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…

Approvals delay Qualcomm acquisition of NXP

Qualcomm has announced an extension of its deal to purchase NXP . The agreement is subject to regulatory approval in multiple jurisdictions. Similar to Broadcom’s recent purchase of Brocade this can be held up. Bloomberg is reporting that the EU is close to approving the Qualcomm/NXP deal. But Qualcomm has another challenge. Activist investor Elliott…

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: SD-WAN Vendors Market Share 2Q2017

The post SDxCentral: Top SD-WAN Vendors Based on Revenue in Q1 2017 has been getting a lot of views recently. So here’s an update. SDxCentral yesterday posted their analysis of the Q2 2017 report for SD-WAN market leaders. It makes interesting reading. The top three remain in the same locations as before, with Velocloud leading with a share…

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.…

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…