SDxCentral Weekly News Roundup — October 23, 2015

Here’s a sunset roundup of news related to software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) from the week:

Some top Dell executives have departed to “pursue other interests,” reports Fortune. These include Don Ferguson, CTO of software, Nnamdi Orakwue, vice president of software, and George Reese, executive director for Dell’s cloud solutions group.

Docker Inc. acquired Tutum, which provides tools for turning Docker containers into distributed production applications.

IT management software maker SolarWinds is being taken private by investment firms Silver Lake Partners and Thoma Bravo for $4.5 billion, reports Reuters.

At Dell World 2015 in Austin, Texas, Pluribus demonstrated Nutanix‘s turnkey hyperconverged appliances connected via Dell’s latest generation of 10- and 40-Gb/s Open Network switches, with each switch running Pluribus’ Open Netvisor Linux to form a complete hyperconverged infrastructure.

ONOS appointed David Boswell as its first community manager.

Freescale and KDDI R&D Labs joined the OPNFV Project as Silver members, while Morgan Richomme of Orange has been appointed to the OPNFV board of directors as the first technical community representative.

Equinix is offering private access to Rackspace cloud services from Equinix IBX data centers across North America.

Oracle introduced a new version of its Diameter Signaling Router, making it now cloud-deployable. It’s designed to help communications service providers use a virtualized infrastructure to launch new services more quickly.

Wipro will use the IBM Bluemix cloud development platform for the creation and deployment of mobile, analytics, and machine learning systems for its global clients.

RAD announced that a Tier 1 service provider in Latin America chose its Service Assured Access to deliver MEF-certified Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services for business, mobile, and public sector customers over a nationwide fiber optic network.

Allot Communications received an expansion order of more than $10 million during the fourth quarter from a Tier-1 mobile operator for its service gateway and network analytics.

Affirmed Networks collaborated with HP on an OpenStack NFV platform for mobile networks.

Intel open sourced Hyperscan, a pattern-matching library that’s being used in intrusion prevention/detection systems and firewalls.

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