Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Diablo Debuts All-flash DDR4 Server System Memory

Diablo introduces an all-flash DDR4 server system memory technology that packs four times the capacity of the largest DRAM modules and that is compatible with standard motherboards, servers, operating systems and applications. Diablo replaces expensive DRAM with low cost, high capacity flash.

The company says its Memory1 technology means that same system memory slots that now hold 128 or 384 gigabytes of DRAM memory can house up to four terabytes of capacity.

“Memory1 represents a major evolution in server architecture. The needs of the large-scale datacenter are changing, with a very sharp focus on increasing capability to win the Internet while managing tight constraints on cost and power. The Memory1 platform allows customers to leverage NAND flash as pure system memory in a seamless manner, with no changes to their hardware and software stacks,” said Riccardo Badalone, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Diablo Technologies. “The business impact on datacenter economics and application performance is dramatic. We’ve seen customers envisioning everything from aggressive server consolidation all the way to doubling and tripling individual machine profit. The implications of this technology cannot be overstated.”

http://www.diablo-technologies.com/

CENX Raises $12.5 Million for Service Orchestration

CENX, a start-up providing Lifecycle Service Orchestration solutions for software-defined and virtualized networks, raised US$12.5 million in new venture funding.

CENX's solutions automate the fulfillment and assurance of advanced data services in software-defined networks, bridging physical and virtualized network functions.  The company is based in Ottawa.

New investors BDC Capital, Mistral Venture Partners, and VMware joined the Series D financing round, in which all current investors participated: Highland Capital Partners, Mesirow Financial Private Equity Inc., Verizon Ventures, a subsidiary of Verizon Communications, Ericsson, DCM Ventures, and Cross Creek Advisors.

“We welcome the market, business and partnership perspectives that VMware, BDC Capital, and Mistral bring to CENX,” said Ed Ogonek, President and CEO of CENX. “We are seeing tremendous demand worldwide for our Cortx solution, delivering tangible value in today’s networks and empowering the evolution to virtualized networks and services with NFV and SDN. With the support and confidence of our growing investor group, we continue to expand our world-class team to meet these global opportunities.”
 
http://www.cenx.com

Symantec to sell Veritas to The Carlyle Group for $8 Billion

Symantec agreed to sell its information management business, known as Veritas, to an investor group led by The Carlyle Group together with GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, and other expected co-investors for $8 billion in cash. The deal is expected to close at the end of the year and Symantec expects to receive approximately $6.3 billion in net cash proceeds, subject to certain customary post-closing adjustments.

Michael A. Brown, Symantec president and CEO, said, “This transaction strengthens our financial foundation, paving the way for Symantec to grow its security business and increase its lead as the world’s largest cybersecurity company. We believe the agreement with the investors, including The Carlyle Group and GIC, delivers an attractive and certain value for the Veritas business, and is in the best interests of all stakeholders.”

https://www.symantec.com/about/news/release/article.jsp?prid=20150811_01

  • In October 2014, Symantec first announced plans to separate into two, independent publicly traded companies: one business focused on security and one business focused on information management (“Veritas”).

Viavi Announces Leadership Change One Week After Launch

The Board of Directors of Viavi Solutions appointed Richard E. Belluzzo as interim president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Belluzzo currently serves as Chairman.  Tom Waechter has stepped down as the company's president and chief executive officer and Board member. The Viavi Board is commencing a search for a permanent president and chief executive officer.

The announcement follows the separation of JDSU into two public companies on August 1, 2015 -- Viavi and Lumentum.

On behalf of Viavi’s Board, Mr. Belluzzo said, "We thank Tom for his contributions to the company since joining in 2007. He has led the company through a period of significant transformation, including the successful spin-off of Lumentum Holdings. As Viavi moves forward, we will seek a new leader with strong industry knowledge and customer relationships, technical expertise and operational acumen.”

Mr. Belluzzo added, “The Lumentum spin-off and related business realignment are the first milestones in repositioning Viavi for the future. Viavi’s Board is committed to implementing additional steps to enhance both its market position and shareholder value. The appointment of two new directors will add experience, expertise and momentum to these efforts. Through this transition, our foremost focus will remain on delivering value to our customers and shareholders as we execute to our industry shaping vision.”

http://www.viavisolutions.com/

Video: Tom Waechter on the Viavi Launch


In this 2-minute video, Tom Waechter introduces Viavi Solutions. the new company out of JDSU following the spin-off of the optical components division as Lumentum. Viavi itself has two divisions: the optical security and performance business; and the network & service enablement business. The name Viavi derives from "Via" (the Way) and Vi (visibility). https://youtu.be/sWbk0HjS2N...

