Verizon, SevOne collaborate on software-defined networking

The aim is to deliver added levels of visibility into the performance of SD WAN for enterprises. Verizon and SevOne have joined forces to deliver added levels of visibility into the performance of software-defined wide area networking (SD WAN) services.  With these new capabilities, Verizon’s enterprise clients benefit from a singular view that spans multi-vendor… Read More Verizon, SevOne collaborate on software-defined networking

Exclusive: U.S. networking company Ixia explores sale – sources

Ixia, a U.S. provider of equipment and applications that help maintain computer networks, is exploring a potential sale, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The company’s move comes as the ever increasing volume of data traffic flowing through social media, smartphones and cloud computing tests the resilience and integrity of networks, making offerings… Read More Exclusive: U.S. networking company Ixia explores sale – sources

Juniper Networks acquires cloud optimization service AppFormix

AppFormix, a cloud operations management and optimization startup, today announced that it has been acquired by publicly traded networking company Juniper Networks. AppFormix was founded in 2013 by Sumeet Singh, who previously worked at Microsoft and Cisco. At Microsoft, he started the Windows Azure Networking team. AppFormix works with any OpenStack or Kubernetes distribution and… Read More Juniper Networks acquires cloud optimization service AppFormix

Startup Forward Networks helps search, protect and predict network behavior

Founding team helped develop Software Defined Networking at Stanford A team founded by PhD researchers who studied some of the first instantiations of software defined networking at Stanford University have a new startup named Forward Networks that help users understand network behavior while protecting and predicting how changes will impact the system. The key to… Read More Startup Forward Networks helps search, protect and predict network behavior

Facebook and AT&T herald a new day of open networking

Modular and open-source are now the watchwords for network infrastructure, whether you’re delivering internet connections or VR cat videos. On Tuesday at the Structure 2016 conference in San Francisco, Facebook announced its most powerful modular data-center switch yet, and AT&T gave an update on its huge migration from dedicated servers to a software-based architecture. Once… Read More Facebook and AT&T herald a new day of open networking

Intel hopes Movidius’ expertise in low-power image-processing chips can help it into new markets.

Intel hopes Movidius’ expertise in low-power image-processing chips can help it into new markets. Intel’s RealSense computer vision platform has been lacking a low-powered way of recognizing what its depth-sensing cameras are seeing — until now. The chip giant is buying Movidius, the designer of a range of system-on-chip products for accelerating computer vision processing.… Read More Intel hopes Movidius’ expertise in low-power image-processing chips can help it into new markets.

Microsoft’s new Catapult v2 server design targets AI

For years, Microsoft has been delivering speedy and accurate Bing results with experimental servers called Project Catapult, which have now received an architectural upgrade. The Catapult servers use reprogrammable chips called FPGAs (field programmable gate arrays), which are central to delivering better Bing results. FPGAs can quickly score, filter, rank and measure the relevancy of text… Read More Microsoft’s new Catapult v2 server design targets AI