News/Analysis

Cloud Titans Report Solid Q3


Cloud growth may have slowed, but it's still significant, though that could change....

By: Mary Jander
October 30, 2020
News/Analysis

TriggerMesh Gets Funding from Cisco


TriggerMesh has been funded an additional $5 million from Cisco Investments and previous investors to help boost its cloud-native, multi-cloud/on-prem integration platform...

By: Mary Jander
July 13, 2021
News/Analysis

VMware Gets New CEO, President


VMware names Raghu Raghuram as CEO and Sumit Dhawan as President, reaffirming the company's multi-cloud direction...

By: Mary Jander
May 12, 2021
News/Analysis

Imperva's CloudVector Buy Highlights API Trend


Imperva's planned acquisition of API security startup CloudVector highlights a red-hot area in cybersecurity...

By: Mary Jander
May 07, 2021
Futuriom Blog

Why Juniper’s SASE Move Makes Sense


Juniper's Security Director Cloud launch is designed to bridge the gap between traditional networking and security and SASE...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
May 05, 2021
Futuriom Blog

Why Marketing Might be Key to IBM Fixes


IBM's tangled marketing language and confusing product lines might be one of challenges that can be fixed with the forthcoming breakup...

By: Mary Jander
October 22, 2020
Free Research

Third Wave of Networks: Multi-Cloud Networking Market Growth Drivers


Futuriom's second annual multi-cloud networking survey indicates large demand for the transformative technology. ...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
October 19, 2021
News/Analysis

IBM Extends 5G Products and Partnerships


IBM has released an automation and orchestration platform for 5G carrier rollouts and extended its relationships with Verizon and Telefonica...

By: Mary Jander
June 30, 2021
News/Analysis

Cato Decries Pseudo-SASE


Cato Networks this week outlined the technological underpinnings of its successful SASE approach...

By: Mary Jander
July 22, 2021
Futuriom Blog

Why Forcepoint Acquired Bitglass


Long-time security player Forcepoint has acquired one of the few remaining independent cloud access security broker (CASB) vendors, Bitglass, to add more SASE to its portfolio...

By: Andrew Braunberg
October 13, 2021
Premium Research

Introducing Futuriom's New 5G Edge Cloud Tracker


Futuriom's 5G Edge Cloud Tracker will analyze how the communications and cloud infrastructure industries are building out the future platform for digital services...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
September 08, 2021
News/Analysis

Devo Soups Up Cybersecurity Platform


Devo Technology has added threat intelligence, in-memory threat detection, and partner integrations to its cloud-native analytics platform ...

By: Mary Jander
May 13, 2021
News/Analysis

Couchbase's Big Month: IPO and New Database Release


Couchbase's biggest release yet of its database software adds transactional NoSQL, spotlighting the success that led to the vendor's $230 million IPO...

By: Mary Jander
August 02, 2021
Futuriom Blog

Defining (and Redefining) Zero Trust


Microsoft and other vendors rightly declare that Zero Trust security is not a specific product or service, but a philosophy about how to work in a digital world...

By: Andrew Braunberg
June 30, 2021
News/Analysis

Exabeam Scores $200M and a New CEO


Exabeam, a Futuriom 40 company, has raised $200 million in Series F funding and hired ex-McAfee president Michael DeCesare as CEO ...

By: Mary Jander
June 01, 2021
News/Analysis

Macrometa Gets $20 Million for Database and Edge Network


Macrometa has scored $20M in Series A funding to grow its serverless, NoSQL database and expand its Global Data Network of 175 edge PoPs ...

By: Mary Jander
June 16, 2021
News/Analysis

Couchbase Scopes Out IPO


Cloud-native database vendor Couchbase has filed its S-1 registration statement, the first step to IPO. But it faces some challenges...

By: Mary Jander
July 12, 2021
News/Analysis

Juniper Focuses on Automation Strategy


IT networking is changing faster than humans can keep up, calling for automated solutions, said a recent panel of Juniper execs ...

By: Mary Jander
April 26, 2021
News/Analysis

NVIDIA CPU Debut Makes Waves in AI World


CEO Jensen Huang intros HPC CPU, says NVIDIA's now a "three-chip company"...

