… There were rumblings a while back that Elliot Management wanted EMC to either sell itself or sell off its VMware shares, but this week, any speculation of an EMC acquisition was met with a big “nope.” Cisco, Dell, and HP each reportedly weighed in, making it clear none of them have plans or interest in picking up EMC. Thanks IDC analyst Brad Casemore for the scoop… and by that, we mean tweeting all three of these stories and making our research easy.
… Chris Young, the senior vice president in charge of Cisco’s security strategy, is leaving the company. A former VMware and RSA executive, Young joined Cisco in 2011 with the charter of making Cisco the industry’s top security player. He’s being replaced by Vice President David Goeckeler, a 14-year Cisco veteran.
… Guavus said its Reflex 2.0 platform is now a Certified Spark Distribution by Databricks, meaning it’s supported by Apache Spark. Reflex 2.0 will also now be able to use Spark’s capabilities, including interactive queries, streaming data, machine learning, and graph computation.
… ATCA chassis vendor Radisys introduced a new capability called FlowEngine. It integrates two features into a switch: flow classification, which can lower the DPI burden on the CPUs, and load balancing, which can be applied across virtual network functions (VNFs) in an NFV deployment. FlowEngine is available on the T-100 family of chassis, which were also announced this week.
… 365 Data Centers launched its new 365 Cloud Storage service, which it’s also calling storage-as-a-service (STaaS). It’s available across 17 U.S. markets. It will provide support both SAN for block-based storage and NAS for file sharing, and will be compatible with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. The price — as low as 5 cents per GB per month — doesn’t sound too bad either.
… Docker Inc. added 11 programming language stacks to its Docker Hub Official Repositories, including popular options like Go, Java, Ruby, and Python. Launched in 2014, the registry program provides developers and system administrators with a set of centrally located application components that help offer security and quality for mission critical operations.
… Red Hat and StackStorm will collaborate to provide their products as part of the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network. The partnership further illustrates Red Hat’s shift from Linux company to an aspiring OpenStack cloud giant. Red Hat’s ambitions have started the rumor mill circulating about Mirantis possibly looking to remove itself from Red Hat’s past funding help.
… Google kept busy after announcing its Google Cloud Platform for Statups earlier this month, adding more features to the platform. It also made CentOS 7 generally available on Google Compute Engine, adding an additional spotlight on Linux container support.
… Puppet opened PuppetConf 2014 with the unveiling of major updates to the company, including new Puppet Apps, new management and reporting capabilities, and changes to the Puppet language. CEO Luke Kanies also announced a next-generation Puppet server with increased performance and an higher scalability and easy integration.
Here is what else SDxCentral covered this week:
- Intel Security Controller Taps the New SDN Mindset
- Shellshock Reminds Us That Open Source Needs Helping Hands
- HP App Store Finally Set to Launch
- The Metro Ethernet Forum Tackles the NaaS Challenge
- Saisei FlowCommand Turns TCP/IP Into ‘No Flow Left Behind’
- Broadcom Counters Xpliant With Tomahawk, Targeting Hyperscale Data Centers
- Juniper Contrail Gets Deployed by tcp cloud
- Ericsson’s Cloud Plans Expand With Apcera Acquisition
- Brocade Adds an OpenDaylight Controller to Its SDN Front
- Pertino Adds Apps to Its SDN Strategy for Cloud Networks