costs may be the crack competitors need.
Cisco’s latest appliances reflect the extent to which NGFW and IPS products are blending together. Cisco is also working to address the network security needs of high-capacity data centers and large enterprises.
No NGFW vendor has more momentum than Fortinet, and its robust products, services, and revenue are proof positive. Its plan to topple Check Point and Cisco can only be derailed by its occasional lack of urgency to address key issues.
SAP SMP, consolidated into a hybrid cloud option via SAP HANA Cloud Platform mobile services, includes the Fiori UI that kick-starts mobility projects by mobilizing SAP’s business apps.