News/Analysis

COVID-19 Drives Multi-Cloud Demand From Higher Ed


The COVID-19 pandemic has the Wharton School and other educators turning to multi-cloud management from vendors like Aviatrix...

By: Mary Jander
April 30, 2020
News/Analysis

Internet Growth Fuels Undersea Cable Race


Hyperscalers' interest in subsea cabling drives new data center activity where land meets sea....

By: Mary Jander
February 23, 2021
News/Analysis

Microsoft Makes Moves to Address Cloud Surge


The COVID-19 crisis is straining enterprise cloud services. Microsoft is the first to admit it....

By: Mary Jander
March 30, 2020
News/Analysis

Aviatrix Launches Multi-Cloud Transit in 6.0


Enhanced transit networking and security are the latest elements in the startup's multi-cloud overlay....

By: Mary Jander
July 02, 2020
News/Analysis

Inside Ericsson's $8.3-Billion Deal with Verizon for 5G


Ericsson has made a five-year, $8.3-billion deal with Verizon to supply the carrier's 5G network with cloud-native RAN solutions...

By: Mary Jander
July 19, 2021
News/Analysis

How COVID-19 Has Impacted Tech Earnings


Cloud firms rise to the top of tech pile as reports roll in. It could be a false positive....

By: Mary Jander
May 07, 2020
News/Analysis

Itential Adds Automated Configuration for Multi-Cloud Networks


Itential's integrated automation platform works with virtual as well as physical networks....

By: Mary Jander
March 02, 2021
News/Analysis

Ciena and Samsung Team on Carrier 5G


Ciena and Samsung have integrated their 5G hardware and software in an effort that could spur the adoption of 5G services...

By: Mary Jander
October 27, 2021
News/Analysis

How Managed Services Threaten Enterprise Clouds


Third-party services can lead malfactors into enterprise clouds....

By: Mary Jander
July 29, 2020
News/Analysis

China Finally Approves Nvidia-Mellanox Deal


As Futuriom predicted, Mellanox's purchase of Titan IC may have encouraged China's approval of Nvidia/Mellanox deal....

By: Mary Jander
April 16, 2020
News/Analysis

Silver Peak Scales up Unity EdgeConnect


Unity EdgeConnect adds automation and orchestration features to support 10,000+ sites...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
December 10, 2019
News/Analysis

Oracle Sees Automation as Key to Cloud Future


Larry Ellison says Oracle beats AWS with new behind-the-firewall options for cloud-based autonomous services....

By: Mary Jander
July 09, 2020
News/Analysis

IBM Earnings Stress Red Hat Tech, Hybrid-Cloud Partners


IBM's 2Q 2020 earnings focused on hybrid cloud for large enterprises....

By: Mary Jander
July 21, 2020
News/Analysis

Cato Claims Record Financial Growth


Bigger and better sales may point to M&A or IPO ambitions....

By: Mary Jander
February 23, 2021
News/Analysis

Behind the SolarWinds Debacle


The reach of "Solargate" continues to widen, as Microsoft and others reveal that they were hacked...

By: Mary Jander
January 05, 2021
News/Analysis

PacketFabric Adds IPsec VPN and NAT to Cloud Router


PacketFabric enhances multi-cloud networking functions by adding IPsec VPN and NAT support...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
August 12, 2021
News/Analysis

Nutanix Moves Further Into Multi-Cloud


The HCI software pioneer is setting its sights on more automation, integration, and control....

By: Mary Jander
September 09, 2020
Free Research

Cloud Secure Edge and SASE Trends: 2021


Our SASE analysis finds that the convergence of SD-WAN and security products underlines a larger trend toward consolidating cybersecurity and networking tools. ...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
November 09, 2021
News/Analysis

Darktrace IPO, Vectra Funding Highlight AI in Cybersecurity


Vectra AI's $130-million funding round and Darktrace's blockbuster IPO show the key role artificial intelligence (AI) is playing in fighting online crime...

