If Cisco is correct, then the second wave of cloud adoption has begun. A global study released by the networking vendor shows that 53 percent of organizations that responded to a global survey believe they will use cloud computing to drive business revenue in the next two years.
For the last couple of weeks, a handful of press releases related to VMware NSX have landed in my inbox. And with VMworld coming up next week at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, it seems safe to reason that NSX could very well be one of the products being discussed by the vendor's executive suite.
HP Networking has duked it out with Juniper Networks for years for the coveted second place position in the networking market. Neither have had much of a chance of catching Cisco to take over the number one spot, but thanks to some early adoption of OpenFlow and the recent acquisition of Aruba Networks, HP is on solid ground to gain a leadership position in certain technology areas.
As software-defined networking continues its labyrinthine journey toward broad widespread deployment, industry observers say there is some jockeying for market position among the major networking vendors, but the OpenDaylight project appears to be gaining significant momentum. OpenDaylight is the multi-protocol controller infrastructure developed by The Linux Foundation that is meant to speed adoption of SDN on a variety of vendor networks.
As you may be aware, LinuxCon kicked off yesterday, and there has been plenty of news coming out of the conference so far. And in the last several years, the number of vendors backing Linux-based projects has skyrocketed. Many of those are present at the conference this week.
New Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins hosted the company's fourth quarter and end-of-year earnings call, closing out the last quarter in which former CEO John Chambers led the networking vendor. And for the new CEO, he's stepping into is a company that's on solid financial ground.
If Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure is a little tricky to monitor, then ScienceLogic may have the solution for you. The company introduced a monitoring, dependency mapping and visualization tool that aims to provide network administrators with greater visibility into Cisco's software-defined networking product.
Based on the number of emails in my inbox about upcoming (or just past) networking vendor earnings calls, it's that time again when investors, the media and other interested parties take a hard look at how the biggest publicly traded networking companies are faring.
The CEO switch at Cisco officially happened a couple of weeks ago, but Wednesday's quarterly and fiscal year-end earnings call will truly mark the end of the John Chambers era.
The legal battle between Cisco Systems and Arista Networks continues and even seeped into Arista's earnings call late last week. CEO Jayshree Ullal spoke about Cisco's two patent lawsuits against Arista, and general counsel Marc Taxay accused the larger networking vendor of acting like a patent troll.