News/Analysis

Lumen Opts for Itential at the Metro Edge


As 5G emerges, Lumen plans to use Itential's automation to streamline enterprise edge services....

By: Mary Jander
December 03, 2020
Futuriom Blog

Welcome to Futuriom


This Futuriom site has launched. Tips and feedback appreciated ...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
April 18, 2017
News/Analysis

Big Switch Beefs Up the Hybrid Cloud


Creates "Global VPCs" to extend network across clouds...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
August 21, 2019
News/Analysis

Interest in Remote Tech, Security Gains in COVID Crisis


The COVID-19 crisis could accelerate key technologies, including cloud services and cybersecurity....

By: Mary Jander
March 24, 2020
News/Analysis

Behind VMware's Buyout Binge


Purchase of Carbon Black and Pivotal points to Kubernetes and security focus...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
August 23, 2019
Futuriom Blog

The Dark Side Tech COVID-19 News


Some tech companies have shown a darker side during COVID-19...

By: Mary Jander
April 28, 2020
Futuriom Blog

Cisco Confirms Networking Slowdown


Cisco's Chinese and service provider orders plummet, resulting in flat growth forecast...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
August 15, 2019
News/Analysis

WhatsApp with Facebook, Jio, and India?


Facebook's mission to tie WhatsApp to mobile e-commerce in India faces enormous obstacles....

By: Mary Jander
May 20, 2020
News/Analysis

Riverbed Extends SD-WAN to Wireless, Cloud


Integrates WiFi assets from Xirrus...

By: Michael Vizard
February 21, 2018
News/Analysis

AT&T Picks DriveNets, Broadcom for Routing


AT&T makes a big bet on open, cloud-based routing by picking Broadcom, DriveNets and UfiSpace and leaving out Cisco ...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
September 28, 2020
News/Analysis

Gigamon Scales Decryption to 100G


GigaSECURE platform enables wirespeed SSL decryption...

By: Michael Vizard
December 05, 2017
Futuriom Blog

Did Ciena Win OFC? Wall Street Says Yes


After a rough 2017, there are many reasons why optical could firm up. ...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
March 21, 2018
News/Analysis

IoT/IIoT Funding Wrap 2019


The year's big IoT and IIoT deals hints at the massive underlying tectonic shifts in business and industry...

By: Mary Jander
December 06, 2019
News/Analysis

PacketFabric Announces 100G Cloud Router


PacketFabric says it has the first 100-Gbit/s cloud router for connecting multiple clouds, but speed may not be the top demand in that market...

By: Mary Jander
April 29, 2021
News/Analysis

Data Center Suppliers Go Hyperscale


Companies that lease data center facilities to major cloud players are on the rise. But so are the challenges....

By: Mary Jander
June 01, 2020
News/Analysis

Orca Security Scores a Whale of a Series C


Two-year-old cloud-native security startup gets $210 million on a $1.2 billion valuation....

By: Mary Jander
March 25, 2021
News/Analysis

HPE Targets Telcos with 5G Tools


HPE is offering a slew of 5G tools for telcos aimed at spurring a market for wireless services....

By: Mary Jander
March 10, 2020
News/Analysis

Cisco, Masergy Target SD-WAN, Remote Access


Masergy and Cisco show the range of approaches to the remote access challenge....

By: Mary Jander
October 20, 2020
News/Analysis

Why Ciena Wants More Non-Telco Customers


Ciena earnings reveal a strategy aimed at web-scale providers....

By: Mary Jander
March 06, 2020
News/Analysis

What WannaCry Means for Windows


Vulnerabilities in Windows paved the way for WannaCry...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
May 19, 2017
News/Analysis
Cloud Tracker Pro

Cloud Titans Take Chips In House


AWS, Google, Microsoft, and other cloud providers are thumbing their nose at Intel and creating their own components....

By: Mary Jander
June 22, 2020
News/Analysis

Itential Makes Prestigious List of Top U.S. Firms


Multi-domain automation company lands on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing U.S. companies....

By: Mary Jander
August 14, 2020
Tech Primers

What Is Zero Trust Security?


The zero-trust security approach aims to protect digital assets against the growing number of attack vendors....

By: Mary Jander
February 10, 2020
News/Analysis

Senet Unveils LPWAN Agent for Remote IoT


Virtual networks for IoT...

By: Michael Vizard
November 16, 2017
News/Analysis

Broadcom Unveils High-Speed Chip for Cloud Computing


Broadcom and other chip suppliers are vying for wins in the hyperscale cloud market....

By: Mary Jander
September 10, 2020
News/Analysis

Apple Makes Up With Nokia


Apple agrees to pay patent licenses and give Nokia more networking equipment business...

