Remember Neoteris? Or Funk Software? Those Juniper acquisitions got folded into Junos Pulse — which just got sold for less than those deals cost, as Juniper enters the final stages of Shaygan Kheradpir’s reorg.
Bare-metal SDN isn’t just for the 1%. Big Switch is launching its new flagship product, the Big Cloud Fabric, and is re-articulating its bare-metal SDN strategy. The theme now is that Google/Amazon-style SDN is now fit for the rest of us.
Just in time for EMC and VMware earnings, hedge fund Elliott Management — the same folks pressing for changes at Juniper and Riverbed — is reportedly readying demands for the companies to split up.
If your product is going in a software direction, you’d better make friends with developers. Founded a year ago, Cisco’s DevNet is fostering a developer community around IoT, SDN, and DevOps, while trying not to leave CCIEs behind.
Members of Cisco’s DevNet community will get APIC EM for free, which opens up the software to pretty much everybody. It’s a way for Cisco to spread ACI knowledge in hopes of grabbing SDN market share.
FireHost sees promise in Cisco’s ACI and VMware’s NSX. But the cloud hosting provider, known for its levels of security, has reservations about both. In this Q&A, FireHost’s network architects explain what they want and what they’ve found lacking.
Heading off the opener-than-thou wars that are erupting among vendors, the IT executives in ONUG have defined what they expect out of open networks, from architectural elements to expected cost savings.
A fixed-configuration switch with dual 100G uplinks marks Arista’s first product launch since going public. While ’100G’ is nice, the supposed 1,000x advantage in memory buffer size is a bit more eye-opening.
Containers have caught on as a way to pool resources in the cloud. But it stands to reason that you’d need some way to connect all those pooled resources, right? That’s why Docker and Kubernetes developers are looking in the direction of SDN.
In this week’s roundup: the Cisco/Rackspace theory that just won’t die, Midokura’s adventures in partner-hunting, and IBM’s plan to throw $3B in the general direction of the cloud.