It appears that telecommunications vendor Ericsson wants a bigger piece of the enterprise pie. The Swedish vendor is partnering with Cisco Systems to design next-generation networks.
Glue Networks unveiled a multi-vendor software-defined WAN proof of concept this week at the Open Networking User Group Fall 2015 event. The SD-WAN design aims to provide orchestration across a variety of routers, switches, WAN optimization products and controllers.
Software-defined networking projects are still mostly in the pilot stage, but there are a growing number of examples of real world case studies emerging. One is an upcoming deployment at Ohio's Bowling Green State University.
Cisco recently boasted that it has signed on 1,000 software-defined networking customers, but according to an article on The Register, it appears that number is a touch inflated.
Cisco has inked a deal to acquire Cologne, Germany-based ParStream, an analytics company that was part of the Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence program.
Cloud traffic is rapidly on the rise, with expectations that it will hit 8.6 ZB by the end of 2019.
Cisco today announced that it has agreed to buy Lancope, a privately held network security company, for $452.5 million. According to Cisco, access to the technologies from Lancope will help Cisco to incorporate threat protection capabilities into its network devices to guard against the proliferation of security threats through the network.
Restructuring over the last year has improved Juniper Networks' position in the networking equipment space, but research firm Technology Business Research believes that privatization could lead to further restructuring that could improve operations.
A bug in Apple's iOS 9 update disrupted split tunneling used by Cisco's popular AnyConnect VPN client for iOS. The bug was not fixed in Apple's subsequent updates to iOS 9, but Cisco said Thursday that the problem has been fixed.
Other major competitors are ganging up on Cisco Systems as the networking industry shifts, and now Chinese networking vendor Huawei is getting in on the action.