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

Cloud Titans Have an Eye on the Edge


Public cloud suppliers are partnering with telcos for 5G dominance....

By: Mary Jander
May 26, 2020
News/Analysis

Samsung and IBM to Offer Private 5G Edge Solutions


The two companies will extend their existing relationship to bring cloud to 5G....

By: Mary Jander
December 17, 2020
News/Analysis

Netskope Grabs $300 Million, Hits $7.5 Billion Valuation


Netskope has completed a $300 million investment round of funding, bringing its valuation to $7.5 billion, a vote of confidence in the vendor's multifunction security approach...

By: Mary Jander
July 12, 2021
News/Analysis

Startup Harness Adds Cost Analysis for DevOps


Aptly named startup Harness shows where those microservices costs are running wild....

By: Mary Jander
June 12, 2020
Premium Research

Introducing Futuriom's Cloud Tracker - Q1 2020


Futuriom Cloud Tracker Pro's first quarterly Cloud Tracker reveals how public cloud providers are shifting to meet the new normal....

By: R. Scott Raynovich
June 16, 2020
News/Analysis

Wall St. Celebrates Cisco's Return to Growth


First revenue growth in 9 quarters...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
November 16, 2017
News/Analysis

Barefoot, Netronome Shows Move to Edge Analytics


Data and networking moves to the edge...

By: Michael Vizard
March 22, 2018
News/Analysis

Another Big SD-WAN Deal: Palo Alto Buys CloudGenix


Palo Alto will pay $420 million for CloudGenix to beef up its SD-WAN capabilities. ...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
March 31, 2020
Futuriom Blog

Infiot Taps the Smart Edge with Microsoft Azure


Infiot partners with Microsoft Azure to deliver API integration, streaming workflows. ...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
February 23, 2021
News/Analysis

ZTE Trade Ban Adds to China Malaise


DOC action highlights risks of China-U.S. trade tensions...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
April 19, 2018
Free Research

Inside Identity-based Security and ZTNA


How the Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) security model has evolved as the best practice for securing networking and computing in cloud environments....

By: R. Scott Raynovich
July 28, 2021
News/Analysis

Despite 'Beat,' Cisco's Growth Is Slowing


Cisco's numbers were solid, but growth rates are decelerating...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
May 16, 2019
News/Analysis

Telcos Plan C-Band Spending Blitz


AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon are charging hard on 5G infrastructure buildouts....

By: Mary Jander
March 15, 2021
News/Analysis

Aruba Edges up to SASE


Aruba builds up edge strategy with security, SD-WAN, and management features...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
April 15, 2021
Futuriom Blog

Versa Growth Shows SASE Success


Long-term investment in integrated security and SD-WAN gets boost from remote work...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
February 02, 2021
News/Analysis

Stellar Cyber Adds Asset Smarts to Security Platform


Startup Stellar Cyber highlights platform trend with app focused on IT assets....

By: Mary Jander
March 17, 2020
News/Analysis

Telstra Anchors $45M Cumulus Round


Startup gets big investment from Australian service provider ...

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

Guavus Releases New Analytics for Service Providers


After years of customizing AI-based telco analytics, Guavus releases double-edged package for mobile, content, and telecom providers. ...

By: Mary Jander
July 16, 2020
News/Analysis

Huawei Questions Dog Components Markets


Trade overhang lingers in communications markets...

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

Juniper Acquires Apstra for Scaleable Automation


Juniper's planned purchase of IBN pioneer Apstra hints at ambitions for multi-vendor automation....

By: Mary Jander
December 07, 2020
News/Analysis

Amazon Dominance Continues with Earnings


Stock hits a new all-time high as company continues to fire on all cylinders and boosts capex spending...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
April 28, 2017
News/Analysis

Arm's Trillium: An IoT Project to Watch


Fueling NN apps at the edge...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
February 13, 2018
News/Analysis

Microsoft, Others Drive AI to the Edge


New Azure Percept catches the trend toward AI-based IoT applications....

By: Mary Jander
March 02, 2021
News/Analysis

What Veeam's $5B Deal Says About the Market


Insight Partners has bet $5B on the success of Veeam and software-defined data management ...

By: Mary Jander
January 13, 2020
Futuriom Blog

Why to Watch the Nokia/Verizon Private Wireless Deal


Verizon and Nokia plan to offer private 5G networking as a service to Verizon Business’s international customers using Nokia’s Digital Automation Cloud...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
October 23, 2020
News/Analysis

Cloud Players Invest in Post-COVID 19 Future


Amid the pandemic, cloud players are investing in a future of remote work and e-commerce built on hyperscale virtual networks....

By: Mary Jander
April 27, 2020
News/Analysis

Marvell Chips into Open RAN for 5G


Semiconductor player's open-source reference designs enhance performance....

