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At EMC World, EMC’s current chairman, Joe Tucci, took a mythical ride atop a ‘hoverboard,’ drawing an interesting parallel between himself and his company’s interest in exploring new market opportunities after the Dell merger is finalized.
IBM is one of a few vendors able to offer a comprehensive enterprise-class collaboration and communications cloud service, but the lack of more extensive real-time voice features may turn away potential customers that favor a single-vendor strategy.
Microsoft Office 365 combines synchronous communications and asynchronous collaboration features in a single public cloud offering; however, oftentimes it is perceived as a services bundle rather than a single, integrated service.
A new platform from EMC for developing and deploying cloud-native applications will bolster EMC’s rapidly expanding cloud solutions portfolio and add to the arsenal of products offered by Dell EMC, including the company’s Enterprise Hybrid Cloud.
During EMC World, EMC outlined an idea of how it might eventually meld cloud, security, servers, storage, and analytics from across at least five Dell Technologies sub-brands to form a nearly end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) solution.
Software AG has reinvigorated its analytics business with the launch of MashZone NextGen, which builds nicely on its acquisition of JackBe Presto, but the solution still leans heavily on the company’s own software, eschewing a broader reach.
The rebranded VMware AirWatch continues to fire on all cylinders, adding differentiated features and building toward VMware’s long-term vision of deploying any app on any device, plus targeting broad unified endpoint management for desktop and mobile.
The possibilities of unified endpoint management, a market segment that promises a consistent, secure endpoint experience, regardless of what device type, location, or owner, has caused one enterprise to rethink how it deploys mobile devices.
Symantec is parting ways with CEO Michael Brown and is now searching for its fifth CEO since 2009. The security vendor still reaps a profit many competitors only dream of, but the prolonged turmoil has essentially resulted in a lost decade.
Trend Micro has big long-term plans for TippingPoint after acquiring it from HPE. While it quietly exited the NGFW market, don’t expect any other radical short-term changes; for now, the priority is merely rebuilding competitive momentum.
Despite a lengthy transition to its XGS next-gen IPS appliances and stiff competition from Cisco and TippingPoint, IBM remains committed to its IPS portfolio as a key enabler of its Threat Protection System.
Fortinet is pushing competitors on performance with its new CP9 ASIC processor and new FortiGate NGFWs, but the more interesting moves include advances in unified policy and enforcement as well as a new partnership with Carbon Black.
F5 is the market leader in the application delivery controller space, but there is still room for competition. The F5 Ready program ensures technical and licensing support for cloud service partners and demonstrates F5’s willingness to partner.
SD-WAN and SDN are changing how enterprises manage networks, and one of the most telling changes is the shift from proscriptive to intent-based management. For many in IT, SD-WAN will be their first taste, and hopefully it won’t be sour.