Fibre and datacentre operator Interoute has bolstered its virtual datacentre platform (VDC) presence in London, launching one zone in Canary Wharf and a second site in Slough.
Swedish networking incumbent Ericsson has acquired Sentilla, a California-based provider of datacentre infrastructure management and visibility software, for an undisclosed sum. Ericsson said the move will create new revenue opportunities in the enterprise segment.
Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo has completed an NFV Proof of Concept (PoC) trial in which interoperability of multi-vendor virtual functions was successfully demonstrated.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.