Tags: NFV

JR Rivers talks about the evolution of the network

Enterprise Times sat down with JR Rivers, Co-Founder and CTO of Cumulus Networks to talk about networking. It’s a challenging part of the IT stack that has probably evolved far more than any other area. It is also an area that is constantly being redefined as companies move more and more data around and look to…

GENBAND delivers NFV on Red Hat OpenStack

GENBAND has announced that Red Hat has certified its NFV software on the Red Hat OpenStack platform. The news came as GENBAND’s annual user conference Perspectives17 got under way in Los Angeles. Red Hat has also certified GENBAND’s Virtual Network Functions (VNF) Manager and several VNFs. According to Sanjay Bhatia, Vice President of Solutions Marketing…

Defence spending cuts hit BT R&D priorities

Adastral Park in Suffolk is home to BT’s brains trust. The site is home to 3,000 BT staff and 700 partners. It also houses Innovation Martlesham, a high-tech cluster where 96 companies, including start-ups, are housed. The “brains trust” claim sits well with staff at Adastral Park. The bulk of BT’s £2.6 billion in research…

OpenPOWER announces new developer solutions

The OpenPOWER Foundation has announced new solutions and developer tools in Europe. The announcement came at the inaugural OpenPOWER Summit Europe taking place in Barcelona. There are two big announcements for developers. The first is a new European developer cloud. There is also a new CAPI (Coherent Accelerated Processor Interface) SNAP (Storage, Networking, and Acceleration…

The forgotten acquisition

In midst of the Symantec-Blue Coat and Microsoft/LinkedIn acquisitions, VMWare quietly announced its intent to purchase Arkin Net by the end of Q2 2016. The amount of the acquisition was undisclosed. Arkin Net last received $15 million of funding in a round led by Nexus Venture partners about a year ago. It seems likely that Nexus…

Has a new global network player arisen

Singtel has announced that it reached as strategic agreement with Bharti Airtel to provide high speed data connectivity in a single network across the globe. This has the potential to be a significant move in Asia with the strength of the Airtel network being combined with Singtel to provide customers with high speed links across the…

Genband to focus on NFV and SDN

At Genband Perspectives 16 held in Orlando, Florida, the company has given customers a view into where it is moving over the next few years. Unsurprisingly that move is all about software and cloud with Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) and Software Defined Networks (SDN) the goal. This is good news but what is surprising is that…

Telstra announces three SDN products

It’s said that when you wait for a bus, you wait a long time and then three come along all at once. While Telstra has announced three SDN products based in Cisco technology its customers outside of Australia are going to have to wait a little bit longer. Telstra habitually develops and tests its new products…

CenturyLink virtualisation by 2018

CenturyLink has announced an aggressive roadmap to virtualise its cloud, data centre and network facilities for the benefit of its customers by 2018 delivering a 40% footprint by the end of 2015. The days when companies are looking to buy specific network or infrastructure services are drawing towards a close. CenturyLink believes that the next generation…