On April 24, 2017, Data Expedition announced CloudDat, aimed at organizations needing to move data into and out of the public cloud.
Corvil has announced a new product, called Sensor, to extend the reach of its wire data analytics platform into virtualized data centers and the public cloud.
There’s a new open-source router on the loose called the Free Range Router (FRR). This fork of the Quagga router has backers including Cumulus Networks and Big Switch Networks.
DPDK, an open source effort to accelerate CPU packet processing, has become an official project within the Linux Foundation.
OPNFV, which tests the integration of open source networking components and creates reference designs, announced Danube, its latest release. OPNFV is a Linux Foundation project.
Extreme Networks has announced that it’s spending $55 million to buy Brocade’s data center business. This acquisition comes just weeks after Extreme announced a $100 million bid for Avaya’s network assets.
Brocade has launched a new entry-level Fibre Channel switch family, the G610. Models include 8, 16, and 24-port configurations at 16Gbps out of the box. Customers can upgrade to 32Gbps optics.
Silver Peak is releasing new features for its Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN product, including support for BGP protocols and a stateful firewall.
AppNeta has launched a new service, AppNeta Performance Manager, to monitor application and network performance from data centers and branch/remote offices. The service combines app identification, network monitoring, and synthetic transactions.
Innovium, a startup that’s designing a programmable chip for data center switches, has announced Teralynx, a 12.8Tbps switch chip.
Arista has announced cEOS, a containerized version of its EOS network operating system that can be deployed on either Arista or whitebox ToR switches.
Extreme Networks and Avaya Networks have jointly announced an agreement in which Extreme will purcahse Avaya’s networking business for about $100 million.
Cumulus Networks has announced that its Cumulus Linux network OS now supports EVPN (Ethernet VPN) for VXLAN, which can be used to provide a control plane function via BGP to support L2 tunneling across an L3 fabric inside a data center.
On February 21, 2017, cPacket announced the Cx4100, which offers 4 ports of 100Gbps line rate monitoring and analysis.
Netronome has announced that its Agilio CX SmartNIC, which offloads and accelerates network functions on x86 servers, now supports OpenContrail and Mirantis OpenStack.
Curvature, best known for selling Cisco gear on the secondary market; and SMS, which provides maintenance services for servers and storage equipment, have merged.
Citrix Systems has announced that its NetScaler SD-WAN will be available as a virtual instance in Microsoft Azure.
Corsa Networks has announced Red Armor NSE7000 Network Security Enforcement, a new line of hardware devices to filter DDoS attacks at up to 100Gbps.
Startup Cato Networks has announced a new SD-WAN offering for small and medium enterprises. Cato integrates SD-WAN capabilities with its own WAN backbone and a portfolio of cloud-based security services.
In the spirit of making infrastructure even easier to use, ZeroStack has added a learning capability to their policy engine. Behold, the self-driving cloud.
Big Switch makes multiple updates, including deeper VMware integration and Mesosphere support, in Big Cloud Fabric 4.0
WatchGuard Technologies has announced an end point security service called Threat Detection and Response (TDR) that combines agents with an analytics cloud service and network appliances.
Infloblox has announced a new security service to prevent remote laptops and PCs from visiting known malware sites.
Cloud adoption is on the rise according to the 2016 State of Cloud Computing Survey from Interop ITX and InformationWeek.
Barefoot Networks is announcing new programmable switches that will be available in the first quarter of 2017. The switches, which use Barefoot’s Tofino silicon, will be built by Edgecore Networks and WNC.