Here are the week’s strays and stragglers we roped for you:
Amazon Web Services (AWS) opened a new cloud region in Stockholm.
Apple invested $1 billion to build a new campus in North Austin. It also said it will open sites in Seattle, San Diego, and Culver City, California and expand its current sites in Pittsburgh, New York, and Boulder, Colorado over three years.
The Hyperledger project added 16 new members including Alibaba Cloud, Citi, Deutsche Telekom, and we.trade. Hyperledger’s shared cryptographic library project, Ursa, was accepted by the TSC.
Oracle launched a cloud native framework with a set of cloud native managed services and on-premises software.
Intel demonstrated a range of 10nm-based systems for PCs, data center, and networking systems. It also launched a CPU microarchitecture for general purpose computing tasks and it released next-generation graphics.
F5 Networks launched an open public beta of its fully supported service mesh built on Istio, deemed Aspen Mesh.
Huawei launched an all-flash storage array to support non-volatile memory express (NVMe) architecture.
Adva launched a controller that enables end-to-end SDN control in multi-layer virtualized networks.
Array Networks released its virtual application delivery controller in the Google Cloud marketplace.
BT will deploy its SD-WAN and security services for Ixom, an Australian and New Zealand chemicals manufacturer and distributor.
DFLabs updated its security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) platform with an open integration framework.
Infinera and NEC Networks and System Integration Corporation partnered to deliver a converged packet and optical transport offering for a Japanese service provider.
Mirantis released the newest version of its Cloud Platform, with new capabilities to deploy Kubernetes on premises.
Dell Boomi updated its platform adding blockchain integration with support for Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric, and enterprise-grade security features including two-factor authentication login support, stricter concurrent session controls, and virus scans for file uploads.
Rancher and Arm jointly released a computing platform for managing data center, IoT, and edge nodes.
Dubai-based e-commerce business company Majid Al Futtaim Retail deployed Orange Business Services SD-WAN.
A10 Networks launched a multi-cloud secure service mesh for Kubernetes container environments and applications.
Catchpoint launched turnkey performance monitoring for software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications.
Cradlepoint released its in-office and rugged in-vehicle 5G routers on AT&T’s FirstNet communications platform and network.
Corelight and Exabeam launched a joint network security monitoring service with behavior analytics and automated incident response capabilities.
Kublr released version 1.11 of its container application management platform with new controls for deploying Kubernetes in multiple environments.
New Relic launched a Kubernetes cluster explorer that provides monitoring and visualization for Kubernetes environments.
Ribbon Communications added support for public cloud investment on AWS to its session border controller offerings.
Lancom updated its SDN service and management cloud to implement and security and compliance dashboard.
Martello Technologies joined the Blackberry accelerator program to builds IoT performance management products.
Sysdig added new capabilities to its cloud-native security platform for Kubernetes-based applications.
RiskSense updated its vulnerability prioritization and management platform.
Aston Martin Racing deployed test and assurance company Spirent’s test-as-a-service platform for its LAN.
Platform9 named new customers of its managed Kubernetes service including Aruba Networks, EBSCO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Juniper Networks, and Snapfish.
Canonical added support for Kubernetes 1.13 on Ubuntu.
Palo Alto Networks released its Application Framework and cloud security service on Google Cloud.
Serverless company Iguazio partnered with Google Cloud on real-time artificial intelligence (AI) across the cloud and intelligent edge.
South Korean mobile carrier LG U+ deployed an SDN switch for its 5G network. Huawei is supplying the carrier with its 5G equipment.
Bitnami launched an open source project to automate monitoring, alerting, and metrics for Kubernetes applications.
Symantec and Fortinet expanded their partnership to integrate Fortinet’s next-generation firewall capabilities with its web security service, and to integrate Symantec’s endpoint services with Fortinet’s security fabric.
Instana updated its application monitoring platform to improve the use for developers.
