Zeus Kerravala

Zeus Kerravala is a principal analyst at ZK Research, a division of Kerravala Consulting.

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Avaya shares fall on disappointing earnings and guidance but cloud shift advances

Business communications service provider Avaya Inc. today reported disappointing second-quarter earnings and provided weak guidance for the third quarter, but there’s evidence that its shift to the cloud is gaining momentum. Revenue fell 2% from a year ago, to $716 million, missing a consensus estimate by $21.6 million. Profit before certain costs was $51 million, ...
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Cisco rethinks office space design to optimize for hybrid work

There should be no doubt that hybrid work is here to stay. We are more than two years since the work-from-home period of the pandemic began and businesses have been all over the map with respect to what the return to work looks like. Earlier this year, I was part of UC Today’s UC Summit ...
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Cisco: Complexity and number of cyberattacks jumped in 2021

The past two years have brought a significant amount of societal change, including the way we work. This shift in lifestyle to one that is largely digital also brought about a surge in cyberattacks, which rose in both frequency and complexity last year, with several threats causing concern among industry experts into 2022. The cyberattacks ...
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Arista integrates network detection and response into the network

Arista Networks Inc. announced today that it’s embedding network detection and response or NDR capabilities into its network switches. With an upgrade to EOS, Arista’s operating system, the 720XP series of switches will have NDR baked into it. The NDR capabilities, which Arista gained through its recent Awake Security acquisition, will give organizations greater visibility, automated ...

F5 launches distributed cloud services platform

F5 Inc., a leader in application delivery controllers, today announced its new software-as-a-service Distributed Cloud Services platform. The new solution is the coming together of several acquisitions, including Volterra and Shape Security. Network functions include cloud load balancing, multicloud networking, cloud-native edge computing services and a Kubernetes gateway. Security services comprise F5’s new Distributed Cloud ...
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Security study finds a few best practices can have a big impact on threat protection

Cisco Systems Inc. just released one of its largest-ever cybersecurity studies, providing a detailed view into the top five security practices proven to be most effective for organizations. Cisco claims that those adopting the top practices can propel their security programs ahead of 79% of other organizations. “Security Outcomes Study Volume 2” not only explores key ...
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How a true zero-trust architecture could have minimized the impact of Log4j – and still can

Just a few days ago, a zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228) was discovered in the well-known Apache Log4j logging library that allowed attackers full remote code execution. The Apache Software Foundation released a patch and mitigation details allowing information technology administrators to update their software quickly. Because Apache Struts is used so widely used in the enterprise, this flaw ...
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AWS’ Adam Selipsky and United Airlines’ Linda Jojo on the importance of ‘pathfinding’

Amazon Web Services Inc.’s re:Invent conference this week was the coming-out party for new CEO Adam Selipsky as he takes the reins that were once held by now Amazon.com Inc. CEO Andy Jassy, and I found his keynote to be much different from Jassy’s. Not better per se, but it had a notable shift away from ...
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The top five product announcements from Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference

Nvidia Corp.’s GPU Technology Conference, being held this week in digital format, has evolved over the years from a hard-core tech event for pure propellerheads to more of an industry event where the latest and greatest innovations in accelerated computing are highlighted. This includes a wide range of use cases, including ray tracing, autonomous vehicles, ...
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The future of work is hybrid or bust

When it comes to working, much has happened over the course of the pandemic. Employees have demonstrated their ability to work from anywhere and embraced the opportunity to cut out long commutes and add more personal time to their day. Many are not ready to give these benefits up, at least not entirely. But there is ...