Take a Network Break! Aruba Networks rolls out a new SD-WAN platform plus a grand strategy for branch management, Cisco acquires July Systems for its wireless location services technology, and AT&T sells dozens of data centers for $1.1 billion.
But AT&T may take that cash and pour it into the acquisition of a digital ad exchange company, Deutsche Telecom announces big layoffs in its T-Systems unit, and Australian telco Telstra splits off its legacy infrastructure unit into a standalone business.
A Web Application Firewall (WAF) vendor lifts the curtain on why WAFs get bought but rarely used, HPE pledges $4 billion for edge computing, and Intel bids a terse goodbye to its CEO.
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Aruba Networks Joins The SD-WAN Crowd With SD-Branch Release – Packet Pushers
Cisco Acquires July Systems for indoor location services – Cisco Systems
AT&T Sells 31 Data Centers to Brookfield for $1.1B – Data Center Knowledge
DT Will Cut 10k Jobs at T-Systems – Report – Light Reading
Demand More From Your Web Application Firewall – Signal Science
Brian Krzanich out as CEO of Intel – SemiAccurate