SDxCentral’s Weekly News Roundup — November 10, 2017

Here are the top stories SDxCentral wrangled this week related to SDN, NFV, 5G, IoT, cloud, and more:

Cisco Ericsson Partnership Will Miss $1B Revenue Target for 2018 — Earlier this year, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins said Cisco was giving Ericsson “space” to work on some of the company’s issues.

Ericsson Executive Suite Spits Out Two, Welcomes One — The announcements come amidst struggling operations, another quarter of losses, and fierce market competition.

Marvell in Talks to Buy Cavium, Creating $14B Chipmaker, Report Says — Marvell ships more than 1 billion chips a year for a variety of markets.

Here are the week’s strays and stragglers we roped for you:

Ericsson and Telstra completed a 5G data call on 26GHz millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum.

SoftBank intends to increase its stake in Sprint, though it does not expect to gain more than 85 percent ownership of the telco.

Edgecore Networks contributed the hardware design for a modular, open-source, white box packet transponder to the Telecom Infra Project (TIP).

Juniper Networks updated its Contrail Cloud to integrate with the OpenStack Platform, and to integrate AppFormix automation and visibility.

Red Hat released an update of its OpenStack Platform, which introduces containerized services and improves security.

Mesosphere‘s DC/OS is now available on the Microsoft Azure marketplace.

Sprint and Altice USA reached a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) agreement.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) released its C5 instances for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

Druva, a company that protects cloud data, launched Apollo, a data management service for data in AWS.

ForeScout, an IoT security company, released survey results that find IoT security is creating anxiety in the minds IT decision-makers.

BT partnered with AWS to focus on new opportunities for networking, security, and managed cloud services.

Tencent joined the OpenStack Foundation as a gold member.

Infostretch, a professional services firm, launched a new suite of data engineering services.

NeuVector, a container firewall startup, raised $7 million in Series A funding.

The software vendor Atrinet partnered with Veryx to create a joint solution that automates provisioning, testing, and monitoring for a number of on-demand services such as carrier Ethernet and SD-WAN.

In 2018, Mitsubishi Electric will release edge computing software for manufacturing processes.

Qualcomm Ventures invested in Excelero, a provider of software-defined block storage, bringing Excelero’s total VC funds to $30 million.

ZTE released version 6.0 of its cloud platform on OpenStack Pike.

SK Telecom says its new packet switching technology will help 5G network equipment process data traffic 10 times faster than LTE.

Dell EMC expanded its midrange storage portfolio.

CSPi released software-defined security for both VM and containerized deployments.

IBM will roll-out new capabilities and support for its Cloud in Frankfurt, Germany to supply enterprises with more data control, data encryption, and increased support.

Google partnered with Commvault to enable Google cloud data protection in on-premises sites and to make it easier to “lift-and-shift” workloads to Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

AWS added new features to its Simple Storage Service (S3) to augment data protection and simplify compliance.

Kontron and Pica8 partnered on a 100GbE converged infrastructure platform.

Orange is using Red Hat OpenStack platform for its network functions virtualization infrastructure (NFVi) deployments.

Cavium partnered with Microsoft to contribute to the ThunderX2 motherboard specification to the Open Compute Project (OCP).

Mellanox’s Ethernet and InfiniBand network adapters are being used to accelerate throughput speeds on Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies’ new Arm-based Qualcomm Centriq 2400 platforms.

The Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Association (VRARA) signed a letter of intent with ETSI to collaborate on VR and AR technologies over 5G networks hosted on Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) sites.

A10 Networks launched a software subscription model for its app services.

PrismTech integrated into Adlink’s IoT solutions and technology group, Adlink 1st.

According to Capacity Media, PCCW Global and IX Reach split the assets of Console Connect. PCCW attained Console’s brand, platform, and technology team, and IX Reach attained its network assets and customer contracts.

Volkswagen Group and Google partnered to do research work on the quantum computers.

Here are the other stories SDxCentral covered this week: