Monday, April 13, 2015

Google Moves Further into Enterprise Networking

Google is moving further and faster into enterprise networking services.  The opportunity is to leverage a global network footprint – over 70 points of presence across 33 countries – to deliver enterprise networking services with the same low latency and responsiveness as Google’s own services. Google's ambition is to enable enterprises to run mission-critical workloads by connecting their on-premises infrastructure to Google’s network with enterprise-grade encryption.

This week the company is announcing several enhancements:

  • General Availability of Cloud DNS -  enables customers to host millions of zones and records and handle SLA-backed name-serving queries. For customers with more than 10,000 zones, our new pricing tier lowers the cost of ownership for large organizations operating DNS infrastructure at scale.
  • Expansion of load balancing solutions to 12 additional points of presence globally - PoPs includ Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Dallas, Miami, London, Paris, Stockholm, Munich, Madrid, and Lisbon. This enables workloads running on Google Cloud Platform to closer in proximity to users.
  • Beta of VPN -  enabling enterprises to connect their on-premises infrastructure to Google’s network over encrypted channels to run data-intensive, latency-sensitive workloads.
  • 11 additional Carrier Interconnect service providers - bringing the total number of announced partners to 18. Ingress is free and egress is priced at $0.04/GB in North America, $0.05 in EU and $0.06 in APAC.


http://googlecloudplatform.blogspot.com/2015/04/Googles-network-edge-presence-connectivity-and-choice-for-todays-enterprise.html


Huawei and China Mobile Develop SDN Clock Sync

Huawei and China Mobile introduced a software-defined clock metwork solution which provides centralized control and automated management of clock synchronization for mobile backhaul networks.

Huawei said the jointly developed solution automatically computes, plans and provisions the clock paths based on the overall physical network topology, and can thus eliminate the risks associated with manual planning. The embedded algorithm can compute and plan a clock network with tens of thousands of nodes in a few minutes, with the guarantee that synchronization loops will not be introduced. When compared with traditional, manual planning, the efficiency output of the Software-defined Clock Network solution is almost a thousand times better. In addition, the solution also provides performance monitoring, fast assessment, intelligent optimization and rapid trouble-shooting when deployed. Overall, the solution greatly enhances the ability to manage a mobile backhaul clock network, simplifies the network operation to reduce future issues, and reduces operational costs for telecommunications companies.

Mr. Yang Zhiqiang, Vice President, China Mobile Research Institute, said, "Facing the evolving needs of future services and the operation pressure from large scale mobile backhaul networks, more requirements have been placed on the ability of telecommunications companies to effectively and efficiently manage a clock network. The ability to intelligently manage the clock network through centralized control makes the Huawei Software-defined Clock Network solution highly efficient, agile and reliable. It realizes a smooth evolution from the traditional synchronization network to the Software-defined Clock Network, which is why it has proved extremely useful for China Mobile."

Mr. Zha Jun, President, Fixed Network Product Line, Huawei, said, "By applying SDN technology to the mobile backhaul, the Huawei Software-defined Clock Network solution creatively resolves the difficulty operators face planning and managing clock networks. As the industry’s first solution of its kind, Huawei and China Mobile are leading clock network research and innovation, and remain invested in developing SDN commercial applications and networks."

http://www.huawei.com

Infonetics: SDN Hesitation Impacted SP Switch/Router Market

Service provider router and switch revenue totaled $14.6 billion worldwide in 2014, essentially flat over 2013 as SDN (software-defined networking) hesitation slowed spending, according to a new report from Infonetics Research, which is now part of IHS.

“We’ve been talking about this for the past year and it’s still true: the enormity of the coming SDN-NFV transformation is making carriers more cautious with their spending,” said Michael Howard, senior research director for carrier networks at Infonetics Research, now part of IHS. “But this does not mean that router and switch spending will take a sizeable downturn. Rather, we look for the market to slowly climb to $17 billion in 2019, a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of just over 3 percent—unchanged from our previous forecasts.”

