Futuriom Blog

After VMWare Buys Heptio, What Will Cisco Do?


VMware beefs up its container-management strategy...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
November 07, 2018
News/Analysis

Ethereum Breaking Out


Third-largest cryptocurrency hits a new high...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
January 02, 2018
Tech Primers

How SD-WAN Enables Digital Transformation


Cloud-focused technologies can boost ROI...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
July 24, 2018
News/Analysis

Blockchain Gets an Identity


Big potential for using blockchains to authenticate identity in the cloud...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
August 30, 2018
News/Analysis

HPE Bets on Edge Computing


Pledges $4 billion to the cause...

By: Michael Vizard
June 20, 2018
News/Analysis

Openpath Lands $20M to Cloudify Building Security


How to shake up a $60B physical security industry...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
July 17, 2018
News/Analysis

Tempered Networks Gets HIP in the Cloud


IoT security networking for Azure and AWS...

By: Michael Vizard
June 28, 2018
News/Analysis

Cato Cloud Adds Identity-based Routing


Will use cloud-based SD-WAN to control specific users and apps...

By: Michael Vizard
July 18, 2018
News/Analysis

Riverbed Extends WAN Alliance With Microsoft


Riverbed tightens SD-WAN connection to Azure cloud networking services...

By: Michael Vizard
September 24, 2018
Futuriom Blog

Apstra Has a New CMO


VeloCloud vet Michael Wood moves on from VMware...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
August 15, 2018
News/Analysis

Avi Networks Integrates Cloud Automation Tools


Claims automation framework spanning hybrid clouds...

By: Michael Vizard
March 28, 2018
News/Analysis

P4 Player Kaloom Emerges From Stealth


SDN startup touts programmable fabrics using Barefoot chips...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
October 15, 2018
News/Analysis

FatPipe Takes a VNF Portfolio Approach


SD-WAN player bundles VNFs for security, optimization...

By: Michael Vizard
October 11, 2017
News/Analysis

Silver Peak Adds Secure Segmentation to SD-WAN


SD-WAN player adds app segmentation, security chaining...

By: Michael Vizard
June 12, 2018
News/Analysis

Huawei Wants to Be One of 'Five Clouds'


Networks, IoT, and AI lead to Huawei's cloud strategy...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
September 05, 2017
News/Analysis

F5 Networks Aims to Enable DevOps


Moves application delivery controllers to the cloud...

By: Michael Vizard
May 01, 2018
News/Analysis

Vodafone Puts Voyager Optical Switches to the Test


Cumulus partners with ADVA for open packet optical switching...

By: Michael Vizard
July 05, 2018
News/Analysis

Ruckus Wireless Adds 802.11ax Access Point


Four-fold boost to WiFi capacity expected...

By: Michael Vizard
July 17, 2018
News/Analysis

Juniper Networks Unveils 5G Router Platform


MX series 5G edge router based on proprietary chip...

By: Michael Vizard
June 14, 2018
Futuriom Blog

What I Learned At Mobile World Congress


Rioja, 5G chipsets, and connected drones....

By: R. Scott Raynovich
March 06, 2018
News/Analysis

Cumulus Networks Backs Voyager Open Optical


Puts open OS on Voyager optical platform with ADVA...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
March 19, 2018
News/Analysis

Juniper Networks Launches ContrailEdge Cloud


Juniper Networks counts on open-source technologies for a 5G edge...

By: Michael Vizard
September 17, 2018
News/Analysis

Aruba Melds SD-WAN and Branch Management


Aruba Branch Gateways get SD-WAN features...

By: Michael Vizard
June 20, 2018
News/Analysis

Untangle Integrates Firewalls With SD-WANs


SMB-focused security player broadens routing, VPN features...

By: Michael Vizard
June 12, 2018
Futuriom Blog

VMware Responds to Existential Kubernetes Fears


VMware pledges to make Kubernetes a first class citizen...

