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.
Red Hat has made good use of Ansible since it acquired the company and its technology in October. It's great to see the continuous delivery and configuration automation tool continue to get regular updates. And that brings us to today's news. Red Hat has expanded those capabilities to bring its agentless automation framework to the network.
One of Cisco's areas of focus right now is digital transformation. The vendor used its Cisco Live! Berlin event to unveil several new products designed to improve workforce and customer experiences, as well as new Digital Ceiling products.
Cisco will release the financial report for its fiscal second quarter today after the markets have closed, and there's a good chance it will show similar trends to those in its first fiscal quarter of the year. That means a decline in routing revenue even as switches and appliances grow.