… Avaya claimed growth of 100 percent year-over-year in implementations of its Fabric Connect. The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics remains Avaya’s most famous named customer; this week it also added the city of Redondo Beach, Calif.; IIX; the York Region School District; and Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL).
… Cisco and Red Hat announced an extended working relationship that has the two offering integrated infrastructure for OpenStack-based cloud deployments. Both also said they will continue to work together on Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Intercloud.
… Overture added four new members to Harmony, its partnership initiative for nurturing NFV in carriers’ metro networks. The four new partners are Red Hat, Certes Networks, Infovista, and Kapsch CarrierCom.
… F5 Networks introduced new Software Defined Application Services (SDAS) for its physical and virtual BIG-IP products. Among the additions are Virtual Clustered Multiprocessing (vCMP), for multitenant isolation, and a module for F5’s WebSafe security product.
… Cumulus Networks struck a deal to put its Linux operating system onto switches from Edge-Core, a subsidiary of Accton. Cumulus already has a deal with Dell, which recently added VMware’s NSX to that mix.
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