VMware acquires VeloCloud, consolidates SD-WAN market

VMware have announced in a blog post (Leading our Industry into a Software-Defined Future with Strategic M&A) that they are acquiring VeloCloud. They have also issued the obligatory press-release to support this. They follow Cisco’s acquisition of Viptela (Viptela plans for acquisition by Cisco) in integrating SD-WAN as a feature into networks rather than a…

6Wind announces support for ARM to add to MIPS and x86

6Wind support for ARM devices as well as traditional x86 and MIPS processors with their press-release (6WIND Announces Arm® Processor Support for High Performance Networking). This expands the reach of their 6WINDGate platform. It supports either ARM-based devices, or network cards that use ARM processors to off-load processing from the main processor. This announcement is…

MEF focuses on SD-WAN with LSO and OpenCS

The old Metro Ethernet Forum (now simply MEF) issued a press-release to cover a focus on SD-WAN. This covers three areas: Service Implementations using the MEF frameworks Market Education Proof of Concept Demostrations Service Implementation The Service Implementation uses the MEF Lifecycle Service Orchestration Reference Architecture and Framework (LSO) issued as MEF-55. This documents business…

End-Of-Life: Brocade V5600 router

Brocade, after the sale of the Vyatta group to AT&T, have announced the End of Life of the Brocade v5600 router platform. The platform is end of life on October 5, 2017. Brocade announced this prior to the release of the press-releases for completing the acquisition. This is expected as AT&T have not made any…