Happy Friday, everyone! Miss the news? Don’t worry, the SDxCentral weekly news roundup is here to deliver the news bits surrounding software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), and more. Get ready, ‘cuz it’s coming atcha:
Steel ORCA announced that Zadara’s Virtual Private Storage Array platform would be offered through its storage-as-a-service portfolio. You might recall Steel ORCA also announced it’s using Avaya gear to create a next-generation software-defined data center (SDDC).
Telco Systems got a big customer win by providing its cybersecurity service to a government defense ministry, worth initially at $3.7 million with an increase valuation of $10 million by 2017, and $20 million over the next five years.
vArmour and Nutanix entered into a partnership, aiming to bring security to private clouds. The collaboration boasts application-level protection provided by vArmour, and a hardened Nutanix cluster environment.
The OpenStack Foundation is backtracking on its latest moniker choice for its next release. “Meiji” had been selected for the post-Liberty release, but due to “historical challenges” associated with the name, three new options are being considered: Mitaka, Musashi, and Meguro. (In case you’re wondering, Emperor Meiji was credited with bringing an era of modernization to Japan during the late 19th and early 20th century.)
The cloud pricing war continues! While cloud companies have spent years undercutting the competition, apparently a shift is among the status quo. Microsoft will now be upping prices for its cloud computing infrastructure, and IBM, not to be outdone, is making some revisions to its pricing model as well. The real question: When will Google and Amazon do the same, and who will be the crowned cloud pricing victor?
Northbound Networks says it has the world’s smallest OpenFlow-enabled switch. The Australian company said its Zodiac FX switch clocks in at 10x8cm. A Kickstarter campaign has been started by founder Paul Zanna to complete the chip’s design.
Here’s what else SDxCentral covered lately:
- Chef Cooks Up a New Identity For the Public Cloud
- Cloud Provider DigitalOcean Lands an $83M Series B
- Mirantis Enters OpenStack Hardware Game With New Appliance
- Broadcom’s New Reality: Cuts, Competition, & Avago
- Key Attributes of a Software-Defined Infrastructure
- Cisco Deepens French Connection With 6WIND Investment
- ‘Digital Utility’ Startup Picks Avaya Fabric Connect