John Chambers' speculated retirement from Cisco leads this week's news roundup ... also: VMware's NSX pricing, a PoC for distributed NFV, a demo of VXLAN at 40G, and Ciena's newest packet-optical play.
Huawei's Justin Dustzadeh, speaking at a Linley Group event on carrier networks, says service providers want SDN to open up a best-of-breed approach as opposed to, oh, I don't know, something like Cisco ONE.
Orchestration, control, connectivity — it's all going to blend into one big services layer, Brocade thinks. The future it envisions involves a pool of SDN and NFV elements that applications could gather at will.
Network virtualization will top the SDN news out of HP Discover. That might not be earth-shattering, but HP officials say the point is that their SDN story has stayed consistent as the company has brought more pieces to market.
To the outside world, Prodip Sen's departure as ETSI NFV chair seems abrupt, but a source close to ETSI insists it's a calculated effort that began in April and will help set up NFV for its next phase in 2015 and beyond.
In this week's SDN/NFV news roundup: Telefónica wants NFV 'instantly,' OpenDaylight gets bigger, Cisco gains even more bragging rights, and Ericsson makes a move on the server market.
Good morning, Arista: You're now a $3 billion company on paper. The long-awaited IPO didn't disappoint, pricing above its initial range and trading even higher than that, at least during its first hour.
Cisco had a lot to say about ACI at the recent Cisco Live, but it also had a lot to say about VMware's NSX, and VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger is taking that as a compliment. He claims NSX, shipping since October, is on a roll.
Bethany Mayer discusses HP's new NFV obsession, how the company is already making money on NFV, and why OpenDaylight is suddenly a bigger priority.
HP's NFV division, announced in February, adds a big name: Prodip Sen, the former Verizon executive and soon-to-be ex-chair of the ETSI NFV specifcations group.
Everyone seems to be producing an ARM 64-bit chip these days, and Cavium, which announced its ARM plans in 2012, is no exception. But Cavium claims its advantage is in optimizing its ThunderX chips for specific data-center tasks.
Carriers are sharpening their perspectives on NFV, and it shows in AlcaLu's CloudBand traction. Live-traffic trials are approaching, and the partner ecosystem is blossoming.
Cisco's ACI has relegated a lot of other acronyms to the dustbin of "Whatever happened to ...?" Here's what happened to nLight, the converged packet/optical control plane that sounded a lot like SDN.
Analysts say router and switch growth has slowed or even stopped, and they don't think it's an anomaly. SDN is causing some buyers to hesitate, and the white-box movement is making itself heard as well.
This week's news roundup includes the Palo Alto-Juniper settlement; PoC trials in NFV and storage; Ericsson's plans for new Silicon Valley digs; and ARM's data-center advance.