Thursday, February 18, 2016

Verizon Delivers SD-WAN with Viptela

Verizon will deliver a new software defined networking solution using Viptela’s Software Defined WAN Platform. Viptela also entered into an exclusive managed services arrangement with Verizon in the United States.

The new Verizon service, powered by Viptela, allows enterprises to “mix and match” private and public IP connections such as MPLS, wireless LTE, broadband and Ethernet to meet an organization’s unique application requirements based on geographic location, bandwidth and application service availability needs. The new managed service is being offered in the U.S., Europe and the Asia Pacific region. It is delivered from Verizon’s cloud and will be supported by Verizon’s IT consulting group.

The Viptela SD-WAN solution expands Verizon’s Managed SD WAN portfolio currently based on Cisco’s iWAN technology in the US, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

Key features of Viptela’s SD-WAN platform:

  • Centralized management and increased agility: Deploy changes in service policies in minutes using centralized management and zero-touch capabilities
  • Application performance and service availability: Visibility into application and infrastructure performance to enable informed decisions on resource utilization and application tuning
  • Security: Every device is authenticated and every packet encrypted in the network for added protection while supporting network segmentation
  • Service-chaining: Enables supplementary L4 – L7 services like WAN optimization, firewalls and data leak prevention delivered from the Verizon cloud across the enterprise network.

“Viptela SD-WAN creates a unified and secure WAN that allows Verizon to deliver a new range of business application capabilities with exceptional levels of security, performance and availability,” said Amir Khan, CEO of Viptela. “The new Viptela-powered service enables Verizon to expand its WAN footprint by harnessing the power of software defined networking, and capitalize on new business opportunities made possible by the cloud and virtualized infrastructures.”

Blueprint: What’s Wrong with the WAN?

by Khalid Raza, CTO, Viptela Today’s WANs are built on largely the same infrastructure as they were 10 years ago.  Back then, demands by users and applications were more predictable, resulting in more expected traffic patterns and bandwidth requirements.  And there was no cloud.  And there was no virtualization. But things are different today.  Delay-sensitive real-time applications such as VoIP and video are now enterprise...

IBM Cloud Assembles World's Largest Health Data Set

IBM announced its fourth major heal data-related acquisition in the part year: Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of cloud-based healthcare data, analytics and insights.  The price was $2.6 billion.

IBM plans to integrate Truven’s extensive cloud-based data set spanning hundreds of different types of cost, claims, quality and outcomes information with its existing data sets.

Upon completion of the acquisition, IBM’s health cloud will house one of the world’s largest and most diverse collections of health-related data, representing an aggregate of approximately 300 million patient lives acquired from three companies (aggregate figure includes roughly 215 million patient lives from Truven, 50 million patient lives from Explorys and 45 million patient lives from Phytel).

"With this acquisition, IBM will be one of the world’s leading health data, analytics and insights companies, and the only one that can deliver the unique cognitive capabilities of the Watson platform,” said Deborah DiSanzo, general manager for IBM Watson Health.

IBM to add Medical Imaging to Watson

IBM agreed to acquire Merge Healthcare Incorporated (NASDAQ: MRGE), a leading provider of medical image handling and processing, interoperability and clinical systems for $7.13 per share in cash, for a total transaction value of $1 billion.

IBM said the deal will provide Watson with the ability to "see" by bringing together Watson's advanced image analytics and cognitive capabilities with data and images obtained from Merge's medical imaging management platform.  Merge's technology platforms are used at more than 7,500 U.S. healthcare sites, as well as most of the world's leading clinical research institutes and pharmaceutical firms to manage a growing body of medical images.  The vision is that these organizations could use the Watson Health Cloud to surface new insights from a consolidated, patient-centric view of current and historical images, electronic health records, data from wearable devices and other related medical data, in a HIPAA-enabled environment.

