Although it's the 2.0 release, the latest version of the CloudRouter Project of the software-defined networking project is the first that's ready and intended for production use.
Avi Networks unveiled the latest version of its software-defined application delivery controller at VMworld. With several new features, the biggest addition to version 15.2 of the ADC is the Continuous Security Insights Module.
HP is getting cozier in its relationship with VMware as the company unveiled new consulting and support services for VMware's NSX software-defined networking product.
Cloud security automation company HyTrust released a new version of its CloudControl product at VMworld. With the release of version 4.5, HyTrust added new capabilities that tie into VMware's NSX software-defined networking product.
Although news about the VMware NSX 6.2 release slipped out a week ago, and it was surmised that the new version was a minor update or bug fix, it appears the 6.2 release is actually a bigger deal than previously rumored.
Another bit of news prior to next week's VMworld comes from Extreme Networks, which completed a project to make its Summit x670-G2 and x770 series of switch interoperable with VMware's NSX virtualization platform.
Cloud-based software-defined wide area networking shares many of the same benefits as other SD-WAN products, but according to Mike Wood, vice president of marketing at VeloCloud, centralizing management of the WAN in the cloud also provides additional benefits to enterprises.
Talari is one of the vendors banging the software-defined WAN drum, and now the vendor is providing more deployment options to customers with the release of new appliances and an update of its Adaptive Private Networking operating system.
HP Networking has duked it out with Juniper Networks for years for the coveted second place position in the networking market. Neither have had much of a chance of catching Cisco to take over the number one spot, but thanks to some early adoption of OpenFlow and the recent acquisition of Aruba Networks, HP is on solid ground to gain a leadership position in certain technology areas.
In the latest version of its Switch Light products, Big Switch Networks aims to unify the physical and virtual networks, removing much of the separation between the two.