The Open Networking User Group launched a working group last week that aims to work with cloud service providers to improve interoperability between public and private cloud infrastructure.
The latest release of Midokura's cloud-based network virtualization software adds support for network functions virtualization, as well as additional operational insight and increased application availability features.
RingCentral is upping the ante with its unified communications services. The company launched a new unified communications as a service offering designed to replace enterprise PBX systems.
Cloud-based software-defined networking vendor Kollective has wrapped its SDN technology around a new content delivery network aimed at helping enterprises broadcast video to up to thousands of employees.
It will be interesting to see what Big Blue has planned in the cloud video services arena. IBM recently acquired cloud streaming provider Ustream and has since unveiled plans to get a foothold in the video space.
Aryaka is beefing up its line of software-defined networking products with the introduction of a cloud-based software-defined WAN offering that puts it head-to-head against vendors like VeloCloud.
The number of devices connecting to networks around the world is increasing at an incredible rate. Edge data center solution provider EdgeConneX believes there will be approximately 75 billion devices connecting to networks by 2020; and that will impact network engineers and administrators.
Riverbed Technology is expanding its software-defined networking and software-defined WAN capabilities. The company acquired Germany-based Ocedo, a developer of SDN and SD-WAN products, with the intention of providing next-generation SDN products.
After two years of work and a complete reinvention of its business model, Lifesize has spun off from (now former) parent Logitech. The deal closed at the end of December, and Lifesize announced the change last week, as well as a $17.5 million injection of venture capital money.
Cisco appears to be taking an interest in alternate software-defined WAN technologies. The networking vendor's investment arm is part of a funding round of cloud SD-WAN VeloCloud.