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Customer experience ‘a top C-suite priority’ says report

Infrastructure and services company NTT has published findings showing that customer experience (CX) remains a top C-suite priority, with 95% of organizations now having an executive responsible for this area.   NTT’s 2023 Global Customer Experience Report also shows that…

SASE speed record smashed as market sees strong growth

The record for SASE throughput has been broken this week, as research is published that shows how the SASE, SD-WAN and SSE markets are evolving.   SASE platform provider Cato Networks said it has just achieved 5Gbps on a single…

A digital fix for a global healthcare crisis

Professor Martin Curley is a prominent innovator and thought leader in the field of healthcare technology. An engineer, an academic and an exponent of structural change in the health industry using digital technology, Curley has published eight books and a…

Network security ‘shifting from hardware to SaaS model’

Pictured: Mauricio Sanchez, Research Director at Dell’Oro Group   The worldwide market for network security solutions that are virtual or based on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model has hit its twentieth consecutive quarter of sequential revenue growth. The first quarter of…

Building hyperconnected ecosystems – the next big shift for the enterprise

Much has been said and written about the digital transformation of the enterprise. For the past 10 years or so, it has been a near enough inescapable topic in C-suite circles, whichever way you turn. But the sad reality is…

Security outweighs cost as Asian cloud choice driver

Security is the top consideration for Asian businesses when choosing a cloud strategy and cloud vendors, according to a survey commissioned by Alibaba Cloud.   The ‘Next-Generation Cloud Strategy in Asia’ survey examined responses from 1,000 organisations across eight markets…

Time for networking to head left, argues analyst

Pictured: Scott Raynovich, founder of Futuriom   Organisations should be changing their approach to networking infrastructure, pushing business goals, testing, and quality control further back in the development process. This is the gist of a new report from analyst firm…

Strong 5G demand driving microwave transmission sales

Strength of demand for 5G is driving strong growth in the microwave transmission equipment market, according to a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group. The findings show that the market will grow 5% in 2023. Demand is especially hot for…

Secrets for success – a new chapter in healthcare

Dr Mary Lou Jepsen is a genuine Silicon Valley heavyweight with a pedigree of innovation and success that goes back many years. Named one of the hundred most influential people in the world by Time magazine, Jepsen has held senior…

Shift left trend on show at RSA, notes analyst

The recent RSA Conference 2023 in San Francisco was a clear indication of some of the most important trends in cybersecurity and a guide to current enterprise security priorities, a leading analyst has commented.   Mauricio Sanchez, Research Director of…

AI ‘driving personalized experiences’ says report

Enterprises are embracing artificial intelligence for its ability to provide personalized customer experiences, according to new findings.   The fourth annual State of Personalization Report from Twilio, developer of a customer engagement platform, demonstrates the value of an AI-driven personalization…

Improving the customer experience with technology innovation

We live in an age where experience means everything. The purchasing decisions of digitally-empowered customers, whether in the B2B or B2C sector, are strongly affected by their experiences. How customers feel is driving how they engage with businesses at every…

RSA conference shines spotlight on cyber trends

This week’s RSA Conference in San Francisco will be one of the most important cybersecurity conferences ever, bringing together nearly 50,000 people in the industry to discuss new trends and emerging solutions.   Attending the event will be Scott Raynovich,…

~ NetEvents Global Live! – CxO Perspectives: Driving Global Digital Transformation in Healthcare – Prof. Martin Curley, Chair of United Nations Digital Health Symposium & Professor of Innovation at Maynooth University ~

Professor Martin Curley trained as an electronics engineer and spent 15 years at Intel Corporation as global director of IT innovation and director of Intel Labs Europe. Subsequently he was senior vice president and global digital practice lead at Mastercard.…

UK leading the way towards diverse cloud infrastructure

Enterprises in the UK are leading the charge towards embracing multiple IT infrastructures, according to new research.   The fifth annual Enterprise Cloud Index survey from hybrid multicloud computing vendor Nutanix predicted that this trend will intensify despite concerns around…

Transformation at the intelligent edge – what healthcare can learn from Uber Eats

Some industry sectors are setting a blistering pace when it comes to deploying digital solutions that deliver great experiences for their customers. Other verticals can follow their example in delivering products and services on-demand and at the point of need.…

~ NetEvents Global Live! – CxO Perspectives: Making sense of cyber challengers, Renuka Nadkarni, Chief Product Officer, Aryaka ~

Aryaka was founded at the dawn of the cloud era, making it well positioned to address challenges around the mass migration of applications out of the on-prem datacenter. With an innovative network and security model, its software-defined WAN philosophy is…

AI, ML and the metaverse topping digital agendas

AI, machine learning and the metaverse are now priorities for IT decision makers looking to transform their organisations digitally, new research has revealed.   Research in the views of almost 1000 IT decision makers in 12 countries across Europe and…

Retail banking stuck in legacy era, says report

Three quarters of bank employees are still relying on legacy software to complete administrative and operational tasks in their branches, new findings have revealed.   Zebra Technologies said its annual International Branch Banking Employee Survey also showed that only 48%…

The hybrid workplace – innovations for the future

The workplace has changed forever. The rulebook on where and how we work has been ripped up and we are in a new paradigm of productivity where choice and flexibility rule. Welcome to the world of hybrid work. Its implications…

NetEvents Global Live! – CxO Perspectives: Enabling Digital Transformation
~ Ramesh Marimuthu, VP and head of Americas for Tata Communications ~

Tata Communications is a digital ecosystem enabler that powers today’s fast-growing digital economy. The company enables the transformation of enterprises globally, unlocking opportunities for businesses by enabling borderless growth, boosting product innovation and customer experience, improving productivity and efficiency, building…

Banking crisis leaves cloud giants unharmed

Pictured: Scott Raynovich, Founder and Principal Analyst with Futuriom   The current banking crisis has left cloud hyperscalers like Amazon and Google largely unaffected thanks to their strong balance sheets, a major industry analyst has concluded.   The failure of…

NetEvents Global Live! – CxO Perspectives: Empowering Remote & Hybrid Workforces – Prakash Mana, Chief Executive Officer, Cloudbrink

Cloudbrink was formed in 2019 by networking industry veterans Prakash Mana and Subbu Ponnuswamy. They could see that while enterprises continued to pour billions of dollars each year into networking and security, that investment was focused on corporate headquarters and…

SSE sales flying as cloud security tops enterprise agendas

The worldwide Security Service Edge (SSE) market grew by nearly $1bn in 2022, according to a recently published report.   The findings, from Dell’Oro Group, demonstrate 38% growth as enterprises embrace cloud-delivered network security to give users safe access to…

5G, IoT and a revolution at the network edge

Something important is happening at the network edge. Possibilities are stirring that involve edge computing and IoT, driven by the all-important underlying technological enabler that is 5G. For one thing there’s Private 5G, and other enterprise-centric opportunities. There is potential…

Most Asian cloud adopters to increase investment this year

Eighty-four percent of existing users of cloud services in Asia are expecting to increase their investment in cloud technology in 2023, while more than four in five (84%) are planning a full cloud migration in two years, as stated in…

NetEvents Global Live! – CxO Perspectives: Improving End-Point Security solutions with Zero Dwell Containment
~ Ken Levine, Chief Executive Officer, Xcitium ~

Xcitium is a cybersecurity company that promises to solve the problem of “known unknowns” – the malware that traditional detection methods miss. With an estimated 560,000 new pieces of malware created every day, new threats are constantly crossing enterprise networks…

Bringing new energy to digital transformation with the NetEvents Global Media Summit

NetEvents has returned triumphantly to doing what it does best – delivering world class face-to-face technology-focussed debate in the form of the 2023 Global Media Summit. The event, held in the heart of Silicon Valley at the Dolce Hayes Mansion…

