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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.
Red Hat continues be a major force behind the Linux movement, and its impressive and continually growing matrix of enterprise-class data center software products have made it an industry leader in open source software development.
Pivotal Cloud Foundry open PaaS, an open source, portable, and lightweight approach to app development, serves as the foundation for an enterprise version of PaaS via Pivotal CF combined with Pivotal One data-driven app services.
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