Monday, October 12, 2015

Layer123: Radisys and Sanctum Deliver SDN-enabled Network Services Platform

Radisys announced a partnership with Sanctum Networks to deliver a carrier-class SDN-enabled network services platform that provides communication service providers (CSPs) the ability to rapidly identify, provision and create network service offerings with real-time network visibility.

The joint solution integrates Sanctum’ Jupiter SDN Controller with Radisys’ FlowEngine Intelligent Traffic Distribution System, delivering flexible programmability on control and data plane systems with seamless orchestration.  

“FlowEngine is our flagship technology for CSPs seeking to enable carrier-class SDN and NFV in their networks. Our solutions focus on delivering highly scalable and programmable data plane processing capabilities with flexible SDN control interfaces,” said Joseph Sulistyo, director of product management and strategy, Radisys. “Sanctum Networks has developed an innovative and nimble SDN controller with a well-designed user interface and dynamic network programming model. The combination of Sanctum’s intelligent SDN orchestrator and FlowEngine’s powerful data plane processing capabilities allows CSPs to provision the network and optimize service delivery in real-time as demands change, with unified integration across data, control and cloud management systems.”

Radisys and Sanctum Networks will demonstrate the integrated solution at this week's SDN and OpenFlow World Congress in Dusseldorf.

http://www.radisys.com
http://www.sanctumnetworks.com

Dell/EMC Merger - Servers, Storage, Virtualization, PCs

Michael S. Dell, MSD Partners and Silver Lake announced a bid to acquire EMC Corporation for $24.05 per share in cash in addition to tracking stock linked to a portion of EMC’s economic interest in the VMware business -- a deal valued at approximately $67 billion.

The EMC Board of Directors approved the merger agreement and intends to recommend that stockholders of EMC approve the agreement.

The combination of Dell and EMC will create the world’s largest privately-controlled, integrated technology company, with leadership positions in servers, storage, virtualization and PCs. The combined company will have more than $80 billion in combined revenues.

“The combination of Dell and EMC creates an enterprise solutions powerhouse bringing our customers industry leading innovation across their entire technology environment. Our new company will be exceptionally well-positioned for growth in the most strategic areas of next generation IT including digital transformation, software-defined data center, converged infrastructure, hybrid cloud, mobile and security,” said Mr. Dell. “Our investments in R&D and innovation along with our privately-controlled structure will give us unmatched scale, strength and flexibility, deepening our relationships with customers of all sizes. I am incredibly excited to partner with the EMC, VMware, Pivotal, VCE, RSA and Virtustream teams and am personally committed to the success of our new company, our customers and partners.”

EMC and Dell said the plan is for VMware to remain a publicly traded company, with the merger accelerating VMware’s growth across all of its businesses through significant synergies with Dell’s solutions and go-to-market channels.

http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/uscorp1/secure/dell-emc-transaction?dgc=IR&cid=dellemctransaction&lid=3-2&ref=bnn

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