Margaret Chiosi Retires From AT&T — She can take a lot of credit for helping a big telco embrace SDN and NFV.
AT&T’s De la Vega: New SDN Service Will Launch in 63 Countries — The company will launch a global service using SDN that will hit 63 countries on the same day.
Should Brocade Go Private? — Other high-profile companies have gone private when trying to pivot their business to newer technologies.
Here are the week’s strays and stragglers we roped for you:
Brocade also formed a joint venture in China called Guizhou Huiling Technology Co., Ltd. (GHTC). It’s 49 percent owned by Brocade and 51 percent by Guiyang High-Tech Industrial Investment Group Co., Ltd (HTII). The joint venture gives Brocade a vehicle for selling into China’s state-owned entities.
Juniper Networks joined the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), an engineering-focused initiative led by Facebook, SK Telecom, and Deutsche Telekom that encourages the adoption of an open approach to global networks.
ETSI’s Open Source MANO (OSM) initiative announced the availability of its Release 0 code package, a month ahead of schedule. OSM Release 0 integrates the seed code supplied by Telefonica, RIFT.io, Canonical, and others, into a documented package of running code.
Microsoft and Facebook announced plans to build a trans-Atlantic network cable from Bilbao, Spain, to Virginia Beach, Virginia. Named Marea, the 6,600-km cable will have an estimated capacity of 160 Tb/s.
Radcom priced its public offering of 1.8 million shares at $11.00 per share and expects proceeds of about $20 million after expenses.
Level 3 Communications launched its Enterprise Security Gateway (ESG), a cloud-based offering where customers can move the security perimeter from their enterprise or data center to the Level 3 network.
The first OPNFV Plugfest, hosted by CableLabs and Huawei, was held at the CableLabs’ facility in Colorado. The Plugfest gave participants a chance to test and interconnect NFV solutions based on OPNFV.
Advanced Micro Devices, ARM, Huawei, IBM, Mellanox, Qualcomm, and Xilinx have joined forces on the specification for the new Cache Coherent Interconnect for Accelerators (CCIX) — a single interconnect technology specification to ensure that processors using different instruction set architectures (ISA) can coherently share data with accelerators and enable efficient heterogeneous computing.
Payment provider FleetCor said it will use IBM Cloud to expand into new markets.
Menlo Security won a contract to be part of Fujitsu’s Global Managed Security Service.
Spirent introduced Temeva, a platform of network- and cloud-testing applications offered in software-as-a-service (SaaS) form.
EMC debuted UniK, an open source unikernel orchestration tool.
Here are the other stories SDxCentral covered this week:
- Cumulus CTO JR Rivers: On Open Networking, Dell & Microsoft
- Verizon’s Test Lab Launches IoT Security Testing Program
- ONF to Release Guidelines for Deploying Secure SDN Controllers
- Palo Alto Networks Shares Sink Despite Strong Q3
- SD-WAN Demands Different Network Monitoring
- Margaret Chiosi Retires From AT&T
- SD-WAN Startup Viptela Raises $75M
- Brocade Automates Data Centers With Workflow Composer
- Security Startup vArmour Raises a $41M Series D
- Blue Planet Goes With a DevOps Approach
- Citrix Joins the Docker Container Crowd With NetScaler CPX
- Verizon CEO: We Will Lead in 5G Today, 6G Tomorrow
- JFrog Develops X-Ray Vision for Containers