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…

Thanks Silver Peak!

A bit of recognition from Silver Peak, as they’ve used my post (SDxCentral: Hybrid SD-WAN deployment models rise). Thanks for the mention, Silver Peak! Expect the use of #SDWAN to really take off as enterprises recognize its benefits, says @johnsdixon: https://t.co/paOyWlFMrP — Silver Peak (@SilverPeak) October 23, 2017

SDxCentral: CenturyLink Releases New Flavours of SD-WAN connectivity

SDxCentral are reporting the CenturyLink have launched new flavours of their SD-WAN service. This continues the Versa Networks service originally deployed. It now looks like they have optimised the bundling of the solution into the traditional bronze, silver and gold tiers. This provides clearer differentiation of the service to their customers. The customer who already…

SDxCentral: Sandvine brought by Private Equity to be merged with Procera

SDxCentral reports that the venture capital company which owns Procera Networks is purchasing all remaining stock in Sandvine Networks to merge them together. Francisco Partners and PNI, affiliate companies are managing the acquisition. The merged company will be led by the Procera team, but keep the Sandvine name. Procera’s CEO, Lyndon Cantor and CFO, Richard…