Some highlights of Infonetics’ fourth quarter 2014 (4Q14) and year-end Service Provider Routers and Switches:

  • Worldwide service provider router and switch revenue was $3.8 billion in 4Q14, up 2 percent on a quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year basis
  • Sales in the core router segment dipped 5 percent in 2014 from the previous year as expected due to the volume of capacity already “in the ground”
  • Carriers in North America exercised caution in their router/switch spending in 2014, sending revenue down 7 percent from 2013
  • However, the other major geographical regions—EMEA, Asia Pacific and Latin America—were in positive territory in 2014
  • China came to the rescue of a flat 2014 Asian telecom economy with a double-digit increase over the previous year
  • On the whole in 2014 and 4Q14, the top 4 router and CES manufacturers—Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Huawei and Juniper—stayed in dominant positions, together taking 85 percent of revenue

http://www.infonetics.com/pr/2015/4Q14-Service-Provider-Routers-Switches-Market-Highlights.asp

Zayo Launches Live Video Service for Broadcasters

Zayo launched a Live Video service to provide customers in the broadcast, production, video distribution, sports and live event industries with video local loops for point-to-point live video, managed video and distribution network for long haul video delivery, and occasional use events for short-term turn up of live video.

The core video network, which extends throughout the U.S. and U.K., is owned and operated by Zayo. It provides customers with direct access to a single solutions provider, with a high degree of control and connectivity to key destinations, gateways, on and off ramps, customer sites and venues. These video exchange points are reached via Zayo’s core video network with infrastructure in eight key markets: Atlanta, Chicago, D.C., Denver, Houston, Portland, New York and London.

“Zayo’s long haul network and supporting infrastructure enables our customers to access hundreds of ‘on-net’ venues including stadiums, production and conference centers, hotels and casinos – making our service highly flexible and competitive,” said Walt Banfield, technology lead for Live Video. “Our deep fiber assets, combined with our new video technology and 24/7/365 monitoring, give customers unlimited broadcast and streaming video opportunities.”

The video network is managed by Zayo’s dedicated Video Network Control Center located in Tulsa, Okla.

http://www.zayo.com/services/live-video

Cyan Announces Rollouts with Rural Carriers

Cyan announced a series of recent deployments of its Z-Series packet-optical hardware and Blue Planet SDN software with rural and regional carriers across the U.S., including Bloomingdale Communications, Broadband Visions, Palmetto Rural Telephone Company, and Vision Net.

Cyan also confirmed that INDATEL, a group of wholesale carriers throughout rural and metro America, has selected the Z-Series packet-optical transport platform (P-OTP) and Blue Planet SDN software for its first-ever 100G deployment. The upgrade to 100G connectivity improves aggregation and scale for the INDATEL carrier members to enable more efficient and cost-effective service delivery.

“Cyan understands the challenges facing regional carriers and rural telephone companies who are competing against larger incumbents to better serve their customers,” said Jeff Parow, vice president of sales at Cyan. “Since our inception, we have focused on helping these customers deliver compelling new service offerings, and build networks that are both highly scalable and cost-efficient. Our ultimate goal has always been to provide these customers with a network infrastructure that allows them to successfully grow their business and we’re proud to see the results.”

http://www.cyaninc.com

Hortonworks to Acquire SequenceIQ for Launching Hadoop Clusters in the Cloud

Hortonworks, which offers enterprise Apache Hadoop solutions, agreed to acquire SequenceIQ, an open source provider of rapid deployment tools for Hadoop. Financial terms were not disclosed.

SequenceIQ, which was founded in February 2014, allows organizations to deploy secure and elastic HDP clusters in a consistent manner across the entire analytics application lifecycle. Simple set up will now allow customers to launch HDP into any major cloud platform, including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and OpenStack. SequenceIQ also optimizes these deployments via policy-based autoscaling that expands and contracts clusters based upon actual usage metrics. Its products include Cloudbreak, an elastic and cloud agnostic deployment solution for HDP clusters, and Periscope, which provides policy-based autoscaling for multi-tenant HDP clusters.

Hortonworks said the acquisition will enable it to deliver a consistent and automated solution for launching on-demand Hadoop clusters in the cloud or to any environment that supports Docker containers. The transaction is expected to close in Q2. Upon close, Hortonworks will incorporate SequenceIQ technology into the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and ultimately transition the technology to the Apache Software Foundation.

"The SequenceIQ team has developed key tools that allow enterprises to efficiently automate the launching of Hadoop clusters on any cloud infrastructure platform across the entire lifecycle, from proof-of-concept to development, test and production," said Rob Bearden, chief executive officer of Hortonworks. "This acquisition complements our strategy of providing enterprise customers the broadest choice of consumption options for Hortonworks Data Platform, from on-premise deployments to cloud architectures."

