Posts Tagged ‘Cisco’
To satisfy investors who want to see higher returns, Juniper Networks is cutting 6 percent of its global workforce and withdrawing from the application acceleration market.
Amazon Web Services, the market leader for hosted infrastructure, didn’t waste time responding to Google’s price drop, by slashing the base price for its cloud services by 51 percent. The price war is heating up and sending the wrong message to the market.
Direct market reseller CDW drafts NBA legend Charles Barkley and an all-star cast of IT vendors to produce the humorous “The 7th Man” video series to demonstrate the power of IT investments in optimizing business operations.
Cisco Systems announced it’s investing $1 billion to develop cloud hosting capabilities to compete with Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and others in the increasingly competitive infrastructure-as-a-service market.
Analyst firm Gartner is reporting worldwide server shipments increased a scant 2.1 percent, but revenues declined 4.5 percent. Demand is strong, but value is evaporating for the basic building blocks of data centers.
IBM is reportedly looking to unload its software-defined networking technology unit following the sale of its x86 server unit to Lenovo. The sale, if it comes to fruition, reveals more about the future of IBM and the larger IT marketplace.
Fortinet released a dozen products and new messaging: “Connected UTM,” which describes its portfolio as a security platform. Fortinet’s new message is intended to differentiate its products amid an increasingly competitive field of vendors.
In his keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show, Cisco CEO John Chambers says the Internet of Things could be a $19 trillion opportunity and the “most exciting” transition in the Internet thus far. The bigger question: Where exactly is this opportunity?
FireEye, already considered a disruptive force in the security segment, made a bold move buying forensics specialist Mandiant to bolster its advanced persistent threat technology. The merger will produce a potent security offering to rival Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, McAfee and Check Point.
While a lot has happened over the last 12 months, relatively few breakthrough or significant technologies or trends were recorded. This is Channelnomics’ tribute to a year of nothingness.