By: Michael Vizard
August 28, 2018
News/Analysis

Qualcomm Sees IoT Driving Growth, AI at the Edge


Chip giant already shipping 1 million IoT chips per day...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
May 25, 2017
Tech Primers

The Future of the Software-Defined Carrier


Software-defined carriers will deliver a suite of IT and communications services...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
September 17, 2018
News/Analysis

Red Hat Extends Ansible to Networking


Configuration automation tools now work with Cisco, Juniper gear...

By: Michael Vizard
July 30, 2018
News/Analysis

Barefoot Networks Integrates Network Monitoring


Monitoring functions built into P4 network language...

By: Michael Vizard
December 06, 2017
Tech Primers

What Is Artificial Intelligence?


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the development of software and computing platforms that can replicate or even exceed human intelligence, which might include decision making, pattern recognition, predictive capabilities, and the understanding of...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
May 02, 2017
News/Analysis

PTC Bets on Microsoft for IoT


PTC puts ThingWorx in Azure...

By: Michael Vizard
February 06, 2018
News/Analysis

Cradlepoint: Time to Cut the Network Cord


New execs talk 5G and wireless access...

By: Michael Vizard
May 08, 2018
News/Analysis

Ciena's Buys DonRiver as Part of Automation Push


Ciena expands reach into operational support systems (OSS) via deal for DonRiver...

By: Michael Vizard
September 07, 2018
News/Analysis

Top Five Connected Tech Stories in 2017


Battling hype vs. profit...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
December 26, 2017
News/Analysis

Arrcus Debuts NOS Based on Microservices


Networking startup draws $15M in funding...

By: Michael Vizard
July 16, 2018
Futuriom Blog

Is It Time for Juniper to Do Something Big?


Inside possible moves for the networking company...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
July 27, 2017
Futuriom Blog

Telcos Tout Automation Progress at MEF


APIs to enable hybrid cloud and 5G...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
October 31, 2018
Futuriom Blog

Huawei or the Highway


Chinese telecom leader is now front and center to trade war...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
December 07, 2018
Futuriom Blog

Awaiting SD-WAN & Campus Convergence


Huawei points to a converged campus. Will others follow? ...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
October 16, 2018
News/Analysis

Cradlepoint Shifts to Software Model for Wireless SD-WAN


Packages routers with software for wireless connectivity...

By: Michael Vizard
January 16, 2018
News/Analysis

Inside the Sprint-Charter Talks and Son's IoT Vision


SoftBank founder talks ARM, Charter, Softbank, Sprint & Small Cells ...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
August 02, 2017
Free Research

5 Takeaways From Aryaka's 'State of the WAN'


WAN bandwidth is booming as businesses try to keep up with the cloud ...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
May 12, 2017
Tech Primers

Why Security Is the Killer SD-WAN App


SD-WAN pushes security services into the cloud. ...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
November 15, 2018
News/Analysis

MEF Expands Orchestration Ambitions


CTO Pascal Menezes says "silos are coming down"...

By: Michael Vizard
May 31, 2018
News/Analysis

Tech Stock Freakout Sets In


Leading tech stocks -- including "FAAMG" -- take a dump. Opportunity coming? ...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
June 12, 2017
News/Analysis

Digital Efforts Drive IT Spend to $3.7 Trillion in 2018


Communications services drive bulk of IT growth...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
October 06, 2017
News/Analysis

Blockchain and Bitcoin for Fun and Profit


The blockchain boom gathers momentum...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
November 27, 2017
News/Analysis

VMware Extends AWS Integration


VMware adds to portfolio of VMware for AWS services...

By: Michael Vizard
August 26, 2018
News/Analysis

What Are the Barriers to IoT Adoption?


Security and scale remain an issue for IoT...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
April 16, 2018
News/Analysis

Huawei Launches Ascend Chip, AI Strategy


Huawei looks to drive digital transformation with its own AI chip...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
October 10, 2018
News/Analysis

Cisco Extends Encrypted Traffic Analytics


Plugs malware detection into more routers...

