Take a Network Break! Mike Fratto, principal analyst for enterprise network systems at Current Analysis, joins us for Episode 53 to opine on all things IT.
We bite into Apple’s enterprise ploy with iPads, and wonder why Intel walked away from sponsoring a science talent search.
We dig into a partnership announcement between Cisco and Verizon to sell SD-WAN, and dispute numbers that puts HP ahead of Cisco in selling cloud infrastructure equipment.
We wrangle over FireEye’s head-scratching handling of vulnerability research, while a story about a $40 million VC investment in Chef spurs a discussion of the the chicken/egg conundrum that automation companies face.
Last but not least, a story about testing specifications for OpenFlow 1.3 spurs a detailed conversation about the prospects for the OpenFlow standard. You can find links to all the stories below.
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Apple Targeting The Enterprise
But as consumer demand for iPads has hit a plateau with slower replacement cycles, demand for tablets in enterprise, and especially for iPads, has been increasing. The percentage of tablets in use for business is set to increase from 14% in 2015 to 20% by 2018, according to new research by Forrester…”
Apple Keynote 2015 – Enterprise & Personal – Ethereal Mind
Intel Dumps Science Competition
Dropping support for the high school contest is a puzzling decision by Intel, since it costs about $6 million a year — about 0.01 percent of Intel’s $55.6 billion in revenue last year — and it generates significant good will for the sponsoring organization.”
Verizon, Cisco Team Up For SD-WAN
Verizon Deploys Cisco’s SD-WAN Technology – SDX Central
Verizon and Cisco will both market and sell the managed service to their respective enterprise customers in the United States. The two companies will broaden the rollout to the EMEA region by the end of this year. The managed SD-WAN service is backed by Verizon’s IT consulting group, which helps enterprises on the migration path to SDN.”
HP, Cisco And Cloud Infrastructure Gear
For the first time, HP has sold more equipment than Cisco to help companies build cloud computing data centers, according to market research group, Synergy Research Group.
FireEye Mishandles Security Disclosures
DevOps Attracts Investors
Chef Cooks Up a $40 Million Funding Round – SDX Central
Go With The Flow
ONF Launches New OpenFlow Testing Specification – Network Computing
With the v1.3 testing specification, the ONF expects vendor demand for OpenFlow certification to increase and more carriers and enterprise customers to require certified products, Haugh said. As a result, the group expects interoperability — something there hasn’t been a lot of with v1.0 — to increase, he said.”