Take a Network Break! This week we discuss a slate of announcements from Juniper Networks including the incorporation of the 128 Technology SD-WAN routers into the Mist AI platform, as well as a new switch family and the integration of Juniper’s SRX with Mist.
HPE acquires CloudPhysics, a SaaS company that helps organizations manage their on-prem and cloud spend; and US telcos spend a combined $81 billion to acquire spectrum that they will target for 5G rollouts.
VMware announces version 4.0 of its Photon OS. SolarWinds announces Q4 results, but we’ll have to wait until Q1 and Q2 to get a real sense of the financial impact of the breach. VMware announced its Q4 and full year results for fiscal 2021, and the numbers look good.
Nutanix also announced financial results, with flat revenues year over year. Last but not least, Firefox has announced a new privacy feature to limit data sharing among third-party cookies, but new research also shows ad companies playing games with CNAME cloaking to thwart privacy controls.
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Juniper Networks Combines Mist AI with Session Smart SD-WAN and SRX Secure Branch Gateway for Optimal User Experiences from Client-to-Cloud – Juniper Networks
HPE reimagines customer and partner experience with software and data-driven insights – HPE
HPE Acquires Cloud Assessment ‘Crown Jewel’ CloudPhysics – CRN
FCC announces winners in $81bn 5G spectrum auction. Congrats to Verizon, which must cough up $45.4bn – The Register
Photon OS 4.0 Release Announcement – VMware
What is New in Photon OS 4.0 – VMware
SolarWinds Announces Fourth Quarter 2020 Results – SolarWinds
VMware Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2021 ...