Software-defined networking (SDN) has become a much-hyped and misunderstood technology shift. It’s said that SDN has the potential to revolutionise networking as we know it through centralising and simplifying control. In short, SDN will help networks keep up with the speed of change made possible by virtualisation, convergence and cloud. But in order to understand the promise of SDN, it’s important to understand where our network stands now.
Coho Data, a startup providing integrated storage appliances announced Wednesday that it has closed a $25m series B financing deal. The investment, led by newcomer Ignition Partners, will bolster the company’s R&D and go-to-market strategy for its offering, which combines flash storage with software-defined networking for cheaper, faster private cloud storage.
Japanese business services firm NTT Com said Monday that it has struck a deal to acquire cloud services provider Virtela Technology Services (Virtela) for $525m. The company said Virtela’s network virtualisation platform will help NTT Com offer more competitive services to its global customers.
In order to stay ahead of the curve and enjoy new revenue streams from cloud services the mobile industry will need to invest substantially more than it does today, according to Ericsson’s chief technology officer Ulf Ewaldsson.
The industry-supported open source OpenDaylight project took the wraps off the first release of “Hydrogen” today, its software defined networking architecture billed to accelerate the adoption of SDN among enterprise IT and network providers.
In a bid to entrench its technology further into hyper-scale datacentres, Intel on Wednesday showcased chip innovations that will see the manufacturer turn up the heat on rivals AMD and ARM for the datacentres of cloud service providers.