By: Michael Vizard
January 10, 2018
News/Analysis

Illumio Partners with Qualys on Security


Maps Qualys vulnerability data for microsegmentation...

By: Michael Vizard
April 12, 2018
News/Analysis

Big Switch Takes Disaggregation to the Channel


Looks to expand SDN partnerships...

By: Michael Vizard
November 08, 2017
Futuriom Blog

Why Cloud Is Changing the VPN


Futuriom survey indicates concerns about VPN performance and security...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
October 10, 2018
News/Analysis

Why HPE is Buying Plexxi


HPE buys startup for TOR policy control...

By: Michael Vizard
May 16, 2018
News/Analysis

ONF Draws New Members With Tech Specs


ADTRAN, Dell EMC, Edgecore, and Juniper join networking organization...

By: Michael Vizard
June 21, 2018
Futuriom Blog

Versa Looks to Broaden Base in Sales Expansion


Platform vendor broadens customer base...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
February 28, 2018
News/Analysis

Amazon Extends AWS to IoT Edge


Pushes serverless computing to the edge...

By: Michael Vizard
November 30, 2017
Futuriom Blog

Cisco Links to IBN With Website Redirect


Cisco has redirected intentbasednetworking.com ...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
October 10, 2017
News/Analysis

Verizon Applies Machine Learning to Operations


Data lakes can predict fiber cuts...

By: Michael Vizard
August 03, 2018
News/Analysis

Cohesity Intros CloudSpin for Data Management


Enables replication of data from dev environment...

By: Michael Vizard
April 25, 2018
News/Analysis

Verizon, Samsung Zero In on 5G Fixed Wireless


5G seen as a fiber alternative...

By: Michael Vizard
January 04, 2018
News/Analysis

Aruba Integrates NetInsight Analytics Capability


Blending predictive analytics into the wireless WAN...

By: Michael Vizard
March 27, 2018
Futuriom Blog

VMware's NSX Key to Multi-cloud Domination


NSX networking drives hybrid cloud, security, and IoT strategy...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
August 27, 2018
News/Analysis

Mellanox Doubles Down on Hyperscale Integration


Increases gigabit Ethernet NIC integration with cloud platforms...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
May 29, 2018
Futuriom Blog

What Juniper's Quarter Says About Routers


Thirty-seven percent decline in cloud revenue...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
February 01, 2018
News/Analysis

Cumulus' CTO: TAI Will Lower Optical Costs


Transponder Abstraction Interface (TAI) from Cumulus Networks provides consistent API to control multiple optical networks...

By: Michael Vizard
October 22, 2018
News/Analysis

Oracle Outlines Full Scope of IoT Ambitions


Pumping up digital twins...

By: Michael Vizard
February 15, 2018
News/Analysis

Ruckus Unifies Switch & Wireless Access Points


Ruckus introduces SmartZone OS 5...

By: Michael Vizard
June 18, 2018
News/Analysis

Mist Adds Conversational UI


WiFi infrastructure provider adds natural-language management...

By: Michael Vizard
September 13, 2018
News/Analysis

IBM Bets Farm on $34B Red Hat Deal


Bids to become leader in hybrid cloud...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
October 29, 2018
News/Analysis

Augmate Announces Blockchain for IoT


Distributed ledger designed to secure devices...

By: Michael Vizard
November 17, 2017
Futuriom Blog

Cryptoskeptics Could Be Very Wrong


New cryptoassets creating massive network value...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
January 08, 2018
News/Analysis

Juniper Intros New Switches, Software


Intros SkyEnterprise cloud management...

By: Michael Vizard
February 15, 2018
News/Analysis

Cisco Upgrades Routers for 5G


Cisco moves to 100G line cards for ASR 9000 ...

By: Michael Vizard
September 11, 2018
News/Analysis

ADTRAN Bets on Gigabit to the Home


Access provider releases high-powered optical unit geared for residential gigabit broadband...

