Here are the top stories SDxCentral wrangled this week related to SDN, NFV, 5G, IoT, containers, cloud, and more:
VMware Investor Strikes Back Against Dell Technologies Reverse Merger Talk — Red Hat, Palo Alto Networks, Splunk, Tanium, and Rubrik are better acquisition targets, the investor group says.
Trump Kills Broadcom’s Takeover Big for Qualcomm — The President’s order cited “credible evidence” that the takeover would be a security risk to the U.S.
ONF Launches New Open Source SDN Switching Platform — Stratum — Google pines for a truly programmable data plane.
Here are the week’s strays and stragglers we roped for you:
Nokia launched a cloud-native enterprise session border controller for IP voice and video services to enterprise customers.
GTT acquired Accelerated Connections, a Canadian managed networking provider.
resin.io added support for running multiple containers on the newest version of its platform.
Nokia expanded its in-home WiFi service with new capabilities, a mobile app for network intelligence, and a home portal for service providers.
Palo Alto Networks entered an agreement to acquire Evident.io, a cloud infrastructure security company for $300 million in cash.
Security automation and orchestration company DFLabs released the newest version of its security orchestration, automation, and response platform.
A new worldwide semiannual mobility spending guide from IDC showed that spending on mobility solutions is expected to grow 3.2 percent year-over-year in 2018.
ZTE reported a full-year revenue of $17.22 billion in 2017, a growth of 7.5 percent from the previous year.
ParkMyCloud released SmartParking — its platform for automating cloud cost optimization — for Microsoft Azure.
IP Infusion will demonstrate its network operating system for white box at the Open Compute Project Summit next week.
Artificial intelligence company Moogsoft secured $40 million in Series D funding led by Goldman Sachs Growth Equity.
Luminate Security secured $14 million in a series A and seed funding round.
The Greece-based research and technology network Grnet completed a joint field trial with Adva’s CloudConnect and TIP’s Voyager white box solution.
Cloud security company Netskope extended its infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) security platform to include continuous security assessment and monitoring capabilities.
Security provider CyberArk acquired Vaultive, a cloud security provider.
Qatar communications company Ooredoo partnered with Software AG to further Software AG’s IoT platform.
A Czech Republic Internet service provider replaced its Brocade routers with network software company 6Wind’s turbo router.
FatPipe Networks and Lepton collaborated to optimize SD-WAN over satellite for VSAT customers.
Alten Calsoft Labs debuted a next-generation vBRAS framework, designed for addressing problems associated with cloud deployment, scalability, and throughput.
Here are the other stories SDxCentral covered this week:
- Sedona Systems Unveils Hierarchical SDN Controller
- Cybersecurity: Where the Women Aren’t
- Verizon and Colt Use SDN Orchestration to Control Each Other’s Networks
- IBM Cloud Security Beefs Up Protection for Apps, Containers
- Why Do We Need the Virtual Central Office When We Already Have CORD?
- Univa Taps Open Source Community to Bolster Enterprise HPC
- NetScout Extends Service Assurance to VMware, WiFi Infrastructures
- Cloudian Acquires SD-Storage Pioneer Infinity Storage
- IBM Trumps Cloud Rivals With Managed Kubernetes on Bare Metal
- Global ISP Cogent Deploys Kentik to Automate Traffic Engineering
- Pivot3, VMware Edge HCI Pushes Hyperconverged to Remote Offices
- Mesosphere Strikes First Reseller Deal With Portworx
- AT&T Sticking With LTE-M Technology for IoT
- SolarWinds Deepens Visibility Into All-Flash Arrays
- Hyperconverged Secondary Storage or Cloud Data Management? It’s a Hot Market Regardless
- Aryaka’s Global Network Provides Unique SD-WAN Security
- Equinix Moves Into Cloud Security With Key Management, Encryption Service
- Apstra Scores Major Customer Win With Yahoo Japan
- Hub One Selects Versa to Offer SD-WAN, SD-Security to Enterprises
- Google Targets Online Gaming With Kubernetes-Powered Agones Project
- Security Startup BioCatch Closes $30M Funding Round for ‘Behavioral Biometrics’
- InfoVista Builds Application-Centric SD-WAN With Two Partnerships
- Headcount: The Latest in Hirings, Firings, and Retirings — March 12, 2018
- Sprint Slashes 500 Jobs in Move to Divert Spend to Networks, Sales
- Broadcom Accelerates Move Back to U.S. as Part of Qualcomm Quest
- AT&T Touts Cross-Vendor OpenROADM Success
- Nutanix’s Second Acquisition This Month Is Cloud App Monitoring Startup Netsil