Monday, August 10, 2015

Samsung's 3D V-NAND Flash Memory Enters Mass Production

Samsung Electronics has begun mass production of the industry’s first 256-gigabit, three-dimensional (3D) Vertical NAND (V-NAND) flash memory based on 48 layers of 3-bit multi-level-cell (MLC) arrays for use in solid state drives (SSDs).

Samsung’s new 256Gb 3D V-NAND flash doubles the density of conventional 128Gb NAND flash chips. In addition to enabling 32 gigabytes (256 gigabits) of memory storage on a single die, the new chip will also easily double the capacity of Samsung’s existing SSD line-ups, and provide an ideal solution for multi-terabyte SSDs. A 48-layer 3-bit MLC 256Gb V-NAND flash chip delivers more than a 30 percent reduction in power compared to a 32-layer, 3-bit MLC, 128Gb V-NAND chip, when storing the same amount of data.

“With the introduction of our 3rd generation V-NAND flash memory to the global market, we can now provide the best advanced memory solutions, with even higher efficiency based on improved performance, power utilization and manufacturing productivity, thereby accelerating growth of the high-performance and the high-density SSD markets,” said Young-Hyun Jun, President of the Memory Business at Samsung Electronics. “By making full use of Samsung V-NAND’s excellent features, we will expand our premium-level business in the enterprise and data center market segments, as well as in the consumer market, while continuing to strengthen our strategic SSD focus.”

http://www.samsung.com

PMC Debuts Fastest SSD Contrillers and PCIe Switches

PMC-Sierra introduced the industry’s first PCI Express (PCIe) storage switches and the world’s fastest solid-state drive (SSD) controllers.

The company says its new, second-generation Flashtec NVMe Controllers will power new SSD capable of one million IOPS and greater than 20TB of flash capacity. They are the industry’s first SSD controllers to integrate DDR4 DRAM.

PMC's new Switchtec PSX storage switches enable PCIe flash drives to scale in high-performance storage systems, with enterprise-class resiliency and the industry’s lowest power. PMC says systems built with Switchtec PSX consume up to 60 percent less power than those using other PCIe switches, enabling a savings of nearly 1000 Watts per rack. Systems also require 75 percent fewer devices than other switches in a typical flash array, allowing system designers to increase flash density, lower bill of materials costs, and improve the mean time before failure for higher reliability. The Switchtec PSX family comprises switches from 24 lanes to 96 lanes.

“While working with the industry to enable the first NVMe SSDs, it became clear there was no reliable way to connect and scale many of them in a single enclosure, much like SAS does today,” said Derek Dicker, vice president of the Performance Solutions Group at PMC. “In partnership with the industry’s most forward-thinking hyperscale and all-flash array customers, PMC created a new PCIe storage switch category with our Switchtec products to deliver the high port count, low power, resilient storage features that the industry needs.”

http://www.pmcs.com/performancestorage.

Toshiba Develops 16-die Stacked NAND Flash Memory

Toshiba announced the world’s first 16-die (max.) stacked NAND flash memory utilizing Through Silicon Via (TSV) technology.

The prior art of stacked NAND flash memories are connected together with wire bonding in a package. TSV technology instead utilizes the vertical electrodes and vias to pass through the silicon dies for the connection. This enables high speed data input and output, and reduces power consumption.

Toshiba’s TSV technology achieves an I/O data rate of over 1Gbps which is higher than any other NAND flash memories with a low voltage supply: 1.8V to the core circuits and 1.2V to the I/O circuits and approximately 50%*2 power reduction of write operations, read operations, and I/O data transfers.

http://www.toshiba.com

Toshiba Launches High-Performance PCIe SSDs

Toshiba America Electronic Components introduced three families of PCIe solid state drive (SSD) products based on NVMe2 (Non-Volatile Memory Express) protocol technology. Sampling begins in Q4 2015.

The new drives are for high performance notebooks; thin notebooks, 2-in-1/convertible notebooks, all-in-one PCs and tablets; and server and storage applications.

Each NVMe SSD product is engineered with a distinct Toshiba-developed controller platform and Toshiba’s own state-of-the-art MLC NAND flash memory, so the technologies are well suited for optimum performance and reliability. Each SSD family is designed for its target segment with capacity, optimized form factor, and security capabilities.

