One by one, networking vendors are disaggregating their operating system software from their switching and routing hardware. Dell joined the disaggregation trend a couple of weeks ago, and according to a TechRepublic article, the reason really comes down to being competitive and providing enterprise customers with future software-defined use cases.
The latest version of Savvius' OmniPeek was designed to make it easier for network administrators and engineers to get more intuitive data visualizations and work toward a faster time to resolution for network issues.
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.
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.
Juniper Networks' has signed a definitive agreement to acquire BTI Systems, a provider of hardware and software-defined networking tools that focuses on content and cloud service providers.
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.
Enterprises and telecommunications providers are increasingly getting behind the various open networking projects that exist. The latest news of such support comes from Verizon, which has joined the ONOS project.
Open networking vendor Cumulus Networks is the latest software-defined networking company to announce a series of funding. The company reportedly took in $35 million in funding from existing investors.
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.