By: Mary Jander
April 13, 2021
News/Analysis

Snorkel AI Scores $85 Million for AI Data-Prep Platform


Snorkel AI, a startup specializing in data labeling for machine learning applications, has scored $85 million in Series C funding, highlighting the growing momentum in AI...

By: Mary Jander
August 11, 2021
News/Analysis

What Alation's $110M Says About Data


Alation, which searches and catalogs data at scale, gets $110M in Series D funding from an investor team that includes Snowflake, Dell, and Salesforce...

By: Mary Jander
June 07, 2021
News/Analysis

AT&T Picks Azure for 5G Cloud


AT&T will run its 5G core on Azure, and it's selling its Network Cloud to Microsoft as an addition to Azure for Operators...

By: Mary Jander
July 01, 2021
News/Analysis

Pentagon Scraps JEDI Plan for Multi-Cloud Alternative


The U.S. Department of Defense has canceled the JEDI contract originally awarded to Microsoft and replaced it with a proposal that includes multiple vendors and clouds...

By: Mary Jander
July 06, 2021
News/Analysis

Survey: Pandemic Drives Digital Transformation


Survey of 450 IT decision-makers by Couchbase reveals the pressures of accelerated digitization...

By: Mary Jander
April 12, 2021
News/Analysis

Why the Chip Shortage Could Last Through 2022


Semiconductor makers say supply can't meet demand for all kinds of chips, and the crisis will likely last through 2022...

By: Mary Jander
September 29, 2021
News/Analysis

Why Comcast Wants Masergy


Comcast Business said it will acquire SD-WAN managed service provider Masergy for an undisclosed sum to boost its enterprise strategy...

By: Mary Jander
August 26, 2021
News/Analysis

HPE Powers Up GreenLake


HPE's new GreenLake solutions leverage the company's technological assets and boost its mission to move to a cloud-based, subscription-payment model...

By: Mary Jander
June 23, 2021
News/Analysis

API Gateway KrakenD Is Donated to Linux Foundation


The originators of API gateway KrakenD have donated the technology to the Linux Foundation's Lura Project...

By: Mary Jander
May 11, 2021
News/Analysis

AT&T Spins off WarnerMedia to Focus on 5G


AT&T will sell its WarnerMedia division to Discovery, creating a new media titan and allowing AT&T to focus on 5G and fiber...

By: Mary Jander
May 18, 2021
News/Analysis

Cisco Reports Upbeat Earnings, Despite Supply Constraints


Cisco's latest quarterly earnings spotlight key industry trends and reveal surprising strengths in Cisco's response to them...

By: Mary Jander
May 20, 2021
News/Analysis

Google Cloud Heads to the 5G Edge


Google Cloud has unveiled a Google Distributed Cloud portfolio, featuring a Distributed Cloud Edge geared to 5G providers and their customers, and a Distributed Cloud Hosted for regulated users...

By: Mary Jander
October 12, 2021
News/Analysis

Security Upstarts Dominate Growth, While Cisco Trails


Enterprise customers are turning to newer companies for solutions to an onrush of cyber threats. But it may be too soon to discount incumbent players...

By: Mary Jander
September 14, 2021
Free Research

Leadership Brief: ZETO Architecture


The rise of cloud services and the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), digital transformation, and Work from Home (WFH) are expanding the enterprise networks beyond corporate offices. ...

By: Kyle Steiner
May 25, 2021
News/Analysis

Experts Define the Network Edge


On a recent panel, Ciena, Equinix, Telenor, and IXcelerate execs talked the true nature of the network edge and what it means for the future of data centers...

By: Mary Jander
June 15, 2021
News/Analysis

Exium Works with IBM to Deliver Edge Solution


Startup Exium will support IBM's Edge Application Manager with zero-trust security for AI- and IoT-based edge environments...

By: Mary Jander
September 07, 2021
News/Analysis

HashiCorp Posts Multi-Cloud Survey Results


HashiCorp has released results of a 3,205-respondent survey on multi-cloud, indicating that challenges remain though the approach is here to stay...

