Here are the top stories SDxCentral wrangled this week related to SDN, NFV, cloud, and virtualization infrastructure:
What’s the Difference Between Open-O & OSM? — One embellishes ETSI NFV MANO, and one goes beyond MANO.
What It Takes to Bring SDN to the Department of Defense — With a sprawling network and processes that might predate the Internet (literally), the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is a corner case — and yet might offer some lessons to large enterprises grappling with SDN.
SDN Manages the Electric Grid, Too — A software defined network over the electric grid lets solar and wind generators easily connect.
Here are the week’s strays and stragglers we roped for you:
The Open Networking User Group (ONUG) launched four new initiatives: Open SD-WAN Exchange (OSE); Open Interoperable Control Plane (OICP); Open Traffic Management Format (OTMF); and Open Network State Format (ONSF).
John McAfee got a job.
Telefónica tested Huawei’s CloudEPC performance in Telefónica’s NFV Reference Lab in Madrid, Spain.
IBM is suing a former senior sales executive for $500,000 for disclosing corporate secrets related to its cloud computing business to his new employer Informatica, reports Fortune.
Vodafone, the TM Forum, and Huawei will publish the Open API Map to create a standardized overview of APIs for construction of a digital ecosystem.
Singapore-based Singtel launched a service in the Asia Pacific region, which allows enterprises to replace their physical router and firewall hardware with software-based network applications.
Viptela and Zenoss will enable joint customers to centrally monitor Viptela software defined wide area networks (SD-WANs) alongside the rest of their IT network within Zenoss’ IT monitoring platform.
In other Viptela news, Centina Systems’ SDN/NFV assurance platform has been integrated with Viptela’s SD-WAN technology.
Actility is combining its Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) technology with myDevices’ drag and drop IoT project-builder technology.
Megaport will deploy its SDN interconnection fabric in EdgeConnex’s Portland Edge Data Center, enabling enterprise customers to gain private, direct connections to Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Former Cisco CTO Charles Giancarlo joined the board of security startup Attivio Networks. Formerly affiliated with Silver Lake Partners, Giancarlo also sits on the boards of Arista and Accenture, among others.
Gigamon began trialing a feature that provides visibility into AWS EC2 instances.
Pluribus released version 2.4 of its Open Netvisor Linux (ONVL) operating system for Dell open networking switches.
Microsoft announced its Azure content delivery network (CDN) from Akamai offering its customers an additional CDN provider to choose from.
Glue Networks launched its Network Development Kit (NDK) for network engineers to onboard additional network features in their multivendor environments.
ZeroStack began a global partner program that allows partners to deliver an OpenStack “cloud-in-a-box” to their customers.
Twistlock unveiled a security suite for container-based applications and data.
Symantec plans to lay off 1,200, or roughly 10 percent of its staff. It’s part of a plan — announced April 28, along with CEO Michael A. Brown’s pending departure — to cut costs by $400 million during the next two years. The layoffs were announced during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call.
Here are the other stories SDxCentral covered this week:
- What’s the Difference Between Open-O & OSM?
- From PSKs to Blockchain: Ideas for Solving the IoT Security Dilemma
- Corsa Technology Uses SDN to Traffic-Slice the WAN
- Infoblox Stock Soars on Rumors of Going Private
- Weaveworks Raises $15M for Network Containers
- Why Intuit Loves the Public Cloud
- What It Takes to Bring SDN to the Department of Defense
- Silver Peak Counts 300 SD-WAN Customers
- HPE’s IoT Platform Supports oneM2M, LoRa, SigFox
- Nokia + Alcatel-Lucent Means Q1 Revenue Decline
- Rancher Labs Wrangles a $20M Series B
- A Couple of Squares Help Advance Docker Security
- IIX Reinvents Itself as Console
- SigFox vs. LTE-M: IoT’s Competing Connectivity Options
- CoreOS Raises $28M With Backing From Google & Intel
- NEC/NetCracker’s NFV Platform Dives Into DevOps