SDxCentral: Cradlepoint launches new LTE-based SD-WAN capabilities

SDxCentral reports Cradlepoint have launched new LTE capabilities for LTE connected SD-WAN. Cradlepoint have published their NetCloud OS Release 6.3, the software part of their NetCloud platform. Cradlepoint focus on using LTE as primary or secondary link in a multi-path SD-WAN, and have added adaptive queuing to manage the differences in behaviours for links of different speeds, helping manage QoS…

Riverbed to acquire Xirrus targets SD-Branch?

Riverbed will acquire WiFi vendor Xirrus, expanding their SD-WAN and WiFi offerings. Both private companies will conclude the deal later this year. This acquisition will broaden Riverbed’s SD-WAN portfolio, providing bolstering of the Ocedo purchase in early 2016. Like Ocedo, Xirrus have a managed WiFi platform, so is this more about the SD-Branch rather than SD-WAN? SD-Branch…

The Register: Bankers to get 1Gbps free Wi-Fi in City of London deal

The square mile is being fitted with both 4G small cell and WiFi to provide high-speed free connectivity. The deal brings Vodafone and Telefonica together, managing the network using Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Ltd (CTIL). CTIL currently manage the combined network infrastructure assets for their mobile networks. The current WiFi only solution is managed by The Cloud (currently rebranding to SkyWiFi), until Autumn 2017.…

SDxCentral: Extreme Buys the Brocade Data Center Networking Assets for $55M

SDxCentral is reporting another disposal of Brocade assets following its proposed purchase by Broadcom. Extreme Networks are buying the Brocade data centre elements, 60 days after the Broadcom deal closes. The Brocade assets, alongside an agreement to acquire Avaya’s network business as well as Zebra’s Wireless LAN unit, strengthens Extreme. The new acquisitions re-position them with both…