By: Mary Jander
August 13, 2021
News/Analysis

Cloud Hyperscalers Expand Subsea Connections


AWS, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft continue to fund costly subsea cabling projects to extend their Internet connectivity to key markets...

By: Mary Jander
August 18, 2021
News/Analysis

Stacklet Commercializes Cloud Custodian


Startup Stacklet has announced Stacklet Platform, a commercial version of the open-source Cloud Custodian multi-cloud governance software...

By: Mary Jander
May 26, 2021
News/Analysis

Intrigue.io Debuts to Manage Attack Surface


Texas startup Intrigue.io scores $2M in funding to expand asset discovery and protection service...

By: Mary Jander
April 14, 2021
News/Analysis

Microsoft Invests in Rubrik, Plans Joint Development


Microsoft has made an equity investment in data backup specialist Rubrik, and the two plan joint development of anti-ransomware solutions for Microsoft 365 and Azure-based data...

By: Mary Jander
August 19, 2021
News/Analysis

Cradlepoint Ships 5G Enterprise Router


Cradlepoint delivers its E3000 Series 5G Enterprise Router, which addresses a series of use cases for companies looking to link WiFi, LTE, CBRS, and other connections to private 5G ...

By: Mary Jander
August 31, 2021
News/Analysis

Darktrace Prepares for UK IPO


Futuriom 40 cybersecurity company could start trading this month, reports state....

By: Mary Jander
April 05, 2021
News/Analysis

Zscaler Pops on Earnings, Buys Smokescreen


Shares of Zscaler rose 20% on an earnings beat and raised forecast...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
May 26, 2021
News/Analysis

Palo Alto Report Highlights Cloud Dangers


A survey report from Palo Alto Networks reveals how organizations moving to cloud environments also expand their vulnerabilities to attack...

By: Mary Jander
May 25, 2021
News/Analysis

Why Google Cloud Platform Is on the Rise


Google Cloud's latest earnings report shows 54% revenue growth, outstripping rivals AWS and Azure...

By: Mary Jander
July 29, 2021
News/Analysis

Alarms Sound on "Cyberwar" Escalation


Facing continual attacks from cybercriminals, Microsoft, T-Mobile, and other firms mount defensive action. Will it be enough?...

By: Mary Jander
August 31, 2021
News/Analysis

Azure Space Director Heads Back to Washington


Chirag Parikh, senior director of Microsoft's Azure Space program, is leaving to work for VP Kamala Harris, highlighting the caliber of talent and commitment at Azure Space...

By: Mary Jander
August 06, 2021
News/Analysis

env0 Scores $17M for Infrastructure as Code


Startup env0, which specializes in automating infrastructure-as-code tools for DevOps teams, has landed $17 million in Series A funding to expand its solutions...

By: Mary Jander
June 24, 2021
Futuriom Blog

Takeaways from VMworld's Multicloud Onslaught


VMware pumped up its multicloud strategy at VMworld. Will it pay off? ...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
October 07, 2021
News/Analysis

OwnBackup Gets $240 Million, Plans to Extend Saas Backup


OwnBackup has scored $240 million in Series E funding, to be used to expand the firm's backup and recovery capabilities beyond Salesforce ...

By: Mary Jander
August 12, 2021
News/Analysis

HPE and Pensando Rack Up New Distributed Switch


Partners HPE and Pensando launch a "distributed services switch" comprising an Aruba top-of-rack switch with Pensando's DPU to secure traffic in hybrid cloud environments...

By: Mary Jander
October 25, 2021
News/Analysis

Aviatix Valuation Soars on New Funding


Aviatrix has raised $200 million in Series E funding, bringing its valuation to $2 billion, up from $700 million in February 2021...

By: Mary Jander
September 08, 2021
News/Analysis

What the Infrastructure Bill Means for Telcos


The U.S. infrastructure bill recently passed by the Senate includes $65 billion to extend broadband service to all citizens. Telcos and their vendors stand to benefit too ...

By: Mary Jander
August 11, 2021
Futuriom Blog

Zoom Flexes Muscle with $15 Billion Buy of Five9


Zoom's announced $15-billion deal to purchase Five9 Inc. gives it a path to diversify its product line and upsell conferencing products. ...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
July 19, 2021
News/Analysis

Databricks/MIT Report Tells What's Lacking in Analytics


A Databricks-sponsored survey on data analytics and machine learning reveals that most C-level data managers think they could do better...

