Aruba Fabric Composer is new orchestration software for the Aruba CX switches, and a new CX 8360 switch series was announced for edge data centres. Aruba and HPE have also strengthened their joint technology and Go-to-Market integrations.
VMware is emphasizing that its Virtual Cloud Network strategy needs to be fully embraced by a market that says it wants private clouds, but is too often content to run them in an inefficient old-timey way.
At this stage, the offering is a set of concepts which are being realized into existing products, and there will be some new ones. The most immediate opportunity is in enterprise private networks, which are actively being developed.
Cisco and its partners are no strangers to market transitions — but CEO Chuck Robbins said that while technology transitions have been common, the current business model transition is more fundamentally transformative.
SD-WAN Secure Home is designed to extend Masergy’ SD-WAN to home offices, while SD-WAN On the Go is a software client for mobile users needing secure access – which can also be used as a low-cost home office solution.
Ananda is pitching its new conception of networking at the Work From Home market, but its market is broader than that, and includes small firms as well as large. The channel is critical to their strategy.