"SequenceIQ and Hortonworks are aligned on providing customers an automated method for launching on-demand Hadoop clusters with policy-based autoscaling across public or private clouds within minutes," said Janos Matyas, co-founder and chief technology officer of SequenceIQ. "We are excited to be joining the Hortonworks team to deliver on this vision and look forward to continuing our work within the open source community."

http://www.hortonworks.com

CenturyLink Deploys Bloom Energy Fuel Cells

CenturyLink announced the installation of Bloom Energy fuel cells at its data center in Irvine, California.

The Bloom Energy Servers use fuel cell technology to generate electricity through a clean electrochemical process using air and natural gas. Bloom delivers enhanced sustainability benefits, including high efficiency, small physical footprint and reduced water use.

"We are excited to work with a progressive, industry-leading service provider like CenturyLink on our first Bloom data center deployment in Southern California," said Peter Gross, vice president of mission critical systems at Bloom Energy. "This CenturyLink project demonstrates that data centers and cloud service providers now have alternative solutions that will meet both their reliability and sustainability goals."

http://news.centurylink.com/news/centurylink-marks-earth-day-by-commissioning-bloom-energy-fuel-cells

Aerohive to Miss on Q1 Financials

Aerohive announced preliminary results for Q1, saying it now expects net revenue to be in the range of $25 million to $26 million, which is below the company's previously stated guidance of $29 million to $31 million.

“While our international business performed to expectations, our North America business fell well short of expectations,” stated David Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer. “This result primarily reflects the combination of significantly lower than expected U.S. education business during the quarter, orders received late in the quarter that could not be recognized as revenue, and continued sales execution challenges that we have seen during the last few quarters. Despite this result, we remain confident in the business opportunity before us as we continue to take actions to improve execution and our results, including the hiring of our new sales leader.”

Separately, Aerohive announced the appointment of Tom Wilburn as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales. Wilburn most recently was Vice President of Global Enterprise Networking Sales at Cisco.

http://www.aerohive.com/

ADVA Joins OPNFV

ADVA Optical Networking has officially joined the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV), the open source project aimed at accelerating the development and adoption of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

"NFV presents the industry with an incredible opportunity; an opportunity to simplify network infrastructure, an opportunity to rapidly respond to networking needs. But we're only at the start of this journey," said Christoph Glingener, CTO, ADVA Optical Networking. "What's key in such an early stage of a technology's development is that the supporting community moves forward together. The transition from vendor-specific, monolithic networks to open architecture requires clear collaboration and communication throughout the entire ecosystem. It's critical that there are no silos, no fragments. That's why we're part of the OPNFV. We believe in working together to develop open source platforms that can help the entire community. With such a collaborative approach we'll move forward quicker and with greater success."

"Communication service providers are eager to benefit from speed of innovation, cost efficiency and flexibility of NFV based on carrier-grade, integrated, open-source platforms. Various open source components have emerged from the work of different standards developing organizations (SDOs) and focusing on the consistency, performance and interoperability is key to the success of NFV," commented Heather Kirksey, director, OPNFV. "We're excited to have ADVA Optical Networking bring their expertise in building VNF infrastructures (NFVI) and its commitment to open-source for orchestrating NFV infrastructures, to our community. We look forward to their contributions in assuring a seamless integration of NFVI in OPNFV."

"What's critical about the OPNFV is its openness, its deep-rooted sense of community. It shares our values here. It understands that NFV's true potential can only be achieved if the industry works collectively," commented Stephan Rettenberger, VP, marketing, ADVA Optical Networking. "Our membership of the OPNFV is a clear signal to our customers, to our partners and to the wider industry that we believe in open collaboration, in transparency. We've displayed this already with our NFV demos at Mobile World Congress and MPLS SDN World Congress. The key question is how do we move forward together? We're going to be working closely with our partners at OPNFV to answer this question and ensure that NFV continues to advance."

http://www.advaoptical.com/en/newsroom/press-releases-english/20150409-adva-optical-networking-joins-opnfv-to-help-drive-network-functions-virtualization

Toshiba's Latest IoT Processors Pack 802.11ac

Toshiba America Electronic Components introduced three new processors based on the ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core CPU and designed for Internet of Things (IoT).

The latest additions to its TZ5000 series of ApP Lite processors use Toshiba proprietary hardware-based technologies for power management and system integration, delivering the low power consumption necessary for IoT applications. Two of the new application processors incorporate a built-in baseband for high-speed Wi-Fi 802.11ac, graphics and video engine. The new processors extend CPU performance, memory performance and temperature range compared to earlier products in the TZ5000 line, making them suitable for IoT products that require greater data capacity, and enabling them to be used in a broader range of applications.

"As end-product developers' needs evolve, we are continuing to grow our ApP Lite processor family with new devices designed to accommodate these requirements," said Deepak Prakash, senior director of marketing, Logic LSI Business Unit, System LSI Group at TAEC. "These newest processors, which deliver high memory efficiency and robust security features, enable development of highly reliable and stable applications with an enhanced user experience compared to earlier devices in the series."

http://www.toshiba.com

Friday, April 10, 2015

Mavenir to Miss Expectations, Citing VoLTE Delays

Citing delayed VoLTE projects, Mavenir Systems said it now expects first quarter revenues to be in the range of $27.0 million to $28.5 million, below previously announced guidance range of $39.0 million to $41.0 million. Non-GAAP EPS is expected to be in the range of $(0.47) to $(0.41). Non-GAAP operating loss is expected to be between ($12.5) million and ($10.5) million, also below the previously announced guidance of a non-GAAP loss in the range of $(4.0) million to $(2.3) million.The shortfall in revenue results in non-GAAP gross profit margin percentages in the range of 50% to 53% which is also below the guidance range of 60% to 62%.

Mavenir said the revenue shortfall is primarily the result of shifts in projects with existing purchase orders, specifically:

  • Projects where acceptances were delayed as customers moved their VoLTE network launch timelines
  • Projects where acceptance was delayed due to the announcement of the pending acquisition of Mavenir by Mitel Networks Corporation
  • Additionally, impact from foreign exchange rates was a negative factor.

“While disappointing, our performance in the first quarter was largely impacted by a shift in the timing of operator launches in Europe and timing issues associated with the pending acquisition of Mavenir,” said Pardeep Kohli, Mavenir President and Chief Executive Officer. “The delayed projects are primarily with customers where Mavenir has established customer purchase orders. We remain encouraged by ongoing and strong customer roll-outs, including the recent launches by Vodafone Germany of Europe’s first VoLTE and EE (Everything Everywhere) of Wi-Fi Calling.”

http://www.mavenir.com

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Amazon Web Services Deepens its Cloud

Cloud has become "the new normal" and you might as well embrace it instead of trying to fight gravity, said Andy Jassy, SVP at Amazon.com, speaking at the company's AWS Summit in San Francisco.

To differentiate from other cloud providers, AWS is seeking "much deeper features" with it services, such as tight integration between its compute, relational databases and analytic offerings.

Some highlights:
  • AWS reports 102% YOY growth in its S3 storage service, as measure by data transfers in/out of S3 -- big growth on a big base of cloud storage.
  • AWS EC2 Container Service is now generally available.  This is a highly scalable container management service that supports Docker containers, enabling users to run applications on a managed cluster of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances. AWS is also adding a new Amazon ECS Service scheduler to manage long-running applications and services. The Service scheduler maintains application availability by scaling containers up or down to meet an application’s capacity requirements.
  • AWS announced an Elastic File System service that will run on low-latency SSDs, scale to hundreds of petabytes while being able to support 1,000s of concurrent accesses. It provides multiple EC2 instances with low-latency, shared access to a fully-managed file system via the popular NFSv4 protocol.  The security is designed for large, complex organizations. Pricing starts at $0.30 per gigabyte per month.
  • AWS Lambda is now in production. This is a zero-admin compute platform that does not require the user to configure, launch, or, monitor Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances, to think about scale, or worry about fault tolerance. AWS Lambda functions are defined using JavaScript and then connected to other AWS resources. Applications can then run, and scale to high-volume as needed.
  • AWS is enhancing its WorkSpaces virtual desktop (VDI) service by launching a Marketplace for Desktop Applications.  This will give uses access to popular desktop apps for a monthly fee with no long-term contract. Over 100 popular apps will be available to virtual desktop users at launch.  AWS is also launching a new WorkSpaces Application Manager (WAM) that provides on-demand access to centrally managed desktop applications. Delivery is secure, scalable, and streamlined; you can choose your applications from a catalog (built by your IT Manager) and start using them within seconds, with a user-based pricing model. Companies can use WAM to provide employees with access to a curated collection of commercial (licensed), open source, and in-house applications. Apps are deployed to Amazon WorkSpaces using application virtualization technology, which allows Amazon WAM to safely encapsulate and isolate applications in dedicated containers that run using resources provided by Amazon WorkSpaces. The application virtualization technology transforms Windows applications into centrally managed virtual applications. Apps are never installed, which streamlines application life-cycle management for IT admins.
  • AWS is introducing Amazon Machine Learning service, which lets users build predictive models using large amounts of data from S3 or Redshift.
https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/
https://live.awsevents.com/

Infinera to Acquire Transmode for Metro Packet-Optical

Infinera announced an offer to acquire Transmode (Nasdaq: TRMO) for approximately $350 million to accelerate its entrance in the 100G metro market. For every 10 shares of Transmode, shareholders will receive SEK 300 in cash and 4.705 Infinera shares.

