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Who Will Cisco Buy? Sources Say a Big Deal is Near


Timing is right for Cisco to make a strategic purchase...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
November 10, 2022
Free Research

Introducing the 2023 Futuriom 50!


We have expanded our Futuriom 50 list of the top private companies in cloud infrastructure and communications...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
January 24, 2023
News/Analysis

Big Cloud Surprise for 2022: No Big Deal for Cisco


Cisco's M&A strategy has become stagnant ...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
December 28, 2022
News/Analysis

Aviatrix Pairs with Equinix at the Network Edge


Aviatrix has partnered with Equinix to offer secure, edge-powered multicloud networking and control across over 25 Equinix points of presence (PoPs) worldwide ...

By: Mary Jander
December 08, 2022
News/Analysis

Futuriom 40 Update! Gearing Up for 2023


Here's an update to our Futuriom 40 list of top private companies, with a potential expansion to 50 in 2023...

By: Mary Jander
December 07, 2022
Tech Primers

What’s Driving the Shift to Multicloud: Cost Containment


Neutral, third-party connection services will be key to enabling enterprises to build multicloud networking ...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
November 16, 2022
News/Analysis

Fungible's Been Bought by Microsoft


Microsoft has purchased DPU startup Fungible to enhance the performance of its cloud services...

By: Mary Jander
January 09, 2023
News/Analysis

Cisco Earnings Highlight Shifting Market Climate


Cisco reported solid earnings thanks in part to supply chain improvements but cited a slowdown in European purchases and acknowledged layoffs will be underway...

By: Mary Jander
November 17, 2022
News/Analysis

Is AWS Gonna Get Squeezed?


AWS re:Invent brought new data services, but little mention of hybrid or multicloud...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
December 02, 2022
Tech Primers

Making Sense of Multicloud Network Security


SASE and NaaS can now be combined to give customers instant access to secure, multicloud networking...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
December 01, 2022
Futuriom Blog

Futuriom 2023 Research and Editorial Calendar


Welcome to our 7th year of coverage of the cloud infrastructure market...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
November 10, 2022
Free Research

SASE Growth and Ecosystem Report 2022


SASE technology is gaining momentum as end users look to combine SD-WAN functionality with cloud-orchestrated security...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
November 30, 2022
News/Analysis

Futuriom's Top Ten Stories of 2022


At year end, we at Futuriom take a look back at the blogs and news stories that garnered most attention...

By: Mary Jander
December 29, 2022
News/Analysis

Fortanix Adds Free Tier to Cloud Security Platform


Security firm Fortanix now offers a series of free-tier options that allow would-be customers to try specific functions of the company’s DSM security platform...

By: Mary Jander
November 08, 2022
Tech Primers

What Is NetDevOps?


NetDevOps is a way to build network automation into the application development process. Here are the details...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
January 18, 2023
News/Analysis

The Top Tech Disasters of 2022


It was a year of macroeconomic and geopolitical strife. We offer a handful of the top disasters of the tech world for 2022. Got anything to add?...

By: Mary Jander
December 28, 2022
News/Analysis

Aruba's SASE and XaaS Power HPE Progress


Investors may be ignoring the growth of HPE's networking and cloud services, which are growing revenue more than 20%...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
December 13, 2022
News/Analysis

The Top Ten Cloud Deals of 2022


Here's Futuriom's list of the top ten cloud deals of 2022 -- including funding, acquisitions, and contract awards...

By: Mary Jander
December 28, 2022
News/Analysis

Military Edge Startup Anduril Scores $1.48 billlion


Anduril's latest $1.48 billion funding shows its a winner with U.S. military. What about the private sector? ...

By: Mary Jander
December 05, 2022
News/Analysis

Startups Link Satellites to Earth Via 5G


A growing number of satellite networking startups are intent on linking LEO networks to earthbound IoT devices via 5G...