By: Mary Jander
May 03, 2021
News/Analysis

VMware Charts a SaaS Path to Multi-Cloud


With VMware Cloud Universal, customers subscribe to a trip from prem to multi-cloud....

By: Mary Jander
April 05, 2021
News/Analysis

Salesforce Gobbles Startup Vlocity for $1.33B


The CRM cloud leader is willing to pay the price to stay ahead of its market....

By: Mary Jander
February 26, 2020
News/Analysis

Capex Trend Down for AT&T, Telefonica, Verizon


Global carriers, forced to save costs, are focusing on where they can best drive future revenue....

By: Mary Jander
October 12, 2020
News/Analysis

Cloud Helps Google in the COVID-19 Crisis


Steady growth in Google Cloud and YouTube offset declines in advertising revenue...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
April 29, 2020
News/Analysis

Why NVIDIA Could Lose Arm Deal


NVIDIA's proposed $40-billion Arm merger faces multiple antitrust inquiries, resistance from powerful companies, and trouble in China. Here's how it could end...

By: Mary Jander
July 27, 2021
News/Analysis
Cloud Tracker Pro

Telco Q1 Results: Risks, Warnings, and Some Upside


Despite revenue shortfalls, international telecom players will invest as much as possible on 5G, digital transformation....

By: Mary Jander
May 05, 2020
News/Analysis

Cato Networks Catches $77M


Cloud service provider Cato draws large funding round to extend secure cloud...

By: Mary Jander
April 07, 2020
News/Analysis

Itential Gets $20 Million, Will Expand SaaS


Itential dives into enterprise with SaaS automation tools. ...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
April 13, 2021
News/Analysis

Isovalent Grabs $29M for eBPF


Startup gets $29M from Google, Cisco to bring cloud-native development technology to mainstream....

By: Mary Jander
November 12, 2020
News/Analysis

Is Intel's Secret Weapon 5G?


Years of throwing its hat into 5G rings could help, if Intel gets the rest of its act together....

By: Mary Jander
March 22, 2021
News/Analysis
Cloud Tracker Pro

Cloud Titans Lead the Drive to Edge Services


AWS, Google, and Microsoft are fueling a move to edge colocation to deliver faster services and prepare for 5G....

By: Mary Jander
October 01, 2020
News/Analysis

Palo Alto Pops on Earnings, Expanse Deal Detailed


Firewall vendor continues to buy its way into more functional security software....

By: Mary Jander
November 16, 2020
News/Analysis

Cato Networks Adds Smarts to Threat Intelligence


Cato combines machine learning and network analytics to eliminate false positive alerts....

By: Mary Jander
November 03, 2020
Tech Primers

How Is Security Applied to the Internet of Things?


Attention to the basic architecture helps secure the Internet of Things (IoT) and industrial IoT (IIoT)....

By: Mary Jander
November 09, 2020
News/Analysis

NVIDIA Releases Edge AI "Commander"


NVIDIA adds Fleet Command to artificial intelligence-at-the-edge solutions for IoT and IIoT applications, including retail, smart cities, automotive, and industry...

By: Mary Jander
June 22, 2021
News/Analysis

Nokia Debuts Open RAN on MEC


Nokia has combined its MEC with Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) applications....

By: Mary Jander
March 11, 2021
News/Analysis

Comcast Picks Versa for SASE Service


Comcast Business has chosen longstanding partner Versa Networks to provide SASE architecture for its ActiveCore enterprise services...

By: Mary Jander
June 16, 2021
News/Analysis

IoT/IIoT Security Moves to the Fore


As endpoint sensors and software proliferate, so do security problems -- and solutions....

By: Mary Jander
November 04, 2020
News/Analysis

Cloud Capex Update: Cloud Titans See Growth


Cloud suppliers are expanding their networks in response to enterprise demand shifts....

By: Mary Jander
August 10, 2020
News/Analysis

Alkira and Palo Alto Team Up


Futuriom 40 inductee streamlines, secures Koch Industries' multi-cloud environment....

By: Mary Jander
March 09, 2021
News/Analysis

Key Questions in NVIDIA's $40 Billion Deal for Arm


The buy was expected but has markets buzzing with many questions....

