Will Cisco enjoy the fruits of its ACI launch in 2014?

2013 has certainly been an interesting year for the SDN market. It was chock full of announcements from vendors outlining their SDN vision and roadmap. Probably the biggest and most anticipated announcement came from the current network market leader, Cisco.

Topics: Nuage NetSocket BigSwitch Vello PLUMgrid

The Rise of Networking at VMworld 2013

Next week VMworld kicks off at the Moscone center in San Francisco with much anticipation. I am looking forward to hearing about their integration efforts and enhancements to their networking solutions. More specifically, the NSX solution, now that they have a year under their belt with Nicira – it wasn’t quite fair to dig too deep at last year's show – I think the acquisition had only been completed 2 weeks (or was it 2 days?) prior to the show.

This year however, should contain a lot more content for those interested in networking. Indeed, VMware announced NSX earlier this year (available in 2H 2013) which integrates the Nicira NVP and vCloud Network and Security products into one platform. I think this was a smart decision, given that ESG research has indicated that network security is a top priority for organizations for 2013 (see ESG's Research Brief, 2013 Networking Spending Trends). We expect others will follow suit and my esteemed colleague, Jon Oltsik, who covers security for ESG, and I will continue to cover this topic in more detail.

Topics: IBM Microsoft IT Infrastructure VMware Networking Juniper VMworld NSX Nuage NetSocket ADARA Nicira