Transmode, which is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, is a leading supplier of metro packet-optical networking in EMEA. Its product portfolio includes packet-optical networking products based WDM and Ethernet Layer 2 technology as well as a complete network and services management suite. Transmode's flagship M-Series platform is used in mobile transport, Triple-play Backhaul and IPTV, Business Ethernet, Enterprise Networks, Metro Regional Core Networking and Wholesale applications. Its TG-Series is a passive optical WDM platform designed for access applications such as Fiber To The Curb (FTTC), Fiber To The Building (FTTB) and high-security access networks. Its TS-Series is a CWDM/DWDM platform for enterprises and private/public institutions. Transmode's customer base includes 3, DT, Tele2, Virgin Media, surftelecoms, Telenor, etc.

Infinera said the Transmode's product set and customer base complements its entrance into the 100G metro aggregation market. Infinera's newly introduced photonic integrated circuits (PICs) will be integrated into Transmode's metro edge portfolio.

“The acquisition of Transmode accelerates the realization of our long held vision of providing an end-to-end portfolio of world class optical transport products. Further, the combination ensures we are well positioned to be a leading provider in the metro aggregation market as this market transitions to 100G,” said Tom Fallon, CEO of Infinera. “Transmode’s services-rich metro platforms, broad European customer base and profitable business model are naturally complementary to Infinera. We are also excited to have the Transmode team join Infinera and leverage our shared cultures of customer first, product excellence and profitability.”

Infinera also disclosed that its Q1 financial results are expected to be slightly ahead of expectations.

Separately, Transmode  disclosed preliminary results for Q1, saying its Q1 revenue will be in the range of SEK 285-290 m (SEK 231.3 m), representing a growth of 23-25% compared to the corresponding quarter the previous year. Preliminary operating profit for the first quarter 2015 is expected to be in the range of SEK 46-51 m (SEK 21.5 m).

http://www.infinera.com/j7/servlet/NewsItem?newsItemID=450
http://www.transmode.com/

Singtel to Acquire Trustwave for Cloud-based Security Services

Singtel has agreed to acquire Trustwave, a U.S.-based provider of managed security services provider for approximately US$850 million.

Trustwave's cloud-based TrustKeeper platform covers three main areas – threat management, vulnerability management and compliance management. Trustwave has an elite team of security experts in its forensic and threat research security unit, SpiderLabs. Trustwave provides its customers round-the-clock support in a dynamic cyber threat environment through its five security operation centres and nine engineering centres. The company claims over three million business subscribers.  Trustwave is based in Chicago and has 1,200 employees in 26 countries.

Singtel said the acquisition will expand its existing portfolio of cloud based solutions and further entrench its leadership position in the managed services market.  Singtel will leverage Trustwave’s threat intelligence, technology and talent to meet the growing demand for always-on managed security services in North America and the Asia Pacific region.

Chua Sock Koong, Singtel Group CEO, said: “We aspire to be a global player in cyber security.  We have established a strong security business in the region, both organically and through strategic partnerships with global technology leaders.”

http://www.singtel.com
http://www.trustwave.com

Intel and Cray to Build Next Gen Supercomputers for DoE

Intel and Cray have been selected to build two next generation, high-performance computing (HPC) systems that will be five to seven times more powerful than the fastest supercomputers today.

Intel will serve as prime contractor to deliver the supercomputers for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF). The Aurora system will be based on Intel’s HPC scalable system framework and will be a next-generation Cray “Shasta” supercomputer. Intel said the Aurora system will be delivered in 2018 and have a peak performance of 180 petaflops, making it the world’s most powerful system currently announced to date. Aurora will use future generations of Intel Xeon Phi processors and the Intel Omni-Path Fabric high-speed interconnect technology, a new non-volatile memory architecture and advanced file system storage using Intel Lustre software.

