After HP announced that it would be acquiring wireless LAN-focused Aruba Networks earlier this week, I showed some skepticism as to how this would affect Aruba's customers and partners. But after speaking with two analysts for some additional insight, it looks like HP might be doing it right this time.
After rumors started circulating last week, HP has made it official. The company is looking to competitor Aruba Networks in a deal valued at about $3 billion.
IBM plans to spend big--$4 billion this year--on cloud, mobile and data analytics, as it works to shift its business away from its traditional hardware and software roots. That kind of investment should be good news for enterprises, which will presumably get better services from IBM.
It's a question that's been asked before, but it seems it's worth asking again. Just what the heck is going on at HP?
It has taken a little longer than it should have, but Google's open source Kubernetes project is finally making its way to OpenStack, courtesy of Google and Mirantis.
As you can see from our headlines over the last week, as well as in today's issue of FierceEnterpriseCommunications, open source in the networking world is currently top-of-mind. Not only has HP thrown down the gauntlet by getting behind the open networking trend, but Facebook also rounded out its Open Compute Project line of switches.
The open source movement is making waves in the networking space as more vendors are opting to build open switches and routers in favor of proprietary technology. HP is the latest vendor to join the open source networking movement, and some are speculating that open networking could give Cisco a run for its money.
HP has agreed to acquire data security firm Voltage Security to beef up its cloud and big data security credentials.
HP has beefed up its SureStart product to protect PCs from attacks on their basic input/output system, which boots the PC, eWeek reports.
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