Enterprises are buying into 802.11ac WLAN hardware, according to new research from IDC. Indeed, the research house said the adoption rate for 802.11ac is "noticeably faster" than what was seen with the upgrade from 802.11a/b/g to 802.11n several years ago.
Citrix is showcasing new technology aimed at letting users securely access SaaS apps when outside of the office.
In a report released today, Gartner said it believes that by 2020, 75 percent of application purchases by businesses will be related to building apps, rather than buying them. The report covered a very wide range of trends around enterprise software and services, including predictions around the shift to cloud services.
The Muppets are finally returning to prime-time television, and it looks like Jim Henson's Creature Shop is at the same time boosting its performance. The animatronics and visual effects division of The Jim Henson Company turned to Brocade to speed up production.
HP has updated the software that runs all of its HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage products to boost the performance of its storage area networking – SAN – and other storage products.
Another bit of news prior to next week's VMworld comes from Extreme Networks, which completed a project to make its Summit x670-G2 and x770 series of switch interoperable with VMware's NSX virtualization platform.
Brocade is getting deeper into the storage area networking – or SAN – and application performance monitoring spaces with the release of the Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform.
Cloud-based software-defined wide area networking shares many of the same benefits as other SD-WAN products, but according to Mike Wood, vice president of marketing at VeloCloud, centralizing management of the WAN in the cloud also provides additional benefits to enterprises.
Slack is hoping to make it easier for users to pull information into Slack with a new "Add to Slack" button.
VMware today launched VMware Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro. Fusion 8 boasts over 50 new feautres, while Fusion 8 Pro has over 60.