Enterprise cybersecurity investments on the rise, says analyst

Pictured: Mauricio Sanchez, Research Director, Network Security, at Dell’Oro Group   Enterprise spending on network security technologies has fully recovered from a pandemic-driven downturn, according to findings from a major independent analyst source.   A recently published report from Dell’Oro…

NetEvents Global Media Summit Day Two – the digital paradigm evolves

Pictured: Zeus Kerravala of ZK Research talking to Ramesh Marimuthu, VP with Tata Communications   Following a dynamic and energetic first day, the 2023 Global Media Summit from NetEvents resumed for business on Thursday in the heart of Silicon Valley.…

NetEvents Global Media Summit Day One – exploring transformation in action

Pictured: Dr Mary Lou Jepsen   Today, NetEvents returned to doing what it does best – delivering world class face-to-face technology-focussed debate in the form of the 2023 Global Media Summit. The first day of the event, held in the…

Data centers set for expansion as cloud grows

Growth in demand for cloud and colocation services looks set to underpin new spending on data center infrastructure, according to a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group.   Data center physical infrastructure revenues are forecast to grow at an 8%…

Optical transport market to buck economic trends

Sales of optical transport products are set on an upward trajectory despite an unsettled economic outlook and supply chain challenges, according to a recent forecast report by Dell’Oro Group. The independent analyst firm found that optical transport equipment demand will…

Cloud investment soars as supply challenges improve

Spending on compute and storage infrastructure products for cloud deployments shot up in the third quarter of 2022 as market pressures eased, according to a leading analyst report. The IDC Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Infrastructure Tracker showed that cloud-related investment increased…

Security spend to hold up despite economic headwinds

Enterprise spending on essential cybersecurity protection will remain stable over the next 12 months, despite the likelihood of a tough global economic climate, a leading analyst has predicted.   Mauricio Sanchez, Research Director with Dell’Oro Group, believes that static but…

Rise in cyberthreats propelling insurance fraud detection solutions

The increased volume of cyberthreats affecting organizations worldwide is expected to propel the growth of the insurance fraud detection market, according to new findings published by Research and Markets. A cyberattack is defined as a dangerous and intentional attempt by…

Is the future of SD-WAN and SASE in managed services?

Security provisions for data and applications relied for decades on the same sort of architecture. The typical model was based around a hub and spoke structure, and was heavily hardware-centric. It was also supported by private MPLS circuits to connect…

Buoyant service providers driving demand for high speed network kit

Communications service providers are upgrading their networks to faster technologies as they prepare for greater demand for network capacity. This was one of the chief findings of a recently published report by independent analyst firm Dell’Oro Group.   Growth was…

Hybrid security worries countered by HAaaS

Pictured: Prakash Mana, CEO and cofounder of Cloudbrink When it comes to security, enterprise networks are still too focussed around office workers despite radical changes in working patterns. This allegation, from a leading tech entrepreneur, comes despite recent evidence of…

The art of deploying successful multi-cloud solutions

The growing adoption of hybrid and multi-cloud IT postures has redefined the parameters of the datacenter, and with it the network. So believes Brad Casemore, Vice President Research, Cloud and Datacenter Networking with independent analyst firm IDC. “The traditional datacenter…

5G’s strengths key to driving next wave of DX

The qualities of 5G technology, including its high speed, superior reliability and negligible latency, will be crucial in powering the next wave of digital transformation, a leading data and analytics company has said.   Kiran Raj, Practice Head of Disruptive…

Buoyant transformation agendas are boosting tech sales

The drive towards digital transformation is driving the market for key switch and server technologies, a major new report has revealed.   The report from Dell’Oro Group indicates that KVM switch and serial console server revenues are forecast to grow…

Steering clear of the rocks with the right connectivity

SD-WAN remains bang on trend. It rose rapidly to prominence a few years back and remains a perennial favourite among CIOs looking for a way to rationalise a mess of networking spaghetti. SD-WAN is all about intelligent, adaptable, and always-on…

The future of cloud-delivered cybersecurity solutions

Like it or not, the enterprise world is entering a phase of ‘digital dependence’. This somewhat sobering conclusion is drawn by Fernando Montenegro, Senior Principal Analyst, Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Intelligence Service with analyst firm Omdia. The recent pandemic, he says,…

Healthy outlook for cloud workload security

Pictured: Mauricio Sanchez, Research Director, Dell’Oro   The future for cloud workload security solutions looks strong, according to a new report from independent analyst firm Dell’Oro Group.   Its Cloud Workload Security advanced research report details a robust appetite for…

Where next for multi-cloud networking?

Multi-cloud networking is still, relatively speaking, in its infancy. There are plenty of people out there asking what it is, or at least wondering where it is headed to next. In essence it’s all about the orchestration of cloud service…

Connectivity key to multi-cloud success, says report

Pictured: Futuriom founder Scott Raynovich   New network-centric approaches to multi-cloud and hybrid cloud deployment are needed if benefits are to be realised, a major new report has concluded.   Fresh research from analyst firm Futuriom has shown that networking…

Healthy datacenter market bucks tough economic outlook

Datacenter operators appear to be investing for growth. The global datacenter infrastructure market saw healthy growth in Q2 of this year, despite widespread economic uncertainty. This is one of the key findings of a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group.…

Legacy tech thwarting efforts to combat ransomware

A reliance on legacy technology is stifling the efforts of organisations to protect themselves against threats such as ransomware, according to new findings.   Global research commissioned by data management specialist Cohesity has shown that half of respondents say their…

New cloud and edge solutions help secure enterprise workloads

Networking and security vendor VMware said its recent research shows 580 million workloads are expected to run on diverse, distributed environments spanning public cloud, on-premises, edge, telco clouds and hosted clouds by 2024.   To that end the company has…

When security needs to live in the cloud

The protection of essential workloads and applications from cybersecurity threats has traditionally been managed in-house by enterprise IT teams. It has typically consisted of installing appliances at places in the overall IT set-up that appear most vulnerable to attack. Given…

Data center switch market hits all time high

Sales of data center switches have soared over the past quarter driven by major investment in capacity.   These findings are from a recently published report by Dell’Oro Group which identified that shipments in that product category grew in excess…

Enterprises ‘taking a more strategic view’ of IoT deployments

Enterprises investing in the Internet of Things (IoT) are increasingly starting out with long-term strategies instead of just discrete proofs of concept, according to new research from technology research and advisory firm Information Services Group (ISG).   The firm found…

Network spending slows, but looks set for future growth

The enterprise networking market may be slowing in the face of adverse economics, but the fundamentals are in place for longer term market growth.   This is one of the findings of new research from leading analyst name Dell’Oro Group,…

UK banks ill prepared for cyber threats, concludes report

New findings on the cyberthreats facing the UK’s banking sector have shown major gaps in risk awareness and preparedness.   Less than one in five financial service workers believe their organisation has significantly improved their cyber security training, despite a…

New SASE and SSE offerings ‘to protect distributed workforces’

Comcast Business has formed a strategic partnership with cybersecurity specialist Fortinet to deliver a new set of secure access service edge (SASE) and security service edge (SSE) solutions. The aim is to help enterprises protect their distributed workforces using a…

5G wireless backhaul fuelling microwave transmission sales

Deployments of 5G services in new markets are driving demand for microwave transmission equipment to fresh heights, according to new findings from a senior analyst.   Dell’Oro Group said increased microwave transmission demand will be driven in particular by 5G…

Lawyers urged to help tackle ransomware threat

Solicitors are being urged to help keep UK businesses secure by discouraging payments to ransomware criminals.   In a joint letter, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have asked the Law Society to remind its…

Data center switches stay resilient in tough times

Uncertain economic conditions will not do much to dampen growth prospects in the data center switch market, according to a leading analyst.   A recently published report from Dell’Oro Group concluded that the Ethernet Switch Data Center market will grow…

Data center switches stay resilient as economy tightens

Uncertain economic conditions will not do much to dampen growth prospects in the data center switch market, according to a leading analyst.   A recently published report by Dell’Oro Group concluded that the Ethernet Switch Data Center market will grow…

