Here’s SDxCentral’s gathering of the week’s news bits around software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), and related topics.
In this week's roundup: Tech breakup season, Q3 warnings from Juniper and Riverbed, some OpenStack love for Big Switch, and an update from one of those Docker startups.
What are the landmark deals in the SDN game so far? Check out analyst Scott Raynovich's list and see what he expects next from the M&A machine.
In its seventh quarterly meeting, the ETSI group spearheading network functions virtualization (NFV) voted to stick around for two more years and elected new leadership from AT&T and NTT Docomo.
In this week's SDN-related news: Meg Whitman takes the chair at HP; VMware expands its cloud reach in Asia, while BTI does the same in Europe; and Juniper and A10 separately gear up to fight DDoS attacks.
News of the week: Facebook's home-grown switch makes waves; NTT's virtual switch goes open-source; OpenDaylight schedules a mini-summit for August; and Lyatiss changes to CloudWeaver and expands beyond Amazon.
NTT claims it's the first provider to offer on-demand services, fulfilling a longtime promise of SDN and NFV and showing why the $525M acquisition of Virtela was a crucial move.
NFV is all about moving network functions onto servers, but what about the servers themselves? NTT wants to try putting them into a distributed architecture, and it's enlisting help from Alcatel-Lucent's CloudBand and Fujitsu.
A busy week in SDN and NFV, thanks to the Open Networking Summit. In addition to Infonetics' analysis of a slow Q4 for routers and switches, we have items from Coho Data, CPLane, Freescale, Infinera, Netronome, NTT Communications, Pluribus, and...
NFV was announced at last year's SDN & OpenFlow World Congress, and its one-year anniversary was a central topic at this year's show. Specifications and frameworks are set. Now it's a matter of seeing what this baby can do.