Happy Friday, everyone! Miss this week’s headlines? Don’t worry, the SDxCentral weekly news roundup is here to inform you on all the happenings surrounding software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), and more. Get ready, ‘cuz it’s coming atcha:
Prior to next week’s VMworld, the titular company announced some executive changes. VMware CTO Ben Fathi resigned after three and a half years, with Ray O’Farrell stepping in as both CTO and chief development officer.
Separately, VMware might be cutting back development on vCloud Air, its hybrid cloud offering, according to CRN. You’ll recall that VMware parent company EMC is acquiring a vCloud Air competitor, Virtustream, for $1.2 billion, a deal announced in May.
Ciena brought more features and devices to its 5430 Packet-Optical Platform this week, by adding up to 15 Tb/s of capacity, as well as five times more port density. In addition to the new capabilities, the 5430 will also be used by SK Telecom to upgrade service for its wireless infrastructure.
- Mirantis CEO Says OpenStack Is Getting Real
- Why Docker and Google Kubernetes Are Like PaaS Done Right
- AirVM Raises $8M for VMware Cloud Management
- Velostrata’s Cloud Play Splits Compute and Storage
- ECI Telecom Lights Up SDN in Sweden
- EMC Seriously Considering a Downstream Merger With VMware
- Skyport Reaches Liftoff With Its Secure Server
- Talari Networks Broadens Reach of SD-WAN Options
- Dell’s DSS Unit Bets on the Not-Quite-Hyperscale Data Center
- Intel and Mirantis Have a $100M Plan for OpenStack