The NetEvents 2022 Innovation Awards

Innovation Leaders – advance and be recognised! NetEvents 2022 Innovation Awards for start-ups and established innovators in Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity, Cloud, Security, IoT & Edge Entry for the annual NetEvents 2022 Innovation Awards is now open. The competition offers separate…

InfiniBand extends its reach in supercomputer sector

InfiniBand continues to grow as a standard for connecting the world’s most powerful supercomputers.   The InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA), a global organization dedicated to developing and furthering the adoption of RDMA technologies, has announced that InfiniBand grew 17 percent…

A talent injection is needed to stem the cyber tsunami

Businesses are spending $1 trillion every year on IT security to help them deal with a range of threats such as ransomware, phishing, malware, and denial-of-service attacks. This level of spend on protection might seem substantial, verging on excessive, until…

Urgent need for tools to tackle multi-cloud moves

Organizations urgently need new tools to drive management and automation of hybrid and multi-cloud environments, a leading analyst has claimed.   Scott Raynovich, founder of Futuriom, said the need has been made clear by the large numbers of organizations pursuing…

Data center capex levels hit new high

The data center sector is experiencing healthy growth, according to a recently published report from independent analyst firm Dell’Oro Group,It found that data center capex grew at the fastest rate year-over-year in three years in the first quarter of 2022.…

Weak collaboration is opening the door to cyber threats

Pictured: Brian Spanswick, chief information and security officer with Cohesity   Inadequate collaboration within organisations is heightening exposure to cyberthreats, a new survey has revealed.   Research commissioned by data management specialist Cohesity has shown that while IT and security…

Data center sector bucks tough market, says analyst

Pictured: Sameh Boujelbene, Senior Research Director at Dell’Oro   The global data center sector is defying market challenges to perform well, according to a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group.   The firm has reported that global data center switch…

SmartNICs take centre stage at San Jose event

This week’s SmartNICs Summit in San Jose has illustrated the vital role of intelligent network adapters that can offload processors and eliminate system bottlenecks.   Keynote companies attending included Fungible, Linux Foundation, Pensando Systems, Juniper Networks, Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA.…

5G rollouts indicate healthy market growth

There are continued signs of buoyancy in the 5G sector, according to findings by a leading analyst firm.   Dell Oro’s survey of the total Mobile Core Network (MCN) and Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) market revenues for 1Q 2022 showed…

Financial services sector moving to multi-cloud after slow start

Financial services organisations have been slow to adopt a multi-cloud strategy compared to other industry sectors, trailing the global average by 10%, according to a new report. However, adoption is expected to more than double from 26% of institutions to…

Telecoms sector has a ‘vital role’ in developing the Metaverse

The telecoms sector can play an essential part in helping to develop the Metaverse, a report from a leading consulting firm has said.   STL Partners advises telecoms operators on how to adapt and evolve their business model, rethinking what…

NVIDIA sets the data center AI pace at GTC

Pictured: Jensen Huang, CEO of NVIDIA   At its GTC event for developers last week, NVIDIA launched an array of technologies, including a new GPU, CPU, chip interfaces and networking gear, all designed to support the biggest and most powerful…

Is today’s cyber security meeting CISO demands?

The world of cybersecurity is akin to a giant iceberg – vast, complex, ever-changing, multi-faceted. Of its various facets, one in particular has the power to keep enterprise security professionals awake at night, and that’s the critical intersection that straddles…

A new era of risk demands fresh approaches

      Cybersecurity is in the news daily, and very much on the minds of anybody with valuable data to protect. Attacks such as those experienced by SolarWinds, JBS USA, and Colonial Pipeline, as well as raised levels of…

Multi-cloud networking – challenges and solutions

Multi-cloud networking really matters. It has evolved in short order to become a vital consideration for enterprises and organizations worldwide. In consequence, the likes of AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, as well as many other platforms, have seen tremendous growth…

The right DX strategy for getting ahead in the digital economy

There has been C-level discussion of digital transformation for a number of years now. Although the COVID pandemic sped up many people’s DX plans, many of those plans were already in place before the pandemic hit. “We noted organizations doing…

Are you ready for a new digital world order?

Digital transformation has moved beyond the status of a ‘trend’ or a ‘phenomenon’. It’s not something that we are all rushing to do this year but which will have been all but forgotten by the middle of the decade as…

Exploring the Myths of Zero Trust

Zero Trust is not a technology. It’s a state of mind, or perhaps a philosophical stance. So believes Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Emerging Technologies with consulting firm Omdia: “It’s a mindset, and as such it involves as much of a…

Walking the multi-cloud networking tightrope

In greater numbers than ever, enterprise CIOs are turning to a multi-cloud strategy to help their organisations deal with a raft of challenges. Managing remote workforces, meeting demands for greater efficiency, dealing with growing competitive pressures, the need to reduce…

Global SD-WAN market soars in 2021

According to a recently published report by Dell’Oro Group, the worldwide SD-WAN market expanded by 35 percent in 2021 and achieved record revenue of more than $2 billion. Cisco led the market share rankings for the full year 2021, and…

Trust nobody if you want to protect essential data

Cybersecurity seems never to be out of the news these days. Whether we are talking about supply chain incidents such as the well documented SolarWinds attack of 2021, or ransomware which something like a third of all enterprises had some…

What are the Hot Tech Trends for 2022?

Many organisations have spent the last couple of years battling to adapt and survive in uncertain times. With 2022 underway, the emphasis is shifting to recovery, growth and investment in the kind of transformational technology that will underpin a bold,…

2022: A year of recovery and innovation

Was 2021 good for you? Was it 12 months of uninterrupted growth and prosperity? If it was, you may be in a minority. But let’s not get hung up examining the painful past. Let’s instead consider some of the tech…

Open Networking – Agility and Control for a New Era of Connectivity

The idea of open networking goes from strength to strength. More and more organisations are deploying one or other network operating system (NOS) based around open source programming, leaving them able to select associated hardware and software solutions from their…

SD-WAN market bounces back from pandemic-driven low

Pictured: Shin Umeda, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group   Enterprise spending on SD-WAN networking solutions rose sharply in the third quarter of 2021, according to research from a leading analyst name.   The newly published report from Dell’Oro Group demonstrated…

AI With Everything – the Future of Artificial Intelligence in Networking

AI is, say the experts, set to revolutionise every aspect of connectivity. The zero-touch, software-defined, self-healing, threat-aware networks of tomorrow will be light years from the clunky, hardware-heavy, manually-driven connections of the recent past. We are currently at a transition…

Commercial 5G deployments boost MCN market

The Mobile Core Network (MCN) market is poised for strong growth in 2022, according to a leading analyst.   A recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, which surveys the telecommunications, networking and data center IT industries, revealed that the MCN…

It’s time to be open about connectivity

Does it matter how open a network is? Do the values of open source development translate well to something as mission critical as enterprise-grade wide area networking? These were the kind of questions overhanging the earliest developments in open networking…

Innovative networking strategies for developing a competitive edge

Innovation is at the heart of business transformation, especially when applied to network technologies and strategies. Efforts made in this area will be rewarded by enhanced competitive edge and a brighter commercial outlook in troubled and uncertain times.

Cloud-native IT set for strategic dominance

Cloud-native technologies are set to dominate enterprise IT strategies, a leading analyst firm has predicted.   As part of the Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo EMEA, analysts from the independent consulting firm have been outlining how cloud will become the pervasive style…
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The enterprise network – AI’s most important frontier

When people think of everyday applications for artificial intelligence, they are likely to reach for examples like self-driving vehicles, digital assistants in the home or perhaps automated production lines in factories. They might well consider the use that banks and…

Is legacy technology putting the brakes on your digital transformation strategy?

