Amid this week's news: NFV makes progress, as shown by NSN and CloudNFV; ScaleXtreme debuts Advanced Cloud Management, targeting enterprise users new to public clouds; Extreme Networks gains more than market share by acquiring Enterasys; big data...
SC13 features some optical technology and a bit of SDN; Riverbed grooms a new image; Internet2's next big project is a hybrid cloud for universities; Ixia announces some switches and also gets a Nasdaq notice; Splunk ends the week on a high note.
In the headlines this week: Cisco's Q2 guidance causes a freakout; Nuage Networks names customers; EMC tries out this all-flash-storage thing; Amazon talks about its own storage ideas; and Rackspace might be getting less Fanatical.
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...
Noteworthy bits from the week: The TM Forum gets interested in the management side of NFV; Ixia strikes a deal for Net Optics; Brocade has an idea for OpenStack; Midokura advances to version 2; Pertino wants an app store; and Ciena shows off some...
Rackspace takes a swipe at Pivotal's PaaS; Pica8 loves the command-line interface (sort of); Ixia's CEO becomes the latest false-resume story; Huawei pushes for SDN in the enterprise; Transmode pushes packet-optical SDN; and an explanation of why...
While we were at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress, there were apparently things happening in other places — of all the nerve. We present news from the processor and storage fronts, more detail about what Cyan did, and a quick VMware update.
Sonus virtualizes its session border controller, coming up with what might be an interesting NFV example to watch; IBM patents a virtual-machine-moving application; and Big Switch strengthens ties to the OpenFlow haven that is Japan.
In this week's news roundup: Microsoft states the case for Hyper-V and NVGRE against VMware's NSX; OpenDaylight grows again; Pivotal acquires its way into mobile applications; Alcatel-Lucent gathers NFV partners
Cisco admits what's been known for a while: White-box switches really are a threat. Elsewhere in the week, OpenFlow 1.3 starts showing up everywhere and the optical networking industry takes a deeper look at SDN.
SDNCentral SDN and NFV Weekly Roundup – September 20, 2013
Extreme and Enterasys try their hand at consolidation, but is it enough? (Hint: No.) Also, the OpenDaylight Project offers a wider peek at its first release, two 'open' SDN-related groups team up, and BTI gets an intriguing new customer.
A cloud-heavy week sees Cloudscaling and EMC putting up challenges to Amazon and Intel unveiling its Rack Scale Architecture with some new, key pieces.
It wasn't all VMworld this week, you know. Here's a look at what else happened.
A couple of pre-VMworld links, plus a news rounding that includes Arista partnerships, a CloudNFV formality, and yet another market forecast for SDN