Service provider networks and SDN News
January 13, 2017
Viptela, a startup in the SD-WAN market, taps former Cisco exec Praveen Akkiraju as its new CEO. Akkiraju's immediate goal for Viptela is to help customers migrate to the cloud.
December 21, 2016
As 2016 draws to a close, SD-WAN paced SDN trends as it permeated the SDN world; Cisco and VMware dominated SDN deployments; and concerns remain about training.
November 11, 2016
Facebook has completed its open source 100 Gb data center pod. The technology for hyperscale data centers includes a second-generation modular switching platform called Backpack.
October 12, 2016
NFV architecture meets cloud orchestration in VMware's collaboration with GigaSpaces; Viptela and Versa Networks announce partnerships.
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