“Toshiba leverages the performance and latency advantages of PCIe and flash memory to produce industry standard NVMe SSDs that will reach client, hyperscale/datacenter and enterprise markets. Market adoption of NVMe SSDs is going to accelerate, and Toshiba is well positioned to capitalize on this trend,” said Don Jeanette, Vice President at TRENDFOCUS.

http://www.toshibastorage.com/

Last week, Toshiba’s Semiconductor & Storage Products company announced its next generation of enterprise solid state drives (eSSDs).

The new PX04S line features four serial-attached small computer system interface (SCSI) SAS eSSD models well-suited for enterprise applications including: mail servers; database servers; virtualized enterprise file servers; and primary storage in read, write or mixed workload environments. Continuing Toshiba’s legacy of quality and reliability, the dual-ported 12Gbit/s SAS PX04S line offers random 4K performance with read IOPS up to 270K and write IOPS up to 145K. This is Toshiba’s first 12Gbit/s SAS SSD to deliver 3.84TB of operating capacity.

The product line up includes a high-endurance model targeted at applications requiring the highest levels of eSSD performance, reliability and endurance, the PX04SHB supports 25 complete drive writes per day with a one hundred percent random workload.

Hibernia Express Transatlantic Cable Reaches Ireland

Hibernia Express, the first transatlantic cable to be deployed in 12 years, has come ashore in Cork, Ireland.  The new ultra low latency submarine cable, spanning 4,600km, will link Halifax, Nova Scotia to Slough, England and Cork, Ireland.  Service is slated to begin in September 2015.

“Our customers are now just weeks away from having access to the most advanced submarine cable system on the market,” states Omar Altaji, CCO of Hibernia Networks. “Financial firms, web-centric companies, media players and traditional telecom service providers alike will benefit from the speed, diversity and scalability that Hibernia Express brings to the transatlantic corridor.”

http://www.hibernianetworks.com

Hibernia Express utilizes a 6-fiber-pair submarine cable, with a portion of the fibers optimized for lowest latency and a portion optimized for 100X100 Gpbs design capacity. The total cross-sectional design capacity of the cable will be over 53 Tbps. Hibernia Express will initially launch with 100 Gbps transmission capacity using TE SubCom’s C100 SLTE platform.

Hibernia Express follows the most direct route between the UK and North America, promising to reduce latency by at least 5 milliseconds over existing cables.

Google Announces Corporate Restructuring

Google is restructuring under a new parent organization called Alphabet Inc. in order to bring more accountability to its growing number of products, services and projects. Alphabet will be a conglomerate of companies, including a slimmed-down Google, Life Sciences (working on glucose-sensing contact lenses), Calico (working on longevity), etc. It will not be a consumer brand.

Alphabet Inc. will replace Google Inc. as the publicly-traded entity and all shares of Google will automatically convert into the same number of shares of Alphabet, with all of the same rights. Google will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alphabet. Our two classes of shares will continue to trade on Nasdaq as GOOGL and GOOG.

Larry Page will be CEO of Alphabet. Sergey Brin will be President of Alphabet. Sundar Pichai will be CEO of Google.

https://investor.google.com/releases/2015/0810.html

Black Hat Conference Attracts 11,000

Black Hat USA 2015, which was held last week in Las Vegas, attracted a record-11,000+ professionals across the InfoSec spectrum – spanning academia, world-class researchers, and leaders in the public and private sectors.

Top sponsors of Black Hat USA 2015 include: Diamond Sponsors: FireEye, Lieberman Software, Qualys, RSA, and Tenable Network Security; Platinum Plus Sponsors: AlienVault, Cisco, Digital Guardian, Fidelis Cybersecurity, HP, Lockheed Martin Corporation, LogRhythm, Palo Alto Networks, Inc., Raytheon | Websense, and Webroot; Platinum Sponsors: Bromium, Core Security Technologies, Fortinet, IBM, Optiv Security, Proofpoint, Inc., Tripwire, and ZeroFOX Inc.

The next Black Hat event will be in Amsterdam, November 10-13, 2015.

http://www.blackhat.com/

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Blueprint: The Evolution of the Network - Part Two

by Leon Adato, Head Geek, SolarWinds

If you’re not prepared for the future of networking, you’re already behind.