"As a proven leader in delivering healthcare solutions for over 20 years, Merge is a tremendous addition to the Watson Health platform.  Healthcare will be one of IBM's biggest growth areas over the next 10 years, which is why  we are making a major investment to drive industry transformation and to facilitate a higher quality of care," said John Kelly, senior vice president, IBM Research and Solutions Portfolio. "Watson's powerful cognitive and analytic capabilities, coupled with those from Merge and our other major strategic acquisitions, position IBM to partner with healthcare providers, research institutions, biomedical companies, insurers and other organizations committed to changing the very nature of health and healthcare in the 21st century. Giving Watson 'eyes' on medical images unlocks entirely new possibilities for the industry."

Red Hat's Ansible Brings DevOps to Networking

Red Hat introduced new Ansible capabilities, including native agentless support for automating heterogeneous network infrastructure devices using the same simple human and machine readable automation language that Ansible provides to IT teams.

At launch, Red Hat's Ansible networking framework provides support for:
  • Arista Networks – Arista EOS 
  • Cisco Systems – Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI); Cisco IOS-XE; Cisco IOS-XR; and Cisco NX-OS 
  • Cumulus Networks – Cumulus Linux; 
  • – OpenSwitch; and 
  • Juniper Networks – Junos OS.
Red Hat said these expanded Ansible capabilities will help bring DevOps capabilities to networking. For network teams looking to apply more agile DevOps methodologies to network infrastructures, Ansible can enhance their ability to build and operate heterogeneous network devices, freeing them up to focus on evolving the network to meet the changing business needs instead of manually pushing network configuration. For systems and applications teams that wish to include network devices in a holistic approach to application workload management, Ansible’s native network device support enables them to extend their DevOps tools and practices to heterogeneous network devices.

"Today’s networks are complicated, and largely comprised of multi-vendor solutions, making them rather inflexible and slow to react to business changes. Bringing a DevOps mindset and approach to the network gives customers the ability to make network operations a repeatable, more predictable, and automated process. By bringing the power of Ansible, the popular open source IT automation solution, to the network, we’re giving customers the ability to solve their complicated networking automation and workflow problems in a new way,”

Red Hat to Acquire Ansible for DevOps Automation

Red Hat agreed to acquire Ansible, a developer of enterprise IT automation  solutions.  The companies did not disclose the acquisition price

Ansible’s agentless approach for IT automation, unlike competing solutions, does not require any special coding skills. Key marketing points for Ansible include:

  • Deploy and manage applications across private and public clouds.
  • Speed service delivery through DevOps initiatives.
  • Streamline OpenStack installations and upgrades.
  • Accelerate container adoption by simplifying orchestration and configuration.

Red Hat said Ansible's automation capabilities, together with its existing management portfolio, will help users drive down the cost and complexity of deploying and managing both cloud-native and traditional applications across hybrid cloud env ironments.

Red Hat Gluster Storage Scales Out on Google Cloud Platform

Red Hat has expanded its alliance with Google to deliver Red Hat Gluster Storage on Google Cloud Platform.

Red Hat Gluster Storage is a shared-nothing, scale-out solution available to Google Cloud Platform customers seeking elastic and robust file storage across public and hybrid cloud environments. It enables customers to deploy the same storage technology on-premises and on Google Cloud Platform so users can take their existing applications with them as they move into the cloud.

Aggregating multiple Google Persistent Disks allows Red Hat Gluster Storage to create a single, more secure and highly available storage pool that can scale to petabytes of data in minutes without disruption.

“Storage has evolved beyond a hardware-centric approach, especially as enterprises increasingly build and deploy applications on-premises and in public and hybrid clouds. Modern applications need flexible storage solutions that can scale-out as business needs change, managing petabytes of data in a variety of environments. We are excited to expand our alliance with Google to bring even more choice to the hybrid cloud: whether on-premise or in the public cloud with Google Cloud Platform, customers can rely on their Red Hat Gluster Storage to meet growing storage needs,” stated Ranga Rangachari, vice president and general manager, Storage and Big Data, Red Hat.