To succeed in a world of digital transformation and next generation networking and compute solutions, you must first release yourself from the clutches of legacy IT investments. This, at any rate, often appears to be the message being beamed at…

Network and Data Center Security

Surviving the pandemic has tested everybody’s powers of endurance. For individuals, and for enterprises everywhere, it has been a troubling and disruptive time. For many businesses it has been a matter of adapting at light speed to ensure survival. It…

VMware builds out Telco Cloud offer

VMware has made enhancements to its Telco Cloud Platform, designed to help service providers speed their multi-cloud transformation and bring new services to market faster. It said the changes will allow service providers to better support customers who require the…

AT&T moves deeper into managed security services

AT&T has launched a new managed extended detection and response (XDR) service to provide autonomous endpoint protection for the detection of security threats. The AT&T XDR solution features a cloud-based security platform with security threat analytics, machine learning and third-party…

Market Opportunities for 5G, IoT and Edge Compute

There is an increasingly important link between 5G, IoT and edge compute, with each having implications for the success of the other. So believes Jeremiah Caron, Global Head of Research & Analysis with the Technology Group of independent analyst firm…

The changing face of network and data center security

I recall being shown round a data centre in Frankfurt many years ago. Our small party was followed at a discreet distance by a man with a prominent handgun in a holster, plainly not there for our protection but in…

Spending on cloud data centers set to soar

Pictured: Baron Fung, Research Director at Dell’Oro Group   Research from a leading analyst brand has indicated that capex outlay on cloud data centers is set for over 20% growth year-over-year in the next four quarters.   The report from…

F5 builds out cloud security offer with Threat Stack buy

F5 Networks is to spend $68 million to acquire Threat Stack, a cloud security and workload protection company that will build visibility across infrastructure into its portfolio.   “Applications are the backbone of today’s modern businesses, and protecting them is…

Why edge compute looks set to be 5G’s big moment

Discussions go on about 5G, in particular over the kind of applications and use cases that will drive its uptake to the next level and see it reach its full potential. It has not been an easy last 18 months…

Network automation: driving the future of connectivity

Network operators are under more pressure than ever to reduce their costs and improve their margins. They must also work harder to deliver the experiences that their customers seek.

HashiCorp survey shows dominance of multi-cloud model

Cloud software vendor HashiCorp has revealed the results of a survey showing that multi-cloud is overwhelmingly the standard operations model for IT organizations of all sizes, in all regions and every industry. The study polled 3,000 IT professionals about the…

Ethernet controller sales rise with transition to 100G

The worldwide market for Ethernet controllers and adapters is set for healthy growth as server performance transitions to speeds of 100Gbps and higher. Independent analyst firm Dell’Oro has released new findings on the sector, projecting revenues to grow at a…

Demystifying Cloud-Native Networking

The most important evolution in IT over the past few years has undoubtedly been the rise of cloud-native application architectures.

New directions for SD-WAN

SD-WAN has been the most notable success story in the enterprise networking market of the past decade. Few would dispute this assertion. It has revolutionised wide area connectivity by helping to virtualize enterprise networks, and provide several value-added services in…

Data centre switch market shifting to 800G

The market for data centre switches is set for a major shift towards higher performance levels, according to research from a leading independent analyst firm. Dell’Oro Group has predicted that adoption of 800 Gbps switches will rise faster than demand…

The ‘branch of one’ and the new enterprise edge

The pandemic forced organisations everywhere to come up with rapid solutions to unforeseen challenges. In particular they were tasked almost overnight with finding ways of supporting hundreds or perhaps thousands of remote workers – the so-called ‘branch of one’. This…

The ‘branch of one’ looks like it’s here to stay

Working from home used to be the privilege of a few lucky souls, spared the inconveniences of the daily commute and the tittle tattle of office politics around the watercooler by virtue of their special status. Now after a year…

The distributed superfortress: securing tomorrow’s IT infrastructure

The impact of the COVID pandemic on IT operations in general and cybersecurity in particular has been profound. CIOs and CISOs have been kept on their toes throughout and have a very uncertain landscape ahead of them. There is a…

A change is in the air for enterprise connectivity

Cloud has changed the way enterprises handle IT. In fact it’s such an established model that it’s hard to imagine how we got along before cloud. Did we really all rely on client/server access to applications operating out of an…

Selecting winning solutions to ensure secure network transformation

Everyone is agreed that the events in the past year have added a lot of fire and urgency to digital transformation. But what does that look like on the ground, at the enterprise coalface? Who is deploying what, and why?…

IaC trend gathers pace with funding win for env0

Pictured: env0 founders Ohad Maislish and Omry Hay   The trend toward infrastructure-as-code (IaC) has gathered pace, the latest evidence being start-up env0’s announcement of $17 million in Series A funding. The company, with offices in Tel Aviv and Silicon…

Equinix ramps up xScale facilities to meet hyperscale demand

In response to unprecedented enterprise adoption of hyperscale clouds, digital infrastructure player Equinix is expanding the number of xScale data centres it has in operation worldwide. Over the past two years, the company has invested $3 billion in new xScale…

How should SD-WAN adapt to deal with long term challenges?

By Mark Fox, CEO of NetEvents It wouldn’t be pointing out anything new to say that SD-WAN came of age during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was already a fairly well established product category in the WAN market before anybody had…

Time to plan IT that’s fit for the future

The last 12 months have seen many carefully laid technology plans blown off course, driving IT investments in unforeseen directions.

The network transformation journey and why it matters

Businesses are continually being told that they need to transform themselves digitally. They are also regularly warned that integral to this process is the transformation of their network. Beyond that, they are advised that the security of transformed networks is…

Getting the most from technology in a post-COVID world

In 2019, the roadmap for enterprise IT investment seemed pretty clear. Every organisation was at least part way along a transformational journey, and budgets were rising as people migrated to a host of next-gen technologies that would make this happen.…

Oracle bets on ZTNA to help catch up in cloud

Pictured: Galeal Zino, Founder and CEO of NetFoundry   Software vendor Oracle’s ambitions in the public cloud market took a step forward this week when it provided its ISV and SaaS partners with a quick way to embed Zero Trust…

Regaining momentum after a tough year for data centres

After a year of uncertainty and slow growth, the data centre sector is showing signs of recovery, if capital expenditure on servers is any guideline. So believes Baron Fung, Research Director with independent analyst firm Dell’Oro Group.

Changing priorities in a new IT security landscape

The COVID pandemic has forced many enterprises into a rethink of their IT security strategy. The security landscape has changed as new working patterns open up new holes in corporate defences. We’ve seen, for example, the accelerated digitalization of business…

Juniper Networks launches version 4.0 of Apstra software

Pictured: Mike Bushong, VP Data Center, Juniper Networks   Juniper Networks has announced version 4.0 of Apstra software, the intent-based networking solution it acquired earlier in the year.   The software is designed to help organizations minimize the time and…

MCN revenues see strong Q1 growth

Revenues for the Mobile Core Network (MCN) market have shown strong growth in the first part of 2021, according to a leading analyst name.   A new report from independent firm Dell’Oro Group has shown the market up 16% year-over-year,…

Making Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Work Overview & Event Highlights

This event hosted by Brad Casemore, VP Research Datacenter & Multi-Cloud Networking at IDC, brought together industry “big guns” Vijoy Pandey, VP Engineering & CTO of Cisco Cloud and Oliver Cantor, Director, Verizon Global Products. They are joined by two…

Forget the data centre you used to know

If you understood everything about the data centre sector ten years ago, but haven’t paid attention recently, then you can forget almost everything you thought you knew. The old sort of data centre you might remember is dead. Well, perhaps…

Less complexity, more control: the role of multi-cloud networking in digital transformation

For the past 15 years enterprises experimented with SaaS applications, took advantage of plentiful cheap compute and storage and migrated desktop workloads to the cloud, yet still have not managed to achieve digital transformation. Panellists at the NetEvents session on…

Migrating MPLS networks to the cloud age

MPLS has served enterprise network needs well for the past 20 years. But there is no getting away from its negatives. MPLS is expensive, complex to deploy and inflexible, which makes it ill-suited for the cloud-first requirements of next generation…

Aryaka pinpoints SASE trends with new report

Pictured: Scott Raynovich, founder and chief analyst at Futuriom   Aryaka, the developer of managed cloud-first WAN solutions, has published its fifth annual 2021 State of the WAN report, a survey of global SD-WAN and SASE planning.   Trends identified…

VMware simplifies multi-cloud services with new offer

Pictured: Raghu Raghuram, chief operating officer, products and cloud services, VMware   VMware has moved to simplify pricing and consumption models with the release of new VMware Cloud services.   VMware Cloud is a distributed, multi-cloud platform that enables organizations…

What does it take to make multi-cloud work?

