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    Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (Mar. 23 – Apr. 22, ’16)

    Hello, Welcome to another edition of Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry updates. In this edition, you’ll find some news and product releases by the vendors in our industry, over the last one month (March 23 to April 22, 2016). #1. Brocade to acquire Ruckus Wireless in a cash and stock transaction where Ruckus shareholders will receive $6.45 in cash and 0.75 shares of Brocade common stock for each share of Ruckus common stock. Read more… #2. Mitel announces definitive agreement to Acquire Polycom creating a new $2.5 billion revenue company. This deal is valued at $1.96 billion in a cash and stock transaction. More… #3. Axis Communications collaborates with Avaya, EMC and Genetec…

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    Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (23rd Feb – 22nd Mar, ’16)

    Hello, Welcome to monthly Computer Networking/IT industry updates. In this edition, you’ll find some interesting news and product releases by the vendors in our industry over the last one month (23rd February to 22nd March, 2016). #1. Cisco Introduces HyperFlex Systems & new Nexus Series Switches: Cisco has introduced HyperFlex Systems, that simplify policy based automation across network, compute and storage for the widest set of applications. Read more… #2. Cisco completes the Aquisition of Jasper, a privately held company based in Santa Clara whose cloud-based IoT (Internet of Things) service platform enables companies to launch, manage and monetize IoT services on a global scale. More… #3. Cisco introduces DNA: Digital…

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    Bi-Monthly Computer Networking & IT Updates (Feb. 08 – 22, ’16)

    Hello, Welcome to bi-monthly Computer Networking & IT updates. In this edition, you’ll find some interesting news and product releases by the vendors in our industry over the last two weeks (February 08 to February 22, 2016). #1. Cisco is releasing Cisco Firepower 4100 Series Security Appliances for mid to large-sized organizations. Cisco says these new NGFWs are the first with 40 GbE network connectivity in a compact 1RU space. More… #2. Avaya Introduces Hybrid Midmarket Cloud Solutions: Powered by Avaya IP Office and OnAvaya Google Cloud Platform, the solution enables seamless integration and migration between premises-based and cloud systems. Read more… #3. Check Point introduces SandBlast Agent, a perimeter and zero-day…

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    Bi-Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (Jan. 26 – Feb. 07, ’16)

    Hello, Welcome to another edition of bi-monthly Computer Networking/IT industry updates. In this edition, you’ll find some interesting news and product releases by the vendors in our industry, over the last two weeks (January 26 to February 07, 2016). #1. Ruckus Wireless introduces entry-level 802.11ac Access Point & Controller-less Outdoor Access Points: Ruckus ZoneFlex R310 is the new entry-level enterprise class AC access point. It’s controller-less version is R310 Unleashed. In addition to these two, Ruckus also introduced Unleashed (controller-less) versions of its T-300 outdoor access points. Read more… #2. Big Switch releases free Community Editions of its Big Monitoring Fabric and Big Cloud Fabric, with limited licensing options. This like…

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    Bi-Monthly Computer Networking & IT Industry Updates (Jan 12 – 25, ’16)

    Hello, Welcome to bi-monthly Computer Networking & IT industry updates. In this edition, you’ll find some interesting news and product releases by the vendors in our industry over the last two weeks (January 12 – January 25, 2016). #1. Dell announces Operating System 10 (OS10), an open networking initiative designed for software flexibility and programmability in large data centers by disaggregating the network software. Open Base Module leverages unmodified open source Linux while Dell and third-party applications with programming options can be added on the top. Read more… #2. Riverbed announces acquisition of Germany-based Ocedo, a leading provider of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Software Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN)…

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    Bi-Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (Dec. 21 – Jan. 11)

    Hello, Welcome to another edition of bi-monthly Computer Networking & IT industry updates. In this edition, you’ll find some interesting news and product releases from the vendors in our industry during December 21, ’15 to January 11, ’16. (Happy New Year, BTW) **Sponsor’s message (My own!!): My e-book, ‘Short Stories With A Twist’ is available to buy on Amazon.com 🙂 Fiction readers – check it out. #1. NetApp to Acquire SolidFire and will integrate their All-Flash storage systems built for data centers into their portfolio. Read more… #2. ShoreTel Acquires Corvisa, a UC Cloud solution provider that provides standards-based APIs, SIP Trunking and Contact Center solutions. More… #3. Microsoft offers…

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    Bi-Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (Dec. 07 – Dec. 20, ’15)

    Hello, Welcome to Bi-monthly Computer Networking/IT industry updates. In this edition, you’ll find some interesting news and product releases from the vendors in our industry, over the last two weeks (December 07 – December 20, 2015). #1. Cisco Spark, a Cloud-based Collaboration tool, to be Launched: Cisco is planning to launch Cisco Spark that will integrate messaging, meeting and calling, and will run on the Cloud. Read more… #2. Brocade predicts a few trends for the future of the Networking industry: Here. And so does Unify. Here. #3. Google Apps introduces DLP for email: Google Apps Unlimited customers using gmail get Data Loss Prevention (DLP) feature to protect sensitive information from getting…

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    Bi-monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (Nov. 24 – Dec. 06, ’15)

