… VCE introduced a large addition to its converged infrastructure portfolio with three new advancements: VCE Vscale Architecture, VCE VxBlock Systems (which include the factory-installed NSX option previously announced), and VCE Vision Intelligent Operations 3.0. The new pieces are aimed to address speed and simplicity for the hybrid cloud.
…Websense is reportedly up for sale at a $1 billion valuation. Vista Equity Partners acquired the company, which makes security policy and traffic inspection software, for $890 million in 2013. Now Vista has hired Citigroup to find a buyer, according to Bloomberg.
… Netsocket is no more. The company’s assets were bought this week by equipment vendor iPhotonix, which specializes in fiber-to-the-home technologies. Netsocket’s assets will become part of iPhotonix’s NFV play.
… Calient and Phoenix Datacom unveiled a collaboration to bring Calient’s S-Series Optical Circuit Switch family to the U.K. market. Separately, Calient announced the S160, a smaller-port-count version of its Optical Circuit Switching System (160 x 160 ports, as opposed to 320 x 320 in the current product) intended for the data center and service provider applications.
… Accton Technology will contribute industry’s first open design of a 100-Gb/s Ethernet switch to the Open Compute Project (OCP). Accton subsidiary Edge-Core Networks will market two new data center switch designs — the 100 Gb/s and another 40 Gb/s switch poised for current open infrastructures — as part of an open network switch product line.
… Telco Systems unveiled the Open Edge Alliance, its effort to create an environment made up of best-of-breed SDN and distributed NFV products for the network edge. Members will enjoy minimal investment and have the ability to develop applications that become fully certified components of carrier-grade network-edge products.
… Intel and Facebook worked together for over 18 months on Yosemite, which uses Mono Lake as its server (it’s based on the new Intel Xeon processor D-1500 product family, the company’s first Xeon-based SoC). The Xeon D product family is the first Xeon line built on 14nm process technology and the third generation of Intel 64-bit SoCs for microservers, storage, network, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
… Facebook also altered its Multifeed technology so it now uses two types of servers — leaf and aggregation — instead of using one server for both tasks.
… NetBRIC joined the Open Compute Project as the first contributor from China. NetBRIC looks to redefine the FLASH storage architecture of the big data, cloud computing era.
… SimpliVity raised $175 million in series D funding at a valuation of more than $1 billion. “Almost there” is what I imagine competitor Nutanix would say, as its valuation late last summer stood at $2 billion.
… Gigabyte announced the commercial availability of its MP30 server platform, powered by AppliedMicro‘s X-Gene Server. The MP30 platform will provide users with higher performance-per-watt capability, the companies say.
Here’s what else SDxCentral covered lately:
- Canonical Lived the Open Source Dream at MWC
- With Domain 2.0 Backing, Affirmed Networks Rides the NFV Wave
- NFV Orchestration Wars: Cyan Lands CenturyLink
- Juniper Bursts Forth With New Routers, Switches, & Security
- Networking Opens Up at Open Compute Summit
- NFV Insider’s Series, Part X: No Momentum Loss In NFV
- Ericsson Just Laid Off 2,200 Employees
- HP Cloudline Gives Open Compute an Off-the-Shelf Option
- England’s Bristol is Building the First Software-Defined City
- Broadcom’s OpenNSL Invites Open Source Development
- Cloud RAN & 5G Will Bring SDN/NFV to Mobile Networks
- In Mobile Backhaul, Coriant Pieces Together Its SDN Strategy