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Vidyo’s software-based portfolio now supports WebRTC, ultra-high definition video support, and Lync operability with Google Hangouts via VidyoH2O; however, the vendor must continue to focus on developing new geographical and vertical markets.
Now under new ownership, TIBCO continues to mine data analytics synergies between its Spotfire and middleware business units, strengthening its data discovery, visualization and analytics tools particularly across cloud and premises deployments.
Red Hat is poised to gain mind share in the heated PaaS cloud space following the release of OpenShift Enterprise 3, which emphasizes a microservices strategy supported via OSS technologies from operating system to application runtimes.
VCE has started the first half of the year strong under its new EMC business relationship, and the 2015 introduction of the VxBlock and VxRack systems shows VCE is branching out from the relatively fixed Vblock architecture.
Cisco has formalized its IoT portfolio, featuring new, programmable devices and promising a broad partner ecosystem, but at the moment, its efforts are as yet unfinished and focused internally on problems of connectivity and security.
Since it dropped off the public company radar in 2013, Dell has been very busy building up its enterprise hardware and software business, showing innovation in its server design and embracing the hyperconverged and cloud delivery IT models.
Microsoft is actively plying its Azure platform to ease the development/DevOps process across application development, deployment, security, and management, including new unified mobile development services.
Recently, Nutanix appears to be at odds with partner VMware, publicly challenging each other over performance and cost. Neither company allows the publication of test results, so it remains up to customers to find the truth for themselves.
SimpliVity quickly gained a reputation as one of the short-list, hyperconverged vendors, but its hardware-accelerated SDN story can be a sword that cuts both ways. Enterprises tend to shy away from solutions that look too proprietary.
VMware’s cloud efforts are made stronger through new microservices offerings, including the ability to leverage open source efforts by Cloud Foundry.
IBM continues to strengthen its Bluemix PaaS services, most notably through API services which help developers securely connect backend data to mobile apps.
Microsoft’s Skype for Business brings a Skype-like user interface, plus video calling and directory integration with the consumer Skype service. However, a lack of integration with Yammer continues to hinder business productivity.
Oracle bolstered its public cloud portfolio, Oracle Cloud, including new mobile services, alongside database, as it takes aim at Amazon, Salesforce and Microsoft.
Trend Micro is focused on advancing its standing in North America with strong vendor partnerships and its leadership in cloud data security. However, with few recent moves to elevate the company against rivals, a bolder strategy may be in order.
Avaya’s SDN Fx and Open Networking Adapter delivers pervasive automation through the network fabric and non-fabric devices. The company needs more public wins like Steel ORCA demonstrating increasing mindshare.
ALE, marketed under the brand Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise is keying on its Intelligent Fabric and its Value for Partners program to enhance channel engagement. However, ALE needs more success stories to show its momentum.
By bringing back the BigFix name, IBM is not only rekindling a well-known brand and satisfying loyal customers, but also helping its strong endpoint vulnerability management product stand out versus tough competition.
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