By: Mary Jander
November 21, 2022
News/Analysis
Cloud Tracker Pro

Akamai Strengthens Ties to Macrometa


Content delivery network titan Akamai has strengthened its partnership with edge data management startup Macrometa in a move that could shift both vendors' fortunes...

By: Mary Jander
November 10, 2022
News/Analysis

Wib Grabs $16M for API Security Platform


Israeli startup Wib is building a platform for API management and security ...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
November 09, 2022
News/Analysis

Ciena Deepens Foray Into Access with Two Acquisitions


Optical WAN pioneer Ciena announced two acquisitions in the broadband access arena, where its switches and routers have proved a lucrative new business ...

By: Mary Jander
November 22, 2022
News/Analysis
Cloud Tracker Pro

More Cloud Tech Surprises from 2022


Broadcom's bid for VMware tops our list of surprises for 2022...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
December 29, 2022
News/Analysis

Ready for the Golden Age of Industrial Automation?


Heavy industry is being reinvented with technology before our eyes...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
January 11, 2023
Premium Research

Cloud Edge Tracker Q4: Use Cases and 5G Acceleration


Our latest Edge Cloud Tracker report for Cloud Tracker Pro details the growing use cases for 5G...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
December 14, 2022
News/Analysis

T-Mobile, Cisco Point to Emerging Converged Core Trend


T-Mobile's converged 4G/5G core from Cisco is one of several solutions emerging in this area. There are likely to be lots more...

By: Mary Jander
December 19, 2022
News/Analysis
Cloud Tracker Pro

Private Wireless 5G: Top Tests and Deployments


Private wireless 5G networks are proliferating worldwide, many in test mode and others in early production. Futuriom has gathered a list of top projects...

By: Mary Jander
December 16, 2022
News/Analysis

Ciena Predicts Strong Broadband Demand


Ciena beat analyst expectations on the top and bottom lines in its fiscal year-end earnings report today. And the vendor’s outlook for next year is positive...

By: Mary Jander
December 08, 2022
News/Analysis

Amazon Cuts Show Layoffs Will Continue This Year


Amazon, Salesforce, Meta, and other tech vendors are engaged in massive layoffs. Here's why -- and what to expect in the coming months...

By: Mary Jander
January 05, 2023
News/Analysis

What's Up with Salesforce?


Low shareholder profitability, coupled with Salesforce's strong market position, have made it a target for activist investors...

By: Mary Jander
January 25, 2023
News/Analysis

Critics Raise Questions on Meta's Crisis


Meta Platforms is allegedly managing its Reality Labs virtual reality division poorly, but it continues to pour money into it...

By: Mary Jander
December 21, 2022
News/Analysis

Data Observability Is Just Getting Started


IT observability solutions are proliferating and getting big funding. Cue Chronosphere and its $115 million round this week...

By: Mary Jander
January 17, 2023
News/Analysis

Where's the 5G Pot of Gold?


The world's biggest 5G equipment suppliers, including Ericsson, Nokia, and Huawei, have consistently overpromised and underdelivered on 5G expectations...

By: Mary Jander
February 02, 2023
News/Analysis

Cloud Cover: Tech Earnings Not So Bad


So far, the tech earnings season has had a positive effect on stock prices...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
January 26, 2023
News/Analysis
Cloud Tracker Pro

Top Public Cloud Companies to Watch in 2023


Heading into 2023, Futuriom looks at the potential successes and pitfalls for specific publicly traded cloud tech companies...

By: Mary Jander
January 05, 2023
News/Analysis

Dell Grabs Cloudify on the Sly


In a secretive acquisition to boost its enterprise strategy, Dell has paid a reported $70 million to $100 million for DevOps automation service supplier Cloudify...

By: Mary Jander
January 30, 2023
Tech Primers

What’s Driving the Shift to Multicloud: AI/ML for Cloud AIOps


Why artificial intelligence (AI) and network-as-a-service (NaaS) presents a potent combination for multicloud operations...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
February 06, 2023