Telus: SDN Gives Us a Dynamic, Automatically Controlled Network “SDN is going to be a very broad deployment,” said Telus’ Bryce Mitchell. “We made sure we included SDN within the NFV pods themselves.”
Masergy’s New CEO Is Tasked to Grow Its SDN-Based Offerings The company was pretty revolutionary with its idea to layer SDN on top of multiple third-party transport before all the SD-WAN vendors conceived of this.
Comcast Is Working on a uCPE That Runs Multiple VNFs With Its SD-WAN The service provider is hoping to launch a cost-effective uCPE platform that supports more VNFs along with its SD-WAN early next year.
IBM, Nvidia Team Up on Converged Storage for AI Workloads The new converged infrastructure combines IBM’s NVMe flash storage and software with Mellanox networking on Nvidia servers. It also uses Nvidia’s AI software stack.
ETSI Open Source MANO’s Latest Release Equips for 5G OSM Release Five adds support for network slicing and employs a microservices architecture to make it a viable choice for 5G use cases.
ONAP Casablanca Shows Up in ‘All the Gin Joints’ A bunch of service providers from around the world are starting to implement ONAP code into their networks.
CenturyLink Dove Into NFV Early Because of a Profitable Business Case Bill Walker, director of network architecture and innovation with CenturyLink, said there are three business cases for NFV. The worst business case is for new technology that is not directly revenue generating.
Nutanix and Intel Form Hyperconverged Infrastructure Partnership As part of this partnership, systems integrators and value-added resellers will be able to brand and personalize Intel servers running Nutanix software.
Microsoft Spreads Open Enclave SDK, Integrates With Azure IoT Edge The SDK abstracts the developer away from having to deal with hardware security.
Nokia Veers From Red Hat OpenStack With Latest CloudBand Update The latest update uses an in-house developed open source version of OpenStack that provides for more agility and a smaller footprint to support edge computing environments.
Nokia Cleaves Customer Operations With Focus on 5G The company's current global head of Customer Operations Ashish Chowdhary will depart Nokia on Jan. 1, 2019. He will take a leadership position at another unnamed company.
IDC: It’s Too Early to Determine 5G Vendor Winners and Losers The 5G-related network infrastructure market will grow from about $528 million in 2018 to $26 billion in 2022 at a compound annual growth rate of 118 percent, predicts IDC.
Nokia Strikes Infosys Deal That Targets Enterprise Digitization The vendor recently announced plans to slash thousands of jobs as part of a major corporate restructuring.
Telefónica Business Solutions Uses VMware for Its Virtual Data Center Cloud Service The VDC service is based on VMware’s Cloud Provider Platform, and it enables customers to create virtual infrastructure combining compute, storage, and advanced networking.
Fortinet Posts Solid Q3 Growth, Wins ‘Quadruple Competitor Displacement’ Deal Execs didn’t say which competitors Fortinet’s security products displaced, but it competes against companies including Palo Alto Networks, Check Point Software, and Cisco.
MEF Focuses on Revenue-Generating Services, Not Just Specs MEF President Nan Chen said the organization has transformed from a pure-play standards group to a software and specification development organization.
MEF Releases SD-WAN Technical Specification to Its Members MEF aims for its SD-WAN service standardization to accelerate sales of SD-WAN products and services like MEF accomplished with Carrier Ethernet service standardization.
OpenStack Says Its New StarlingX Edge Computing Project Is Important for IaaS Jonathan Bryce, the executive director of the OpenStack Foundation, said that the scope of edge computing is extremely large, and StarlingX is needed to fill one of the spaces in the stack.
Alibaba Cloud Brings Its Blockchain Service to the Global Stage The blockchain service is based on the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric and the Alibaba Group financial affiliate’s blockchain platform.
Cisco, Nokia, Microsoft Back $85M Team8-Led Security Fund These investors and other major companies also joined a Team8-led coalition that aims to rethink security by building it into network and cloud infrastructure.