Business Cloud News

Huawei acquires Neul in Internet of Things play

Huawei is positioning itself to capitalise on IoT

Chinese networking giant Huawei has deepened its commitment to IoT (Internet of Things) with the acquisition of UK startup Neul. The Cambridge-based company is focused on developing technology to embed processing and connectivity as efficiently as possible.

Huawei, 21Vianet build largest commercial SDN network

21Vianet and Huawei have built what the companies claim to be the largest SDN deployment to date

A large carrier-neutral datacentre services provider in China, 21Vianet, has teamed up with Huawei to build what the company’s claim to be the largest commercially deployed software-defined networking (SDN). The technology is likely to boost the services of other cloud providers like AWS and IBM, which have both partnered with 21Vianet in China.

Infinera, Kemp join OpenDaylight to advance SDN, NFV

OpenDaylight Project added Infinera and Kemp to its roster of members

Telecoms vendors Infinera and Kemp Technologies have joined the OpenDaylight Project, 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).

Equinix, XO Communications partner on cloud exchange

XO Communications will provide private, direct network access for Equinix's cloud exchange

Datacentre operator Equinix has teamed up with telecoms firm XO Communications, which will provide secure high-speed access for Equinix’s cloud exchange in its International Business Exchange (IBX) datacentres.

OIF, ONF link up to test transport SDN

The OIF and ONF are working on SDN in the transport layer

The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF), an industry group uniting the data and optical networking sectors including carriers, component manufacturers and system vendors, has announced a collaboration with the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) which will see the organisations work together with leading telcos and research institutions to test software defined networking (SDN) in the transport layer.

Intel, Chunghwa Telecom partner on Internet of Things, cloud and SDN

Intel and Intel, Chunghwa Telecom are partnering on Internet of Things, cloud and SDN

Chip giant Intel and Taiwanese incumbent telco Chunghwa Telecom signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will see both companies jointly innovate in several emerging technology areas including Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, and software defined network (SDN).

Telefonica tests capabilities of virtualization with Brocade partnership

Telefonica and Brocade are exploring virtualized capabilities

The quest for virtualization in the network operator community is turning into something of an arms race as much for the vendor ecosystem as for the carriers. On Tuesday Telefónica partnered with networking specialist Brocade to explore the capabilities of virtualized networkappliances running on off the shelf, Intel-based hardware.

Ericsson to help Telstra introduce SDN, NFV

Telstra is working with Ericsson to introduce SDN and NFV into its core network

In a bid to support more cloud and digital services Telstra announced that it is working with telecoms equipment vendor Ericsson to introduce software defined networking and network function virtualisation into the telco’s network.

Empirix picks up telco big data analytics provider Verios

Empirix has acquired big data analytics provider Verios for an undisclosed sum

Network performance specialist Empirix has acquired real-time analytics firm Verios Software & Systems for an undisclosed sum. Combining the two product suites, Empirix said it aims to create a service operation centre management suite that will analyse and troubleshoot wireless network customer experience from end-user devices to the core network in real time.

Juniper Networks to help Nike just do it (cloud)

Nike is looking to SDN as a necessary stepping stone to virtualising its datacentres

Juniper and Nike announced a multi-year partnership that will see the two companies work together to re-develop Nike’s datacentre infrastructure as the sports fashion retailer looks virtualise more of its IT landscape.