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…

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…

Australia’s MetroNode acquired by Equinx in $792mn deal

Australia’s MetroNode hosting company has been acquired by Equinix for $792mn. 100 % held by the Canadian Ontario Teachers Pension Plan currently, MetroNode was previously part of the NextGen Group. When the ownership of NextGen changed in 2016, OTPP retained MetroNode (NextGen became part of Vocus Communications) OTPP has now agreed to sell MetroNode to…

Riposte to Microsoft’s VMware in Azure

VMware has issued a blog post riposte to Microsoft‘s recent announcement supporting VMware in the Azure environment. It uses Microsoft’s deployment of VMware as an argument that they are indeed the best platform for the cloud. They also point out that the VMware in Azure platform isn’t a strategic environment for your VMware stack. VMware is…

Broadcom completes drawn-out acquisition of Brocade

Broadcom has finally achieved completion on its acquisition of Brocade. Announced in November 2016, this deal has finally completed. Brocade disposed of various units, such as the vRouter team to AT&T. The closing of the deal also releases others for completion. Expect to see deals closing soon including its Wifi business, Ruckus, and IP and…

Frost and Sullivan place VeloCloud first by SD-WAN Global Market share

VeloCloud, after the recent announcement that VMware would buy them, has also been given another accolade. This time analysts Frost and Sullivan have announced that VeloCloud is in first place across the globe by market share. This follows Frost and Sullivan awarding a Best Practices Award last year for leadership in the North American SD-WAN…

Qualcomm ships Centriq 2400 ARM server processor

Qualcomm has announced that its new ARM-based server chip is available for commercial shipment. The Centriq 2400 is an ARMv8 64 bit CPU, with 48 cores running at upto 2.6Ghz. Using Samsung‘s 10nm FinFET process for its construction, able to access up to 768GB of memory, a 268Gb/s ring bus links the 48 cores. Centriq…