Here’s what’s been shaking in the SDxCentral universe this week:
Nokia began the final stages of the Alcatel-Lucent acquisition. The public exchange of stock shares began this week, giving Nokia ownership of 80 percent of Alcatel-Lucent. Nokia issued nearly 1.5 billion new shares in the process. Nokia also reaffirmed the makeup of its board and executive team. The deal is expected to be completed on Jan. 14.
Security vendor FireEye could be acquisition bait due to the November slump in its share price, Summit Research analyst Srini Nandury theorized. Cisco, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel, and Symantec are possible buyers.
The Open Networking User Group (ONUG) announced nine working groups that will be active in 2016. Four are in an area ONUG is calling services lifecycle management, which sounds analogous to the MEF’s lifecycle service orchestration (LSO) concept.
Enea acquired Centered Logic, a vendor in the network management and service orchestration market. Centered Logic enables development of network management for both physical and software-defined networks (SDNs).
Business support systems (BSS) vendor Openet announced that its Openet VNF Lifecycle Manager software will be made available free of charge from March 2016. This initiative will enable the adoption of vendor-interchangeable and interoperable virtual network functions (VNFs).
Google paid $380 million for the November acquisition of Bebop, according to an SEC filing. Bebop’s founders include Diane Greene, who was a founder and a CEO of VMware; she’s now in charge of Google Cloud Platform.
SAP launched a cloud hosting service. It’s an interesting move, because Oracle executives have been ragging on SAP, claiming they no longer encounter their historical rival in this new age of cloud services.
Here’s what else SDxCentral has covered lately:
- 5 Cloud Un-Predictions for 2016
- PCCW Constructs a Global Cloud on OpenStack
- EMC Fully Absorbs VCE, Naming Chad Sakac as President
- Verizon Might Sell Its Data Centers After All
- AT&T Wants 50% of Its Software to Be Open Source
- Microsoft Enters the Mobile Data Business
- BT Sees 1,000% Increase in Security Threats
- EMC Layoffs Will Preface the Dell Acquisition