Cisco, Aruba Networks and Ruckus Wireless are leaders in the enterprise Wi-Fi market according to IDC's latest MarketScape report.
Remember Microsoft versus Apple, circa 2001? Microsoft placed its bet on commodity hardware, while Apple insisted that tight software/hardware integration was the way to go.
Aruba Networks, Cisco and HP Networking have been named market leaders in Gartner's 2013 Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure.
Networking giant Cisco has put another toe into the storage waters, possibly causing quite a few waves.
Milpitas Unified School District, which lies in the heart of Silicon Valley, did not have a Wi-Fi network, a situation that IT Director Chin Song found "unacceptable." So last year the district turned to Meraki, now owned by Cisco, to deploy a Wi-Fi network throughout its facilities.
Fueled by the initial shipments of high-speed enterprise class 802.11ac access points, the enterprise Wi-Fi equipment market had a strong second quarter, increasing 12 percent sequentially to $1.12 billion, according to the latest stats from Infonetics Research.
Ruckus Wireless was an outstanding performer in the enterprise Wi-Fi market in the second quarter, posting a healthy 37.3 percent year-over-year jump in revenues and challenging HP for the third spot on the Wi-Fi market leader board.
The wireless packet core market grew 20 percent year-over-year in the second quarter of 2013, according to the latest stats from the Dell'Oro Group.
Networking giant Cisco has analysts collectively scratching their heads following last Thursday's earnings report, in which the company cited strong quarterly earnings and then announced the elimination of 5 percent of its workforce--or, 4,000 jobs.
Around 14.1 million enterprise Wi-Fi access points will be shipped in 2013, according to a forecast by ABI Research.