It’s over a decade now since the first wave of migration of enterprise IT functions away from the on-prem data centre and into the cloud. In the intervening period, we’ve seen the maturing of the public cloud market and its…

Top tech priorities as we emerge from the pandemic

Many technology initiatives have been on the back burner since the pandemic hit. Enterprise digital transformation strategies have been impacted, the pipeline of vendor innovations disrupted. While the crisis is by no means over, there are some encouraging signs that…

Aviatrix study shows effectiveness of cloud networking

The value of a cloud networking platform for enterprises with a multi-cloud strategy has been demonstrated by an independent study.   Network cloud provider Aviatrix commissioned the study, which was carried out independently by Forrester Consulting. Based on interviews with…

NVIDIA and VMware combine to unlock the power of AI

Pictured: Justin Boitano, VP/GM Enterprise & Edge Computing, NVIDIA   In a unique industry collaboration, NVIDIA has teamed with VMware to virtualize AI workloads on VMware vSphere using its new AI Enterprise suite of enterprise-grade AI tools and frameworks.  …

New funding underlines potential of cloud-native security

The importance of the developing market for cloud-native, open source security solutions was underlined this week with substantial new funding for a pair of cloud security unicorns. Snyk and Aqua Security between them bagged late-stage financing totalling $435 million.  …

What price MPLS in an age of cloud networking?

It’s relatively unusual for information technology standards to have a shelf life that extends over decades. Ethernet is one example. Invented in the early 1970s by Bob Metcalfe, Ethernet has been through many cycles of evolution and remains as relevant…

Thought Leader Perspectives
~ Software is the Key to Secure Cloud-Native Networks ~
NetReporter interviews Galeal Zino

According to NetFoundry we’re entering a new era of networking and business, an age of software defined everything, highly distributed applications and faster-paced innovation. The downside is greater complexity and ever-increasing security threats. If business creates the necessity…

Snowflake posts strong financials amid rising demand for next gen tech

Pictured:  Frank Slootman, Snowflake CEO   Data cloud specialist Snowflake has posted stellar financial results for its fourth quarter and for its full fiscal year ended January 31, 2021. Revenue for the company’s Q4 was $190.5 million, representing 117% year-over-year…

Telecoms equipment revenues surge despite pandemic

The global market for telecoms equipment grew last year by seven per cent, the fastest pace the market has developed at since 2011, according to a report from a top analyst firm.   Dell’Oro Group’s findings covered broadband access, microwave…

Microsoft and VMware deepen SD-WAN ties as market surges

Pictured: Shin Umeda of Dell’Oro Group   Microsoft and VMware have taken their longstanding collaboration to a new level by further integrating their application and network technologies. The moves is designed to support customers looking for secure WAN access to…

How cloud migration could help the environment

There is a lot of heat right now around the market for technology that enables and drives successful cloud migration. A whole new generation of cloud-native compute, connectivity and security solutions is starting to make a real impact on an…

Aviatrix targets multi-cloud networking with $75m funding

Pictured: Steve Mullaney, CEO of Aviatrix   Aviatrix, the developer of cloud network solutions, has raised $75 million in Series D funding.   The investment will be used by the company to scale sales, partner channels, customer support and product…

Snowflake partnerships target data security

Data cloud player Snowflake and cloud data protection provider Baffle have combined to provide data pipeline security. Their joint offering is aimed at securing data migrations from on-premise legacy data stores to Snowflake for analysis.   A recent report from…

CrowdStrike extends cloud-native security platform

Pictured: Amol Kulkarni, chief product officer for CrowdStrike   CrowdStrike, the specialist in cloud protection, has expanded the capabilities its Falcon platform which it said will deliver greater control, visibility and security for cloud workloads and cloud-native applications, from build…

Thought Leader Perspectives
~ The New Era of Cloud Networking ~
NetReporter interviews
Amir Khan

Unlocking the power of the cloud: Alkira promises to lead a new revolution in manageability, flexibility and speed of deployment in the new era of cloud networking Alkira is a recent start-up in the networking business with an…

Thought Leader Perspectives
~ Network Automation ~
NetReporter interviews
Mansour Karam

Juniper Networks recently concluded the acquisition of Apstra, a recognised leader in the field of data centre automation and pioneer of Intent-Based Networking (IBN). The value of the deal was not disclosed.

Kicking open the proprietary door

If 2020 was about surviving and adjusting to harsh new realities, then 2021 is about predicting and preparing for the new normal and achieving growth through adversity. So pronounces Jeremiah Caron, Global Head of Research & Analysis with independent consulting…

Achieving growth through adversity in the New Normal

If 2020 was about surviving and adjusting to harsh new realities, then 2021 is about predicting and preparing for the new normal and achieving growth through adversity. So pronounces Jeremiah Caron, Global Head of Research & Analysis with independent consulting…

Time for an AI-driven rethink of our IT operations

Do you remember AIOps? It was based around the idea, promoted to a large degree by Gartner, that the human element in IT management was the weak link in digital transformation. By relying on human knowledge and intervention to keep…

Cybersecurity spend to rise as global economy recovers

Enterprise spending on cybersecurity solutions is set to rise by up to 10% this year as the global economy recovers from the pandemic, according to a new analyst report.   The findings of Canalys suggest that spending on cybersecurity equipment,…

RAN market set for five year growth spurt

Pictured: Stefan Pongratz, vice president with Dell’Oro Group   The radio access network (RAN) market is set for healthy growth over the next five years, a leading analyst has predicted.   Stefan Pongratz, vice president with independent consulting firm Dell’Oro…

Red Hat and Intel pool efforts in the cloud-native space

Red Hat and Intel are to collaborate in 5G and networking to speed the development of automated, cloud-native infrastructure solutions. The two players, which have a long track record of partnership, said they intend to combine R&D efforts on 5G…

Google and Nokia extend partnership at the network edge

Google Cloud and Nokia have said they are to extend their existing partnership into the joint development of cloud-native network functions, 5G edge services and a 5G core for mobile operators. The newly deepened collaboration will unite Google Cloud’s Anthos…

Private 5G use cases to rocket, predicts leading analyst

Independent analyst firm IDC has predicted that worldwide revenue from sales of private LTE and 5G infrastructure will grow from $945 million last year to an estimated $5.7 billion in 2024. This amounts to a CAGR of 43.4%, and includes…

F5 looks for edge leadership with Volterra buyout

Application security vendor F5 Networks has said it is to acquire Volterra and its universal edge-as-a-service platform for $440 million in cash plus other considerations. With the acquisition, Volterra hopes to create an edge platform for enterprises and service providers…

Lacework funding to pay for market expansion

Pictured: Dan Hubbard, CEO at Lacework   Cloud security player Lacework has announced a $525 million funding round which it claimed takes its valuation past $1 billion. The funding round was led by Sutter Hill and Altimeter Capital, and joined…

Sangfor extends SASE reach with Hong Kong PoP

Sangfor Technologies, a vendor of network security and cloud computing solutions, has said that its SASE offer, called Sangfor Access, is being rolled out across the Asia-Pacific region. It said a new PoP in Hong Kong will provide improved global…

Are you ready for the New Crazy?