That may sound harsh, but it’s true. Given the speed at which technology evolves compared to the rate most of us typically evolve in terms of our skillsets, there’s no time to waste in preparing ourselves to manage and monitor the networks of tomorrow. Yes, this is a bit of a daunting proposition considering the fact that some of us are still trying to catch up with today’s essentials of network monitoring and management, but the reality is that they’re not really mutually exclusive, are they?

In part of one this series, I outlined how the networks of today have evolved from those of yesteryear, and what today’s new essentials of network monitoring and management are as a consequence. By paying careful attention, you will likely have picked up on ways the lessons from the past that I described helped shape those new essentials.

Similarly, today’s essentials will help shape those of tomorrow. Thus, as I said, getting better at leveraging today’s essentials of network monitoring and managing is not mutually exclusive from preparing for the networks of tomorrow.

Before delving into what the next generation of network monitoring and management will look like, it’s important to first explore what the next generation of networking will look like.

On the Horizon

Above all else, one thing is for certain: We networking professionals should expect tomorrow’s technology to create more complex networks resulting in even more complex problems to solve. With that in mind, here are the top networking trends that are likely to shape the networks of the future:

Networks growing in all directions
Fitbits, tablets, phablets and applications galore. The explosion of IoT, BYOD, BYOA and BYO-everything else is upon us. With this trend still in its infancy, the future of connected devices and applications will be not only about the quantity of connected devices, but also the quality of their connections tunneling network bandwidth.

But it goes beyond the gadgets end users bring into the environment. More and more, commodity devices such as HVAC infrastructure, environmental systems such as lighting, security devices and more all use bandwidth—cellular or WiFi—to communicate outbound and receive updates and instructions inbound. Companies are using, or planning to use, IoT devices to track product, employees and equipment. This explosion of devices that consume or produce data will, not might, create a potentially disruptive explosion in bandwidth consumption, security concerns and monitoring and management requirements.

IPv6 eventually takes the stage…or sooner (as in now!)
Recently, ARIN was unable to fulfill a request for IPv4 addresses because the request was greater than the contiguous blocks available. Meanwhile, IPv6 is now almost always enabled by default and is therefore creating challenges for IT professionals even if they, and their organizations, have committed to putting off their own IPv6 decisions. The upshot of all this is that IPv6 is a reality today. There is an inevitable and quickly approaching moment when switching over will no longer be an option, but a requirement.

SDN and NFV will become the mainstream
Software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) are just in their infancy and should be expected to become mainstream in the next five to seven years. With SDN and virtualization creating new opportunities for hybrid infrastructure, a serious look at adoption of these technologies is becoming more and more important.

So long WAN Optimization, Hello ISPs
There are a number of reasons WAN technology is and will be kicked to the curb in greater fervency. With bandwidth increases outpacing CPU and custom hardware’s ability to perform deep inspection and optimization, and with ISPs helping to circumvent the cost and complexities associated with WAN accelerators, WAN optimization will only see the light of tomorrow in unique use cases where the rewards outweigh the risks. As most of us will admit, WAN accelerators are expensive and complicated, making ISPs more and more attractive. Their future living inside our networks is certainly bright.

Farewell L4 Firewalling 
With the mass of applications and services moving towards web-based deployment, using Layer 4 (L4) firewalls to block these services entirely will not be tolerated. A firewall incapable of performing deep packet analysis and understanding the nature of the traffic at the Layer 7 (L7), or the application layer, will not satisfy the level of granularity and flexibility that most network administrators should offer their users. On this front, change is clearly inevitable for us network professional, whether it means added network complexity and adapting to new infrastructures or simply letting withering technologies go.

Preparing to Manage the Networks of Tomorrow  

So, what can we do to prepare to monitor and manage the networks of tomorrow? Consider the following:

Understand the “who, what, why and where” of IoT, BYOD and BYOA
Connected devices cannot be ignored. According to 451 Research, mobile Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) connections will increase to 908 million in just five years, this compared to 252 million just last year. This staggering statistic should prompt you to start creating a plan of action on how you will manage nearly four times the number of devices infiltrating your networks today.

Your strategy can either aim to manage these devices within the network or set an organizational policy to regulate traffic altogether. Nonprofit IT trade association CompTIA noted in a recent survey, many companies are trying to implement partial and even zero BYOD policies to regulate security and bandwidth issues. Even though policies may seem like an easy fix, curbing all of tomorrow’s BYOD/BYOA is nearly impossible. As such, you will have to understand your network device traffic in incremental metrics in order to optimize and secure them. Even more so, you will need to understand network segments that aren’t even in your direct control, like the tablets, phablets and Fitbits, to properly isolate issues.

