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CenturyLink Advances Virtualized Network Gateway with SDN/NFV Platform

Carrier takes another step to fully virtualize its global network with next-generation technology.

DevOps Firm Specializing in AWS Gets Bought by Cloud Services Provider

Details of the acquisition of Stelligent by Hosting weren't immediately available.

Windows Server 2012 Support Lifecycle Extended

End-of-support pushed out to October 2023.

Vodafone Picks Nuage for SDN Datacenter Virtualization

The Nuage Virtualized Service Platform provides policy-based automation across the datacenter and WAN.

Google Giving Mobile Operators a Helping Hand with SDN, NFV

Web giant is building a next-gen networking platform for operators to run their services on.

VMware Increases Prices on Certification Exams

The VCDX certification will see a huge jump, to nearly $4,000.

SDN/NFV-Centric Open Network Automation Platform Debuts

Framework provides real-time, policy-driven software automation of virtual network functions.

Web Security Algorithm Fatally Broken

Although the algorithm was outdated, it's still in wide use.

Cisco Announces NFV Hardware, Perimeter Virtualization

Company extends software-defined reach to branch offices, network edges.

Microsoft Adds Kubernetes Management to Azure

New features, including elastic sizing, were added as well.

SDN Group Fights Proprietary Offshoots

"A trend has emerged where vendors leverage open source to build closed proprietary solutions, providing only marginal benefit to the broader ecosystem."

Microsoft Touts SDN in Windows Server 2016 Datacenter

It claims SDN can help organizations increase agility, enhance security and provide optimal efficiency.

Big Switch SDN Fabric Adds Hyper-Converged, Container Support

Its software-defined networking fabric now supports hyper-converged solutions from VMware, along with multi-container environments.

VMware Closes Out a Strong Financial 2016

Revenues exceed $7 billion for the year.

Research Firm Says SDN Lags in Datacenters

Software-defined networking isn't making datacenter inroads as quickly as expected, according to IHS.

Mirantis Supports OpenContrail SDN, Partners on NFV Project

Company commercially supports Juniper-backed SDN project, teams up with Wind River for NFV proof-of-concept.

HPE To Acquire Hyper-converged Infrastructure Vendor SimpliVity

The $650 million deal will help it compete more directly with Dell in the HCI arena.

VMware Joins OPEN-O Project for NFV Orchestration

VMware has joined the OPEN-O Project, recently formed to enable network operators to deliver end-to-end services across network functions virtualization infrastructure, software-defined networks and legacy network services.

Citrix Acquires App Virtualization Company Unidesk

Unidesk packages apps as modular virtual disk "layers."

Cisco Exec Touts NFV, SDN in New Year's Predictions

Although old-guard networking company Cisco was slow to embrace new-age disruptions such as network functions virtualization and software-defined networking, it's fully invested now and a company exec predicts big things for the upstart technologies in the year ahead.

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