Happy Friday, everyone! Miss the news? Don’t worry, the SDxCentral weekly news roundup is here to deliver the news surrounding software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), and more. Get ready, ‘cuz it’s coming atcha:
Cisco was accused of skirting sanctions against Russia by putting information under fake customer names, Buzzfeed reported. More specifically, one case points to the Russian Federal Security Service, the modern-day KGB, as the recipient of sophisticated internet switches. Cisco denies the claims and says it did not violate any sanctions.
Cisco CEO John Chambers might be looking to leave the company with a little more than nostalgia when he exits this summer, and according to reports, Nutanix might be the perfect parting gift. Network World reports Cisco is close to making a purchase of the hyperconverged startup.
SADDLE UP, PARD’NER
Puppet Labs and Huawei are joining forces to integrate Puppet support on Huawei networking devices. The announcement makes Puppet the only configuration management option for Huawei networking devices. Huawei will pre-install Puppet Enterprise agents on CloudEngine switches first, and then will all Puppet modules to be developed on the NetDev standard.
Mirantis launched Mirantis Unlocked, a partner program for its OpenStack distribution. The press release lists 15 initial members including Metaswitch, which is making its Project Calico interoperable with Mirantis OpenStack.
Fujitsu picked Apigee to support its internal IT transformation. Apigee will deliver the API platform necessary to manage Fujitsu’s goal of moving its IT infrastructure from 640 systems to 13,000 servers into the cloud during the next five years.
PLUMgrid began offering its Open Networking Suite (ONS) integrated with Rackspace private cloud. PLUMgrid also announced customers can install ONS using Compass, open source deployment-automation software from Huawei.
Kemp Technologies released a new series of application delivery controllers (ADCs) that allow easier scaling for growing application and security performance. The 8000 family scales to 30 Gb/s of application throughput.
SHOW ME THE MONEY
Coho Data raised $30 million in Series C funding. The webscale flash storage company has raised $67 million total.
BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO
Computer Sciences Corporation announced it will be splitting up into two public companies, divorcing its government business from its commercial information technology division. Back in 2013, CSC acquired ServiceMesh, so we’ll see where it winds up when the separation is complete in October-ish.
Here’s what else SDxCentral covered lately:
- 3 Steps in Extreme Networks’ Extreme Makeover
- Why Security Startup Skyport Systems is Hot
- HP’s Q2: Networking & Software Disappoint Again
- ETRI Picks UBIqube’s MSActivator for NFV MANO
- IBM Goes Full OpenStack for Cloud Services
- Avi Networks, Layer 4-7 Startup, Lands Time Warner Cable
- Alcatel-Lucent Launches the Network Services Platform for Carrier SDN
- OpenStack Magnum Targets Containers-as-a-Service
- OpenStack Launches App Catalog for Free Developer Tools
- Skyport Systems Launch Shocker: It’s the Hardware, Stupid
- Google Cloud Lowers Prices Again, Raising the Stakes Versus AWS
- OpenStack Validation Testing Begins, First Results Revealed
- Cumulus: Watch Out, Cisco, White Box Is Coming
- SDxI: Next-Generation IT Infrastructure for an SDx World