The agreement between Alibaba Cloud and Esri will bring together engineers from both companies to deliver GIS innovations to the cloud.
This is the third Israeli security startup that Palo Alto Networks has purchased.
RAD's vAccess allows operators to use white boxes with VNFs over whatever access infrastructure they have installed.
The company had been white labeling an SD-WAN service from another vendor, but it found it to be too expensive and not versatile enough.
Nokia wins a 50-percent share of the multi-vendor deal with China Mobile. The two companies are also working together on software-defined networking for China Mobile to expand its cloud offering.
Juniper Networks will be one of the biggest consumers of Tungsten Fabric, but the name change helps distinguish it from Contrail.
The FCC wants to ban any spending from the Universal Service Fund on networking equipment that could pose a security threat.
NEC/Netcracker will wrangle myriad vendors of hardware and software along with some open source code.
It’s notable because the Hyperledger code is running in a production environment with three competing institutions all running on the same blockchain network.
ARM is also targeting the telco central office, working with such open source groups as the Central Office Re-architected as a Data Center (CORD).
A big driver for using next-generation technologies was improved capabilities to configure, troubleshoot, and measure data center networks.
Lumina can operate a single control plane that software defines the existing routed network and integrates white box switches.
Short-term subscription financing has been available for networking software, but it’s more rare for networking hardware.
Unfortunately for vendors, they don’t have the luxury of sitting on stage and defending their point of view. But vendors aren’t going to provide products based on open source unless there’s money to be made.
The disaggregation of the control plane and data plane with open interfaces feels a bit like the free-wheeling days of the early internet.