OIF Approves CFP2 Analog Coherent Optic Module IA

The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) approved an Implementation Agreement (IA) on pluggable coherent optics modules.

The CFP2 Analog Coherent Optics (CFP2-ACO) IA contains all functions required to perform bi-directional dual polarization coherent optical signaling over a pair of single mode optical fibers. These modules are expected to be applicable across multiple coherent DSP ASIC generations from various DSP vendors.

Faceplate density of optical IO is a key metric for switching and line-side transport applications. The roadmap for reduction in module size is accelerated by moving functions from the traditional CFP-series module to the host board. Moving the high power electronics functions to the line card permits optimal cooling of the electronics, enabling higher performance line-side applications as well as increasing the reliability of the module itself.

“A long life-span for the CFP2-ACO solution is expected by providing optical module vendors a large addressable market,” said Ian Betty of Ciena and OIF board member and IA editor. “Significant innovation and cost reduction in the coherent optics solutions for Metro-to-Regional reach line-side transport is anticipated with the CFP2-ACO solution.”

FCC Opens Set-top Box to Competition

The FCC approved a proposal to "unlock" the set-top box market for pay-TV services.

Specifically, the new rules recommend that pay-TV providers be required to deliver three core information streams:

Service discovery: Information about what programming is available to the consumer, such as the channel listing and video-on-demand lineup, and what is on those channels.

Entitlements: Information about what a device is allowed to do with content, such as recording.  
Content delivery: The video programming itself.

The streams could be used by new hardware or software apps to give customers choice in how they receive programming.

The proposal seeks to maintain programmers’ existing agreements with MVPDs and full copyright protections and remedies.  The proposal tentatively concludes that new device or app developers should certify compliance with similar privacy protections to those that MVPDs comply with today.

NEC and Juniper Showcase NFV Integration at #MWC16

NEC Corporation (NEC) and Juniper Networks have expanded their global alliance to deliver NFV-based solutions for carriers and enterprises.

The joint solutions combine the NEC Cloud System (OSS building model), which is an OpenStack-based cloud infrastructure, with NetCracker's OSS/BSS systems, end-to-end service orchestration, systems integration capabilities and consulting options along with Juniper Networks' networking equipment and virtual network functions (VNFs), such as the Juniper Networks vMX routing platform and vSRX Virtual Firewall.

Juniper said its networking equipment and VNFs (vMX and vSRX) are the building blocks that enable NFV solutions to deliver greater levels of business agility through automation.

NEC will leverage Juniper Networks' NFV-ready hardware and software within their enterprise virtualized Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE) solution to enable the flexibility of a virtualized service environment. When combined with NetCracker OSS/BSS and end-to-end service orchestration capabilities, the solution can provide service providers and enterprise customers with a viable means of delivering cloud-based business services in a fully automated fashion in near real-time.

"As part of its commitment to delivering an open, best-in-breed NFV-based solution, NEC has led an SDN/NFV ecosystem program with more than 40 partners worldwide. NEC is thrilled to be working closely with Juniper through this expanded alliance, which will further reinforce the ecosystem and allow NEC and Juniper to jointly offer NFV-based solutions that enable the introduction of innovative new services at higher speed and lower cost," stated
- Atsuo Kawamura, senior vice president at NEC Corporation.

"By harnessing the power of automation and orchestration through SDN and NFV, and by supporting customers as they navigate their OSS transformation journey, Juniper and NEC are well-positioned to help customers capitalize on their IT and network investments," stated Vince Molinaro, executive vice president and chief customer officer at Juniper Networks.

Arista Posts Q4 Revenue of $245M, up 42% YoY

Arista Networks reported Q4 2015 revenue of $245.4 million, an increase of 41.5% compared to the fourth quarter of 2014, and an increase of 12.8% from the third quarter of 2015. Net income (GAAP) came in $43.9 million, or $0.60 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $31.0 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2014.  Gross margin (GAAP) was 63.6%, compared to GAAP gross margin of 67.1% in the fourth quarter of 2014 and 65.2% in the third quarter of 2015.

