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Podcast: The Fast-Moving World of SD-WAN

Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser discusses the world of SD-WAN, why there are so many vendors and whether enterprise 'white glove' services are handled by butlers.

Podcast: ClearSky Data CEO Ellen Rubin Knows Where Your Data Is

Ellen Rubin joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss edge computing and the new need for data management in more places as the world goes from static storage to mobile, multicloud madness.

Cisco to Buy Acacia for Pluggable Optical Goodness

Cisco said it would buy Acacia and the components vendor's current optical transport customers need not worry. The move is seen as positive overall, but one analyst explained why Arista should probably be more concerned than ADVA.

Tech Specs Groups to US Commerce Dept: 'Give Us Clarity on Huawei'

Twenty-six technical specs and standards bodies, including the Ethernet Alliance and the Broadband Forum, have written to the US Dept. of Commerce seeking clarity on whether they can still engage with Huawei whilst the 'Entity List' ruling is in place.

Intel Bolsters Data Center Portfolio With Barefoot Acquisition

Nick McKeown does it again – his data center switching startup is snapped up by Intel.

Ciena Keeps Its Foot on the Gas in Q2

For its fiscal quarter ended April 30, Ciena showed more growth and some customer diversification, while continuing to add to its software portfolio.

Marvell Goes Shopping to Sweeten 5G Story

A couple of years removed from its $6B deal to buy Cavium, Marvell suddenly agrees to buy two companies so far this month. There's still 11 days left in May, folks.

Eurobites: Openreach Seeks Feedback to Further Full-Fiber Plans

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google makes it a hat-trick of EU mega-fines; data-mad customers drive Three UK's growth; Ericsson wins role in South Korean 5G bonanza.

Nvidia Buying Mellanox for $6.9B

Intel and Xilinx had also been linked with bids for the Ethernet and InfiniBand switching components giant.

Optical M&A: OFC 2019 Is a Couples Retreat, Not a Singles Cruise

More acquisition activity in the optical space is inevitable, but it might not happen for a while until some newly coupled companies get to know each other just a little bit more.

Masergy CEO: How We'll Get to $1BN

James Parker steps in with a mandate to triple the company's managed services revenue, even as competition in the space grows.

ADVA Moves In on Small Cell Backhaul

New tinier gateway is hardened for deployment on street furniture to provide backhaul for small cells, WiFi hotspots that will blossom with 5G densification, smart cities and more.

MEF CTO Sees Key Role in Automation

Pascal Menezes says defining key APIs between carriers and setting SD-WAN standards is MEF's way of helping drive automation and digital transformation process.

Nan Chen Reveals Secret to MEF's Staying Power

MEF President Nan Chen, also its founder, says the organization's staying power is based on an early decision to focus on defining services and not how they are transported.

Analyst: SD-WAN Not Yet Zero-Touch

Zero-touch provisioning and plug-and-play are still buzzwords where SD-WAN is concerned, but not reality, says VSG's Erin Dunne.

AT&T: App Focus Driving Enterprises to Managed SD-WAN

SD-WAN is changing the way customers think about networking, from just routing packets appropriately to looking at application flows, and determining the best approach for each application, says Roman Pacewicz, chief product officer for AT&T.

DT: Pan-Net Producing Multivendor Apps

Almost four years into building its pan-European cloud, DT is 'very close' to finishing the infrastructure and is rolling out cloud-based multivendor apps.

AT&T's Goodell: MEF Moving Faster on API Solutions

Josh Goodell, vice president of intelligent edge for AT&T, touts strong growth in SD-WAN deployment with 28,000 end points contracted thus far on a global basis.

MEF Executing on SD-WAN Specs, New APIs & Enterprise Council

Organization kicks off its annual conference with three key announcements showing progress on multiple MEF 3.0 fronts.

Arista Promises New 400G Switches for These Cloudy Times

Before the end of this year, Arista said it will be shipping at least one new 400G switch aimed at helping cloud and data center providers handle the growth and sheer number of enterprise workloads.

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