Hewlett Packard Enterprise's answer to hyperconvergence is coming later this month. President and CEO Meg Whitman jumped the gun on the announcement during the company's first quarter conference call, according to a Network World article.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise looks to be on good footing in the networking realm with the release of the results for its first quarter of fiscal 2016. It's the first quarter since the former HP split off into two separate organizations, with HPE taking on most of the company's networking and enterprise services and software businesses.
Cisco is in the process of completing another acquisition following its announcement earlier this week that it was buying CliQr.
Cisco's hyperconverged data center strategy will take form later this year when the company launches HyperFlex Systems, a UCS-based compute platform the vendor has been developing for more than two years.
Cisco is taking another step toward helping enterprises embrace hybrid cloud infrastructure. The company just announced its intent to acquire CliQr, a provider of application-defined cloud management products.
Brother's OmniJoin division is trying to bring together various telepresence systems so they can more seamlessly work together. The company's new OmniJoin v7 Interoperability feature aims to connect the OmniJoin meeting service with other traditional videoconferencing systems.
Former Cisco global services head Edzard Overbeek, who stepped down from his position when Chuck Robbins assumed the role of CEO but stayed on as an advisor for a period of time, has surfaced as the new CEO of HERE, a digital mapping company owned by BMW Mercedes-Benz and Audi.
Cisco may be looking to boost its Asia-Pacific presence through the acquisition of Samsung's business networking division. According to The Korea Times, Cisco has twice approached Samsung about acquiring its network business division, but it has so far been rejected.
Arista closed out its fiscal 2015 on a high note, showing a significant revenue increase that its CEO indicated came from the enterprise shift to the cloud.
Microsoft is joining a number of other tech giants to create the Open Connectivity Foundation, which will develop open industry standards for Internet of Things devices.