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The largest transaction in the year was Digital Realty’s $7.6 billion acquisition of DuPont Fabros, but there were four other deals that were valued at $1 billion or more.
How SendGrid updated its platform to become cloud-native on Amazon Web Services in an effort to pass along savings and efficiencies to its customers.
As the internet gets increasingly more fragile, automation--as it is in most other IT categories--becomes a big factor in making it run more efficiently. Cisco Systems will be deploying its new intent-based networking (IBN) approach.
NEWS ANALYSIS: While you were watching the drama in Washington, the real site blocking was actually going on much farther west as Amazon, Apple and Google squabbled.
NEWS ANALYSIS: The much-hyped network neutrality vote, though briefly delayed by a security threat, went much like the previous one, with a party line vote and little substantive debate on the issue.
In September, Microsoft announced Teams would eventually replace the Skype for Business client. The Transition Began on Dec. 13.
New capabilities and products announced by Juniper at its NXTWORK event aim to make security simpler to deploy and automate.
Key conclusion: Businesses need to address consumer trust issues with better security to increase confidence and accelerate IoT adoption.
A new threat may emerge in 2018: The disruption of things. As the IoT offers access to both disruptive possibilities and massive amounts of critical data, we will see attacks in this area, and may also see the integration of a new man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack.
IoT Central allows users to point and click their way to create the software that enables enterprise-grade IoT deployments.
Industry analysts project that the enterprise collaboration market will balloon from $7 billion in 2015 to $49.51 billion by 2021. This is to say nothing of the unknown but substantial value of the shadow IT in the space.
Company says data was collected as part of a heartbeat function to maintain connectivity but never actually used.