By: Mary Jander
September 14, 2020
News/Analysis

What Fastly's Outage Means for Enterprise Customers


CDN vendor Fastly's recent network outage apparently resulted from an internal misconfiguration, a reminder that network operations should be automated...

By: Mary Jander
June 08, 2021
News/Analysis

Equinix Earnings Rise on Multi-Cloud Interconnection


Growth in revenues and net income reflect market demand for high-performing leased services....

By: Mary Jander
July 30, 2020
News/Analysis

Who's Behind Databricks' Billion-Dollar Series G


Votes of confidence from investors and customers point the way toward broader cloud trends....

By: Mary Jander
February 03, 2021
News/Analysis

PTC Closes $470M Onshape Deal: What's it Mean?


PTC is betting its future on SaaS-based CAD and PLM...

By: Mary Jander
November 06, 2019
News/Analysis

Elisity Unveils Zero Trust Access for Hybrid Clouds


Elisity emerges from stealth mode with a virtualized mesh for securing access to all elements of hybrid networks....

By: Mary Jander
August 12, 2020
Futuriom Blog

Futuriom 2020 Research & Services Calendar


Futuriom expands topics in cloud infrastructure, SD-WAN, security, and networking....

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

Fortinet Wins Spark NZ in Service Provider Campaign


Fortinet credits secure SD-WAN and APIs for adding New Zealand's biggest mobile supplier to its customer list....

By: Mary Jander
June 10, 2020
News/Analysis

Cato Scores $130 Million, Claims Unicorn Status


Cato is throwing all its resources behind the secure edge. ...

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

Data Gravity Drives Data Center Leasing


Floods of corporate data are moving enterprises to buy ready-made IT support....

By: Mary Jander
February 16, 2021
Futuriom Blog

Aryaka Report Reveals Growing Cloud Complexity


Aryaka's recent survey demonstrates the challenges of a virtual workforce and increasingly complex hybrid cloud environments...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
March 29, 2021
News/Analysis

Infiot Intros Cloud Services Fabric for the Edge


Infiot cloud services brings ZTNA and multi-cloud connectivity to IoT...

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

Barracuda's SD-WAN Goes Native on Azure


Barracuda Networks has converted its SD-WAN gear to run as a virtual appliance in Azure Virtual WAN hubs...

By: Mary Jander
September 23, 2020
News/Analysis

Arista Credits Enterprise and Edge for Earnings


Execs say strong enterprise sales and an eye to the campus edge are driving improved financials....

By: Mary Jander
November 03, 2020
News/Analysis

Verizon Adds AWS Outposts to Private 5G MEC


Telco touts deployment of MEC with cloud at a factory edge....

By: Mary Jander
April 06, 2021
News/Analysis

EDJX Fuels Smart Cities Trial


EDJX is one of two companies picked for Autonomy Institute trial in Austin....

By: Mary Jander
March 23, 2021
News/Analysis

Amplitude Grabs $150 Million on $4 Billion Valuation


Amplitude, a late-stage startup specializing in digital product behavior analytics, gets $150M and a $4B valuation. A public offer is next ...

By: Mary Jander
June 09, 2021
News/Analysis

Aryaka Buys Secucloud for SASE


Aryaka's acquisition of Hamburg-based Secucloud GmbH will beef up its Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) offerings...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
May 04, 2021
Tech Primers

What is Network Compliance for Cloud Networking?


With an explosion of networks and devices, a new way is needed to automate network compliance and security. ...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
August 04, 2021
News/Analysis

Prosimo Lands $25M to Optimize Multi-Cloud Apps


Former co-founders of Viptela are on to their next gig with multi-cloud app performance play Prosimo...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
April 06, 2021
News/Analysis

Juniper Builds on Software with $450M Deal for 128


Routing titan adds to its smart-software strategy with acquisition of session software player....

By: Mary Jander
October 19, 2020
News/Analysis

Service Providers Scale with Optical-Powered 400G


Colt, AT&T, Telia, Telecom Egypt, and other carriers are outfitting routers and switches with optical modules to provide lightning-fast 400G services...

