Recent rumors indicated Cisco was making a play to purchase network threat prevention vendor FireEye, but those rumors were quashed not only by Cisco, but also by FireEye. Sources at the FireEye told Re/Code the company wouldn't even be up for sale until revenue hit $1 billion.
Cisco CEO John Chambers has long prided himself and his comrades at Cisco at being able to predict market trends and transitions. Although the company isn't batting 1,000 in those predictions, it's hard to argue with Chambers' view of the vendor's history over his 20-year tenure as CEO.
It seems to be a week for big data analytics being associated with unified communications. In addition to the ThinkingPhones news, there's also news out of unified-communications-as-a-service provider 8x8, which has launched new analytics and reporting tools to provide more insight into organizations' overall usage.
Can DevOps declare victory yet? Not quite, but soon.
While Gartner has predicted that around a quarter of large enterprises will use DevOps by next year, analysts there also expect to see a 90 percent failure rate among enterprises trying to implement DevOps if they don't properly address process and culture.
I lay out four critical actions that the DevOps community can work on to help businesses succeed in DevOps, including better defining the DevOps stack, embracing legacy code and making sure everyone understands the goal.
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Whether it's just coincidence or has something to do with the changing of the guard at Cisco, the networking vendor is losing a long-serving senior manager. A Business Insider article speculated that as current CEO John Chambers steps down, other senior talent may look for opportunities outside of Cisco.
Software-defined networking may be on the path to becoming the standard way of designing a network, but there are many hurdles to cross ahead.
At OpenStack Summit, Midokura unveiled an update to its network virtualization solution designed for infrastructure-as-a-service clouds. The update adds support for both OpenStack Kilo and container-based environments, including Docker.
Masergy's unified-communications-as-a-solution offering is now WebRTC-enabled. It's one of several companies that have recently adopted the open source standard for the enablement of real-time voice and video communications – a trend that long-time proponents of the protocol have long waited for.
Ruckus Wireless plays in both the service provider and enterprise space, but its SmartZone software platform has been a carrier software platform aimed at facilitating next-generation wireless. Until now, that is.
Software-defined networking and big data analytics may very well be a match made in heaven, according to Len Padilla, vice president of product strategy for NTT Europe.
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