Here are the week’s strays and stragglers we roped for you:
Microsoft completed its $7.5 billion acquisition of GitHub.
Verizon named Panama City, Florida, as its fifth 5G fixed wireless market. It has already launched its 5G service, called 5G Home, in Los Angeles, Houston, Indianapolis, and Sacramento.
Nokia and Samsung extended their patent license agreement. While the agreement is largely secretive, it includes R&D and licensing for cellular standards including for 5G.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) will open an infrastructure region in Cape Town South Africa in the first half of 2020. It also released general availability of its ‘bring your own’ IP capability on the Amazon virtual public cloud.
Oracle launched a suite of blockchain Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications built with its blockchain cloud service.
IBM launched a series of new storage products.
Broadcom added support for Aricent’s SDN-enabled virtualized access solution for virtual optical line terminal (OLT) on its PON OLT silicon-based platforms.
Telefónica Germany deployed Mavenir’s virtualized IMS service for VoLTE and VoWiFi in its Unica data centers infrastructure.
Aryaka added dedicated and private access to the Oracle Cloud.
Deutsche Telekom deployed Ciena’s autonomous optical networking platform across its network.
Mellanox announced that it shipped its 2.1 million Ethernet adapters during the first nine months of 2018.
Red Hat launched its Linux Foundation and Kubernetes platforms on Nvidia DGX-1 systems.
The Mobile Video Industry Council predicted that 90 percent of 5G traffic will be mobile video.
Rackspace launched a managed disaster recovery as-a-service offering.
IT services company DXC Technology opened a digital innovation lab in Singapore.
Versa Networks integrated its secure cloud IP software platform with Microsoft Azure virtual WAN.
Silver Peak signed a distribution agreement with Westcon-Comstor to sell Silver Peak’s SD-WAN across Europe, Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific.
Gigamon integrated the Icebrg applied threat research team into its research team.
New Relic opened an IBM Cloud-powered region in Frankfurt, Germany. This is its first European region.
Ethernity Networks added a distribution point unit flow processor to its FPGA-based system-on-chip family.
Sigfox and GCT Semiconductor launched a hybrid chipset that will connect devices to Sigfox’s low-power WAN network and a cellular CAT-M network.
Netscout Arbor released a stateless edge defense service.
NetApp launched new products for hybrid cloud and multi-cloud environments. It also added updates to its container storage platform, launched a verified architecture for Red Hat OpenShift container platform, and added new enhancements for DevOps professionals. The company also added data services to its Data Fabric to extend it across edge, core, and cloud.
A10 Networks released updates to its application delivery controllers. The updates include new integrations with Kubernetes and additional DevOps tools.
Vonage integrated Facebook Messenger with its unified communications business cloud.
Virtual Instruments released a new version of its hybrid infrastructure management and AIOps platform.
Hitachi Vantara completed its acquisition of global cloud systems integrator Rean Cloud.
Western Digital added three new offerings to its surveillance storage and analytics portfolio.
Cloud security firm Fugue launched a compliance suite that includes pre-built, policy-as-code libraries for a number of compliance regimes.
Zscaler added inline exact data match and native SSL inspection capabilities to its Cloud Data Loss Prevention service.
Arctic Wolf closed a $45 million Series C funding round.
IoT company Forescout and industrial networking and security company Belden formed a partnership to provide security for industrial IoT environments.
The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) launched three interoperability agreements to expanded the interoperability of its Flex Ethernet and data rates.
Indegy received interoperability certification with the RSA NetWitness platform.
Open source automation server project Jenkins released a new plugin for developers to read and deploy AWS serverless functions.
Security company Tufin released centralized automation for change windows that enables enterprises to schedule firewall policy changes.
CoreStack secured a round of funding from Z5 Capital.
Platform.sh launched a white-label Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) factory to increase the speed of SaaS deployments.
Cloud infrastructure automation company HashiCorp released updates to its multi-cloud infrastructure automation suite.
Information services provider Neustar acquired Verisign’s security services customer contracts.
Managed detection and responses provider eSentire acquired AI security company Versive.
Debugging company Rookout launched a live Kubernetes debugger for developers.
AI security company Wallarm secured $8 million in a Series A funding round.
Data warehouse company Yellowbrick Data secured a $48 million investment from a Siemens-backed venture firm.
SaaS data privacy platform WireWheel closed a $10 million Series A funding round.
Sparkle, the international services arm of TIM Group, and software consultancy firm Amartus are building a joint multi-vendor SD-WAN proof-of-concept that will use MEF’s lifecycle service orchestration Presto on a containerized CPE.
Here are the other stories SDxCentral covered this week:
- Google Cloud Revenue Boosts Alphabet’s Earnings
- Ericsson and Fujitsu Are the Latest Vendors to Partner on 5G
- AWS Cloud Revenues Grow 46% During the Third Quarter 2018
- L’Oreal Deploys Catchpoint to Manage, Monitor the Breadth of Its Digital Business
- Mesosphere Reve Up DC/OS With a Kubernetes Engine
- Cloud Business Sends Intel Data Center Revenue Soaring
- BT Replaces Departing Chief Executive With Worldpay’s Philip Jansen
- Gartner Ranks VMware Highest in Its Inaugural WAN Edge Magic Quadrant
- Trump Wants a National 5G Spectrum Policy
- Nokia Will Cut Thousands of Jobs Amid 5G Transformation
- Mirantis Rides Kubernetes to Supercharge Open Source Edge Ecosystem
- Lenovo Leads Scale Computing’s $34.8M Series F
- Microsoft Cloud Biz Drives Growth, but Competition Weighs
- Check Point Buys Cloud Security Startup Dome9 for $175 Million
- OpenStack Says Its New StarlingX Edge Computing Project Is Important for IaaS
- Alibaba Cloud Brings Its Blockchain Service to the Global Stage
- The Cloud Vertical Continues to Haunt Juniper’s Revenues
- Cisco, Nokia, Microsoft Back $85M Team8-Led Security Fund
- Samsung, NEC Join Forces on 5G
- CenturyLink Will Use Cisco-Viptela to Expand Its Managed SD-WAN Offering
- AT&T Is Just Weeks Away From Launching Mobile 5G
- DT, SK Telecom Invest in Each Other’s 5G-Focused Pet Projects
- Fortinet Buys ZoneFox, a Security Startup That Hunts for Insider Threats
- Oracle Buys DataFox, Pledges to Embed AI Into Everything
- IHS Markit: Off-Premises Cloud Services Will Reach $414B by 2022
- Verizon Says 5G Home Launch Will Prepare It for a Nationwide Rollout in 2019
- Huawei Weaves Kubernetes Support Into Its CloudFabric
- Oracle Brings ‘Star Wars Cyber Defenses’ and Robots to Cloud Security
- Arista Networks Introduces 400 Gigabit Ethernet Platforms
- Oracle Curates CNCF Projects
- Harmonic Offers a Container Version of Its CableOS
- Why CUPS Is a Critical Tool in the 5G Toolbox
- Pulumi Code Dev Platform Adds Premium Team Tier, Scores $15M Series A
- Redis Labs Integrates With Red Hat OpenShift Hits 1B Milestone