Broadcom Buys Brocade Communications for $5.9B — Broadcom plans to retain Brocade’s Fibre Channel SAN business and drop its IP networking business.
OpenSwitch Moves Away From HPE, Embracing Dell & SnapRoute — Dell has contributed a base operating system, while SnapRoute is providing routing and switching stacks.
Facebook Aims to Unbundle Packet-Optical Networks —Facebook’s end goal is to make fast Internet available to people worldwide.
Here are the week’s strays and stragglers we roped for you:
Symantec announced that Thomas Seifert, executive vice president and chief financial officer plans to step down as CFO at the end of the month. Former Blue Coat CFO Nick Noviello will take over starting December 1.
The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) made an agreement with the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL) to provide certification for Optical Control Plane User Network Interfaces (UNI) based on industry standards.
Here are the other stories SDxCentral covered this week:
- Who Might Buy Brocade’s IP Business?
- Arista Reports Solid Q3 2016 Earnings
- FireEye Stock Climbs After Q3, Defying Security’s Slump
- Headcount: The Latest in Hirings, Firings And Retirings for October 2016
- CoreOS Creates ‘Operators’ for Stateful Apps in Containers
- Telefónica Deploys a Nokia Virtual Router in its Live Network
- Gigamon Introduces Overlapping Flow Samples to Its Platform
- Axway Claims Its Data Platform Has Revived the Company
- Qualcomm ScoresWith Strong Chip Sales, Predicts NB-IoT Growth in 2017
- Intel Security Spinoff McAfee Unifies Its Security Platform
- If Broadcom Buys Brocade, It Might Dump the Ruckus Assets
- Cisco UCS Is Going All-In With Disaggregation
- Aporeto Thinks Container Security Can Really Be This Simple
- Acra Comes Back to Lead Cisco’s Data Center Business
- Sonera Trials NB-IoT Using Nokia Gear
- Apcera Platform Primes Containers for Enterprise Deployment
- Broadcom May Be Considering a Purchase of Brocade
- Microsfot Makes a Move Toward Open Source Hardware
- CentruryLink Buys Level 3 for $34B in a Fiber Play
- AT&T’s 400G Trials Will Include An Open Platform Router
- Nuage Thinks SD-WAN Should Reach Farther, Even Into Public Clouds