It has been apparent for a while that COVID-19, far from being a phenomenon of 2020, is going to be with us for some time yet in terms of economic and social impact. Somehow the term ‘new normal’ does not…

A challenging security landscape lies ahead

There are a lot of big cybersecurity threats out there for CISOs to worry about following on from a year of uncertainty. We asked a panel of experts to weigh the risks and consider some safe ways forward. The cloud,…

What will 5G really do for the enterprise?

Much of the talk around 5G has been about space age advances like remote heart surgery, cars that drive themselves, drones that drop groceries on our doorsteps. But the reality of 5G looks set to be less sci-fi than that…

The intelligent way to automate the network

What part can AI and ML play in the automation of the network? We asked a panel of experts for their thoughts on the future of smart connectivity.   AI and ML might just be the most two frequently bandied…

Alkira takes a leap with CBaaS backbone service

Alkira, a pioneer in the Network Cloud market, has developed the industry’s first Cloud Backbone-as-a-Service (CBaaS), aimed at helping to extend cloud connectivity from any network to any other network. CBaaS is an expansion of Alkira’s Network Cloud, launched in…

SD-WAN soars despite pandemic, says leading analyst

Pictured: Shin Umeda, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group   The worldwide market for SD-WAN solutions grew strongly in the first nine months of this year, despite the COVID pandemic which arrested growth in many other tech sectors. This is one…

It’s been a golden year for cybercrime

This has not been a normal year, by any standards. Certainly not for anybody trying to keep a business afloat. In almost every part of the world and across most vertical sectors, senior management has struggled to maintain equilibrium in…

Palo Alto Networks debuts 5G-native security

Palo Alto Networks has launched what it describes as the industry’s first 5G-native security offering. It said the offering enables service providers and enterprises to turn 5G networks into highly secure networks.   “For 5G to live up to its…

VMware launches enterprise-class blockchain platform

VMware has announced the commercial availability of VMware Blockchain which it has said will provide a digital foundation for business networks and the deployment of decentralized business-critical applications. It claimed that with VMware Blockchain, businesses have an extensible and scalable…

Abnormal gets funding boost for cloud-native email security offer

Pictured: Evan Reiser, Abnormal Security CEO   Abnormal Security, developer of an AI threat detection engine for email security, has raised $50 million in Series B venture capital funding. Led by Menlo Ventures, with participation from early investor Greylock, the…

5G demand sets RAN market racing

Pictured: Stefan Pongratz, Vice President and analyst with the Dell’Oro Group   Surging demand for 5G has sent demand for radio access network (RAN) solutions into overdrive, a leading analyst has revealed.   A recently published report from the Dell’Oro…

Latest 400G InfiniBand from NVIDIA offers leap in performance

NVIDIA has introduced the next generation of its Mellanox 400G InfiniBand, giving AI developers and researchers the fastest possible networking performance and enabling them to take on the world’s most challenging problems.   With computing requirements expanding in areas such…

Is your network a thing of the past?

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are integral to how the networks of the future will operate. No network will be able to operate without them and be taken seriously as a competitive prospect. This is for a number of reasons:…

Aryaka ‘blazes trail’ with cloud portal, according to leading analyst

Pictured: Shashi Kiran, CMO at Aryaka   Aryaka, a player in the cloud-native networking space, has been named a Strong Performer by Forrester Research in a report titled The Forrester Wave: Software-Defined WAN Services, Q4 2020.   “Instead of offering…

Slow growth in Q3 data centre capex from leading cloud providers

The leading cloud service providers grew their capital spend on data centre facilities by only 4% in the third quarter of 2020, according to figures from an independent analyst firm. Releasing information exclusively to NetReporter ahead of the launch of…

F5 supports cloud-native 5G deployments

Cloud-native security vendor F5 has announced BIG-IP Service Proxy for Kubernetes (SPK) and Carrier-Grade Aspen Mesh, a pair of infrastructure solutions that support the deployment and operation of cloud-native 5G standalone core networks. F5 said the products feature scalable performance,…

All eyes on the new cloud edge

Things move fast in the world of cloud connectivity. Turn your back for a moment, and a host of new product categories appear. What do they all mean? How does ‘Cloud-Native’ stack up against ‘Network Cloud’? What is SASE and…

Davey Winder’s Security Spotlight – part 6

A new batch of security news from award-winning cybersecurity scribe Davey Winder.   Davey Winder, cybersecurity writer   The US presidential election is over, or at least it is bar the shouting and court cases. Politics…

Some 2021 predictions for the data centre sector

Independent analyst Gartner predicts that global spend on data centre infrastructure will grow next year by 6% as economies bounce back from restrictions consequent on the coronavirus pandemic. Spending on data centres dipped 10% this year as construction projects were…

Gigamon and Zscaler unite to offer better threat detection

Pictured: Gigamon’s intelligent GigaVUE appliances at work   Gigamon, the developer of visibility and analytics solutions for the hybrid cloud, is to integrate its ThreatINSIGHT network detection and response (NDR) product with Zscaler Internet Access (ZIA) to help protect the…

SASE market set to explode, says leading analyst

Pictured: Mauricio Sanchez, Research Director at Dell’Oro Group.   The emerging market for Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solutions is set for lift off, a leading analyst firm has predicted.   Dell’Oro Group has forecast the sector to grow at…

Pandemic impact ‘driving security policy’ says Cisco

Pictured: Jeetu Patel, SVP and General Manager, Security & Applications, Cisco   The COVID-19 pandemic will result in long-term changes to corporate cybersecurity policies and investment in security solutions, according to a report launched by Cisco.   For its Future…

Aruba analytics platform gets US government stamp

Cloud-native solutions developer Aruba has announced that its Aruba Central network management and analytics platform has achieved a formal In Process designation with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). This makes Aruba Central the first AI-powered solution for…

Network Cloud pioneer Alkira looks to scale after $54m funding boost

Pictured: Amir Khan and Atif Khan, CEO and CTO of Alkira   Network Cloud start-up Alkira has raised $54 million in Series B funding, led by the investment wing of Koch Industries, one of its first customers   Alkira was…

NVIDIA debuts GPUs designed for the remote working era

Pictured: NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang   NVIDIA has announced two new GPUs as part of its Ampere architecture. The NVIDIA RTX A6000 and A40 feature new RT Cores, Tensor Cores and CUDA cores that accelerate graphics, rendering, compute and AI…

IDC names four multi-cloud Innovators

Pictured: Brad Casemore, research vice president, Datacenter and Multicloud Networks with IDC   Analyst firm IDC has published its latest Innovators report, profiling four companies that it sees as leaders in the delivery of multi-cloud networking solutions for the enterprise.…

Snowflake’s cloud platform endorsed by HITRUST

Pictured: Todd Crosslin, Snowflake’s Head of Healthcare Strategy   Cloud-native vendor Snowflake has announced that its Cloud Data Platform has earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST.   The HITRUST CSF (standing for Common Security Framework) is a prescriptive…

Attention switches to the new cloud edge

All eyes are on the performance of the wide area network this year as millions of us work remotely in unexpected circumstances, and look set to continue doing so for the foreseeable. Older WAN technologies have been exposed by the…

Ethernet’s 40th birthday – from early challenges to ultimate triumph

Picture: Bob Metcalfe, Co-Inventor of Ethernet & UT Austin Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Jensen Huang, Founder, President & CEO, NVIDIA Ethernet is such a ubiquitous and familiar part of the connectivity universe that most of us take its…

NVIDIA and VMware join up to boost enterprise AI adoption

Picture: Jensen Huang, Founder, President & CEO, NVIDIA NVIDIA and VMware are partnering to deliver an end-to-end platform aimed at accelerating AI adoption, enabling enterprises manage all AI applications with a single set of operations. The move will help enterprises…

Jensen Huang interviews Bob Metcalfe on the history, learnings and future of Ethernet

