Take a Network Break! In this week’s episode we start with a correction on last week’s discussion of Arista’s new switch. It’s built on Broadcom’s Jericho chipset, not the Tomahawk.
We also follow up on Cisco’s executive reorganization. The four execs who led Cisco’s spin-in strategy have departed en masse just a short week after being given new roles in the company.
Meanwhile, F5 retains Goldman Sachs amidst rumors of a takeover or buyout, and we examine the rise of private equity and the decline of IPOs in the technology sector.
Ericsson’s annual mobility report yields up a trove of mobility tidbits, and HPE and GE buddy up over IoT. Meanwhile, the hyperscale market continues its growth–and influence on enterprise networking.
Fortinet buys cloud SIEM provider AccelOps, Microsemi launches a new switch line for industrial IoT use cases, and Nevada approves testing for a passenger-carrying Chinese drone.
You’ll find all the links to the stories we discuss, plus sponsor links, after the donut.
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Arista Introduces New Universal Leaf Network Platform – Arista Networks
F5 Considers Buyout Offers – SDX Central
Are buyouts the new IPOs? – TechCrunch
Ericsson Mobility Report – Ericsson
The Hyperscale Effect: Tracking the Newest High-Growth IT Segment – The Next Platform
The Hyperscale Market: Definition, Scope and Market Dynamics – Intersect360 Research
Fortinet Announces Acquisition of AccelOps – Seeking Alpha
Passenger-carrying drone company will test in Nevada – Las Vegas Review Journal