ADTRAN buys Adva to strengthen its overall fiber networking proposition through the integration of Adva’s optical networking assets, obliging fiber and optical rivals to respond to the new deal. Futurum’s Ron Westfall explores why the ADTRAN acquisition of Adva enables ADTRAN to address a wider range of optical networking opportunities, puts fiber access rivals such as DZS and Calix on the defensive, and foments a more formidable competitor in the optical transport market segment.
Mavenir buys Telestax to bolster Mavenir Engage, Mavenir’s omnichannel messaging monetization and customer engagement offering through Telestax CPaaS capabilities. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why the Telestax acquisition bolsters Mavenir’s portfolio in the 5G and API enablement realms as well as enable Mavenir to swiftly attain differentiation in the heavily crowded CPaaS market segment through 5G/mobile portfolio differentiators.
Google Cloud introduced three new BeyondCorp Enterprise features designed to fortify customer zero-trust capabilities including providing their users with simple and secure access to key applications. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why the new features align with meeting growing ecosystem demand for zero-trust, can help drive SASE adoption, and strengthens Google Cloud’s competitive hand against rivals such as HPE GreenLake and Azure as well as especially AWS.
AWS announced the availability of new general-purpose Amazon EC2 M6i instances that offer up to 15% improvement in price/performance in comparison to fifth-generation instances. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why expanding the sixth-generation offerings to include x86 instances strengthens the overall Gravitron2 processor proposition, bolsters AWS’ supply chain stability, and advances Amazon’s overall sustainability & ESG goals as well as boost the competitive edge AWS has over Azure and Google Cloud in the custom silicon realm.
Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare expanded its health data services to enable the exchange of multiple data types in the FHIR format, branding the new capability Azure Healthcare APIs. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why Azure Healthcare APIs meets growing demand across the healthcare and life sciences fields for unified data that generates a consummate patient record with real-time data, collected and persisted in a consistent way according to common health data standards across multiple types of health data. Moreover, the new offering enables Microsoft to preserve its time to market advantages over key rivals AWS and Google Cloud in delivering FHIR support capabilities and Healthcare API innovations.
HPE President and CEO Antonio Neri unveiled new HPE GreenLake organizational and leadership changes all targeted at making further inroads into the hybrid cloud space. Futurum’s Ron Westfall explores why the new HPE GreenLake changes, such as the formation of the HPE GreenLake Platform Development team, the HPE GreenLake Cloud Service Services group, SRE and Cloud Services Operations teams, all strengthen HPE’s hand in competing against hyperscalers AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud as well as enterprise-savvy cloud players IBM/RedHat, VMware, and Oracle.
The recent Fiber Connect 2021 event showcased the latest fiber technology innovations and breakthroughs that make fiber the best-suited technology to advance broadband services that fulfill society-wide and economic objectives. Futurum’s Ron Westfall explores how major ecosystem players Clearfield, ADTRAN, Radisys, Calix, DZS< and Nokia show why their portfolio’s bolster the fiber business case across the full-spectrum of broadband deployment scenarios, including full-fiber MDU, broadband intelligence, 5G/WiFI, and Combo PON applications, that confirms fiber is the best solution to meet current and emerging broadband demands.
Oracle introduces MySQL HeatWave immediately providing the extensive automation, unparalleled performance, scalability, lower costs, and blended OLTP/OLAP workload optimization advantages that completely snow under any Snowflake database service offering. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why MySQL HeatWave compares so favorably against Snowflake across key performance and price/performance metrics that gives Oracle a virtually insurmountable competitive edge.
Marvell buys Innovium for $1.1 billion swiftly adding Innovium’s cloud-scale date center semiconductor assets to augment its overall Ethernet switch semiconductor portfolio. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why the Marvell’s acquisition of Innovium strengthens Marvell’s competitive hand in the Ethernet switching chip market segment and channel presence in meeting burgeoning hyperscaler demand for high-speed cloud scale networking capabilities.
Rakuten acquires Altiostar for $1 billion in a bid to accelerate global deployment and adoption of cloud native open and interoperable mobile infrastructure, especially open, virtual RAN technology. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why the Rakuten’s acquisition of Altiostar provides a massive boost to the Open RAN cause, alters the competitive mix across the entire 5G landscape, and provides a template for CSPs serious about fulfilling their Open 5G mission.