Know the ins and outs of the new mainstream 
As stated earlier, SDN, NFV and IPv6 will become the new mainstream. We can start preparing for these technologies’ future takeovers by taking a hybrid approach to our infrastructures today. This will put us ahead of the game with an understanding of how these technologies work, the new complexities they create and how they will ultimately affect configuration management and troubleshooting ahead of mainstream deployment.

Start comparison shopping now
Going through the exercise of evaluating ISPs, virtualized network options and other on-the-horizon technologies—even if you don’t intend to switch right now—will help you nail down your particular requirements. Sometimes, knowing a vendor has or works with technology you don’t need right now, such as IPv6, but might later can and should influence on your decision.

Brick in, brick out
Taking on new technologies can feel overwhelming to those of us with “boots on the ground” because the new technology can often simply seem like one more mouth to feed, so to speak. As much as possible, look for ways that potential new additions will not just enhance, but replace the old guard. Maybe your new real-time deep packet inspection won’t completely replace L4 firewalls, but if it can reduce them significantly—while at the same time increasing insight and the ability to respond intelligently to issues—then the net result should be a better day for you. If you don’t do this, then more times than not, new technology will indeed simply seem to increase workload and do little else. This is also a great measuring stick to identify new technologies whose time may not yet have truly come just yet, at least not for your organization.

At a more basic layer, if you have to replace three broken devices and you realize that the newer equipment is far more manageable or has more useful features, consider replacing the entire fleet of old technology even if it hasn’t fallen apart yet. The benefits of consistency often far outweigh the initial pain of sticker shock.


To conclude this series, my opening statement from part one merits repeating: learn from the past, live in the present and prepare for the future. The evolution of networking waits for no one. Don’t be left behind.

About the Author 

 Leon Adato is a Head Geek and technical evangelist at SolarWinds, and is a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), MCSE and SolarWinds Certified Professional (he was once a customer, after all). Before he was a SolarWinds Head Geek, Adato was a SolarWinds® user for over a decade. His expertise in IT began in 1989 and has led him through roles as a classroom instructor, courseware designer, desktop support tech, server support engineer, and software distribution expert. His career includes key roles at Rockwell Automation®, Nestle, PNC, and CardinalHealth providing server standardization, support, and network management and monitoring.

About SolarWinds 
SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide from Fortune 500® enterprises to small businesses. In all of our market areas, our approach is consistent. We focus exclusively on IT Pros and strive to eliminate the complexity that they have been forced to accept from traditional enterprise software vendors. http://www.solarwinds.com/


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Video: Comatose Servers are a big problem

Comatose infrastructure is reducing the efficiency of data centers, says Aaron Rallo, CEO of TSO Logic.

If you look deeply inside the enterprise, you'll find a significant amount of compute resources that is not doing any useful work. That's like having any airplane that is sitting on the ground.

A recent study has found that 30% of servers in data centers were completely comatose, drawing full amounts of power, consuming expensive IT licenses, yet there were not doing any useful work. This includes both virtual and physical resources not being used.

https://youtu.be/j3P84nvBgek


FCC Rule Requires Carriers to Notify of Copper Retirement

The FCC adopted a new rule that requires providers to directly notify retail customers – including consumers and businesses – of plans to retire copper networks at least three months in
advance. The new rules increase the notice period for interconnecting carriers from three months to at least six months. This requirement covers all parts of the copper network essential for providing service.

Carriers retain the flexibility to retire their copper networks in favor of fiber without prior FCC approval – as long as no service is discontinued, reduced, or impaired.

The FCC tentatively concludes that both consumers and industry would be served by clarifying these standards, and seeks comment on criteria, which include:

  • Support for 911 services and call centers 
  • Network capacity and reliability 
  • Quality of both voice service and Internet access 
  • Interoperability with devices and services, such as alarm services and medical monitoring 
  • Access for people with disabilities, including compatibility with assistive technologies 
  • Network security in any IP-supported network that is comparable to the legacy network 
  • Coverage throughout the service area, either by the substitute network or via service from other provider


FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the "updates to our copper retirement process and Section 214 discontinuance process will accelerate and facilitate the transition from copper-based, analog services to more efficient fiber- and IP-based networks and services. It is a move from legacy services, to the innovative services of the future."

http://www.fcc.gov

FCC to Reserve Spectrum in 2016 Incentive Auction

The FCC reaffirmed its decision to establish a market-based spectrum reserve of up to 30 megahertz of spectrum  in the 600 MHz band in next year’s incentive auction.

