Elliott Management Acquires Gigamon for $1.6 Billion

Investment agitator and vulture Elliott Management have acquired network monitoring firm Gigamon for $1.6bn. Gigamon have recently posted third quarter results (Gigamon Third Quarter 2017 Financial Highlights). These show revenue and profits down over the quarter. Given that Gigamon’s primary product lines are high bandwidth network monitors and taps, this is unsurprising. The physical network…

Seaborn sharpens SABR to link with South Africa

Seaborn Networks, the folks that linked Brazil and the USA together using the Seabras-1 cable are quietly busy. In one of the most low-key launches of a new route, you can’t find much more than a twitter post. Seaborn announces new route SABR https://t.co/knvcuxfBjJ Cape Town/São Paulo/ NYC faster, more reliable, next-gen subsea data connectivity https://t.co/lzeQk3Fgt4…

Optus uses Riverbed Steel connect for SD-WAN

Optus are launching their Fusion SD-WAN service using Riverbed‘s SteelConnect technology. Optus Fusion SD-WAN operates as an “over-the-top” SD-WAN service allow its use on any other network providers platform. They are, I guess, hoping to obtain business for their NBN-based broadband service. As well as potentially pull in the underlying business network later. Customers gain…