Take a Network Break! Grab a coffee, a doughnut and then join us for an analysis of the latest IT news, vendor moves and new product announcements. We’ll separate the signal from the noise–or at least make some noise of our own.
Cisco Execs Quit, Naturally.
The predicted leadership exodus at Cisco has started.
Rumors of Padmasree Warrior, Cisco’s CTO, Leaving The Company
Padmasree Warrior, Yet Another Cisco Exec, Is Leaving The Company – Fortune
NetApp Gets A New CEO
Someone cares. Even Cisco wouldn’t buy them.
HP & Arista form a partnership
“HP is committed to helping our customers transform to a hybrid infrastructure that is built on open systems,” said Ric Lewis, senior vice president and general manager, HP Converged Data Center Infrastructure. “By expanding the reach of our HP OneView platform, we are giving our customers the choice they need to increase the agility and flexibility of their infrastructure in order to compete and grow in an increasingly fast paced business environment.”
It was only a matter of time before someone snapped up Piston Cloud. And the winner is: Cisco. It is bringing the OpenStack-cloud oriented company aboard as part of its cloud services team, the company said Tuesday morning. The deal presumably helps Cisco catch up with Amazon in the public cloud race.
From the Cisco press release:
“The acquisition of Piston will complement our Intercloud strategy by bringing additional operational experience on the underlying infrastructure that powers Cisco OpenStack Private Cloud. Additionally, Piston’s deep knowledge of distributed systems and automated deployment will help further enhance our delivery capabilities for customers and partners.”
IBM To Buy Blue Box
Through Blue Box, IBM will help businesses rapidly integrate their cloud-based applications and on-premises systems into OpenStack-based managed cloud. Blue Box also strengthens IBM Cloud’s existing OpenStack portfolio, with the introduction of a remotely managed OpenStack offering to provide clients with a local cloud and increased visibility, control and security.
Thinking: As OpenStack disappears off the market into full-stack, converged products from companies with their own SDN/NFV strategies, where does this leave standalone players like Juniper, Nuage Networks, Midokura & Big Switch.
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