Network Briefs

By TMC  |  July 27, 2016

Corsa Introduces Virtualized Hardware Solution with Ease of Access

Corsa Technology has come out with a new product called the DP2000 that marks the introduction of virtualized hardware. “The DP2000 series is the first switching and routing platform to offer open programmable networking on a platform where you can dynamically slice a single physical switch into virtualized line-rate switching and routing instances that can support 100G of throughput,” said Corsa CEO Bruce Gregory.

Gigamon Trials Public Cloud Offering

Gigamon has launched field trials of its visibility solutions for public cloud, which run on Amazon Web Services (News - Alert). The offering will enable AWS users to ensure security by doing inspection of traffic flowing among AWS workloads by forwarding traffic to premises-based or cloud-hosted security devices; optimizing enterprise performance by providing the means to analyze utilization of AWS instances; reduce network complexity by centralizing how traffic is forwarded to network and security operations centers regardless of whether it originates in the private or public cloud; save time and resources by expediting troubleshooting and centralizing security and performance management tasks; and validate compliance through continuous monitoring of and enabling reporting of public cloud-hosted resource access and use.

Radware (News - Alert), 6WIND Join Forces

Radware’s Application Delivery Controller, the Alteon NG VA, can perform at 20 Gbps using the 6WIND Virtual Accelerator. This was confirmed via Speed Certification tests with Alteon NG VA in a VM on a standard OpenStack KVM hypervisor leveraging Virtual Accelerator.

Sysdig Garners $15M

Sysdig has raised $15 million in a Series B round. Existing investors Accel and Bain Capital Ventures participated. Sysdig provides monitoring and visibility tools for environments using containers. Containers first became popular among platform-as-a-service providers, and Google was the first to use containers at scale. Now enterprises, and communications and other tech companies, are getting interested in containers because the portability of containers allows for continuous delivery and expedited time to market for DevOps efforts.

OneAccess Introduces Virtualization Solutions

OneAccess Networks has come out with an open virtualization platform, virtual network functions catalog, and white-box customer premises equipment. The OVP allows for the expedited deployment of network functions virtualization at the edge of the network. This solution can help support chaining, hosting, and the management of various vendors’ VNFs. The VNF catalog  includes a virtualized router, session border controller, wide area network optimization controller, and other functionality. All of the above can run on OneAccess or other vendors’ white boxes. Speaking of white boxes, OneAccess has several new ones for use at the customer premises.

Huawei (News - Alert) Goes All Cloud

Huawei has unveiled its All Cloud strategy, which leverages automation, a distributed software architecture, and pooled hardware resources, and builds on the ROADS model Huawei announced last year. The All Cloud strategy involves equipment, network, services, and operations; enables the migration from existing networks and systems to agile operators; and helps communications service providers more effectively move on opportunities in the cloud services, Internet of Things, and video arenas. Huawei CEO Eric Xu commented: “In the enterprise business, we will leverage cloud computing, SDN, and big data technologies to facilitate enterprise digitalization towards agile and smart operations. In the consumer business, brand, quality, experience, and ecosystems matter most. Huawei is working hard to develop a high-end brand, deliver premium products, win with quality and services, and establish an ecosystem that focuses on consumer experience."

Fiber Coverage Continues to Grow

Business fiber penetration in U.S. commercial buildings reached 46.2 percent last year, according to Vertical Systems Group. Fiber is the most widely deployed access technology for delivery of Carrier Ethernet services in the U.S. and is increasingly being used to support higher speed hybrid VPNs, cloud, and internet connectivity, mobile traffic aggregation and emerging SDN-enabled dynamic network connectivity services, Vertical Systems Group noted. "Fiber penetration increased in 2015 as network operators targeted greenfield metro areas and mid-size multi-tenant buildings for new installations. Fiber access to network services is additionally being pre-built into nearly every new commercial building across the U.S.," said Rosemary Cochran, principal at Vertical Systems Group. "Business customers want ready accessibility to fiber-based services for the capacity and scalability necessary to future-proof their networks. Consequently, a top competitive differentiator for both wholesale and retail service providers is the geographic reach of their on-net fiber footprints." 

Emerson (News - Alert) Files Spinoff Papers

In mid April Emerson announced the filing of an initial Form 10 Registration Statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to spin off its Network Power business, which will be named Vertiv. The filing outlines Emerson’s intent to spin off 100 percent of the outstanding common stock of Vertiv through a tax-free distribution to shareholders. That’s expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2016.

IDC (News - Alert) Sizes Vendor Infrastructure Market

Vendor revenue from sales of Ethernet switch, server, and storage infrastructure for cloud IT, including public and private cloud, grew 21.9 percent year over year to $29 billion in 2015, according to IDC. And in the fourth quarter of last year it grew 15.7 percent to $8.2 billion. "The cloud IT infrastructure market continues to see strong double-digit growth with faster gains coming from public cloud infrastructure demand," said Kuba Stolarski, research director for computing platforms at IDC. "End customers are modernizing their infrastructures along specific workload, performance, and TCO requirements, with a general tendency to move into 3rd Platform, next-gen technologies. Options on and off premises continue to expand, along with open platforms that enhance hybrid capabilities for a variety of use cases."

Edited by Alicia Young