The HP NFV effort might have just taken a hit, as SVP Bethany Mayer has been hired away as Ixia’s new president and CEO.
HP switch revenues climbed during the company’s third quarter, yielding what the company thinks will be a market-share gain as Cisco’s switching sales continue to fall. During HP’s third quarter, which ended July 31, HP Networking’s revenues were $672 million, up 4 percent compared with the same quarter a year ago. Cisco, by contrast, saw Read more >
Now Martin Casado is really the face of networking at VMware. He’ll be the senior vice president of the Networking and Security business unit as Steve Mullaney departs. Meanwhile, Bill Fathers gets a promotion at the Hybrid Cloud Services unit.
Turns out x86 chips are getting pretty good at packet processing. Brocade and Telefónica say they got 80G out of the Brocade 5600 virtual router, the latest descendent of Vyatta.
Ericsson and Ciena teamed up in February to provide Layer 0-3 networking and SDN. Now they’ve announced the first joint customer under that partnership: Australia’s Telstra.
That’s not a good thing, by the way. Burned by the promises of ISDN and ATM, some carriers attending the recent MEF meeting say they’re cautious about SDN. They’d love to have it, but the operational questions are daunting.
Docker containers aren’t ideal for all production applications, because they don’t play well with databases and have no awareness of state. Startup ClusterHQ, part of a growing Docker ecosystem, aims to change that.
Former VMware engineers have struck out on their own to create yet another cloud provider. Platform9 has raised a $4.5M Series A round to pursue its own vision of a SaaS-based private cloud service.
Multipath TCP got a lot of attention for being used by Apple’s Siri service. That’s nifty, but any new trick creates new security questions, as researchers at the Black Hat conference pointed out.
Every company needs a cute animal mascot these days. Unless you’re in the security business. Here’s what we saw around last week’s Black Hat conference.