Analysts predict that the software-defined networking market could grow to $35 billion by 2018 and influence between 30 to 40 percent of total network spending.
Aruba Networks this week unveiled a cloud-based Wi-Fi management service designed for medium-sized businesses as well as enterprises with multiple branches.
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.
BYOD and wearable gadgets are but a couple of the new trends that have emerged in recent years. As these devices make their way onto the corporate network, the inevitable question to security administrators and executives is how they, as well as emerging technologies such as software defined networking (SDN), impact enterprise security.
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.