Two visionary innovators celebrate 40 years since the very first Ethernet specification – plus Ethernet leaders’ round table discussion led by Tam Dell’Oro London. September 30th, 2020: Today marks the 40th anniversary of the very first Ethernet specification – published…

Forbes ranking reveals global cloud leaders

Picture: Dave McJannet, CEO of HashiCorp Cloud-native data warehouse company Snowflake topped this year’s Forbes Cloud 100 list, an annual ranking of the world’s top privately-owned cloud companies.   Snowflake, which has since closed its IPO so as a public…

Keysight offers cloud-native network testing

Keysight Technologies, a leader in network security, has announced what it claims is the industry’s first cloud-native distributed network performance and security test software. CyPerf has been designed to help organizations characterize user experience and validate the performance limits of…

Cloud-based solutions buck soft Q2 for network security

    While the network security market continues to be disrupted by the COVID pandemic, cloud-focused solutions are on the rise, a new analyst report has found.   Findings from Dell’Oro Group, point to a sustained pause in physical infrastructure…

Davey Winder’s Security Spotlight – part 5

Another round of security stories from our award-winning cybersecurity writer Davey Winder.   Davey Winder, cybersecurity writer   So far, September has been pretty negative in terms of security news. By which I mean there have…

NVIDIA buys ARM for $40bn to create ‘premier company for AI era’

NVIDIA is to acquire UK-based computer chip designer ARM Holdings from SoftBank Group in a transaction valued at $40 billion.   The combined operation will bring together NVIDIA’s AI computing platform with ARM’s extensive global ecosystem to create what NVIDIA…

Telco equipment market enjoys strong Q2

The global market for telecoms infrastructure has seen modest but healthy growth in the first half of 2020, bolstered by a good Q2, according to a report from a leading analyst firm.   “We just wrapped up the 2Q20 reporting…

Cloud security player Zscaler sees earnings bounce

Cloud-based information security company Zscaler has wrapped up its fiscal year by topping expectations on earnings and revenue with its fourth-quarter results.   The company reported a profit before certain costs of five cents per share on revenue of $125.9…

Red Hat launches marketplace for cloud apps

Open source solution developer Red Hat has unveiled the Red Hat Marketplace, a one-stop-shop to help organisations find, try, buy, deploy and manage enterprise applications across a hybrid IT infrastructure, including on-premise and multi-cloud environments.   Red Hat is also…

Nutanix debuts Kubernetes service for the multi-cloud era

Nutanix has announced Karbon Platform Services, a Kubernetes-based multi-cloud platform-as-a-service (PaaS) with automated system-managed security. It said the service will accelerate the development and deployment of microservices-based apps across any cloud.   Software developers can deploy the solution to offer…

Server revenues buoyant for Q2, says IDC survey

Independent analyst firm IDC has published its Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, indicating that vendor revenue in the worldwide server market grew 19.8% year over year to $24bn during the second quarter of 2020. It said shipments by volume grew 18.4%…

Why the network of the future is cloud-native

Enterprises need networks that enable optimal agility, ones that are driven by software and with as many functions as possible automated and virtualised. They need this because otherwise their dreams of a full digital transformation of their business will remain…

Keeping on top of cloud’s network complexities

According to Gartner, some 81% or organisations that make use of public cloud services are reliant on two or more providers. Multi-cloud and hybrid cloud strategies are truly the new normal. Anyone still relying on just one public cloud platform…

Market for 5G Core ‘in good health’

The 5G Core market is demonstrating strong growth which looks set to continue into 2021. This is one of the findings of a new report from Dell’Oro Group, which has forecast revenues for the market to approach $1bn this year,…

Aruba extends cloud-native edge services platform

Aruba has announced enhancements to its edge services platform, Aruba ESP. The company, now part of Hewlett Packard, has said the move will unify IoT, IT, and operational technology networks, enabling customers to quickly adapt to changing environments and user…

Managed SD-WAN market builds on early adopter success

The managed SD-WAN market is at an inflection point, moving from early adopter to early majority phase and building on the momentum generated from early deployments.   This is the conclusion of independent analyst firm IDC which has published an…

Davey Winder’s Security Spotlight – part 4

Here is a fresh bulletin from NetReporter Senior Contributor Davey Winder. Davey is a global authority on cybersecurity issues, and a Senior Contributor to forbes.com among other leading titles, He is the only three-time winner of the ‘Security Journalist of…

SpyCloud funding ‘will power cybercrime fight’

SpyCloud, developer of a unique online fraud prevention platform, has secured $30 million in Series C funding to power future growth.   The company, based in Austin, Texas, specialises in account takeover prevention and fraud investigations tools. Its latest funding…

New technologies set to boost service provider router revenue

New technologies, like 5G and cloud networking, are set to drive the service provider router market past $15bn in value by 2024, according to new research.   The findings were made by Dell’Oro Group and published in its Service Provider…

Adapting to a changed landscape

Board level executives across world are more focussed than ever on maintaining business continuity and improving agility in the face of a year marked by unpredictability and uncertainty. Prospering in the ‘new normal’ will be all about innovation, added to…

Staying agile while maintaining continuity during and after a crisis

So, what is the latest, greatest technology accelerator today? Digital transformation? Social media? Cloud migration? SD-WAN? Machine learning? …   None of these.   The answer is a tiny .125 micron sphere with bulbous surface projections – called “coronavirus” – at…

Davey Winder’s Security Spotlight – part 3

We present you with a fresh bulletin from NetReporter Senior Contributor Davey Winder. Davey is one of the leading global authorities on cybersecurity issues. A Senior Contributor to forbes.com and many leading IT magazines, Davey is the only three-time winner…

Attacks surge as cybercriminals seek to profit from COVID

New research has exposed a major rise in global cyberattacks as criminals continue to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic.   Findings from security vendor VMware Carbon Black, revealed at the recent Black Hat information security event, showed that 53% of organisations…

Cyxtera compute-as-a-service ‘speeds up AI innovation cycle’

Data centre colocation and interconnection specialist Cyxtera has introduced its Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) compute-as-a-service offering.   Based on the NVIDIA DGX A100 system, the new service aims to provide enterprises with greater agility and faster deployment with a flexible…

Forrester cites Alibaba Cloud as ‘strong SaaS performer’

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud services arm of Alibaba Group, has been recognised as a leader in the software-as-a-service (SaaS) market in a new report.   The Forrester New Wave: SaaS Marketplaces report cites the company as a ‘strong performer’ that…

Mixed fortunes for tech market as pandemic unfolds

A series of new findings from independent analyst firm Dell’Oro have predicted mixed fortunes for different areas of the technology market as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Dell’Oro has suggested that the data centre switch market is set…

Striking out for the digital shore

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the market for IT and connectivity services in ways that nobody could have forecast. What was top priority this time last year may be well down the list given current circumstances. The chief preoccupation of…

The dawn of the cloud-native enterprise network

There is no doubt that 2020 has been a pivotal year for cloud migration. Organisations everywhere have sped up the process of moving applications across to multiple cloud platforms in response to unforeseen and exceptional factors.   Along with this…

Zebra to expand software offer with Reflexis buyout

Mobile computing and asset tracking vendor Zebra Technologies has moved to acquire Reflexis Systems, a developer of workforce management solutions.   Reflexis ONE, the company’s core product, is a cloud-based platform that enables real-time task management and is deployed globally…

Data centre spend set to rise despite market disruption

Spending on data centre infrastructure is set to rise over the next few years, despite the current pandemic-driven downturn that the market is experiencing.   This is one of the key findings of a new report from analyst firm Dell’Oro.…

Cloud-native networking gathers pace

Momentum continues to build in the cloud-native networking market following announcements by several major players in that space.   A new report from cloud-native security specialist CrowdStrike, produced by independent research firm StollzNow, has revealed that 44% of the global…

Is your business ready for the ‘next normal’?

