This week on the Network Break we get reports from HPE’s coming-out party in London, and check in on speculation that Dell will sell assets to chip away at the debt it’s taking on to nab EMC.
We dig into Cisco’s recent upgrades to ACI, try to parse numbers on actual ACI and NSX production deployments, and poke around Project Contiv, yet another open networking effort.
Lastly, Steve Ballmer shouts from the sidelines about Microsoft’s cloud revenue, and an OpenFlow competitor P4 gets attention from chip manufacturers.
Many thanks to Craig Matsumoto, Managing Editor at SDX Central, who dials in to Network Break to join us as guest pontificater.
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Dell To Hold Bake Sale?
Palo Alto Networks On Fire
Palo Alto Networks Swamps FireEye, Cisco, Check Point – Investor’s Business Daily
Cisco ACI Gets Dockered
Cisco Extends SDN Leadership With New ACI Capabilities – Marketwired
Cisco outpacing VMware 2:1 in SDN – Network World
Enter the Octagon: Cisco ACI vs. VMware NSX – SDX Central
Project Contiv – GitHub
Ballmer Calls Bull On Microsoft Cloud Numbers
P4 On Hardware
P4, OpenFlow’s Possible Successor, Gets Into Hardware – SDX Central
Programming the Network Dataplane in P4 – Changhoon Kim