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Brocade integrates its VCS Fabric with VMware’s NSX, providing a lossless Ethernet network supporting VMware’s virtual network. The NSX gateway capabilities on Brocade’s VDX provides physical to virtual bridging and continuity of multi-tenancy.
Dell’s S6000 is a high density data center switch that integrates with VMware’s virtual networking, the NSX, which offers dynamic networking that responds to changes in the virtual environment and connects physical resources to the virtual network.
Good Technology formed a collaboration solutions bundle around its flagship Good for Enterprise to address more mature mobility deployments, combining GFE with Good Connect instant messaging and Good Share secure file sharing.
MobileIron has built impressive mind share in the last few years. The company is a leader in the mobile device management space, and it is increasingly building out features in secure mobility and application management.
Siemens Enterprise Communications is evolving OpenScape Office into the newly branded OpenScape Business platform, giving legacy customers a smoother, simpler migration path to UC from either TDM or IP voice platforms.
Brocade’s ADX is a solid ADC but lacks key elements found in rival products such as multi-hypervisor support, a cloud enabled virtual addition and application templates. Brocade should bring the ADX features on par with competitors.
Citrix NetScaler packages a variety of features into a versatile appliance and offers a flexible licensing model that can adapt to most enterprise data center and cloud computing needs.
F5 is the market leader in the application delivery controller market, remaining ahead of competitors through new features that address the needs of enterprises and service providers alike. There’s still room for competition, however.
Kemp’s LoadMaster ADC is in a state of transition as the company attempts to make the product line current with competitors. Supporting Azure and offering software for Cisco’s UCS are unique features but have limited appeal.
Riverbed’s Stingray Traffic Manager offers a number of integration and deployment options, but it currently lacks key features necessary for cloud environments often found in competitive products.
Within the MBaaS space, API management is proving to be a key enabler as the location of data sources becomes highly variable. With that in mind, Appcelerator acquired Singly for its API normalization, strengthening Appcelerator’s mobile play.
Avaya’s Software Defined Data Center framework combines its VENA networking platform with OpenStack resulting in an integrated platform for servers, storage, and networking, but Avaya is entering a very competitive market.
A10’s Thunder and AX application delivery controllers combine a strong set of features with a single license and low cost compared to competitors. But supporting two different product lines will cause confusion in the market.
NEC’s Version 8.5 of the UNIVERGE 3C offering adds improved mobility, desktop, video and IT integration functionality that will better position NEC in the UC marketplace. However, the product is playing catch-up in a rapidly changing marketplace.
Oracle has amped up the value of its Business Intelligence solution set with the introduction of a code-free, drag and drop mobile app development tool geared toward the creation of mobile analytic applications for business users by business users.
Remember when networking was all about speeds and feeds? Not anymore - data center networking is as much about programmability as raw throughput. You must add application development to your list of requirements.
Siemens Enterprise Communications recently announced new, simplified branding of its solutions portfolios. Siemens OpenScape Enterprise continues to evolve per customer feedback and market drivers, with multivendor interoperability a key benefit.
Cisco’s UC Manager largely defined the IP PBX market, requiring all competitors to respond with IP-based platforms of their own. The platform remains a force to be reckoned with in North America, EMEA and elsewhere.
Unified Communications Manager Express has been repositioned as a branch office solution, removing it from competition as a communications platform for SMBs.
Cisco is executing on new strategic initiatives to improve revenues. A mid-market collaboration push, along with its vision for WebRTC and connected devices (the Internet of Things), could spark revenues from untapped market opportunities.