By: Mary Jander
June 01, 2021
News/Analysis

AWS Attacks the Edge - but Still Nothing on Multi-cloud


CEO Andy Jassy explains how AWS will extend to on premises data centers...

By: Mary Jander
December 01, 2020
News/Analysis

Schneider Moves to Cloud-Based Power Station


Industrial automation leader debuts cloud-based power management in Canada, with more on the way....

By: Mary Jander
September 01, 2020
News/Analysis

Linux Foundation Debuts DENT


Storefronts, warehouses, and small factories now have their own open-source, disaggregated NOS....

By: Mary Jander
December 18, 2020
News/Analysis

Check Point, Stellar Cyber Target ML for Cybersecurity


Companies look to deploy machine learning to collect, parse, and aggregate multiple security alerts...

By: Mary Jander
January 20, 2020
News/Analysis

Why Salesforce May Buy Slack


Salesforce might buy Slack to become an enterprise communications powerhouse...

By: Mary Jander
November 30, 2020
News/Analysis

Speculation Swirls Around Facebook Outage


Facebook's outage this week called the efficiency of the company's internal network into question, while launching speculation about the nature of the crash...

By: Mary Jander
October 05, 2021
News/Analysis

Questions Dog Palo Alto in Ugly Quarter


Palo Alto keeps rationalizing as product revenues drop and share price tanks....

By: Mary Jander
February 25, 2020
News/Analysis

Kemp Picks Flowmon for Security and Analytics


Kemp will unify its virtual load balancers with Flowmon's network intelligence and security....

By: Mary Jander
November 09, 2020
News/Analysis

Redis Labs Gets $110 Million, Will Expand In-Memory Database


Software player to boost worldwide use of cloud-native high-performance data management system....

By: Mary Jander
April 09, 2021
News/Analysis

DISH Shoulders Aside T-Mobile with AT&T Deal


DISH Network has signed a 10-year, $5-billion contract with AT&T, making AT&T's network -- instead of T-Mobile's -- the basis for DISH's retail mobile services...

By: Mary Jander
July 20, 2021
News/Analysis

Databricks Adds $1.6 Billion for $38 Billion Valuation


Databricks' "data lakehouse" strategy brings in another $1.6 billion in funding and a $38 billion valuation. Here's what's behind all the fuss...

By: Mary Jander
September 01, 2021
News/Analysis

Twilio to Grab Segment Inc. in $3.2 Billion Stock Deal


APIs are the currency for Twilio's bid for CDP player Segment Inc....

By: Mary Jander
October 12, 2020
News/Analysis

Fortinet Reports Solid Year but Lowers Guidance


Cybersecurity vendor Fortinet boasts secure SD-WAN revenue growth and predicts more wins....

By: Mary Jander
February 07, 2020
News/Analysis

Cisco Shares Slammed on Soft Quarter


Cisco says a "pause" in IT spending has flattened its revenues...

By: Mary Jander
November 14, 2019
Premium Research

Private Wireless and Local Cloud Trends


Inside the market opportunity, key use cases, and ecosystem around the 5G private wireless market. ...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
April 29, 2021
News/Analysis

Stateless and PacketFabric Streamline Data Analytics


Stateless Inc. integrates its NFV platform with PacketFabric's global network to speed retrieval of data from multiple sources for use in analytics...

By: Mary Jander
April 21, 2021
News/Analysis

What Does Salesforce Mean for Cloud?


The CRM cloud leader's shared soared in earnings, boosted by its deal with AT&T and its acquisition of Tableau...

By: Mary Jander
August 31, 2020
News/Analysis

Itential Adds Forward Networks Integration


Itential now offers its Automation Platform as-a-service, which is also integrated with network assurance from Forward Networks...

By: Mary Jander
May 06, 2021
News/Analysis

Survey: AI Adopters Need Better Plans, More Security


AI adoption is growing, says McKinsey & Co., but so is the need for more efficiency and security in its use. ...

