Take a Network Break! In the latest episode we analyze Cisco’s acquisitions of IoT company ParStream and network security vendor Lancope. We also break down an ambitious IoT road map from Verizon.
We speculate on why Mesosphere walked away from a potential acquisition by Microsoft, wonder about the privacy implications of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), and adjust our tinfoil hats at the news that ex-NSA chief Keith Alexander is starting a security company.
We also poke a little fun at promotional video for the new HP Enterprise, and provide a link to a detailed breakdown of the Dell/EMC deal.
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This Week Cisco Bought…
Cisco Beefs Up Security, Buys Lancope For $453M – TechCrunch
Cisco Announces Intent To Acquire ParStream – Cisco Systems
Verizon Makes Big IoT Plans
Microsoft Tried To Buy Mesosphere
Microsoft tried to buy this hot 2-year-old startup but got turned down – Business Insider
Datanauts 013: Apache Mesos: A Data Center OS – Datanauts podcast
Enforced Security Sharing
Ex-NSA Chief Starts A Company
The NSA’s Cyber-King Goes Corporate – Foriegn Policy
A Marvelous Piece of PR Frippery from HP Enterprise
Detailed Analysis Of Dell’s EMC Acquisition
Making Sense of Dell + EMC + VMware – Andreessen Horowitz