There are many prominent vendors in the unified communications services space, but according to a Technavio report, the top eight vendors in the space are Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, Cisco, Microsoft, Unify, Mitel, Genband and IBM.
Software-defined cloud NAS vendor SoftNAS is attributing 330 percent year-over-year revenue growth to an accelerated software-defined storage market. Although that's probably only part of the story, it does appear to be evidence of the growth of software-defined storage.
HPE is still king in the cloud infrastructure market, but competitor Cisco is catching up. According to a quarterly report from Synergy Research Group, the cloud infrastructure market is growing at more than 20 percent each year, with both the top two vendors seeing strong growth during the fourth quarter of 2015.
The network access control market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 31.17 percent through to 2020, creating what will end up being a $2.65 billion part of the network security sector.
HPE has unveiled details on a hyperconvergence product president and CEO Meg Whitman hinted at during the company's quarterly financial report conference call earlier this month.
The network security market grew by 10 percent during 2015, according to IHS's "Network Security Appliances and Software Market Tracker."
Cisco is looking for third parties to add to its Spark collaboration tool's capabilities. The vendor just invested $150 million in Cisco Spark for Developers to provide greater support to developers and also initiate some joint development projects around the cloud-based collaboration offering.
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.