Uncommon Wisdom:

August, 2011

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August 31, 2011  10:54 PM

Dell’s major cloud move; Networks make cloud presence known



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cloud computing, cloud networking, Dell, HP, IBM, Microsoft Azure, Virtual Extensible LAN, VMware

Dell has used a couple of software conferences as bully pulpits for some of its own cloud announcements. The company is making a major cloud move, one it obviously hopes will elevate them to the...

August 26, 2011  1:02 PM

Verizon’s CloudSwitch buy: Important Tier 1 move but not a panacea



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cloud computing, cloud provider, CloudSwitch, hybrid cloud, Microsoft Azure, PaaS, public cloud, Verizon

Verizon has taken what may be a very important and evocative step toward maturing its enterprise cloud strategy with the purchase of privately held CloudSwitch....


August 25, 2011  1:25 PM

Apple’s Jobs steps down; what/who now for the mobile revolution?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Android, Apple, Chrome OS, cloud ecosystem, Google, mobile behavior, smartphones, tablets

Apple's Steve Jobs has finally decided that his health won’t permit him to head Apple and has passed control to Tom Cook, the Apple COO who has been the administrative head since Jobs...


August 22, 2011  11:25 PM

Hope for Clearwire: Sprint desperately seeking cable partners



Posted by: Tom Nolle
cable operators, Clearwire, content delivery networks, mobile services, MSOs, Sprint, TV everywhere

It looks like there may be some hope for Clearwire; Sprint is said to be seeking cable partners to help fund a buyout of the firm. There’s some logic to this move, I...


August 20, 2011  9:02 PM

HP exits the PC biz; other vendors orbit on data center/PC positions



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Brocade, Cisco, data center, Extreme, F5, HP, IBM, Juniper, Oracle, PCs

Well, revolutions are interesting at least, and we certainly have one now.  HP is exiting the PC business, spinning off its PC unit and doing some M&A to boost itself as a player in the...


August 8, 2011  2:28 PM

Apple’s iCloud data storage costs — high and higher



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, cloud storage, iCloud, Microsoft Live

Apple’s iCloud is advancing quickly to production status, and with the progress comes more clarity into what the service will offer. Three things about iCloud caught my eye; Windows integration, the pricing...


August 8, 2011  1:55 PM

Brocade cuts guidance over Ethernet uptake, economy, cloud



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Brocade, Cloud computing, content delivery, Ethernet, metro networking, Video

With Brocade’s cut in guidance on its earnings call, the company joined what seemed a parade of network equipment vendors who’ve called the future of network spending into...


August 4, 2011  1:15 PM

Videoscape shakeup: Cisco consolidates video into single unit



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, Video, Videoscape

Cisco is consolidating its video activities into a single unit and its Videoscape head is leaving. The decision seems an odd one to me if you look at things from a market...


August 1, 2011  2:14 PM

Beyond price, Huawei makes strategic gains with security effort



Posted by: Tom Nolle
ExperiaSphere, Huawei, network equipment vendors, Security, security services, service layer

Huawei, which has been gaining influence by leaps and bounds simply because it’s the network industry price leader, showed real gains in strategic insight in our most recent survey. Huawei is demonstrating that it intends to keep up its “build-a-strategy” trend by naming a kind of “


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