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…

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…

Orange delivers SD-WAN for Siemens

Making a change to the usual SDN acronym, “Siemens Digitalisation Network”  is provided by Orange Business Services. Covering 1500 sites, 94 countries and preparing Siemens for “Industry 4.0”, the network is based on SD-WAN providing a flexible and scalable infrastructure. “As a globally operating company with subsidiaries and divisions all over the world, we need…

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…

A change to copper in ‘97 still helps chips scale down

According to IBM Research’s blog, a change they made 20 years ago is still helping us today. (One big wire change in ’97 still helping chips achieve tiny scale). 20 years ago is a long time in technology. In 1997 we were talking about CPU speeds of 233Mhz on 180nm chips. IBM’s Deep Blue was operating…

Dropbox deploys IPv6 at the edge

Dropbox‘s blog has a post from Haowei Yuan and colleagues, about engineering the Dropbox network to support IPv6 at the edge. Dropbox is serving about 15% of their requests via IPv6 each day. With IPv4 addresses no longer available, they need to support IPv6 to support the growth of their service in areas which are…

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…

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…