NeuVector added support for containerd and CRI-O run-time on its Kubernetes security platform.
Kubernetes software developer tool company ManagedKube partnered with Google Cloud to launch a monitoring application for Kubernetes clusters to evaluate costs.
Software delivery automation company Atomist released a capability that enables delivery to Kubernetes using open source software delivery Machine. It also added support for GitLab.
Swedish IT software provider Elastx deployed Fortanix self-depending key management service.
Data center networking software provider Kaloom integrated OpenShift and Kubernetes into its software-defined fabric.
Twistlock released version 18.11 of its container and cloud native security platform with added support for Istio, Kubernetes, and serverless functions support.
Kong launched a managed cloud service for its microservices API platform.
Industrial IoT startup sensemetrics completed its Series A funding round, bringing its total financing to $10 million.
Avnet acquired software and artificial intelligence (AI) and IoT company Software Solutions.
Enterprise software company Tigera closed a $30 million Series B funding round.
Design manufacturer Tyan released new server motherboards and systems that are optimized for the Intel Xeon E-2100 processors.
IoT analytics company Zingbox joined the Fortinet fabric-ready technology alliance partner program.
Data warehouse virtualization platform startup AtScale closed a $50 million Series D funding round.
Container services company Kontena released version 2.1 of its simple, solid, and certified Kubernetes distribution for private data centers, cloud, or hybrid.
Here are the other stories SDxCentral covered this week:
- Op-Ed: KubeCon Showed Kubernetes’ Power and Challenges
- SK Telecom Firms Up 5G Mobile Edge Partnership With Deutsche Telecom
- JEDI Wars: Amazon Web Services Strikes Back
- Telus: SDN Gives Us a Dynamic, Automatically Controlled Network
- Masergy’s New CEO Is Tasked to Grow Its SDN-Based Offerings
- Comcast Is Working on a uCPE That Runs Multiple VNFs With Its SD-WAN
- Dell EMC Claims Top Vendor Spot With $4B in Revenue, IDC Says
- Cellcom Picks Parallel Wireless vRAN Solution to Expand 4G, Prep for 5G
- Verizon Has Migrated 80 Apps to Cloud Native Platforms
- VMware Paid $550M for Heptio to Boost Its Kubernetes Portfolio
- IBM, Nvidia Team Up on Converged Storage for AI Workloads
- GSMA Highlights Potential $565B GDP Boost From the ‘Right’ 5G Spectrum
- Napatech and Intel Partner on FPGA Technology for Standard Servers
- IBM’s JEDI Protest Dismissed, Oracle Takes the $10B Pentagon Cloud Deal to Court
- Verizon, Reliance Jio, TIM Join the O-RAN Alliance
- VMware Warns That 3 Hurdles Prevent Mass Kubernetes Adoption
- Pivot3 Adds Encryption, Key Management to HCI Stack
- Etcd Joins CNCF’s Growing Cache of Open Source Projects
- Ciena, Juniper Lead Data Center Interconnect Market, Dell’Oro Says
- Huawei Flags 5G Network Slicing Landmark, Signs New 5G Deal
- Arista Works With Red Hat and Tigera on Container Environments for Enterprises
- Headcount: The Latest in Firings, Hirings, and Retirings — December 11, 2018
- Dell Wins Shareholder Vote, Will Go Public This Month
- Verizon Entices 10,400 Workers to Take Severance Package
- Optanix Launches Monitoring Platform From Internal Software Offering
- Deutsche Telekom Launches 5G Network in Poland With Huawei Equipment
- VMware Rolls Out NSX Service Mesh Based on Istio
- Lenovo Works With Cumulus to Offer Disaggregated Switch Hardware, Software
- SD-WAN Will Be Fueled By Collaboration Between Cloud Providers and Vendors
- Pivotal Picks Kubernetes, Knative to Bust Serverless Siloes
- Dell’Oro: SD-WAN Market Consolidation Led to a Resurgence in Access Router Market
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