Happy Friday! Before you ride into the sunset for the weekend, check out these final bits of news related to software defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), and other corners of the SDxCentral universe:
Telefónica worked with Huawei to migrate real commercial user traffic over an SDN IP+Optical trial network in Peru. Telefónica also verified the commercial ability of Huawei’s SDN solution in WAN/Backbone domains.
Xilinx Technology Ventures, the investment arm of Xilinx, created a data center ecosystem investment program, which will focus primarily on technologies that expand Xilinx‘s data center products. It made its first investment in TeraDeep, a company specializing in machine learning.
Ericsson created a platform for licensing Internet of Things (IoT) technology. The platform would be operated by an independent company and would provide revenue sharing among the vendors that participate in it.
Mirantis hired four executives, including COO Jim Dvorkin (who serves on Mirantis‘ board) and CFO Rik Thorbecke (a former PricewaterhouseCoopers partner). The OpenStack company claims it quadrupled its subscription business in 2015 and ended the year with 127 enterprise customers in production.
LinkedIn disclosed that it’s built its own switches. The company also divulged details of Project Falco, an effort to decouple network hardware from software.
Here’s what else SDxCentral has covered lately:
- Rackspace Needs More Than OpenStack Neutron
- CoreOS Aims rkt 1.0 at Improving Container Security
- BT Taps Its Own Cisco Routers for SD-WAN
- Patent Ruling Will Distract Arista, Even Without a Ban
- Ericsson De-Centralizes the RAN
- Cisco Buys IoT Startup for $1.4B
- Huawei Begins Methodically Tapping Open Source Groups
- Top Operational Challenges of Network Virtualization
- Judge Rules Arista Violates 3 Cisco Patents
- Midokura Monitors the Virtual Side of the OpenStack Cloud
- Public Cloud Is a ‘Natural’ for Us, Says Google CEO
- EMC Partners With Versa for VNF Managed Services
- What to Learn From the Big Security Breaches
- Using Software to Improve Indoor Cell Coverage
- SDxCentral’s Top 10 Articles — January 2016