    Hello, Welcome to another edition of bi-monthly Computer Networking/IT industry updates. In this edition, you’ll find some interesting news & product releases by the vendors in our industry over the last two weeks (November 24 – December 06, 2015). #1. Aruba Networks (a Hp company) announces cloud-based beacon management. Based on Bluetooth Low-energy technology, Aruba beacons provides solutions on indoor location and wayfinding, proximity-aware push notifications, and other location-based mobile engagement services. The beacon management can now by done from a remote location, over the cloud. Read more… #2. Microsoft announces preview for Azure Container Service, a cloud hosting service for Containers. Linux containers are currently supported in the preview.…

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    Bi-Monthly Computer Networking/IT Updates (Nov. 09 – 23, ’15)

    Hello, Welcome to a new edition of bi-monthly Computer Networking/IT industry updates. In this edition, you’ll find some interesting news and product releases by the vendor companies in our field, over the last two weeks (November 09 – 23, 2015). #1. Cisco announces intent to acquire Acano Limited, a privately held company based in London that specializes in collaboration infrastructure and conferencing software. Acano’s solution includes hardware gateways and audio/video bridging technology. Read more… #2. Extreme Networks introduces AP3935 i/e indoor and AP3965i/e outdoor Access Points that support flow-based 802.11ac WAVE 2 wireless technology. More… #3. Dell Introduces PowerEdge Servers for the SMB market: These servers include PowerEdge R330 & 230…

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    Bi-Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (Oct. 26 – Nov. 08, ’15)

    Hello, Welcome to bi-monthly Computer Networking/IT industry updates. In this edition, you’ll find some interesting news, product releases by the vendors in our industry over the last two weeks (October 26 to November 08, 2015). #1. Ruckus Wireless Introduces Virtual SmartZone, a virtual data plane for WiFi to segregate data traffic from control traffic on large networks. Read more… #2. Atos to Acquire Unify from The Gores Group and Siemens. More… #3. Barracuda adds new models for its Barracuda NextGen Firewall Series: These are the new desktop appliance models: F18, F80, F180, F280 aimed at branch offices that rely on cloud-based services. Read more… #4. Riverbed, the sponsor of Wireshark, announces Wireshark…

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    Bi-Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (Oct. 11 – 25, ’15)

    Hello, Welcome to bi-monthly Computer Networking & IT Industry updates. In this edition, you’ll find some interesting news & product releases by the vendors in our field, over the last couple of weeks (October 11 to October 25, 2015). #1. Ruckus Wireless Acquires Cloudpath Networks, a WiFi Onboarding & Security company that provides user-friendly policy management for BYOD and IT devices. More… Ruckus Wireless has implemented the new Hotspot 2.0 standard for a project. More… #2. Dell Introduces Hybrid Cloud System, an integrated on-premise private cloud infrastructure that bursts to Microsoft Azure public cloud. They offer an interesting payment model. Read more… #3. Dell Introduces DSS-branded Servers: Part of Dell DataCenter Scalable…

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    Bi-monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (Sept. 28 – Oct. 10, ’15)

    Hello, Welcome to bimonthly Computer Networking/IT industry updates. In this edition, you’ll find some interesting news, product releases by the vendors in our industry, over the last two weeks (September 28 – October 10, 2015). #1. Dell, along with investment partners, to acquire EMC Corporation: Michael S. Dell, MSD Partners and Silver Lake will shortly acquire EMC Corporation, while maintaining VMware as a publicly traded company. Read more… #2. Hp and Partners Announce the Launch of OpenSwitch community, an open source Network Operating System ecosystem for data centers. The full-featured open source network operating system is ready for you to tinker with, now. More… #3. Ruckus Introduces Ruckus Unleashed Wireless…

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    Bi-Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (Sept. 10 – 27, ’15)

    Hello, Welcome to another edition of Computer Networking/IT industry updates. In this edition, you’ll find some interesting product releases and news from the vendors in our industry over the last two weeks (Sept. 10 – 27, 2015). #1. Dell Introduces C9010, C1048P and S6100-ON Network Switches: Dell has introduced the C9010, a multi-rate capable modular switch for the campus, that can scale up to 4000 virtual ports managed centrally. The C1048P provides enhanced PoE as well as user access and connectivity back to C9010. S6100-ON is a multi-rate modular in-rack switch for the data center that offers various combinations of port speeds. Read more… #2. Arista Networks Releases New Data Center…

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    Bi-Monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry Updates (Aug. 23 – Sept. 09)

    Hello, Welcome to another edition of bi-monthly Computer Networking/IT Industry updates. In this edition, you’ll find some interesting product releases and news from the vendors in our industry, over the last two weeks. #1. Amazon Web Services to acquire Elemental Technologies, Inc. that provides software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, mostly used by media and entertainment companies. Read more… #2. Barracuda Networks Introduces Barracuda Backup Vx, a software virtual appliance for backup. This product offers two options for replication: to the Barracuda cloud or to Barracuda Backup Receiver Vx hosted in their own premises. More… #3. Blue Coat reveals that more than 95% of websites in 10 new TLDs…

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