… The TM Forum released a suite of 20 best practices and proposed standards for management of NFV and digital services. The announcement comes after several leading organizations joined together within the Zero-Touch Orchestration, Operations and Management (ZOOM) project.
… HP updated its NFV Director to fully support HP Helion OpenStack. It also announced some virtualized network functions (VNFs) for NFV: An API manager, a WebRTC gateway controller, and a suite of VNFs for the mobile packet core.
… Netronome said it will work with Microsoft to improve host-based SDN performance, efficiency, and scale while enhancing lifecycle management of multicloud systems made up of virtual networks, VMs, and VNFs.
… The Indiana Center for Networks Translational Research and Education (InCNTRE) SDN Lab will open itself up to those outside of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). The organization had announced last month that it would provide conformance testing to non-ONF members.
… Pica8 added another investor, Mitsui & Co. Global Investment, to the Series B funding round that was announced in October.
… Qwilt, a company specializing in caching and acceleration of service-provider video, announced an NFV-based Mobile Video Fabric. It can be deployed in a centralized or distributed fashion in the mobile packet core.
… Chip vendor Vitesse revealed an open API for its CEServices software. The API works as an important part of enabling open source SDN Controllers to program necessary functions in an automated, programmatic model.
Here’s what else SDxCentral covered this week:
- Dumbing Down Docker
- Certes Networks Names Five Vendors for Virtual Encryptor
- Cisco Wants to Own Analytics for the Internet of Everything
- Arista CEO Slams Cisco in Patent Suit Feud
- Carrier War for Virtualization Talent Heats Up
- Cisco, Ciena, & Brocade Join AT&T’s Domain 2.0
- Avi Networks Emerges With a Virtual ADC and a $33M War Chest
- ThousandEyes Raises $20M, Frees Its Software
- ConteXtream Goes Open Source With Switch to OpenDaylight
- Q&A: Palo Alto Networks’ Nir Zuk Says Using Cisco Could Soon Get You Fired
- Mesosphere Raises $36M to Liquefy the Data Center