Enterprises have relied on the resilience of their networks as never before during the COVID-19 crisis. What sort of business continuity provisions will they need to survive and prosper as we move on from the pandemic into an uncertain future?…

Pandemic ‘has sped up digital transformation by six years’

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated enterprise digital transformation strategies as organisations everywhere invest to adapt to the ‘new normal’.

HPE’s move for Silver Peak will broaden SD-WAN portfolio

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced plans to acquire SD-WAN pacesetter Silver Peak in a transaction valued at $925 million. When the move is complete, Silver Peak will become part of Aruba, building on a portfolio that offers secure networking…

Davey Winder’s Security Spotlight – part 2

Welcome to the latest round-up of cybersecurity stories from NetReporter Senior Contributor Davey Winder. Davey is a 30-year veteran of cybersecurity journalism. A Senior Contributor to forbes.com and Contributing Editor of PC Pro magazine, Davey is the only three-time winner…

Remote working gives major boost to Zero Trust model

The Zero Trust model for network security has gained hugely in popularity following a pandemic-driven move to remote working, a recent investigation has revealed.   Research by VPN vendor NetMotion Software showed that more than 70% of organizations surveyed are…

Migration to cloud speeds up to support business continuity

Organisations moving workloads to public cloud platforms are accelerating their migration in response to COVID-19, a leading analyst has identified.   Organizations that were already on cloud journeys involving hybrid IT for reasons of business agility will speed the pace…

The value of continuity in times of crisis

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the ‘new normal’. Or the ‘next normal’ as some folks are calling it. The idea is that the whole world is changing and will not simply return to the ‘old normal’ when…

Tough Times Foster the Finest Intentions

David Cheriton is a computer science professor at Stanford University with a serious reputation for advanced thinking on Distributed Systems. Unlike most academics I know, he combines that with uncanny insight into technology market opportunities.

NVIDIA and Mercedes offer rivalry to Tesla in self-drive market

Car maker Mercedes-Benz and GPU vendor NVIDIA have teamed up to compete with Tesla in the push to develop cars that drive by themselves. Tesla has so far led the market for next-generation, AI-led vehicles. But the agreement between Mercedes-Benz…

The networking industry stands tall in extraordinary times

So what is hot in networking right now? What innovations and highlights have we seen in a year that has unfolded in such unpredictable ways?

NetFoundry zero trust networking available on Google Cloud Platform

NetFoundry has made its zero trust network access solution available on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) marketplace. It said the move automates the process of spinning up and configuring cloud endpoints, allowing users to become operational in a matter of…

4 Thought Leaders’ Insights Into SD-WAN’s Vital Role Post COVID

4 Thought Leaders’ Insights Into SD-WAN’s Vital Role Post COVID   Your invitation to a free 75-minute webinar discussion:   SD-WAN Analysts’ Outlook   Tuesday 30th June San Francisco: 8am – New York:11am ­– London: 4pm – Paris: 5pm   Just six months…

SD-WAN growth slows as leading vendors cement market share

The global SD-WAN market has continued to expand this year, but at a slower rate compared to 2019’s explosive growth thanks to supply chain issues, according to a leading analyst. Shin Umeda, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group, said the market…

IaaS provider Beelastic invests to service ‘extreme demands’

Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider Beelastic has deployed technology that will enable financial services customers to provision their own services across its home market of Switzerland with minimal response times. Beelastic provides infrastructure services based around 500 bare-metal servers from diverse manufacturers,…

A big hand for the networking industry – but what next?

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic is over, it is already clear what an important role the networking industry has played in keeping economies functioning and people connected. From cloud services to video conferencing apps, networks have been providing essential links…

Davey Winder’s Security Spotlight

  Welcome to an exciting addition to our site – a fortnightly round-up of the hottest cybersecurity stories from NetReporter Senior Contributor Davey Winder. Davey is a 30-year veteran of cybersecurity journalism. A Senior Contributor to forbes.com and Contributing Editor…

Cumulus addition boosts NVIDIA’s network portfolio

Cumulus Networks has become an official part of the networking business unit of GPU pioneer NVIDIA, formed earlier this year with the latter’s acquisition of Mellanox. NVIDIA has said the combined entity is all about offering a complete networking toolset…

Controller and adapter shipments surge as vendors stockpile

Intel has been a major beneficiary as system vendors rush to stockpile inventory as a hedge against future pandemic-driven shortages. This was one of the findings of a new report from analyst firm Dell’Oro Group. The report revealed that a…

Steering Cisco through troubled times

John Apostolopoulos is CTO/VP of Cisco’s largest business – Intent-Based Networking Group, which covers campus, branch, WAN, data center, wired/wireless, and cloud networking. He is also the founder of Cisco’s Innovation Labs…

4 Key Networking Breakthroughs Will Define The “New Normal”

4 Key Networking Breakthroughs Will Define The “New Normal” Watch the free webcast here   Jeremiah Caron is Global Head of Research and Analysis for GlobalData’s Technology Group and a highly influential and respected voice in the world of IT –…

Ensuring the continuity of your business by going digital

Back in March, research from analyst firm Gartner showed that 12% of organisations believed themselves to be highly prepared for the Coronavirus outbreak. More than twice that number, 26%, believed that the crisis would have little or no impact on…

Cisco’s ThousandEyes acquisition ‘will differentiate its SD-WAN offer’

Cisco’s acquisition of Internet and cloud intelligence specialist ThousandEyes will help differentiate its SD-WAN offer in a crowded market, a leading analyst has claimed.

Cloud service spend outpaces private data centre investment

The market for ‘cloud native’ networking solutions looks set for take off, with new figures showing that, for the first time, enterprises are spending more on cloud infrastructure services than they are on hardware and software for their private data…

COVID homeworkers behind spike in data breaches

The latest report on data security incident trends by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) shows a pronounced uptick in human-activated incidents as more people operate outside of the protection of office security. Misdirected emails, for example, have become a bigger…

Coming back stronger after the COVID-19 crisis

In a time of crisis, it is important to keep thinking positively. There is no doubt that 2020 has so far been a challenging year for just about everybody, and a tragic one for many. As well as much loss…

Super SONiC lift-off?

SONiC (Software for Open Networking in the Cloud) is an open source Linux-based network operating system created and heavily promoted by Microsoft – over 70% of network hardware vendors now support it – in order to enable more flexible, tailored…

NVIDIA announcement brings radical change to the data centre

Artificial intelligence in the data centre took a leap forward last week with the announcement by GPU vendor NVIDIA of a powerful machine learning server platform, the NVIDIA DGX A100. The company’s founder and CEO Jensen Huang used his keynote…

SONiC gets a boost at virtual OCP event

A number of vendors used last week’s Open Compute Project (OCP) Global Summit to announce support for the open source Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC) standard. The event, conducted this year on a virtual basis because of…

Demand for SD-WAN holds up as enterprises look to protect home workers

Demand for SD-WAN solutions will remain strong in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic as enterprises seek to accelerate their migration away from expensive legacy alternatives, a major analyst firm has predicted. Steve Schuchart, Principal Analyst, Enterprise Networking, at GlobalData…

Vendors ‘must rethink market approaches’ post pandemic

Vendors of ICT solutions will need to rethink their approaches to market to reflect the harsh economic realities that will inevitably follow in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a leading analyst has warned.

NetEvents Inter@ctive launched to boost online services to tech sector and media partners across the globe

Mark Fox, NetEvents CEO Palo Alto, CA. Tuesday May 5 2020, 5am PST: NetEvents today announced its new NetEvents Inter@ctive service, enabling many of its successful live event formats to now go online – including CIO…

Expect a lot of noise
– NVIDIA is dead serious about networking

When I was a kid “me and my mates” used to make gunpowder. It only took three ingredients: charcoal, sulfur and saltpeter (what the grown-ups called Potassium Nitrate). That was easy, but the proportions had to be just right, and…