By: Mary Jander
August 09, 2021
News/Analysis

Akamai to Pay $600M for Ransomware Mitigator Guardicore


CDN leader Akamai will pay $600 million in cash for Guardicore, an Israeli startup that uses micro-segmentation and visualization to find and halt ransomware attacks...

By: Mary Jander
September 30, 2021
News/Analysis

Telefonica Picks IBM and Oracle for Network Upgrades


Spain's Telefonica SA is building on existing relationships with IBM and Oracle to automate its 5G core and cloudify its business systems in a long-awaited infrastructure upgrade...

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

Is Cloud Titan Growth Slowing Down?


Despite a strong 2020, public cloud earnings flattened quarter-to-quarter....

By: Mary Jander
February 09, 2021
News/Analysis

Persona Identities Scores $150 Million


Startup Persona Identities, whose technology ensures that a user is who they claim to be, has landed $150 million in Series C funding at a valuation of $1.5 billion...

By: Mary Jander
September 16, 2021
News/Analysis

Fivetran Double Header: $565 Funding and an Acquisition


Fivetran has scored $565 million in Series D funding on a $5.6 billion valuation and has agreed to purchase HVR Data in a $700 million cash and stock deal...

By: Mary Jander
September 20, 2021
News/Analysis

Behind HPE's $2 Billion NSA Win


HPE's GreenLake platform has been chosen to host and analyze data for the U.S. National Security Agency in a $2 billion contract. Here's a look behind the win...

By: Mary Jander
September 02, 2021
News/Analysis

Arista Gains Big on Cloud Boom


Arista projects 30% revenue growth after Facebook boosts capital spending by 66%...

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

U.S. Government Proposals Promote ZTNA


The U.S. Office of Management and Budget and the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency have opened proposals for ZTNA and cloud computing for public comment...

By: Mary Jander
September 13, 2021
News/Analysis

Fortanix and Snowflake Team Up on Tokenization


Fortanix has integrated its Data Security Manager SaaS with Snowflake's environment to protect sensitive data ...

By: Mary Jander
September 24, 2021
News/Analysis
Cloud Tracker Pro

What's Behind Marvell's Innovium Deal


Marvell's low-ball $1.1 billion bid for Innovium has analysts asking why. The answer lies in Innovium's success and Marvell's ambitions...

By: Mary Jander
August 04, 2021
Futuriom Blog

T-Mobile Breach is One of Many. Can it Be the Last?


Amid the ransomware pandemic, T-Mobile US has suffered its fifth data breach in four years. This one has affected over 47 million customers...

By: Mary Jander
August 19, 2021
News/Analysis

TriggerMesh Goes Open Source


TriggerMesh's Application Platform, which integrates apps across hybrid cloud environments, is now available as an open-source project under Apache Software License 2.0...

By: Mary Jander
October 12, 2021
Futuriom Blog

CAST AI Raises $10 Million from Cota, Samsung Next


CAST AI will target cloud cost reduction with a $10M Series A round. ...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
October 14, 2021
Futuriom Blog

What's in Cloud Security? Illumio Looks to Evolve It


The definition of cloud security is getting squishy. Illumio tries to clear that up with CloudSecure...

By: Andrew Braunberg
October 27, 2021
News/Analysis

Cato Networks Scores $200 Million on $2.5 Billion Valuation


Cato Networks has raised $200 million in a Series F funding round, which valued the company at $2.5 billion, more than double its valuation less than a year ago...

By: Mary Jander
October 19, 2021
Premium Research
Cloud Tracker Pro

Inside Cisco's FY 2022 Q1 Earnings Scare


Cisco's costs are rising and it warns that margins may get squeezed, sending investors to the exits. ...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
November 18, 2021
News/Analysis

Fortanix Introduces Confidential AI


Fortanix targets security of data in AI models. ...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
November 16, 2021
News/Analysis

Versa Adds Native 5G to SASE


Versa Networks has integrated native 5G into its SD-WAN-based SASE appliances, reflecting its ongoing strategy and supporting one of the hottest trends in networking...

