Take a Network Break! On today’s show we look at OpenStack’s embrace by telcos and service providers, including an ambitious roll out by Verizon. We read the tea leaves on another VMware executive departure, and peer into the minds of tech sales people.
Comcast is increasing its data cap in selected U.S. cities, but watch out for overage charges! Riverbed launches its new SD-WAN product line, and stealthy startup Innovium settles a Broadcom lawsuit, about which we speculate wildly.
Samsung amps ups its cloud IoT capabilities, and we look at a prediction about hundreds of thousands of tech layoffs lurking in 2016.
Last but not least, we include a lighting round of financial results for SecureWorks, Fortinet, Barracuda Networks, Juniper Networks, and Gigamon.
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Gartner Being Wrong On OpenStack – Ethereal Mind
Verizon Deploys NFV Infrastructure From Interchangeable Parts – Packet Pushers
OpenStack Cloud Is The Telecommunications Mainstream – Seeking Alpha
VMware Exec Departs
VMware Cloud Boss Skedaddles – Light Reading
Sales Vs. Prospects
Comcast Ups Its Cap
Comcast Takes A (Tera)Byte Out of Caps – Light Reading
Riverbed Debuts an SD-WAN Product – SDX Central
Riverbed gears up for its second IPO – The Register
Innovium Settles Broadcom Suit & Raises $15M – SDX Central
Samsung’s IoT Cloud
Samsung ARTIK Cloud Aims For IoT Interoperability – InformationWeek
Big Hurt For 2016?
10 Top Tech Companies Poised For Massive Layoff – InformationWeek
Barracuda Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2016 Results – Barracuda Networks
Juniper Networks Reports Preliminary First Quarter 2016 Financial Results – Juniper Networks