Take a Network Break! Cisco lights a Spark to take another run at unified communications and blunt Slack’s momentum, buys a small startup to make Spark more searchable, and touts a favorable finding in its patent battle with Arista.
Microsoft announces SQL will run on Linux, and rolls out a cloud switch OS that it will bring to the Open Compute Project.
Not to be left out, Google announces its own plan to finally join the Open Compute Project, and shares a new hardware rack specification with the project.
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Cisco Lights A Spark
Cisco Announces Acquisition of Synata – Cisco Systems
Cisco Vs. Arista – The Next Round
Protecting Innovation: ITC Releases Detailed Ruling and Remedy – Cisco Systems
Microsoft, Linux, and Open Compute
Announcing SQL Server On Linux – Microsoft
Microsoft Provides Open Source Cloud Switch Software – SDX Central
SONiC FAQ – Microsoft