• Routers are Achilles' heel of most enterprises, says CloudGenix cloud architect

    The culprit for the United Airlines severe network issues last week has been identified. And elementary, dear Watson, the blame has placed on a faulty router. And according to Hector Salas, principal solutions architect at CloudGenix, the ever-increasing complexity of routing processes are the Achilles' heel of most enterprises.

More layoffs reported at Cisco

In addition to the previously reported cuts in Cisco's small-cell and flash storage units, and the sale of its set-top box division, Cisco is now reportedly cutting 400 employees in the Nexus 7000 data center switching product operations, according to a Network World story that cites unnamed sources. 

Riverbed updates SteelHead to help improve access to SaaS apps for workers

Riverbed is updating its SteelHead appliance, which aims to let businesses do what they can to try to improve the network connection outside of the enterprise to SaaS apps. 

OpenDaylight survey finds NFV application moving beyond telco space

NFV and cloud applications were the top use cases for the OpenDaylight open-source software defined networking platform, according to a new survey conducted by OpenDaylight. And, it's enterprises as well as academic institutions that are using NFV, representing a shift since telcos have been the primary users of NFV. 

How Tencent chose OpenDaylight for its SDN controller system

OpenDaylight Project executive director Neela Jacques wrote in a blog post about the depth of Chinese social networking and gaming company Tencent's commitment to OpenDaylight. Tencent's experience may include some lessons for other enterprises. 

Midokura deepens network virtualization tie-up with Fujitsu

Midokura, creator of the open source MidoNet network virtualization software, has expanded its OEM relationship with Japanese IT vendor Fujitsu Ltd. The broadened relationship will see Fujitsu deploying the enterprise version of MidoNet with its cloud products.


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