By: Mary Jander
December 08, 2020
News/Analysis

Amazon Beefs up AWS for the Hybrid World


The annual event showcases AWS's determination to keep customers coming back for more...

By: Mary Jander
December 04, 2019
Tech Primers

How Does CASB Support the Secure Edge and SASE?


Cloud Access Security Brokers are fleshing out the full security spectrum at the edge....

By: Mary Jander
December 01, 2020
News/Analysis

CenturyLink is in the Hot Seat


Managed service provider's misconfiguration of BGP flowspec has other providers pointing fingers at IP routing in general....

By: Mary Jander
September 02, 2020
News/Analysis

Dragos Helped by HPE in $110 Million Round


Startup scores $110M from potential customers....

By: Mary Jander
December 10, 2020
News/Analysis

Zoom's Keybase May Bring More Than Encryption


Zoom Video's acquisition of public key encryption startup Keybase could add enormous value to its platform -- if it can make the integration work....

By: Mary Jander
May 11, 2020
News/Analysis

HPE Study Points to COVID Boosting Cloud


Disruptions caused by COVID-19 have convinced IT managers they need a more agile infrastructure. ...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
August 12, 2020
News/Analysis

Cohesity Doubles Its Valuation with $250M Round


Cohesity gets valued at more than $2B as it says cloud trends boost demand for its HCI-inspired data management technology....

By: Mary Jander
April 13, 2020
News/Analysis

Infiot Targets Secure Edge with Arm/X86


Infiot says its thin, wireless device beats SD-WAN for remote IoT, branch offices, medical facilities, and more....

By: R. Scott Raynovich
October 16, 2020
News/Analysis

Cloud Services Take Bare Metal to the Edge


Bare-metal served up as a cloud service is tackling edge compute and other challenges....

By: Mary Jander
February 17, 2021
Futuriom Blog

Cato Networks Goes "Hands Free"


Cato launches fully managed SD-WAN service...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
July 09, 2019
News/Analysis

CUJO AI and Aviatrix Deal Highlights Cloud Security Trends


Alliance between CUJO AI and Aviatrix shows key trends in cloud security...

By: Mary Jander
January 16, 2020
News/Analysis

IBM and Nvidia Chip in on Hybrid Edge


Updated 8/20 8:00 AM ET: IBM adds data center chips; Nvidia partners with Google Anthos....

By: Mary Jander
August 18, 2020
News/Analysis

Mellanox Runs RoCE and NVMe up to 200 Gbit/s


Mellanox leads a charge of component vendors focused on streamlining network performance...

By: Mary Jander
October 15, 2019
News/Analysis

Telco 5G Gets Cloudy: Who's Doing What


Cloud vendors including giants like Microsoft, IBM, and VMware see telco cloud as the key to the future of 5G....

By: Mary Jander
November 17, 2020
News/Analysis

Third-Quarter Cybersecurity Earnings Wrap


Earnings season is showing some separation among the largest public cybersecurity firms...

By: Mary Jander
November 11, 2019
News/Analysis

IBM and Telefonica Pair Up for Hybrid Cloud


Telco and IT provider IBM launch Cloud Garden 2.0 featuring Red Hat...

By: Mary Jander
January 27, 2021
Free Research

Keys to Survival in 5G Networking


Futuriom's exclusive survey research with Arrcus reveals many keys to building successful cloud-scale 5G networks and applicatons....

By: R. Scott Raynovich
August 19, 2020
News/Analysis

Enterprise Contact Tracing Emerges from COVID-19


Business reopening their premises post pandemic are offered controversial but fascinating uses of WiFi and cloud....

By: Mary Jander
June 08, 2020
News/Analysis

Dell Technologies Aims for Hybrid Edge


Dell Tech's announcement blitz with VMware and Google Cloud point to managed services....

By: Mary Jander
May 21, 2020
News/Analysis

Akamai Beats Q3 Estimates with Cloud Security


Akamai's Q3 earnings show significant growth in cloud security and edge compute...

By: Mary Jander
October 29, 2019
News/Analysis

Fortinet Shares Rise 11% on Strong SD-WAN Story


Fortinet's latest earnings reflect strong growth in SD-WAN security...

By: Mary Jander
November 01, 2019
News/Analysis

Work From Home (WFH) Boosts Cybersecurity


In COVID-19's wake, security threats of work from home (WFH) have boosted cybersecurity results ...

By: Mary Jander
June 04, 2020
News/Analysis

Why Cloud Data Analytics Is So Hot


IPOs like Snowflake and Sumo Logic and new investments reveal growth in data-based cloud solutions....

