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VMware’s Latest NSX Tally: 400 Customers
“A VMware spokesperson notes these are, indeed, 400 paying customers. During today’s earnings call, VMware also revealed that NSX is on a $200 million annual run rate for bookings and that the platform closed its first $10 million deal, with an investment bank. Nine of VMware’s top 10 deals in the fourth quarter involved NSX.”
Gigamon embraces Whitebox Hardware
More evidence that Whitebox Ethernet switches are changing the landscape arrived when Gigamon announced that they are releasing a whitebox version of their GigaVUE-OS. Why ? Because Big Switch has their Big Tap product which is software-only network tap solution that is often used by network designs to feed traffic into the Gigamon hardware and reduce the overall cost of the solution. I whipped up a quick diagram showing how it works today:
I would suggest that Gigamon is responding by adding whitebox hardware for customers who want to buy an end-to-end solution which should be good for their business. This PDF has a good summary of the basics (provided you know about Gigamon and what they do, of course).
Ethan Banks – News Analysis: Big Cloud Fabric 2.5 Released
Nice breakdown of what Big Switch Fabric can do, new features, demand for more automation in networking
$15 million for a dog fitness tracker? I am officially declaring the start of an IoT bubble.