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…

Microsoft offers VMware in baremetal Azure

Microsoft‘s Azure blog has posted an announcement (Transforming your VMware environment with Microsoft Azure) about how they are managing VMware elements with Azure tools, as well as a full VMware stack deployment on bare-metal servers in the Azure environment. Microsoft is announcing Azure Migrate, a service to cluster VMware based applications, and understand the group-level…

IBM passes Notes and plays Dominos with HCL

IBM has partnered with Indian tech company HCL to maintain the life of Domino and Notes platforms. HCL Technologies previously took on Rational and Tivoli products from IBM in 2016. The Notes platforms include the instant messaging SameTime platform, as well as the Web-ified version of the Notes front-end, Verse. Deployments of these can be…

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…

SDxCentral: Physical SD-WAN appliances aren’t going anywhere

SDxCentral has a piece on the current state of SD-WAN appliances. It distinguishes the three different forms SD-WAN can take (or at least for the purposes of their article). They divide the market-place into three segments. Thick, hybrid and thin appliances. Welcome to those directed here by SilverPeak‘s tweet. Please stay have a look around.…

SD-WAN: What are the business benefits?

What are the business benefits of SD-WAN deployment? SD-WAN stands for a Software-Defined Wide Area Network. It simplifies network management. It reduces the cost of the network infrastructure. It provides better network governance. And it is easier to manage the previous generation Hybrid Networking. With 50% of the data in networks now being delivered to…

Nokia’s Nuage Networks SD-WAN selected to transform Telefónica business service

Nokia today announced that Telefonica uses their Nuage Networks SD-WAN solution to deliver world-class networks and services to enterprise customers. Telefonica has built on top of the Nuage platform to deliver a customer service portal which provides on demand changes and network customization. Nuage also gains a visible reference customer.