Here are the week’s strays and stragglers we roped for you:
Microsoft Azure released general availability of its data lake storage service and its managed data analytics service. It also debuted a preview of a hybrid cloud-based data integration service.
Verizon added a secure and direct connection using MPLS to Alibaba Cloud. Alibaba is now a part of the carrier’s Secure Cloud Interconnect.
6Wind and Advantech launched a joint white box Border Router bundle for internet service providers. Providers can choose between 1 to 100G virtual routers combined with the right-size x86 server.
Nokia partnered with internet services provider Rakuten to build a mobile network in Japan. Rakuten also this week completed end-to-end tests of its virtualized network launched with its data network in Tokyo. Intel also provided its Xeon processors and FPGA-based accelerators to Rakuten to build its virtual RAN network.
Qualys acquired Adya’s security, compliance, and administration software assets. It released general availability of its cloud IT Asset Inventory application, and launched a patch management application to provide automated patch deployment capabilities to customers.
IBM made a number of updates to its IBM Cloud Private for Z and to its family of cloud-native services.
Lumina Networks launched a platform based on autonomous heterogeneous 5G networks. The platform extends OpenDaylight-based Lumin SDN controller to communications service providers.
Swisscom selected Ericsson for security management in its Security Operation Center.
Red Hat added new capabilities for connecting applications, data, and devices across hybrid architectures in the latest release of Red Hat Integration.
Sigfox released the specifications of its radio protocol for connected objects.
Telefónica selected Ixia to monitor its global physical and virtual networks.
The Open Mainframe Project’s open source software framework for the framework, Zowe, is now production-ready.
Palo Alto Networks added over 60 new features to its next-generation firewall operating system, including an integrated domain name system (DNS) security service with machine learning.
Lumos selected Adtran to upgrade its network with Adtran’s 10G fiber access portfolio. With the partnership Lumos will be able to offer 10 Gb/s and 10G fiber services for small business customers.
Adtran launched an end-to-end network performance test offering that helps service providers meet and manage Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requirements.
Accenture, Qualcomm, and Kellogg are collaborating on a mobile virtual reality (VR) headset to gather consumer data and for market research.
The Small Cell Forum and CBRS Alliance signed an agreement to work on adoption of small cells, network densification, and other uses of the Citizens Broadband Radio Service spectrum band.
Micro Focus acquired security analytics software provider Interset.
RingCentral certified Cato Networks SD-WAN for communications, collaboration and contact centers.
Following Alibaba’s acquisition of Data Artisans it was renamed Veverica.
Integrated health system WellSpan Health leveraged Citrix to create an intelligent digital workspace.
Fiber-optics telecommunications service provider Conterra deployed Ciena’s packet-optical and intelligent software platforms to help scale its network.
Lacework updated its cloud security platform with support for Microsoft Azure.
Windstream released a security information and event management (SIEM) service.
Cisco released version 12.0 of its on-premises and hosted contact center technologies.
WhiteSource released its open source security and license compliance management for containers.
NetScout’s service assurance platform was verified by Citrix to run on Citrix virtual applications and desktops.
Spirent launched a universal test platform for conformance and performance testing of in-vehicle networks.
Attivo Networks released a deception-based forensic collection platform.
Open source time series database InfluxData secured $60 million in Series D funding.
IoT analytics platform Zingbox’s IoT Guardian platform, which automates the IoT device lifecycle, received endorsement to run on VMware vSphere 6.7 for production environments.
Ruckus Networks launched a switch for 100GBE edge-to-core networks.
Import.io acquired Connotate, which providers web data extraction for enterprises.
Reconfigurable computing provider Napatech was selected by a defense contractor to leverage its field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based SmartNIC software and hardware on Axellio’s edge computing platform.
Edge cloud services provider Zenlayer acquired SDN and SD-WAN company Daho Networks.
IoT security provider Dojo by BullGuard launched a software-based, IoT security gateway, 5G and multi-access edge computing (MEC) virtual network function (VNF).
Oman-based telecom provider Omantel deployed Optiva’s carrier-grade charging engine to transform its multi-play billing and charging.
Analytics and monitoring company UltraSOC added new features and support to its system-on-chip architecture, including an enhanced scaling capability.
Security company Cujo AI and WiFi provider AirTies integrated their services to create a solution for network operators.
Cloud data management company Actifio released a multi-cloud copy data management software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform.
Service assured access firm Rad was selected to provide its ETX-2i-10G cell site gateway for 5G rollouts for two Tier-1 European service providers.
Open source software-defined storage company Nextenta released its software-based enterprise file services on the Cisco Hyperflex platform.
Big data management company Attunity launched both its data lakes service and data warehouse automation platform on Microsoft Azure.
SnapRoute debuted its cloud-native network operating system built on a containerized, microservices architecture.
Container and microservices firm Kontena released version 2.2 of its enterprise-ready Kubernetes distribution platform.
Hybrid cloud workload protection company Caveonix released a version of its cloud protection platform to IBM Cloud for VMware customers.
Rapyd, which provides a fintech as-a-service platform, raised $40 million in a series B funding round.
Here are the other stories SDxCentral covered this week:
- Cisco CEO Spies Networking Opportunity in AWS Outposts
- IBM’s Cloud Kubernetes Service Gains ‘Experimental Managed’ Knative Support
- ETSI MEC Creates Its First Working Group
- Rubrik Launches Open Source Community Called Build
- Carbonite’s $618.5M Webroot Deal Marries Endpoint Data Protection, Security
- ONF Launches Open Convergence Initiative for 5G Deployments
- KT Picks Oracle’s Policy Control Function Platform for Its 5G Network
- Oman Data Park Adds Fortinet SD-WAN to Its Managed Services Portfolio
- Google Gets Aggressive, Pledges $13B for US Data Centers and Offices
- Paxata Taps Instana for Code-Level Insights Into Its Containerized Applications
- Unstructured Data Leads Dell EMC to Expand Isilon Storage
- Huawei Dominates Global Network Equipment Services Market, Dell’Oro Reports
- Kinetic Edge Alliance Targets 30 Markets to Unleash Edge Critical Mass
- IBM Taps Kubernetes to Unleash Watson Across Clouds
- Symantec Buys Luminate, Adds Software-Defined Perimeter to Its Cloud Security Aresenal
- AT&T Adds Minneapolis and Chicago to Its 2019 5G Plans
- Deep Security Startup ShiftLeft Raises $20M Series B
- Lenovo Jumps Into Consumption-Based Infrastructure, Ready to ‘Kill’ the Competition
- Nokia Dives Into New Market Verticals With WING IoT Platform
- Juniper’s New 5G On-Ramp Products Include 400 GbE Triton Chip
- Datadog Adds AI-Based Testing Platform Madumbo to Its Pack
- Ericsson, Intel Team Up on 5G Software-Defined Infrastructure
- Orange Business Services Builds ‘One-Stop Shop’ for SD-WAN
- Kubernetes, Docker, ContainerD Impacted by RunC Container Runtime Bug
- Dell EMC Leads HCI Hardware Sector as Numbers Rise
- Tenable Predicts the Big Bad 3% of Vulnerabilities
- Ericsson 5G US Investment Climbs With Tower Training Facility