Here are the top stories SDxCentral wrangled this week related to SDN, NFV, 5G, IoT, containers, cloud, and more:
HPE Denies It’s Partnering With Huawei, Taps Crisis Public Relations — HPE says that Huawei’s claim that it is partnering with HPE is not true. This is just the latest public relations problem for Huawei in the U.S.
Ericsson Hired 500 Engineers for 5G — CEO Borje Ekholm’s cost-cutting measures seem to be working. In the first quarter of 2018, the company reined in its losses and improved its gross margin.
Nokia Puts a Physical Box at the Edge to Support Cloud, 5G — The box runs a real-time OPNFV-compatible, OpenStack-distribution built to run in small data centers or at base station locations.
Here are the week’s strays and stragglers we roped for you:
NetFoundry and Amazon Web Services (AWS) demonstrated AWS’s Internet of Things (IoT) analytics capabilities over a NetFoundry software-defined private network in a connected factory.
IoT company Telit integrated its IoT platform with Siemens’ cloud-based, open IoT operating system.
Cisco added three new features to its SAN offerings, including a new switch, a diagnostics suite, and end-to-end SAN management.
Juniper extended its multi-cloud platform to enable end-to-end policy and control for any workload on any infrastructure.
Hyperledger, an Linux Foundation open source blockchain group, added 13 new members to its organization. It now has 230 organizations.
Cisco and Orange collaborated to expand Orange’s open transit internet network.
Google released a new on-ramp to Google Cloud called Partner Interconnect that offers private connectivity to organizations that don’t require the full dedicated circuit.
InfoVista debuted its real-time service assurance platform.
China Mobile and Keysight Technologies built an end-to-end system level simulation with 5G baseband, RF, antenna, and wireless channel modeling.
Red Hat released general availability of its automated, open source turkey platform for software-defined storage (SDS).
F5 debuted its application services for multi-cloud environments, which will be available May 31.
NTT Communications completed its acquisition of managed service provider Secure-24.
Nokia Bell Labs and NTT Docomo demonstrated mobile broadband applications for 5G, including the delivery of video.
Tencent became a platinum member of the OpenStack Foundation. The company uses OpenStack to power many of its popular applications, including WeChat.
Machine data company Spunk added AI capabilities to its products, open source software, and cloud-native technologies.
DevOps player Puppet launched several new products to help IT organizations incorporate automation into their networks. It also added new members to its partner ecosystem including Barracuda, Cisco, Microsoft, and Nutanix.
Software provider Neustar launched an international security council for building cyber defense strategies.
Micro Focus released a new product that accelerates time to value of data security across hybrid IT environments and cloud workloads.
Open source data center company Percona is now partnering with Microsoft and MongoDB.
Energy management and automation company Schneider Electric launched a data center module for mobile edge applications, Edge Module.
Web acceleration company Edgemesh extended its content delivery network to the Google Cloud.
Bugsnag, application stability management company, migrated to Google Cloud.
Open source security company WhiteSource launched its continual pattern matching engine for open source component detection and association.
Here are the other stories SDxCentral covered this week:
- Google Mimics Microsoft With Direct Kubernetes Link Into Its Cloud
- Silicon Startup Innovium Closes $77M in Series D, Ships Samples
- China Mobile’s 5G Trials Test Vendor Equipment Interoperability
- Telefónica’s New Open Source Edge Project Cuts 5G Network Slices Into Strings
- Canonical Taunts VMware, Launches Major Ubuntu Update
- Rackspace-Managed VMware Private Cloud Is Now Everywhere
- Service Providers Race Toward Network Automation, Incredible Hulk Style
- Verizon Sees Fixed 5G Opportunity Where AT&T Does Not
- Nokia Stumbles Out of the Blocks, But Is Upbeat on 5G, Rival Woes
- Your Data Center Needs a Network Time Machine
- How to Make Money in SDN
- U.S. Justice Department Investigates Huawei
- ADVA Trials Use of ONAP, ONOS to Control Optical Network Assets
- Ericsson: 70% of Service Providers Will Focus on Cellular IoT
- Juniper Unveils Contrail Software to Compete With Cisco, VMware
- AT&T Says the 5G Secret Sauce Is in the Software
- Verizon, Citrix, and Hitachi Invest in The Fabric’s Latest $20M Funding Pool
- Cohesity SD-Storage Automates Data Backup in Public Clouds
- Virtual Instruments Integrates With Cisco SAN Telemetry, AppDynamics
- Physics Be Damned! Nokia, DoCoMo Test 5G in 90 GHz mmWave Band
- Verizon Shifts Focus From 5G Fixed Wireless Trials to Commercial Launch
- Fun, Games, and Cryptojacking at RSA Conference
- Huawei Names Vendor Partners for Its Three-Layered SD-WAN
- Kubernetes Injected Into Yahoo Japan’s OpenStack Infrastructure
- Nutanix Teams Up With Data Center Company Cyxtera for On-Demand HCI
- 5G Brazil Project Focuses on Global Collaboration
- Southern Theatres Cleans Up Messy Network With Mosaic NetworX SD-WAN
- Networking Gets Entangled in Geo-Political Feuds