Telefonica expands Nuage solution with SDN for data centers

Spain‘s Telefonica Espana has selected Nokia‘s Nuage Networks to provide the SDN infrastructure for datacenter modernisation programme. This adds to the current SD-WAN deployment they made in 2017. (Nokia’s Nuage Networks SD-WAN selected to transform Telefónica business service) The deployment will use a spine and leaf architecture, as with most modern datacenter deployments. The design deploys…

Vertel uses Nuage SD-WAN to connect Australia

Australia‘s Vertel has partnered with Nokia‘s Nuage Networks division to deliver an SD-WAN service for Vertel’s customers in July 2018. Vertel specialises in providing network services using next-generation wireless networks. They use a combination of both fiber and microwave networks to connect their services to their customers. The press-releases quote both Vertel: “We undertook a…

OpenContrail becomes Tungsten Fabric

The Linux Foundation has recently obtained the OpenContrail source from Juniper. Having fully transitioned OpenContrail into the Linux Foundation, it is now rebranded as Tungsten Fabric. This move may appear to further distance it from Juniper‘s Contrail. But inside it is still the same SDN orchestrator, providing control, visibility and analytics across the network. Tungsten…

Zscaler makes initial trades on Nasdaq

Zscaler has opened for trading on the Nasdaq exchange. Founded in 2007, it makes it’s IPO eleven years later, as the first major technology offering of 2018. The Nasdaq exchange issued a press release, in which it welcomes Zscaler to the exchange. (Nasdaq Welcomes ZSCALER, INC. (NASDAQ: ZS) to the Nasdaq stock market). “In the…

Avaya goes public (again), rings NYSE opening bell

Avaya has returned to the New York Stock Exchange today. With the opening bell being rung by Avaya’s CEO Jim Chirico, they launched the new stock , marking the end to a 10-year stint in the hands of venture capitalists TPG Capital and Silver Lake Partners. Avaya pre-emptively released an announcement to the press (Avaya…

OpenContrail joins Linux Foundation

Juniper is moving their OpenContrail codebase to the Linux Foundation. OpenContrail is Juniper’s open-source version of their Contrail SDN orchestrator. Provided as an open-source offering, OpenContrail doesn’t have the support and service the commercial Contrail offering provides. In 2012, Juniper provided the first open-source Contrail version. Earlier this year they extended governance of the project,…

Palau connects using submarine cable, better performance than satellite

NEC has announced that they have completed the Palau Spur cable which connects to the main SEA-US cable. (BSCC and NEC announce the completion of a new submarine cable linking the Republic of Palau.) BSCC is the Palau Government’s corporation formed to own and manage the submarine cable link. NEC installed a branching unit and…