Curvature, best known for selling Cisco gear on the secondary market; and SMS, which provides maintenance services for servers and storage equipment, have merged.
The ONF has announced an initiative to integrate white box switches, a variety of open source networking software, and SDN to help telcos and providers re-architect their infrastructure.
Beware of organizations that use decimation as an employee management strategy.
Automation is a controversial topic. On the surface, automation translates into a loss of jobs for people. We think that if we assign to software what we once did, that we won’t have anything left to do. This is a theme in futurist fiction purporting to be news. The sky is falling, the sky is falling! Humans will no longer have work to do! Automation will take our jobs! But I disagree. I have felt for sometime that automation equals paradise for the skilled meatbot ready to make the shift.
Citrix Systems has announced that its NetScaler SD-WAN will be available as a virtual instance in Microsoft Azure.