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INTELLIGENCE REPORT SUMMARIES
Enterprise Networking
Date  Report
Feb 21
Ruckus Networks launched its access points and modules supporting LTE for in-building use. It’s a novel approach to wireless networking with strong potential, but without a list of tested and validated products by Ruckus, the launch falls flat.

Feb 16
Juniper announced a number of new switches for the data center and campus. Juniper also expanded its NFX virtual services family with the NFX150 for small branch and remote offices.

Feb 8
The Aerohive Atom is a small, dual-radio, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless access device that plugs into a standard U.S. outlet and can connect to an Aerohive network via either wireless mesh or an Ethernet connection.

Feb 1
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are making their way into networking and network management products, but before you buy, there are some critical questions that need to be answered.

Jan 30
Cisco announced its Network Assurance Engine is expanding its intent-based networking by closing the cycle between the intended network and the actual network. Network Assurance Engine also streamlines troubleshooting and monitoring.

Jan 30
Cisco’s DNA Center Assurance offers deep insights into the campus network with contextually relevant event and network state correlation and forms a foundation for Cisco to build broader automation capabilities into DNA Center.

Jan 30
Wireless vendor Mist Systems’ new Virtual Network Assistance relies on diverse data collection and artificial intelligence to make sense from a chaos of network generated data.

Jan 23
Sky Enterprise, Juniper's new SaaS-based network device management service, doesn't fully replace its management appliances, but shows competitors that it intends to compete on ease of deployment and management and is making measureable progress.

Jan 23
Network function virtualization and technologies like SD-WAN are compelling by themselves, but there’s something more that enterprises want that no one is addressing.

Dec 22 2017
New app development technologies in a cloud era have created a significant competitive opportunity for IT market leaders to help enterprises orchestrate the whole application and platform ecosystem of technologies across the entire lifecycle.

Dec 22 2017
Our top predictions for 2018 tackle enterprise challenges including the ever-growing use of public cloud computing, the need to manage disparate cloud platforms, and a desire to reinvent DevOps for continuous integration and delivery.

Dec 20 2017
The IoT market is presenting broader opportunities among IT leaders in the form of innovative development, security, streaming analytics and open source IoT operating system, all dispensed via cloud offerings.

Dec 8 2017
It’s almost 2018 and SD-WAN and campus automation will be driving factors in enterprise product selection, with vendors bringing differentiated products to market. SD-WAN is poised to rocket while campus automation will be a slow burn.

Dec 8 2017
HPE has done much to strengthen the narratives about its recent acquisitions and their relationship with its wider strategy, but it now needs to build awareness of new brands such as OneSphere and GreenLake, and to address apparent overlaps.

Dec 6 2017
Aerohive is attempting to attract customers with branch offices by adding an SD-WAN product to its cloud and on-premises managed LAN and WLAN product sets. It should increase stickiness with its customers and open opportunities for new ones.

Dec 6 2017
VMware tightened integration between its virtual networking stack, NSX, and Pivotal Cloud Foundry with integration for NSX-T 2.1. The integration streamlines workflows for administrators and developers alike.

Dec 5 2017
Outgoing HPE CEO, Meg Whitman, has encouraged new CEO, Antonio Negi, to be bold and take risks. Under his leadership HPE will strengthen its focus on IoT, the edge and intelligent IT and even plans to extend edge connectivity to outer space.

Nov 27 2017
VeloCloud promises ‘Outcome-Driven Networking’ but falls a tad short, with gaps in self-learning occurring in the branch. However, new features such as segments and distributed service insertion are a big step forward for the product.

Nov 15 2017
Ruckus Wireless has announced its new ICX7650 small core and access switch family, offering 24 ports of multi-gigabit Ethernet and 90 watts of PoE per port. The new family would fit well in an existing Ruckus switch deployment.

Nov 2 2017
VMware has announced its intention to acquire SD-WAN vendor VeloCloud. The move expands VMware’s ability to integrate networking wherever workloads reside and apply a seamless, consistent policy. The acquisition increases competition with Cisco.

Oct 13 2017
Cisco has improved its ACI capabilities with multi-site management and Kubernetes integration for consistent workload policies. Its security enhancements, leading to more granular policy enforcement, are important for all enterprises.

Sep 22 2017
While the industry continues to talk up the CBRS opportunity, it’s clear that priority access licenses (a major CBRS innovation and selling point over unlicensed spectrum) won’t be available for some time. What does that mean for the band?

Sep 21 2017
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise launched its Stellar WLAN offering along with unified wired and wireless management with the OmniVista 2500 Network Management System. ALE can lead with either Stellar or Aruba, but should focus on its own product.

Sep 18 2017
SD-branch is more than an extension of SD-WAN or multi-function branch-in-a-box of years past. SD-branch encompasses the virtual environment, lifecycle management, and workflows for customers to optimize branch office software and services.

Sep 15 2017
Extreme laid out its integration roadmap involving the Fabric Connect and Fabric Attach technology acquired from Avaya. It’s an ambitious plan. This expanded report provides more details and analysis.

Sep 13 2017
Extreme laid out its integration roadmap involving the Fabric Connect and Fabric Attach technology acquired from Avaya, starting with integration with Extreme Management and extending Fabric Attach to EXOS and its 3900 AP. It’s an ambitious plan.

Sep 6 2017
VMware’s messaging from VMworld 2017 was very much about signaling its plans to manage enterprise workloads wherever they may reside. However, much of the product features are roadmap items showing VMware’s aspirations.

Aug 30 2017
Nutanix’s Enterprise Cloud OS software and its strategic alliance with Google represent a strong bid for market share in the hybrid cloud solutions market, but Nutanix and Google must both now build momentum and credibility for their strategy.


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