DriveNets Pockets $110M to Pave Software Disaggregation Path The company's software is designed to support SDN in core, aggregation, and provider edge networks, and complement SDN in other parts of a network.
Kaloom’s Cloud Edge Fabric Supports Network Slicing, 5G Apps The fabric is in trials with “two major wireless operators,” said Thomas Eklund Kaloom’s VP of marketing and strategy. It will enter production with operators and enterprises later this year.
ONF Launches Open Convergence Initiative for 5G Deployments The COMAC initiative is focused on delivering services over both mobile and broadband networks while supporting subscriber management and maintaining a consistent service experience without regard to the access technology.
Merchant Silicon Will Dominate Data Center Ethernet Switching by 2022, IHS Markit Says Vendors including Cisco, Juniper, and Arista all recently introduced merchant silicon chips into the mix.
Security Unicorn Illumio Raises $65M, Hires a New CFO The investment is further validation that microsegmentation is real, and Illumio CEO Andrew Rubin admits that VMware deserves “quite a bit of credit” for legitimizing this technology.
Ciena Spins Off Blue Planet Software Into an Independent Division Ciena anticipates that the Blue Planet Division will reach $50 million to $60 million in annual revenue during fiscal 2019, growing to $100 million to $120 million in 2021.
Turkcell Launches Largest Virtualized Mobile Network In EMEA Region Red Hat and Affirmed Networks helped with the deployment. Turkcell is on track to have 40 percent of its voice and data services capacity virtualized by year-end.
6WIND Snares Another Former Brocade vRouter Customer JHComp, an ISP based in the Czech Republic, migrated from its legacy Vyatta vRouters to the 6WIND platform without having to reconfigure its SuperMicro white boxes.
Fujitsu SDN and Optical Transport Stitched Into Shaw’s Canadian Fiber Net The Fujitsu components are layered on top of a previous Shaw coax upgrade to provide network speeds in excess of 1 Gb/s.
Extreme Networks Moves Into Edge Device Security With Defender for IoT It’s a smart move for the networking vendor. Gartner estimates that 20.4 billion connected things will be in use by organizations worldwide by 2020.
Cisco Snaps Up Singularity Networks to Bolster Network Automation Unit The company uses agents to find data in virtual machines (VMs), routers, firewalls, and switches in an organization's data center and clouds. It will become part of Cisco’s Crosswork Network Automation portfolio.
Ethernity ENET vRouter Aimed at a Programmable Network Bottleneck The platform divides the two flows – the control layer and the data layer – and handles them in a way that makes sense for each.
Extreme Networks CEO: Huawei Security Concerns Play Out in Data Center Networking, Too Ed Meyercord noted a customer win against Huawei and said security concerns about the Chinese vendor are “creating an opportunity for us in the marketplace.”
Cisco Boosts IoT Management, Security With New Dev Tools and Hardware One analyst called the announcement “brilliant” because it is designed to help enterprise IT shops deal with “IoT havoc as the network edge is now stretched to the last connected device.”
Cumulus and Nutanix Integrate HCI, Open Networking The partnership also allows Cumulus to battle Cisco. “That’s what we do everyday, and having a better story for Nutanix customers is just one more way to do that,” Cumulus CEO Josh Leslie says.
Service Provider SDN Deployments Near Universal, IHS Markit Finds By the end of this year, 74 percent of the service providers said they will use SDN to deliver new services, while 65 percent will use it in operations and management operations.
Cisco Pushes ACI to AWS and Azure, Embraces ‘Data Center Anywhere’ Strategy It sounds similar to VMware’s “NSX everywhere” push, which seeks to stretch that vendor’s networking and security capabilities from data centers to clouds and the edge.
Accenture Upgrades Linux Foundation Membership, Expands ONAP Work Accenture has been working on a commercial version of ONAP to support providers’ transition from hardware-based to software-based networks.
Telefónica Validates Wind River’s Cloud Platform for its Unica Project The testing included work on the functional components of the Wind River virtualization platform, including interoperability with Open Source MANO (OSM) orchestration.
Huawei’s New Data Center Switch Uses Embedded AI Chip The product debut comes as the embattled Chinese company faces mounting political troubles and additional bans in the U.S. and Europe.