Our summary of the network- and data-center-related news from VMware's partners at VMworld 2014 in San Francisco.
Nutanix has received $140M in series E funding at a valuation of more than $2B. The news comes days after VMware launched its salvo into the converged infrastructure space with its EVO line of products.
EVO:RAIL got a lot of attention at VMworld because it's shipping in Q3, but EVO:RACK shouldn't be far behind. EVO:RACK certainly is bigger and more complex, but Open Compute Project certification might also be a factor.
VMworld is the time for all sorts of VMware partnerships to get announced, of course. Two early entries that stand out are Dell and F5's separate efforts to enhance NSX.
On the heels of a good quarter and flush with cash, HP may be looking for acquisitions, big or small, in areas including SDN and DevOps.
Docker containers, OpenStack applications, open hardware, and the Open Compute Project — VMware loves it all, CEO Pat Gelsinger says as VMworld kicks off in San Francisco.
The emphasis around VMware's NSX will be less on SDN and more on security, as the company kicks off VMworld by talking about some practical use cases for the network virtualization platform.
Not convinced? VMware and Docker will do their best to change your mind, as five VMworld sessions target the 'myth' that containers and virtual machines don't mix.
The HP NFV effort might have just taken a hit, as SVP Bethany Mayer has been hired away as Ixia's new president and CEO.
This week's roundup features VMworld warm-up news, a Cumulus milestone, Brocade's venture into Oceania, and a familiar Cisco name joining Riverbed.
HP switch revenues climbed — at a time when Cisco's fell — while NFV participation grew to 15 proofs of concept during the company's Q3.
The security startup has secured two funding rounds in less than a year to develop products for security east-west traffic in enterprise and service provider networks.
Now Martin Casado is really the face of networking at VMware. He'll be the senior vice president of the Networking and Security business unit as Steve Mullaney departs. Meanwhile, Bill Fathers gets a promotion at the Hybrid Cloud Services unit.
Turns out x86 chips are getting pretty good at packet processing. Brocade and Telefónica say they got 80G out of the Brocade 5600 virtual router, the latest descendent of Vyatta.
Ericsson and Ciena teamed up in February to provide Layer 0-3 networking and SDN. Now they've announced the first joint customer under that partnership: Australia's Telstra.