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Juniper Commits Automatically to Experience First Networking Strategy

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Juniper’s debut of Paragon Automation demonstrates the ability to execute on its Experience-First Networking strategy. The formation of Paragon Automation indicates Juniper has the blueprint to bolster its portfolio through a well-executed acquisition strategy that most recently includes 128T and Apstra.

Futurum’s Ron Westfall views the formation of Juniper Paragon Automation as boding well for Juniper’s prospects in further assimilating its 128T assets to make deeper inroads into the AI-driven enterprise realm as well as successfully integrating its Apstra assets to alter the competitive dynamics within the automated cloud DC realm. Through Paragon Automation, Juniper is ready to win new mind share and move the needle across the automated WAN, AI-driven enterprise, and automated cloud DC market realms.

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Verizon Business Strengthens SD-WAN Proposition through Cisco Alliance Expansion

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Verizon Business and Cisco are meeting the growing enterprise demand for SD-WAN services and easing their adoption path or improving the overall agility of their existing SD-WAN implementation, particularly across multi-cloud environments. I anticipate both Verizon and Cisco are now better positioned to meet growing enterprise SD-WAN demand and drive SD-WAN adoption on a more secure and agile path, also providing the foundation for SASE assimilation as workforces become ever more distributed and virtual.

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Oracle Hybrid Cloud: New Oracle Roving Edge Infrastructure Brings Core to the Edge

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Oracle’s expansion of its Hybrid Cloud Portfolio, especially through the Oracle Roving Edge Infrastructure offering, strengthens its overall competitive standing in the public cloud and ruggedized edge server domains. Oracle counters competitive offerings such as HPE’s Edgeline series as well as the AWS Snow Family, bolstering OCI’s ability to sell more into verticals and environments, such as agriculture, energy, mining, and factories, where conditions can be vigorous and tough and network connectivity is limited or lacking. Here’s what Futurum’s Ron Westfall has to say about the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, the key differentiators it provides, and what this move by Oracle compels its rivals to do moving forward.

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Ericsson Digital BSS: Make Cloud Deliver on its Promises in BSS Transformation

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Accelerating cloud adoption for BSS is essential for communication service providers (CSPs) to attain and maintain profitable services. CSPs can ill-afford to lose their influence across digital value chains and their top priority investments in the 5G-IoT ecosystem. Through cloud, CSPs deliver the virtualized, on-demand service delivery platform to ensure the creation of new, profitable services and sustaining innovation through collaboration with ecosystem partners and developers.

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Oracle Database 21c: Powering Blockchain and AutoML Innovations

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Futurum’s Ron Westfall walks us through the Oracle Database 21c debut, which further differentiates the company’s converged database proposition, especially in key emerging technology areas such as Immutable Blockchain Tables and AutoML for In-Database ML. The new offering strengthens Oracle’s ability to bolster developer productivity in cultivating new applications and curating applications to fulfill top-priority business objectives.

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Cisco Catalyst Portfolio Expansion: New Products Bring 5G and SASE to the WAN Edge

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Cisco’s new Catalyst products, aimed at seeding 5G and SASE across the WAN edge, bolster its competitive prospects in the SD-WAN/SASE market segment and the WAN Edge realm against formidable foes such as VMware, Fortinet, Versa, HPE, and Juniper. The move also boosts industry awareness of the company’s pivotal role in accelerating 5G adoption across enterprise environments. Futurum’s Ron Westfall covers why that’s a smart, strategic move.

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Google Down Under: Hitting Stronger Regulatory Headwinds

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Google is the colossus in the worldwide search engine market segment and possesses the market might to stare down regulators in places like Australia. Rivals, such as Bing, DuckDuckGo, and Yahoo, now have a distinct opportunity to take advantage of Google’s ongoing tilt Down Under to elevate market awareness, including especially among government decision makers, that they are compelling alternatives to Google.

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Intel and Red Hat Aim to Streamline 5G Deployment and Adoption Process

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The extension of the Intel-Red Hat alliance will ease the pain and suffering of service providers as well as enterprises in accelerating their adoption of cloud-native capabilities to rapidly boost the agility and flexibility of 5G implementation journeys. Intel and Red Hat have the portfolios and deployment expertise to reduce the complexity of 5G deployments, particularly in areas such as assuring interworking of open source Open RAN and 5GC technologies in hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

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Intel Channels Unity for Intel Partner Alliance Debut

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The new Intel Partner Alliance further clarifies its XPU vision and sharpens the company’s focus on solutions, streamlining collaboration among Intel’s partners and new customers. Intel’s partners can expect an improved customer experience due to the simplification of multiple programs and infrastructures into a more unified, customer-centric partner program platform that is designed to entice broader innovation and cooperation.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon Ride Platform: Unveiling the Great Wall of Ride

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Qualcomm gains valuable Snapdragon Ride Platform sales and marketing momentum from its GWM win. Qualcomm is demonstrating that even during the uncertainties of the global COVID-19 pandemic and geopolitical trade tensions that collaboration with China-based concerns can yield substantial business and technical progress in the fast-emerging autonomous vehicles space.

Qualcomm is showing it can meet the challenges of advancing ADAS capabilities, especially in safely attaining L4/L5 autonomous driving capabilities, working with key partners such as GWM. Now Qualcomm must execute in areas such as demonstrating ADAS-related sensor technology is ready for prime time driving in all conditions and that AI-enable innovations are replicable across the industry to sustain the Snapdragon Ride Platform’s long-term competitive success.