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Mobile World Congress demos suggest NFV commercially ready

Juniper and Canonical are partnering on telco cloud NFV

NFV was unveiled at last year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and was rapidly heralded as the next-big-thing for carrier networking. This year, multiple pledges have been made by exhibitors to demonstrate the power of an NFV-enabled architecture, with showcases expected to run all week by some of the industry’s largest players, which aim to show the tech’s move towards commercial readiness.

Oracle updates SDN offerings in software-defined datacentre play

Oracle wants to bring SPARC into the software defined datacentre era

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, Canonical partner on OpenStack NFV

Juniper and Canonical are partnering on telco cloud NFV

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.

Cisco Q2 2015 gains 7 per cent on cloud, enterprise growth

Cisco said it is pleased with growth its seeing in cloud, despite some regional challenges

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.

OpenDaylight nears 50 members as CA, Spirent join the SDN, NFV effort

OpenDaylight continues to gain mindshare among vendors across the stack as SDN progresses

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, NEC partner on OpenStack-based NFV

Red Hat is partnering with NEC on NFV in OpenStack

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 experimenting with NFV in Docker

Deutsche Telekom is looking to exploit the unique capabilities of Linux containers for NFV

Deutsche Telekom is experimenting with running virtualised network functions in Linux containers, a senior researcher engineer at the German incumbent telco told BCN.

Brocade to snap up Riverbed’s SteelApp biz in NFV play

Brocade is buying Riverbed's virtualised ADC business to strengthen its expertise in NFV

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.

Largest DDoS attacks 50x bigger than a decade ago – report

DDoS attacks are becoming unrelentingly more frequent, and larger

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 joins AWS Direct Connect service to bolster cloud connectivity

MTN has joined AWS Direct Connect

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.