By: Mary Jander
September 22, 2020
News/Analysis

Lessons Learned from Zscaler's Recent Success


A $1 billion debt offering, $40 million in acquisitions, a DoD win: Can anything threaten Zscaler's upward mobility?...

By: Mary Jander
June 23, 2020
Futuriom Blog

Citrix Aims to Secure the Enterprise


Citrix is pushing to be a one-stop shop for security and cloud networking, with SD-WAN as a key tool....

By: R. Scott Raynovich
November 14, 2019
News/Analysis

Why Kong Got $100 Million


It was reportedly easy money for an API gateway in hot demand....

By: Mary Jander
February 09, 2021
News/Analysis

Ciena Looks Beyond Telcos to Boost Webscalers


Ciena's Q2 featured growth among cable and cloud providers....

By: Mary Jander
June 04, 2020
Futuriom Blog

Why Futuriom Launched Cloud Tracker Pro


Futuriom is three years old so it's time to launch new products!...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
April 17, 2020
News/Analysis

Netrounds Hops on Rakuten Bandwagon


Netrounds is the latest to gain cloud credentials by partnering with Japan's first all-virtual mobile network operator...

By: Mary Jander
November 26, 2019
News/Analysis

Palo Alto Plucks Aporeto


Cybersecurity giant Palo Alto Networks piggybacked a $150 million acquisition announcement on its quarterly earnings call...

By: Mary Jander
November 26, 2019
News/Analysis

DriveNets Nets $208 Million to Expand Cloud Routing


Disaggregated router vendor will use funding to expand its hyperscale clientele....

By: Mary Jander
January 27, 2021
News/Analysis

Microsoft Earnings Spotlight Edge and Hybrid Cloud


Though Azure sales growth slowed a bit, the Microsoft cloud business unit boosted earnings for fiscal Q4....

By: Mary Jander
July 23, 2020
News/Analysis

Nokia Rolls Out Data Center Fabric for Cloud Providers


Optical switch player targets hyperscale service providers with new ground-up data center solutions....

By: Mary Jander
July 10, 2020
News/Analysis

Inside Snowflake's $479M Funding Avalanche


Salesforce has thrown its weight behind this virtual data warehousing startup. An IPO or merger could result...

By: Mary Jander
February 11, 2020
News/Analysis

Heineken Drafts Aviatrix for Multi-Cloud Strategy


The brewer is counting on Avaitrix to help transcend pandemic challenges....

By: Mary Jander
February 10, 2021
Futuriom Blog

Nvidia Steals the Show at the Edge


Unveils EGX Edge platform and partners with Ericsson, Microsoft, and Red Hat...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
October 25, 2019
News/Analysis

Futuriom's Top 10 Cloud Tech Stories of 2020


As 2020 closes, we revisit its tech highlights and defining moments....

By: Mary Jander
December 30, 2020
News/Analysis

What'd We Learn at RSA? Security Automation Rules


Security automation is about taking AI and machine learning and applying it to vast amounts of data. ...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
March 02, 2020
News/Analysis

Nutanix, VMware Tout Multi-Cloud Database


Nutanix and VMware claim to manage multiple databases in multiple clouds....

By: Mary Jander
October 15, 2020
News/Analysis

Aporeto Showcases Security for Kubernetes and Istio


Cloud security startup Aporeto has launched protection for cloud developers at this week's KubeCon + CloudNativeCon...

By: Mary Jander
November 18, 2019
News/Analysis

Cato Survey: SD-WAN Demand Strong, Results Complicated


A survey by Cato Networks shows IT professionals have high interest in SD-WAN but are not always confident about about installations...

By: Mary Jander
January 21, 2020
News/Analysis

IBM Big Spinoff Plan Targets 'All In' for Hybrid Cloud


Big Blue is shoving Managed Infrastructure Services off the mothership to strengthen its momentum in hybrid cloud....

By: Mary Jander
October 09, 2020
News/Analysis

Apstra Teams with Juniper, SONiC


Apstra broadens its partner base to get into bigger customer networks. ...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
August 19, 2020
Futuriom Blog

Inside Cisco's Confusing Internet Market Report


Cisco's annual Internet market study dazzles and dumbfounds....

By: Mary Jander
February 19, 2020
News/Analysis

NetFoundry Launches Secure Cloud Network SDK


NetFoundry SDK targets secure cloud networking as code....

By: R. Scott Raynovich
November 19, 2019
News/Analysis

The Building Battle in Data Center Chips


Intel, AMD, and their rivals are battling for shares of the burgeoning market for data center server components...

By: Mary Jander
May 05, 2021
Tech Primers

What Is Needed for SASE?


SASE and Secure Edge have emerged from SD-WAN to drive digital transformation at the edge....

By: R. Scott Raynovich
June 30, 2021