Non-nationwide providers as well as nationwide providers who currently hold less than one-third of available high-quality low-band spectrum in a given license area will be eligible to utilize this first-of-its-kind reserve.

FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler stated: "This reserve would provide protection that bidders without significant amounts of low-band spectrum could not be predatorily prohibited from gaining the necessary competitive capacity by those whose interest might be served by eliminating such competition. With today’s Reconsideration Order, we take the important step of reaffirming the bold pro-competition policy."

http://www.fcc.gov

E8 Security Targets Security Intelligence based on Machine Learning

E8 Security, a start-up based in Redwood City, California, named Matt Jones as its new CEO. Ravi Devireddy, founder and original CEO, will continue to drive core technology innovation as the Chief Technology Officer and will remain on the board of the company.

Jones most recently he was Executive Chairman of InterAct a leading cloud-based software provider for public safety. He has also served as CEO of CloudShield Technologies, a provider of cybersecurity solutions and Allocity, a software company focused on storage management, and was instrumental in the sale of CloudShield to SAIC and Allocity to EMC.

E8 Security is developing behavioral intelligence and cybersecurity solutions. The approach leverages machine learning based behavioral analytics to empower security teams to find and prioritize previously unknown threats, provide insight for faster resolution and increase efficacy of the security infrastructure. E8 Security is funded by March Capital Partners, Allegis Capital and The Hive.

http://www.e8security.com


China's SMIC Commercializes 28nm Silicon for Smartphones

China's largest semiconductor foundry, has commercialized 28nm process technology that is used for manufacturing Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processors into mainstream smartphones.

The announcement is seen as a major breakthrough in the company's collaboration on 28nm, following SMIC's announcement of successfully fabricating Qualcomm Technologies' processors at the end of last year.

Dr. Tzu-Yin Chiu , Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of SMIC said: "The first batch that used SMIC's 28nm node performed well, achieving recognition from Qualcomm Technologies and mobile phone manufacturers. This is an important moment for the industry's entire ecosystem, because for the first time, China's mainland manufacturers can now introduce mainstream smartphones which is a result of the close collaboration between SMIC and Qualcomm Technologies."

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Open is a philosophy that increases the pace of innovation, says Cole Crawford

Open is a philosophy that increases the pace of innovation, says Cole Crawford, CEO of Vapor IO, which has recently launched a Linux distribution that provides top-of-rack (TOR) management capabilities for data centers.  Open creates a "pull process" as opposed to having technology thrust upon you.

See video: https://youtu.be/LUAAZ5cGH7w

Cole Crawford is the CEO of Vapor IO and the Founding Executive Director of the Open Compute Project Foundation.



Open Source and Open Standards are Two Paths to Disaggregated Networks

Dell pioneered the term "Open Networking" and started on the path to Open Networking in 2014.

It's fundamentally about disaggregation, says Arpit Joshipura.  In this video he distinguishes between open source and open standards.

See one minute video:  https://youtu.be/asMHH6aGQ8Q

CoreOS Integrates Kubernetes with Mirantis OpenStack

CoreOS is integrating its "Tectonic" commercial distribution of Kubernetes with Mirantis OpenStack.

Mirantis said adding Tectonic to Mirantis OpenStack will provide the functionality of Kubernetes, as well as additional features such as an easy-to-use UI, enabling one-click deployment of both Tectonic and Tectonic-managed applications.

https://www.mirantis.com/blog/coreos-tectonic-mirantis-openstack-business/


In April, CoreOS, a San Francisco start-up building a new Linux distribution for modern infrastructure stacks, introduced Tectonic, its commercial Kubernetes platform.

Tectonic, which combines Kubernetes and the CoreOS stack, pre-packages all of the components required to build "Google-style infrastructure."  CoreOS said it adds a number of commercial features to the mix, such as a management console for workflows and dashboards, an integrated registry to build and share Linux containers, and additional tools to automate deployment and customize rolling updates.

In addition, CoreOS announced a new $12 million round of funding led by Google Ventures, with additional investment from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), Fuel Capital and Accel Partners, bringing its total funding to $20 million.