It’s Friday. You know what that means — it’s time for the SDxCentral Roundup! Here, you’ll find all the news surrounding software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), and more. Get ready, ‘cuz it’s coming atcha:
Soon-to-be Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins has announced his successor. Chris Dedicoat will replace Robbins as the head of worldwide sales, moving into the position the same day (July 26) that Robbins takes the big chair at Cisco, as reported by CRN.
CA Technologies has entered into an agreement to buy Rally Software Development Corporation, a provider of agile development software and services. Based in my old stomping grounds of Boulder, Colo., Rally will be acquired for $480 million, with an expected deal close coming in CA’s 2016 second quarter.
Opsmatic launched this week, announcing what it’s calling the first real-time data platform and live-state monitoring service created to meet needs of DevOps teams. The company’s founders met at Flickr, where they soon realized the importance of the DevOps trend. Investors include AME Cloud Ventures, Freestyle Ventures, Illuminate Ventures, and Index Ventures.
Here’s what else SDxCentral covered lately:
- Pica8 Makes White Box Switches NSX-Ready
- Avago Puts Up $37B to Acquire Comms Giant Broadcom
- Avago Might Buy Broadcom, Though It’s Hard to Fathom
- Fortinet to Buy Meru Networks for $44M
- Nokia to Acquire Eden Rock for Self-Organizing Networks
- HP to Acquire ConteXtream in Carrier NFV Push
- EMC Calls All Apps to the Cloud by Bidding $1.2B for Virtustream
- Why Financial Services is Racing Ahead on OpenStack
- NFV Can Curb Those End-of-Life Woes
- Changing Technology, Changing Customers: The New SDxI Buyers
- Slideshow: Here’s What You Missed at OpenStack Vancouver