Here are the top stories SDxCentral wrangled this week related to SDN, NFV, 5G, IoT, cloud, and more:
Juniper Networks ‘Realigns’ its Workforce after Q3 Earnings — On a disappointing Q3 earnings call Juniper cites the timing of switching deployments as the reason for dampened revenues.
Cisco’s $1.9B BroadSoft Purchase Gives it a Telecom Cloud Services Edge — The announcement follows the company’s 200th acquisition last week, when it purchased artificial intelligence (AI) startup Perspica.
OPNFV Supports Containerized OpenStack and Kubernetes — Heather Kirksey, director of the Linux Foundation’s OPNFV, talks to SDxCentral about the group’s latest release Euphrates and discusses the organization’s alternative CORD-type project.
Here are the week’s strays and stragglers we roped for you:
Pivot3 reached a distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics to bring Pivot3’s hyperconverged infrastructure products to its U.S. reseller base. Arrow will also provide configuration services for Pivot3’s platform on Lenovo servers.
The reseller VergX expanded its SD-WAN and SD-Security platform based on Versa Networks’ technology.
Three UK selected Mycom OSI’s assurance technology as part of Three UK’s deployment of a telco cloud.
ETSI published a cybersecurity technical report that provides guidance on the new NIS Directive, which lays down measures for a common level of security of network and information systems across the European Union.
AireSpring announced an integrated VeloCloud Powered SD-WAN package.
Aerohive extended its SD-LAN capabilities to remote locations and small branches, using an NFV appliance.
MTS, a Russian telecom company, chose Ericsson to deliver 5G and IoT technologies.
ZTE partnered with Wind Tre and Open Fiber to build a 5G pre-commercial network in Europe.
Oracle released a report that found 46 percent of enterprise IT decision makers felt they lack the expertise to deploy new communication technologies.
Cray entered into an exclusive partnership with Microsoft to advance supercomputing.
Here are the other stories SDxCentral covered this week:
- AWS Usage Grows as Revenue Soars to $4.6B in Q3
- Alphabet Knocks Another Quarter Out of the Ballpark
- Microsoft Cloud Business Continues to Boom with AWS in its Sights
- QCT Open Data Center Technology Poised to Help Telcos ‘Win 5G Battles’
- Elliott Management Acquires Gigamon for $1.6B
- SendGrid Re-Architects Its IT Infrastructure to Work with AWS
- Nokia’s Q3 Hindered By Problems in its Mobile Networks Business Unit
- Citrix Outlines its Cloud Subscription Model in its Q3 2017 Earnings Call
- Japan’s KDDI Chooses Versa Networks for SD-WAN
- Security Startup Cryptonite Makes Networks ‘Invisible’ to Attackers
- ZTE Scores 5G Deals in Italy, Adds Orange on 5G and Network Slicing
- GE Digital Preps for More Processing by Expanding Predix at the Edge
- HPE Bolsters AI Push With a Focus on Deep Learning
- Cisco and Google Jump into Hybrid Cloud Game
- ThousandEyes Adds Device Layer to Monitor Network Health
- Microsoft Deepens Kubernetes Support Within Azure Container Service
- NetApp Moves Healthix Toward Real-Time Analytics for 16M Patients
- Google, Cisco, and Sprint Back ARM IoT Security Framework
- Microsoft Aggressively Targets AWS with Cloud Service Map
- Nokia Claims New Charging Software is Ready for 5G
- CNCF’s Latest Projects TUF and Notary Aimed at Security
- Former AppDynamics Founder Launches Harness To Do Continuous Delivery
- Fujitsu Provides SD-WAN for Service Providers via Silver Peak’s Tech
- Alphabet’s Project Loon Delivers Internet in Puerto Rico
- SK Telecom Pumps Up WiFi to Match 5G Speeds