A second system, to be named Theta, will serve as an early production system for the ALCF. To be delivered in the 2016, the system will provide performance of 8.5 petaflops while requiring only 1.7 megawatts of power. The Theta system will be powered by Intel Xeon processors and next-generation Intel Xeon Phi processors, code-named Knights Landing, and will be based on the next-generation Cray XC supercomputer.

“The Aurora system will be one of the most advanced supercomputers ever built, and Cray is honored and proud to be collaborating with two great partners in Intel and Argonne National Lab,” said Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray. “The combination of Cray’s vast experience in building some of the world’s largest and most productive supercomputers, combined with Intel’s cutting-edge technologies will provide the ALCF with a leadership-class system that will be ready for advancing scientific discovery from day one.”

http://newsroom.intel.com/community/intel_newsroom/blog/2015/04/09/chip-shot-intel-selected-by-us-department-of-energy-to-deliver-nations-most-powerful-supercomputer

In November 2014, Intel announced that its third-generation Intel Xeon Phi product family, code-named Knights Hill, will be built using Intel's 10nm process technology and integrate Intel Omni-Path Fabric technology. Knights Hill will follow the upcoming Knights Landing product, with first commercial systems based on Knights Landing expected to begin shipping next year.

Intel also disclosed that its Intel Omni-Path Architecture will achieve 100 Gbps line speed and up to 56 percent lower switch fabric latency in medium-to-large clusters than InfiniBand alternatives. The architecture targets a 48 port switch chip compared to the current 36 port InfiniBand alternatives. This will reduce the number of switches required in HPC clusters.

Indiana Fiber Network Expands with Ciena

Indiana Fiber Network (IFN), which is operated by 20 local exchange telephone companies throughout the state, will deploy converged packet optical and packet networking solutions from Cienato ensure network resiliency, reduce costs and increase capacity.

The deployment includes Ciena’s 5400 and 6500 converged packet optical platforms, equipped with WaveLogic Coherent Optical Processors and integrated switching capabilities.

IFN provides a variety of communications services, including fiber-optic broadband, to both urban and rural areas in 52 Indiana counties. Its customers include carriers, service providers, enterprise businesses, government entities, educational and healthcare institutions, as well as independent telephone company members. The network upgrade enables IFN to rapidly provision new high-speed offerings like Ethernet business services, 10G, and 100G services.

http://www.ciena.com/about/newsroom/press-releases/Indiana-Fiber-Network-LLC-Turns-to-Ciena-for-Network-Expansion.html

Zayo to Expand Long Haul Dark Fiber Route from Phoenix to Dallas

Zayo announced plans to extend its long haul dark fiber network between Phoenix and Dallas, adding more than 1,200 route miles to its long haul network, which spans more than 16,000 route miles across the United States and Europe.

Zayo said this expansion project is driven by an anchor tenant on the route. The route will provide direct connectivity from California’s Bay Area to Dallas, and expand service between markets such as Los Angeles, Phoenix, Tucson, Ariz., southern New Mexico, El Paso, Tex., Dallas, and Denver.

The project is under construction and should be complete in the fourth quarter of 2016.

http://www.zayo.com

  • In December 2014, Zayo announced the construction of a new 1,000 route mile network from Omaha to Dallas.
  • In January 2015, Zayo announced a route between Salt Lake City and Sacramento, which will add more than 800 route miles to Zayo’s long haul network.

Palerra Raises $17 Million for Cloud Security

Palerra, a start-up based in Santa Clara, California, raised $17 million in Series B financing for its cloud security automation solution.

Palerra's LORIC platform is designed to protect an enterprise’s entire cloud footprint, including branded applications such as Microsoft Office 365, as well as infrastructure such as AWS. The platform combines security configuration management, threat detection, predictive analytics, and automated incident response.

The funding was led by new investor August Capital, with participation from current investors Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), Wing Venture Capital and Engineering Capital.

“Enterprises want the benefits that the cloud has to offer, but only if they can maintain strong security,” said Rohit Gupta, founder and CEO of Palerra. “The dramatic rise in adoption of cloud services by today’s enterprises against the backdrop of our generation’s most potent cyber threats has necessitated a new approach. LORIC was designed to meet these threats head on and this new round underscores our commitment to deliver the most powerful cloud security solution in the industry. As the perimeter disintegrates into a set of federated cloud-based and on-premises infrastructures, effective monitoring becomes almost impossible, unless security controls are embedded in these heterogeneous environments. This will require ‘enterprises’ to reconsider and possibly redesign their security architecture and corresponding security controls by placing those controls in the cloud.”

http://www.palerra.com

See also