Appenzeller, who co-founded Big Switch four years ago to attack the software-defined networking market, has taken his leave, sources say.
VMware’s counting on its Nicira purchase to help it take its virtualization credibility from servers to networks. The launch of an ecosystem and new features around the NSX controller show it’s getting serious.
Verghese, who worked on such bread-and-butter VMware products as ESXi and the higher level management stack, is now VP of engineering at Illumio.
With hybrid-cloud and network-virtualization products on the way, VMware expects more revenue growth this year on top of a strong first quarter.
Virsto gives VMware more expertise in storage optimization and virtualization as it ramps up its software-defined data center assault.
Facebook and others want to see use cases to better understand how software-defined networking can improve the cloud, so Facebook is testing it out in a sandbox environment.
Brocade, the switch company, is buying Vyatta, a company that pioneered the idea of open-source routing software, in a bid to compete in the networking world as software-defined networking severs the link between networking software and the box that it sits on.
Cyan, a company that has a history making optical packet networking gear as well as software to manage its own boxes and that of other network equipment companies, has hopped on the software-defined networking bandwagon with its Blue Planet controller.
vCider’s virtual networking smarts will help Cisco build distributed cloud infrastructure that ties into its own Open Networking Environment. The move is seen as a counter to VMware’s acquisition of Nicira.
In the wake of a $1 billion acquisition of Nicira, BigSwitch said that it has seen 6,000 downloads of its SDN controller software. Big Switch is the likely the next big buy for software defined networking, but who will be the suitor?
As it preps its go-to-market plans, the semi-stealthy startup brings another former Cisco product whiz aboard to lead engineering. Lele Nardin spent 15 years at the networking leader and was most recently SVP of engineering at Ericsson Silicon Valley.
VMware is paying a whopping $1.26 billion for Nicira Networks in an attempt to get a piece of the emerging markets – software defined networks and software defined data centers. Two video from our Structure conference archives get you upto speed on those two trends.
VMware has made two big acquisitions this month, both focusing in part on the ability to work with competitive hypervisor and cloud computing software. The company seems to get that the future is in making it easy for customers to choose.
VMware will spend $1.26 billion to buy software defined networking startup Nicira in a deal that shows how much VMware is counting on its vision of the software defined data center. This is a strategic acquisition of a young technology and startup for the hypervisor giant.
“Infrastructure of the future will be programmed,” says Dante Malagrinò, Co-Founder and CEO of Embrane, at GigaOM’s Structure conference on Thursday.
A radical change in networking will be unlocked by the combination of commodity networking hardware and software defined networks, but we are in the early days. The technologies will inevitably go through the tried and true hype cycle, but that cycle has indeed started.