… It’s breakup season in tech, apparently. This week, after HP announced plans to split in two, Symantec said it would divide into security and storage halves. Some people have long thought Cisco should do likewise.
… Juniper Networks pre-announced that its third-quarter earnings would be lower than expected — in the range of $1.11 billion to $1.12 billion. Officials say the drop could be the result of lower demand from service providers. Juniper’s earnings will be released on Oct. 23.
… Also pre-announcing disappointing financial results for its third-quarter was Riverbed Technology, estimating revenues of $276 million to $277 million, less than the projected $285 million to $291 million.
… Big Switch Networks became the first networking vendor to receive the OpenStack Foundation‘s OpenStack Compatible mark. The recognition is given to vendors that interoperate with recent releases of OpenStack software stack and can prove compatibility.
… Medallia, which provides SaaS-based customer experience management, has chosen Dell’s Open Networking — Dell servers plus Cumulus Networks‘ Linux OS — to provide faster networking speeds and enhance customer experience.
… NTT Communications will offer immediate on-demand management of cloud-connected Internet and VPN circuits through the customer portal of its Enterprise Cloud service. It will also provide cloud-based settings for server and network segments in virtual servers.
… Netronome has added Sujal Das as the senior vice president and general manager of strategy for the Data Center Business Unit. Das arrives from Broadcom, where his work included marketing for the company’s SDN efforts.
… Brocade’s switch/router networking products are now being used by Advent One as its foundation of its latest managed cloud services enterprise offering. Brocade also announced the UAE Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has selected its switches to update the data center networking infrastructure in its Sharjah Court, the largest MoJ building in the UAE. Brocade’s switches will also be used to modernize the court’s disaster recovery site, which supports 13 other branches across the region.
Here’s what else SDNCentral covered this week:
- Nutanix’s Hyper-Converged Platform Joins the All-Flash Crowd
- Cisco Rumored to Be Halting Investment in VCE (Note: Cisco has denied this.)
- HP Confirms Plan to Split Into Two Public Companies
- Pica8 Starts Giving Away Software
- With the Docker Enterprise Hub, Docker Tries Extending Its Reach
- OVH To Deploy Nuage Networks VSP
- Featured Q&A with NEC’s Samrat Ganguly: How to Take SDN Service Chaining to the Next Level
- Cyan’s Multivendor SDN Now Includes Cisco & Juniper
- Corsa Claims Web Scale With Its SDN Data Plane
- SDNCentral to Host Live Webcast of SDN and OpenFlow World Congress Workshop
- ONUG Announces All-Star Panel for Discussion on Operationalizing Open Networking