Industry News

Cisco notches an SD-WAN partnership with Microsoft

by Mike Robuck on November 5, 2019
Add Cisco to the growing list of SD-WAN vendors that have partnered with Microsoft to better serve Office 365 applications to end users. Microsoft is integrating Cisco's Viptela-based SD-WAN service with its Azure Virtual WAN and Office 365, which allo...
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VMware bows Project Maestro orchestrator to drive automation across any network or cloud

by Mike Robuck on November 5, 2019
At VMworld 2019 Europe, VMware took the wraps off of its Project Maestro telco cloud orchestrator and also announced a VNF Self Certification program. Project Maestro is a "cloud down" approach by VMware to model, on-board, orchestrate and manage virtu...
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Colt Technology Services further connects with Microsoft on end-to-end cloud migrations for enterprises

by Mike Robuck on November 4, 2019
Colt Technology Services announced on Monday that it has furthered its collaborative efforts with Microsoft. Colt was named as a launch partner for the Microsoft Peering Service, and it also announced it has joined the Azure Networking Service Provider...
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SD-WAN vendor Silver Peak deepens its relationship with Microsoft’s cloud services

by Mike Robuck on November 4, 2019
Silver Peak announced on Monday it has expanded its product integration across Microsoft's cloud services. IT organizations are now able to automate direct branch connectivity across Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure deployments using Silver Pea...
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Industry Voices—Raynovich: SDN and NFV aren’t dead; they became SD-WAN

by Scott Raynovich on November 4, 2019
Alphabet soup is one of the painful realities of the tech industry, and we live or die by references to APIs, SDN, NFV, and SD-WAN. Lately, there has been a lot of confusion and misdirection about the relative success of some of these acronyms
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Volterra raises $50M in funding to tackle distributed cloud services

by Mike Robuck on November 4, 2019
Volterra has emerged from stealth mode to announce it has raised $50 million in funding, as well as the launch of its distributed cloud platform. To address the challenges that result from widely distributed applications and diverse infrastructure, Vol...
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AWS charts a course for opening cloud data centers in Spain

by Mike Robuck on November 1, 2019
Amazon Web Services is planning to open cloud data centers in Spain in late 2022 or early 2023. The AWS Europe (Spain) Region will have three zones when it launches, according to a blog post by AWS Chief Evangelist Jeff Barr.
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Uplevel draws a bead on SMBs for its SD-WAN services

by Mike Robuck on November 1, 2019
Uplevel Systems is serving up an SD-WAN service that's designed for small and medium-sized business. While SD-WAN has traditionally been targeted at large to medium-sized enterprises, it's starting to trickle down to smaller business with remote offices.
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Fortinet debuts its latest SD-WAN firewall with new ASIC

by Mike Robuck on November 1, 2019
Fortinet has made great strides carving out a niche among the top vendors in the SD-WAN space, but it's also staying true to its firewall origins.
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Arista’s stock stumbles on lower Q4 guidance due to softening of business from a cloud ‘titan’

by Mike Robuck on November 1, 2019
Arista Networks shares took a tumble after it provided fourth quarter guidance that was well below analysts' expectation. On Thursday, Arista's stock plummeted by as much as 25% after Arista CEO Jayshree Ullal said the company would experience declinin...
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