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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.

Pacnet virtualizes optical layer, adds bandwidth self-service

Pacnet is adding SDN into its optical network

Pan-Asian operator Pacnet has announced its work with optical infrastructure vendor Infinera to bring network virtualization technologies into the optical layer, utilising software defined networking capabilities, reports telecoms.com. The introduction of SDN into Layer 1 is intended to afford customers requiring high-capacity to access high bandwidth availability on a self-service basis. The operator announced the […]

Docker buys SocketPlane to bring SDN to Linux containers

Docker has acqui-hired a startup focused on bringing SDN to the container world

Linux containerisation heavyweight Docker has acquired SocketPlane, a small startup focused on bringing SDN capabilities to the container world.

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.

ONF launches open source community to bolster SDN software development

The ONF has launched a site aimed at fostering open source SDN software development

The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) has announced the launch of an open source software community and code repository aimed at consolidating and accelerating development efforts around software and solutions that take advantage of software defined networking.

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).

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.

Fujitsu to expand datacentres to accelerate Internet of Things, cloud business

Fujitsu is building large additions to its two largest Japanese datacentres, to go live in 2016

Fujitsu announced plans to expand its two core datacentres in Japan in a bid to accelerate demand for its cloud and Internet of Things services.

Getting to a software-defined world

The world is increasingly becoming software-defined

Software defined networking (SDN) has been the darling of the networking and IT world for the past few years, billed as one of the key cloud-enabling technologies with the potential to make every digital service consumable on-demand. But despite widespread appetite for technologies that can make networks more flexible, scalable and easy to manage, SDN still has a number of hurdles to overcome before enterprises embrace the technology.

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