By: Mary Jander
September 17, 2021
News/Analysis

NVIDIA Parades Futuristic Tech at GTC


NVIDIA showcased its Omniverse platform, new developer libraries, AI all over the place, data center networking and security, and a Jensen Huang avatar at its GTC conference this week...

By: Mary Jander
November 10, 2021
News/Analysis

Microsoft Shares Hit a New High, Fueled by Cloud


Despite enormous growth, Google still can't catch Microsoft in cloud. ...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
October 27, 2021
News/Analysis

Ransomware Drives a Re-Thinking of Remote Access


Ransomware is the prime threat to organizations, and remote access and VPNs are particularly vulnerable. It's time to transition to SASE solutions...

By: Andrew Braunberg
November 09, 2021
Premium Research
Cloud Tracker Pro

Can the U.S. Beat China in AI and 5G?


In recent news, a former Pentagon chief software officer says the U.S. has lost out to China in artificial intelligence -- and by extension 5G. This may not hold true...

By: Mary Jander
October 25, 2021
News/Analysis

Microsoft Talks AI, Azure, and Avatars


Microsoft's virtual conference for developers and IT pros features a slew of enhancements to Azure's capabilities in hybrid cloud, security, AI, and mixed reality...

By: Mary Jander
November 03, 2021
News/Analysis

DISH Plans $4 Billion Sale of Senior Secured Notes


DISH Network plans to sell $4 billion worth of senior secured notes to help pay for the buildout of its wireless 5G network...

By: Mary Jander
November 08, 2021
News/Analysis

Futuriom 40 Update: Who's Hot, Who's Not


It's time to revisit our Futuriom 40 list of top private companies. Here's who has lived up to our expectations, who's disappointed, and who we're keeping an eye on...

By: Mary Jander
November 30, 2021
News/Analysis

SASE Partnerships Heat up with MSSPs


Managed security services providers (MSSPs) are increasingly embracing SASE services....

By: Andrew Braunberg
November 17, 2021
Tech Primers

IIoT Gateways: Where Factory Meets Cloud


Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) gateways link factory automation systems to cloud infrastructure in support of Industry 4.0...

By: Mary Jander
November 17, 2021
News/Analysis

Why Ericsson Will Spend $6.2 Billion for Vonage


Ericsson is betting big that API specialist Vonage will bring enterprise 5G riches within two years to justify its $6.2 billion pricetag...

By: Mary Jander
November 22, 2021
News/Analysis

Datacenter Chips Drive NVIDIA Results


NVIDIA shares vault higher again on a datacenter chip boom. ...

By: Mary Jander
November 18, 2021
News/Analysis

VA Featured in 5G Healthcare Trial


Working with Verizon, Microsoft, and Medivis, a hospital in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) network claims to be among the first to deploy 5G-enabled virtual reality for medical use...

By: Mary Jander
November 11, 2021
News/Analysis

Data Center Providers Sold for Over $25 Billion


The data center market is booming: CyrusOne is taken over by KKR and GIP for $15 billion; CoreSite sells to American Tower for $10.1 billion. ...

By: Mary Jander
November 16, 2021
Premium Research
Cloud Tracker Pro

Why McAfee Went Private, Again


Investors look at opportunities to fix McAfee's slow-growing enterprise cybersecurity division. ...

By: Andrew Braunberg
November 12, 2021
News/Analysis

AWS' Selipsky Reveals One-Cloud Strategy


Adam Selipsky's keynote on Day 2 of AWS re:Invent demonstrated AWS's resistance to any multi-cloud approach...

By: Mary Jander
December 01, 2021
News/Analysis

AWS re:Invent Day 1: Performance, Security, IoT, & More


AWS's annual conference features efficiency, performance, and security announcements for developers and managers, with a slew of offerings for industrial IoT...

By: Mary Jander
November 30, 2021
News/Analysis

Aviatrix Augments Multicloud Security Features


Aviatrix introduces new tools to build distributed threat visibility and control directly into the network data plane...

By: R. Scott Raynovich
December 01, 2021