Huawei Details Advancements in 5G Core and RAN “Huawei will continue its investment in 5G technologies and stick to transparent and open cooperation to build a credible [information and communications technology] infrastructure,” said Peter Zhou, CMO of Huawei’s wireless network product line.
Orange and Nokia Migrate Networks to Photonic Control Plane Switching the networks to software-managed operations allows the operator to deploy on-demand activation services and automatic recovery control via artificial intelligence-based technologies if there is an outage.
Cisco, Huawei, ZTE Part of ‘Successful’ 5G Transport Tests Nineteen vendors took part in tests that placed a strong focus on synchronization for 5G and the 5G readiness of multi-vendor transport networks.
Equinix SDN-Based Cloud Exchange Fabric Goes Global More than 1,400 customers including enterprises, cloud providers, and network service providers use the fabric to privately interconnect clouds, networks, and services across regions and continents.
Google Takes On Amazon With Open Source Ecosystem Google teamed up with seven open source software vendors including MongoDB, Elastic, and Redis Labs, doubling down on its commitment to open source and drawing a stark comparison to Amazon’s cloud strategy.
Fortinet Debuts SD-WAN ASIC to Power Latest FortiGate Appliance The company also updated its operating system to power what it calls security-driven networking, including new features for SD-WAN, edge, and multi-cloud environments.
ONF Releases Trio of Reference Designs With Buy-In From Operators, Vendors The reference designs offer a peek inside the brains of operators, Timon Sloane, VP of marketing and ecosystem at the Open Networking Foundation, told SDxCentral in an interview.
NEC Deploys Open Source-Based SD-WAN, Security Platform at Malaysian University This is the first PoC for the provider's newest portfolio addition, which provides SD-WAN and security on top of an OpenMSA framework.
OpenDaylight Kept Afloat by Downstream, End-User Support The OpenDaylight project recently released its tenth iteration, adding support for optical transport networking, WAN connectivity and routing, and cloud and edge deployments.
LF Networking Releases Compliance, Verification Testing The Open Platform for NFV now includes virtual network function compliance testing in conjunction with the Open Network Automation Platform community.
Intel Rolls Out 10nm Agilex FPGA, One API Software Strategy The build process enables “any-to-any” integration — the capability to integrate analog, memory, custom computing, custom I/O, and Intel eASIC device tiles into a single package with the FPGA fabric.
VMware Refreshes Cloud Management Platform The new release enables planning for “what-if” scenarios — things like determining the impact of adding hyperconverged infrastructure capacity or comparing the costs of moving workloads across different clouds.
VMware Fixes Security Flaws in vCloud Director, Hypervisor Software The company issued patches for vulnerabilities found in vCloudDirector for service providers as well as VMware EXSi, Workstation, and Fusion.
Barefoot Networks Innovates at the Nexus of 5G and Telemetry Programmable chip and analytics software are helping deliver on the 5G promises of lower latency and higher bandwidth with segment routing and in-band network telemetry.
Colt Rides Cisco for Ethernet Routing on 5G Backhaul The new capability allows mobile operators to self provision for guaranteed SLAs based on latency and bandwidth demand.
AT&T Opens API Marketplace to Complement SDN Portfolio The network operator is positioning the marketplace for two distinct use cases: turnkey applications and self-service APIs.
Juniper, Apstra, Big Switch Join Team Sonic Microsoft contributed the open source Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC) to OCP in 2016. It uses the Linux kernel, and it allows cloud operators to share the same software stack across multiple switch vendors’ hardware.
Arista Helps Facebook Reimagine Its Data Centers The companies contributed both Minipack and the Arista 7368X4 switch to OCP.
OCP Global Summit: Smart, Secure Hardware Takes Center Stage Marvell announced its 400 Gb/s silicon for edge data centers, Netronome unveiled new SmartNICs for hyperscalers, and Stordis launched two bare-metal switches powered by programmable Barefoot Tofino ASICs.
AT&T CFO Highlights Software Role in 5G The ability to put core network functions on software so AT&T can control, improve, and upgrade its network remotely is reaping benefits, said CFO John Stephens.