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.
This week's news roundup includes the Palo Alto-Juniper settlement; PoC trials in NFV and storage; Ericsson's plans for new Silicon Valley digs; and ARM's data-center advance.
OpenFlow 1.4 starts opening the protocol to the optical network, but the photonic layer is trickier than at the packet layer. OFC highlighted some of the challenges. Meanwhile, the 1.4 spec was put to use by the new OSO open-source optical coalition.
Pacnet Systems' new cloud network, based on Vello software, is out of beta and is now reaching beyond Pacnet's Asia/Pacific home region, into the United States. It's a networking-as-a-service complement to Pacnet's trans-Pacific cable connections.
Here you'll find links to our Cisco/Insieme coverage (so far), which dominated the week. The OpenStack Summit took place on the other side of the world, creating a news flurry of its own. Also: Bits about the northbound interface and a possible...
Intel 're-architects' the data center; the ONF launches OpenFlow testing; Vello gets SDN into Equinix's network.
The week's top SDN news, all in one place to save you time and keep you updated on all the key happenings in SDN, NFV and network virtualization.
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