Week of 20 Nov 2017 SolarWinds' AppOptics melds network device monitoring, app behavior (21 Nov 2017)
SolarWinds launches new network device monitoring, AppOptics, with app behavior analysis; Ruckus deploys new switches; and a new report pinpoints a worrisome rise in the number of DDoS attacks.
Week of 13 Nov 2017 LiveAction software focuses on provisioning resources (16 Nov 2017)
Bloggers look into LiveAction software aimed at provisioning resources, the threat posed by the cybersecurity skills shortage and using Linux for data center switches.
Cisco revenue growth is forecast for the current quarter, as customers begin deploying new products, such as the Catalyst 9000. The sales increase would end a two-year decrease.
Week of 06 Nov 2017 Cisco-Ericsson partnership down, but not out (10 Nov 2017)
The Cisco-Ericsson partnership won't reach the projected $1 billion in sales for each company. But analysts say the joint venture remains strong and has time to recover.
VMware-VeloCloud merger raises enterprise stakes (10 Nov 2017)
Bloggers explore the VMware-VeloCloud acquisition, a possible new fragmentation of the enterprise IT market and the best approach to building a network segmentation strategy.
Week of 23 Oct 2017 Cisco DNA Center harmonizes wired, wireless LAN management (27 Oct 2017)
The latest iteration of the Cisco DNA Center offers a single software console for managing the wired and wireless LAN. The latest technology is sold by subscription.
Capital One and General Electric are pushing the scalability of hybrid WAN. The companies are using the technology to cut networking costs. GE plans to save millions of dollars.
Week of 16 Oct 2017 New Cisco managed services seek to ease IT talent shortage (20 Oct 2017)
New Cisco managed services take away mundane tasks from network engineers, so they can spend more time on high-value projects. Also, Cisco buys machine learning firm Perspica.
Why open network systems are so difficult to find (20 Oct 2017)
Bloggers explore open network systems, look into the development of unified security operations and analytics, and recommend how to tweak an Ansible playbook.
Week of 09 Oct 2017 New Cisco ACI fabric stretches across multiple data centers (12 Oct 2017)
The latest major release of the Cisco ACI fabric, ACI 3.0, is aimed at large enterprises looking for a single console to deliver policy-driven network services across multiple data centers.
Bloggers explore cybersecurity evolution and its impact on network security, new network fabrics from Extreme and take a deep dive on routing protocols, such as BFD.
Week of 02 Oct 2017 Dell open networking gets more 25 GbE switches, SD-WAN appliances (06 Oct 2017)
An expanded Dell open networking portfolio includes a high-performing switch for connecting data centers and a 25 GbE model with a new OS for managing network fabrics.
IDC follows Ethernet switch market growth in 2017, Extreme lines up purchase of Brocade IP data unit, Purdue University uses wireless to gather plant data and Gartner tracks changes for CIOs.
Apstra has introduced the second iteration of its network operating system. The latest version of AOS extends network automation to Layer 2 networks running legacy software.
Week of 18 Sep 2017 Cisco Intersight to take data center networking to the cloud (22 Sep 2017)
Networking will eventually become a critical component of Cisco Intersight, a new cloud-based data center management system focused on the computing layer today.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are key components of the newly launched Aruba 360 Secure Fabric user behavioral analytics security software.
Arista is planning to release next quarter a new version of EOS and an upgrade of Arista CloudVision. The company is offering a different approach to the hybrid cloud than Cisco.
Week of 04 Sep 2017 VMware network security improves with AppDefense launch (07 Sep 2017)
Bloggers examine AppDefense -- a new VMware network security offering -- and look into synchronizing BGP and OSPF, as well as the capabilities of new Savvius analytics.
Developers are building open technology on Linux to turn a top-of-rack white box switch into a services platform for software-based networking.
Week of 28 Aug 2017 Juniper adding microsegmentation to strengthen Contrail security (29 Aug 2017)
Juniper is strengthening Contrail security by adding microsegmentation as an option for networks that span multiple data centers.
Week of 21 Aug 2017 Cisco ACI fabric in the cloud won't solve use case dilemma (25 Aug 2017)
Cisco is ready to provide the tools to build an ACI fabric in the largest public clouds. But releasing the tools won't address the lack of a killer use case to drive adoption.
Analysts explore trends in the VMware business model, what makes an enterprise-class security vendor, and the costs of hardware and disaggregation.
The Cisco-Springpath acquisition places crucial HyperFlex technology under the networking vendor.
Week of 14 Aug 2017 Cisco revenues fall, likely to go lower (18 Aug 2017)
Top-line Cisco revenues fell in the July quarter, as the company's legacy switching business continued to weaken. Cisco could soon reach two straight years of revenue declines.
Week of 07 Aug 2017 The future of Viptela SD-WAN under Cisco (09 Aug 2017)
Cisco will let IWAN disappear, as customers migrate to the newly acquired Viptela SD-WAN, experts said. Also, Cisco is likely to move the product away from hardware.
Bloggers explore the growing role of cybersecurity machine learning, the capabilities of Microsoft's containers and how well SIEM works for threat detection.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is partnering with SDN vendor Big Switch. The HPE partnership is expected to take advantage of Big Switch's limited success in the enterprise market.