By: Mary Jander
February 18, 2020
News/Analysis

Scale AI Scores $325 Million to Grow AI Solution


Late-stage startup Scale AI gets valued at over $7B as it expands AI APIs...

By: Mary Jander
April 16, 2021
News/Analysis

HPE Beats on Earnings, Looks to Better Future


HPE clears some supply-chain headwinds to get on with cloud services strategy....

By: Mary Jander
August 26, 2020
News/Analysis

Cloudera Reconfigures for the Future


Data analytics pioneer Cloudera, going private via equity investors, grabs fresh acquisitions of Datacoral and Cazena in quest for brighter prospects...

By: Mary Jander
June 03, 2021
News/Analysis

Department of Defense JEDI Project Could Go Multi-Cloud


The U.S. Department of Defense is reportedly considering scrapping its single-vendor JEDI contract in favor of one that supports multiple cloud vendors...

By: Mary Jander
May 11, 2021
News/Analysis

More Questions Than Clues from Cisco Earnings


Cisco beats analysts expectations but guides for an annual revenue decline of 10% in the next quarter. ...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
May 14, 2020
Futuriom Blog

Inside VMWorld’s 2021 Security Announcements


VMware's been busy integrating its many cybersecurity acquisitions as part of its intrinsic security strategy. ...

By: Andrew Braunberg
October 06, 2021
News/Analysis

Splunk Revenues Jump 30%


Splunk credits a platform approach to data analysis for a standout quarter...

By: Mary Jander
November 22, 2019
News/Analysis

AMD Grabs Xilinx for $35 Billion, Heads for Data Center


AMD proffers $35B stock deal to beef up cloud components with Xilinx technology....

By: Mary Jander
October 28, 2020
News/Analysis

NVIDIA Earnings Highlight Data Center


Solid NVIDIA quarterly earnings show record data center revenues...

By: Mary Jander
November 19, 2020
News/Analysis

Cloud Security Storms Wall Street


CrowdStrike, Okta, and Zscaler soared in trading this week, highlighting cybersecurity trends....

By: Mary Jander
December 04, 2020
News/Analysis

Apstra Boosts SONiC Support


IBN pioneer beefs up network automation for data centers deploying open source NOS....

By: Mary Jander
November 18, 2020
News/Analysis

Aviatrix Raises $40M Growth Round


Four-year-old Aviatrix has landed enough to push its total funding to north of $76M...

By: Mary Jander
October 28, 2019
News/Analysis

Cybersecurity Startups Got Over $2 Billion This Quarter


Cybersecurity startups scored over $2 billion in funding this past quarter, as momentum built in the fight against cybercrime...

By: Mary Jander
June 21, 2021
News/Analysis

Exploring the Potential Slowdown in Cloud


Financial gurus are cutting outlooks for cloud spending. Can we believe them?...

By: Mary Jander
September 15, 2020
News/Analysis

Rancher Parent SUSE Announces IPO


SUSE, the parent company of the Futuriom 40 company Rancher, plans to go public on the Frankfurt stock exchange...

By: Mary Jander
April 27, 2021
News/Analysis

Gelsinger: The Old Intel Is New Again


Intel's new CEO charts a manufacturing path forward....

By: Mary Jander
March 24, 2021
News/Analysis

Azure, Others Bring Edge to Outer Space


Microsoft and AWS are promoting cloud solutions for satellite and space networks....

By: Mary Jander
October 27, 2020
News/Analysis

NVIDIA CEO Defines "Must Haves" for Data Centers.


NVIDIA's CEO talks about them, and we put them in a list....

By: Mary Jander
October 06, 2020
News/Analysis

Koch Industries Takes $500 Million Stake in Mavenir


Koch Industries has taken a $500 million stake in 5G radio technology leader Mavenir ...

By: Mary Jander
April 22, 2021
News/Analysis

Saguna Networks Is Sold


MEC pioneer Saguna Networks has been sold to COMSovereign Holding Corp. for $13.1 million in stock...

By: Mary Jander
May 20, 2021