Happy Friday, everyone! Miss the news? Don’t worry, the SDxCentral weekly news roundup is here to deliver the news bits surrounding software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), and more. Get ready, ‘cuz it’s coming atcha:
Google announced collaborations with CloudFlare, Fastly, Highwinds, and Level 3 Communications as part of CDN Interconnect, a part of the Google Cloud Interconnect suite. This means that joint customers of these companies will now enjoy lower prices for in-region Cloud Platform egress traffic.
Verizon has its sights set on 5G. While most accounts say 5G wireless technology would come to the U.S. after 2020, Verizon says it is in the position to start trials next year. 5G “sandboxes” are currently being made in Waltham, Mass. and San Francisco.
Alcatel-Lucent trimmed the separation agreement for outgoing CEO Michel Combes. The company had drawn complaints in its native France for giving Combes millions amid times of high unemployment. Combes, who will be come COO of Altice after Nokia completes its acquisition of AlcaLu, will now receive $7.9 million, rather than $15.7 million, over three years, eWeek calculates.
Here’s what else SDxCentral covered lately:
- Cisco Scores a Point in Its Patent Case Against Arista
- Telefónica & NetCracker Trial a Self-Care VPN Service
- Oracle’s NFV Orchestrator Gains Control Over Physical Appliances
- Radisys & EZchip Partner to Scale Video Deployments
- Palo Alto Networks Rides High in Q4
- NoviFlow Locks In a $9M Round of Funding
- Chef Cooks Up a $40M Funding Round
- Former HP Exec Now Heads Skyport Systems
- IIX Launches Console, a More Direct Take on Internet Bypass
- Mobile Backhaul Takes a Page from Cloud Computing
- ONF Update: OpenFlow 1.3 Testing and a Facility in South Korea
- Verizon Deploys Cisco’s SD-WAN Technology
- SDN Plays a Big Role in Nokia’s 5G Wireless Plans
- Fortinet Declares an SDN Framework for Security
- Slideshow: v0dgeball Adds a Dose of Action to VMworld