Welcome to the Network Break! We cover a lot of investment news in the networking industry, including new funding rounds for Big Switch Networks, Cumulus, and Plexxi, as well as Cisco’s investment in SD-WAN startup VeloCloud.
We also check in on product announcements from Dell and Arista Networks, and discuss potential security issues with medical devices. You’ll find links to all the stories we talk about below.
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Is Cisco Hedging On SD-WAN With VeloCloud Investment? -Packet Pushers
Big Round For Big Switch
Big Switch Networks Raises $48.5 Million – Silicon Valley Business Journal
Cumulus Nets $35 Million
Cumulus Networks raises a $35 million down round – VentureBeat
Google Finds Value In Plexxi
Google Invests In Plexxi – SDX Central
Dell Debuts Operating System 10
Dell Sets Stage For Software-Defined Data Center – Light Reading
Arista Advances EOS
Arista Outfits EOS for Containers & Hybrid Clouds – SDXCentral
Should That Heart Pump Be Connected To The Internet?
Medical Device Security Gets Intensive Care – Dark Reading