Well 2011 is winding down now and this past year was certainly a big year of change in the network industry. The industry saw the introduction of “fabrics” into data centers with several traditional network vendors ship product this year. In addition, hot start up Arista flexed its muscles and started making traction, particularly in the financial services vertical. But alas, 2011 is coming to an end and its time for some predictions. So, for 2012 here is what I expect to see in the network industry.
- Cisco closes AppDynamics deal, increases software weight - Network World
- Software-Defined Networking Aids HIT Infrastructure Advancement - HITInfrastructure.com (blog)
- Cisco's Jasper deal – one year, 18 million new IoT devices later, challenges remain - Network World
- Cisco reinforces HyperFlex hyperconvergence system with power, management features - Network World
- AWS blames a typo for outage - Networks Asia
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Huawei has been a disruptor in the telecom market for years but remained only a perceived threat to enterprise infrastructure suppliers. Huawei’s broad portfolio coupled with it’s quality engineering gives Huawei a better than punchers chance of becoming a dominant enterprise vendor. Most enterprise buyers will likely stay with their incumbent vendors in the short term but Huawei’s massive size and scale make them a long term threat to the status quo.
Taking center stage at Interop last week was industry veteran John Roese. Those of us that have been around the industry for a while recognize John as one of true industry thought leaders and associate his name with companies such as Nortel and Enterasys but had gone radio silent over the past couple of years. Well Mr. Roese reappeared at Interop New York but this time sporting a name badge that listed him as VP and GM of Huawei’s North American Enterprise business and they’ve aimed their crosshairs at the mighty Cisco.