Take a Network Break! Episode 61 marks the official (and slightly wobbly) birth of HPE, and then reads the tea leaves of quarterly financial results for Juniper and Extreme Networks. We also look at the repercussions of Juniper’s disaggregation move.
We welcome Mellanox switches to the Open Compute Project, and contemplate cloud spending projections from IHS.
Meanwhile, the government of the United Kingdom hopes to advance legislation that would forbid the use of unbreakable encryption, and Google plans trials of Internet-enabled balloons. Finally, we acknowledge a possible fly in the ointment of the Dell/EMC deal, and speculate that lawyers and money will get it removed.
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Happy HPE Day
It’s Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Day – Ethereal Mind
Sad HPE Day
HP Inc Shares Soar, HPE’s Volatile in First Day of Trade Since Split – NY Times/Reuters
Juniper Grows Routing, Switch Revenues
Juniper Networks Posts Strong Q3 Results – SDX Central
Extreme Fights On
Open Compute Adds Mellanox Switches
Mellanox Joins the Open Compute Party – SDX Central
Cloud Spending Quantified
by 2016 – IHS
Unbreakable? UK Says No
Alphabet’s Stratospheric Loon Balloons to Start Serving Internet to Indonesia – Technology Review
First Signs of Dell/EMC Trouble