By: Michael Vizard
October 16, 2018
News/Analysis

Dell EMC Embeds Network Fabric in Servers


PowerEdgeMX gets a dedicated networking processor...

By: Michael Vizard
August 23, 2018
Futuriom Blog

Will Anybody Learn From the Equifax Debacle?


Data company bungles the response...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
September 12, 2017
Futuriom Blog

Trend Micro Unveils NFV Security Software


Trend launches Trend Micro Virtual Network Function Suite...

By: Michael Vizard
August 16, 2018
News/Analysis

Cato's Cloud is Now Self-Healing


Adds autonomous healing functions to SD-WAN security service...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
October 17, 2018
News/Analysis

Telco Systems Teams with Arm


Chips are central to efficiency at the edge...

By: Michael Vizard
June 15, 2018
News/Analysis

CenturyLink Expands SD-WAN Program


Teams with Versa to offer SD-WAN suite of services in Latin America, Asia...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
September 24, 2018
News/Analysis

Vapor IO to Push Integration to the Network Edge


Vapor IO Preps Kinetic Edge Integration Services...

By: Michael Vizard
September 06, 2018
News/Analysis

Wall St. Embraces Casa Systems


Shares of cable virtualization play pop 30% after IPO...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
January 09, 2018
Futuriom Blog

Tech Trade War Stakes Are Rising


The tech trade time bomb is ticking. Will it start to affect earnings?...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
October 19, 2018
News/Analysis

Juniper Networks Extends Ericsson Alliance to 5G


Juniper Networks to rely on Ericsson to expand 5G foothold...

By: Michael Vizard
September 05, 2018
News/Analysis

Why the Linux Foundation Is Taking Over OpenContrail


Open-source organization eats everything...

By: Michael Vizard
December 13, 2017
Futuriom Blog

Cisco Bids for BroadSoft. Why?


Small premium for VOIP firm...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
October 23, 2017
News/Analysis

MEF Releases SD-WAN Standards


Standardizing network offerings from the cloud...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
October 30, 2018
News/Analysis

Ericsson Bets Slow But Steady Will Win 5G Race


Ericsson pledges first commercial 5G offering in 2H 2018...

By: Michael Vizard
August 30, 2018
Futuriom Blog

Can Media Save Telecom?


Will AT&T's debt binge for DirectTV and Time Warner pay off? ...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
June 18, 2018
News/Analysis

Juniper Wants to Automate Cybersecurity


Dynamic Policy Actions automates security rule changes...

By: Michael Vizard
December 13, 2017
News/Analysis

Cisco VNI Update: IoT, SD-WAN, Video Drive Growth


IoT devices, SD-WAN, digital health, and video are key Internet growth applications...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
June 08, 2017
News/Analysis

Security Funding Boom: $400M in Deals in One Week


Illumio and Netskope both land $100M rounds, Microsoft acquires Hexadite...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
June 09, 2017
News/Analysis

IoT Is a Way Out for Ericsson


The bloodletting continues in Sweden, as fresh CEO Ekholm plots a restructuring...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
April 25, 2017
News/Analysis

Juniper Highlights SDN Education Tools


Juniper Networks sees lack of SDN expertise holding back transition to modern networks...

By: Michael Vizard
October 12, 2018
News/Analysis

Nutanix Extends HCI Deeper into the Cloud


Hyperconverged infrastructure player extends cloud offerings with SDN and PaaS plays...

By: Michael Vizard
May 09, 2018
News/Analysis

Masergy Extends Bandwidth Control to Public SD-WAN


Intros consumption model for SD-WAN...

By: Michael Vizard
May 30, 2018
Q & A

Javelin Founder Abutbul on WannaCry


Former security operative for the Israeli Air Force weighs in on WannaCry...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
May 17, 2017
News/Analysis

Big Switch Adds Hooks Into HCI & SAN


Teams with Nutanix, Dell, VMware, and Red Hat...

By: Michael Vizard
January 24, 2018