Here are the top stories SDxCentral wrangled this week related to SDN, NFV, 5G, IoT, containers, cloud, and more:
Ericsson Job Cuts Top 10K in Q4 as Downward Spiral Continues — Ulf Ewaldsson, who played a key role in developing the company’s 5G vision, will leave the executive team.
VMware Cuts 159 Employees Amid Dell Technologies Buyout Rumors — The cuts come amid rumors that Dell Technologies is considering buying VMware, or that VMware may acquire Dell Technologies.
Trump Administration Considers a Nationalized 5G Network, Report Says — If the proposal were to pass, U.S. operators like AT&T and Verizon would have to pay for access on the network.
Here are the week’s strays and stragglers we roped for you:
Cisco completed its acquisition of BroadSoft for approximately $1.9 billion.
Aryaka partnered with Radware to implement the latter’s distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack detection and mitigation with its software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) technology.
Google Cloud Platform opened a new region in the Netherlands.
UK Internet, data, and telephone provider Virgin Media Business selected Versa Networks’ SD-WAN services for its enterprise customers.
ZeroStack released new features for its self-driving cloud set to streamline operations, reduce IT overhead, and increase flexibility.
Orange deployed Cisco’s Network Services Orchestrator platform across its IP and data portfolio.
Tokyo-based IT service provider NTT Data Intellilink selected Cloudify’s cloud-native orchestration platform as an orchestration framework.
Network testing firm Ixia launched its cloud-scale application delivery and network security test platform for hyperscale data centers, enterprises and network equipment manufacturers.
SolarWinds released several enhancements to its Customer Success Program.
Cloud storage software company Kaminario launched its software-defined storage offering, Kaminario Cloud Fabric.
Proact, data center and cloud service provider, was selected by business intelligence provider Bisnode to deploy hyperconverged infrastructure in Finland.
Infrastructure-as-a-service (Iaas) provider Micfo launched five new locations, bringing its total number of data centers to 45.
Network security company Hillstone Networks tested its CloudEdge platform seven MANO platforms and five VIM platforms at ETSI’s Plugtest.
Here are the other stories SDxCentral covered this week:
- Citrix Emphasizes Cloud, Networking, and Subscriptions in Q4 2017 Earnings
- Verizon Sets its Sights on a Nationwide NB-IoT Network
- Riverbed’s SteelFusion Solves a County’s IT Backup Problem
- Red Hat and Mycom OSI Tackle Telco Cloud Assurance in NFV Environments
- Nokia Stock Surges on Strong Earnings, Positive Sentiment
- Broadcom Releases Open Source Software Development Kit for Data Center Switches
- AT&T CEO Says Tax Windfall Will Boost Capex by $1B in 2018
- Heptio Sideswipes Other Container Distros with ‘True’ Kubernetes Platform
- CA Technologies Boasts Highest Revenue in 4 Years in Q3 2018 Earnings
- Cisco Container Platform Set to Appeal to Cisco Customers
- Recorded Future Gives Companies Single View, Analysis of Security Threats
- Juniper’s Confidence Is Not Shared by Investors, Revenues Drop 11% Year-over-Year
- Red Hat Doubles Down on Containers with $250M CoreOS Acquisition
- ExtraHop Makes its Security Status Official with Revel(x)
- Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0 Includes Unique Consensus Software
- Verizon Sets Table With Calix Gear for NG-PON2 Deployment
- Cisco’s Intent-Based Networking ‘Second Wave’ Is All About Assurance
- Telco Billing Company Matrixx Raises $40 Million in Series C
- LiveAction’s LiveSP Platform Includes SD-WAN Monitoring, Scalability
- Cato Networks CEO Claims Company Is the ‘Uncarrier’ of the SD-WAN World
- Nokia ReefShark, Future X Architectures Grid for 5G
- CNCF’s First Cloud-Native Storage Project Is Rook
- Memo to President Trump: Let’s Leave Wireless Networks to the Experts
- China Mobile and China Unicom Deploy Huawei’s Cloud Fabric
- Cavium Network Interface Cards Power HPE, VMware, and Microsoft HCI