Happy Friday, everyone! If you couldn’t keep up with the news this week, no worries, the SDxCentral weekly news roundup is here. Focusing on the news bits surrounding software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), and more, we have you covered.
The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) added Extreme Networks’ Bithika Khargharia as the director of product and community management. Khargharia will continue with her role of principal architect of solutions and innovations at Extreme Networks as she works with the ONF.
vArmour announced the appointments of Dean Hickman-Smith as senior vice president of field operations, Demetrios Lazarikos as chief information security officer, and Zhiping Liu as head of threat security engineering.
Cumulus Networks entered into a couple of partnerships. The first is with Akanda to offer support for Lightweight Network Virtualization (LNV), resulting in a complete networking stack for bare metal switches and enhanced VXLAN performance for multi-tenant clouds. Secondly, Cumulus partnered with PLUMgrid to give enterprises and operators the ability to deploy a unified overlay and underlay architecture for OpenStack clouds.
Ixia expanded its Channel Xcelerate Partner Program.
Microsoft Azure Marketplace will now offer StackStorm software as a certified product. Stackstorm also announced it will provide users with the ability to wire operations automation into Windows Server and Microsoft Azure services, like Azure Virtual Machines and Azure Blob storage.
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Security vendor Cloudstrike disclosed a vulnerability that could affect many virtualization platfoms based on the KVM or Xen hypervisors. It’s called the Virtualized Environment Neglected Operations Manipulation (Venom), with “neglected” reflecting the fact that the vulnerable code is in an outdated floppy-disk routine. While the media was quick to compare Venom to Heartbleed, the OpenSSL vulnerability, Venom is arguably not as serious. Some experts say it’s harder to exploit that Heartbleed. Moreover, Venom is not present in Amazon Web Services and does not affect VMware or Microsoft hypervisors.
Here’s what else SDxCentral covered lately:
- Arista Deposes Andy Bechtolsheim (as CFO)
- Arista Networks Casts Doubt on Cisco’s APIC Claims
- How Facebook Transformed Its Networking Team
- Cisco CEO John Chambers Gets Cocky on His Final Earnings Call
- With VSAP, Nuage Can Read Any SDN Underlay
- Cisco Still Loves ASICs, as EZchip Discovers the Hard Way
- VMware Says Customers Are Betting Big on NSX
- Vapor IO Takes Data Center Disaggregation a Step Further
- Comcast Joins OpenDaylight as First User Member
- Big Switch’s Big Cloud Fabric Now Integrates with VMware NSX
- Big NFV Deployments May Come Sooner Than Expected
- Return of the End User: ONUG to Reveal Test Results
- Broadcom’s Tomahawk Chips Land on Pica8 Switches
- The Rise of SDx: Software Defines Cloud Infrastructure