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Cisco to buy Embrane in NFV automation play

Cisco is consolidating its NFV portfolio with an increasing focus on automation

Networking giant Cisco announced its intent to acquire network function virtualisation (NFV) and Cisco tech specialist Embrane for an undisclosed sum this week, a move intended to bolster the company’s networking automation capabilities.

IBM opens SDN, NFV labs in Dallas, Nice

IBM is moving to bolster its service provider business

IBM has announced the launch of two Network Innovation Centres, where the company’s clients can experiment with software-defined networking and network function virtualisation technologies. The move seems aimed at bolstering its service provider business.

Industry cool on new NFV group, intentions unclear

The Open Edge Alliance (OEA) gets a cool reception from industry members

Telco Systems, a traditional carrier Ethernet vendor, has announced the formation of the Open Edge Alliance (OEA), a vendor programme specifically targeting the deployment of network functions virtualisation and software defined networking at the network edge. The partnership programme has initially received a cool reaction from various members of the NFV community.

Apple, IBM announce second round of co-developed mobile apps

Apple and IBM have released another batch of apps targeting the enterprise

IBM and Apple announced the second batch of enterprise-focused iOS apps, co-developed and supported by Bluemix and IBM’s cloud infrastructure, as the once-bitter rivals continue to target iOS device users in the enterprise.

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.

Telekom Austria subsidiary claims NFV trial shows first fully virtualised network stack

Telekom Austria subsidiary Vip Mobile said the trial demonstrates a completely virtualised mobile network stack

Telekom Austria has announced its Serbian subsidiary Vip mobile has demonstrated what it claimed is the world’s first fully virtualised stack in a commercial network. The telco said the trial is part of its overall technology strategy towards network functions virtualisation (NFV).

Red Hat slams VMware’s OpenStack play

Red Hat said VMware's approach to OpenStack will limit scalability for users

Red Hat has slammed VMware’s OpenStack strategy as “fundamentally flawed”, claiming the virtualisation incumbent’s approach to the open source cloud platform would limit the scalability of workloads.

VMware cloud services gets green light from FedRAMP

VMware's cloud service, provided via Carpathia, has been granted permission to be deployed in US federal government organisations

VMware’s cloud service has been granted approval to operate across the US public sector by the government’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).

Samsung and SK to deploy NFV in live IoT LTE network

Samsung and SK Telecom are working to deploy NFV to make Internet of Things data more managable

The network functions virtualisation (NFV) and internet of things (IoT) movements have taken steps towards mass real-world roll-out with the news this week that Korean powerhouses SK Telecom and Samsung Electronics will work together on deploying network virtualisation technologies as part of a nationwide mobile network designed to support improved management of IoT data.

VMware eases container deployment on premise and in the cloud

Colbert: Container orchestration presents new challenges at scale

Virtualisation heavyweight VMware announced it has bolstered technology integrations with Docker, Kubernetes, and Mesosphere in a bid to open up its platform to a range of containerisation technologies. The move comes as Linux containers start to pick up traction in the enterprise.

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