Cisco reported second quarter 2015 revenue of $11.9bn, a 7 per cent year on year increase, which the company said was largely down to its performance in cloud and the enterprise.
Oracle has announced a series of networking updates including SDN-ready Ethernet fabric switches and new virtualised network services, all aimed at bolstering the database incumbent’s presence in the software defined datacentre.
Juniper Networks and Ubuntu specialist Canonical have announced the two companies plan to jointly develop network virtualisation tools based on the open source cloud platform OpenStack.
CA Technologies, Spirent, IIX and Megaport have thrown their weight behind OpenDaylight, an open source collaboration between many of the industry’s major networking incumbents on the core architectures enabling software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV).
Red Hat and NEC announced a partnership that will see the two firms jointly develop carrier-focused network function virtualisation (NFV) features based on Red Hat’s OpenStack distribution.
Deutsche Telekom is experimenting with running virtualised network functions in Linux containers, a senior researcher engineer at the German incumbent telco told BCN.
Storage and networking tech vendor Brocade has signalled its intent to acquire Riverbed Technology’s SteelApp portfolio, which includes a virtualised application delivery controller for cloud-based applications.
A report has revealed the size of the largest DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks has increased by 50 times in the last decade. The Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR) by Arbor Networks also showed the number of DDoS attacks targeting mobile users increased 11 per cent in 2014 alone.
MTN Group has joined Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Direct Connect service in a bid to improve cloud connectivity and its ability to attract large multinationals to its network.
VMware has revamped its disaster recovery offerings for vCloud Air users and added metered usage billing to the company’s virtual private cloud offerings. The company has also made changes to its network function virtualisation platform NSX in a bid to bring it more in line with competing NFV products.