Revenue for full year 2015 was $837.6 million, an increase of 43.4% compared to fiscal year 2014.

"Arista has delivered a spectacular 2015. I have been pleased with the rapid acceptance by our customers of Arista’s programmable cloud networking,” stated Jayshree Ullal, Arista President and CEO. “The inevitable shift from legacy enterprises to cloud workloads has fueled Arista’s strong performance of profitable revenue growth and increasing market share.”

Vera Secures $17 Million for its File Protection System

Vera, a start-up based in Palo Alto, California secured $17 million in Series B funding for its "zero-touch, zero-friction data protection and encryption solution that secures and tracks any digital information across all users, devices, applications, and platforms in real-time."

Vera offers a storage agnostic security solution whereby security policies remain with files anywhere they’re stored.  Vera has partnered with Dropbox, Okta, and Centrify, and announced strategic integrations with Box, VMware, and Microsoft. The system uses AES 256 encryption at the data level.  Policies can be changed at any time. The company said it has added more than a quarter million users at Fortune 500 companies since its public launch in April 2015.

The funding was led by Sutter Hill Ventures, with participation from existing investors Battery Ventures, Clear Venture Partners, and Amplify Partners. As part of the financing, Stefan Dyckerhoff, Managing Director at Sutter Hill Ventures will join the Vera board of directors. To date, Vera has raised over $31M in total funding.

“We’re entering the next major epoch of cybersecurity, and we’ve seen customers, partners, and forward-thinking investors clearly recognize that fact," said Ajay Arora, CEO and Co-founder of Vera.

Jana Raises $57 million for Sponsored Mobile Access

Jana, a start-up based in Boston, announced $57 million in Series C funding for its plan "to make the Internet free for the next billion people"

Jana's mCent Android app, which launched in July 2014, enables users to use third-party apps that come with free, mobile access thanks to Jana's partnerships with mobile operators. The company says 30 million people have now benefited from its app.  Jana is now the second largest mobile advertising platform in India next to Google.

Jana intends to expand into China and has formed partnerships with China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom.

The new funding was led by Verizon Ventures with participation from existing investors, Spark Capital and Publicis Groupe. Additionally, Tim Armstrong, Chairman and CEO of AOL, will serve on Jana's advisory board.

Samsung Releases its IoT Development Platform

Samsung Electronics Co. released its "ARTIK" platform of essential IoT hardware and software components, along with an ecosystem of key industry partners. The platform is aimed at new enterprise, industrial and consumer applications.

ARTIK’s support for operating systems include Tizen, Nucleus Real Time OS and the open source Fedora Linux stack.

“I’m very proud of the SAMSUNG ARTIK team and the strong momentum they have achieved. In less than 8 months, we’ve gone from product launch to commercial availability, while building multiple modules, operating systems, embedded security, and a growing ecosystem of actively engaged partners,” said Dr. Byungse So, Executive Vice President and CTO, Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center. “We believe in the power of open platforms and partner ecosystems, leveraging the wealth of expertise and experience available in the market to bring delightful experiences to our customers. We’re excited to see all the innovative projects that developers will come up with in the future.”

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Ericsson Showcases 5G, Cloud RAN, IoT at #MWC16

Ericsson will be showcasing 5G radio prototypes, cellular IoT and cloud RAN at next week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Ericsson announced 5G partnerships with Vodafone and Telefónica.

Phase 2 of Ericsson's 5G Radio Test Bed, which includes 5G radio prototypes set for operator field trials in 2016, will be running live and with advanced features such as Massive MIMO and beam tracking. 

Ericsson demos for MWC include:

Telehaptic control: a prototype system for semi-autonomous, remote flying of radio-controlled helicopters controlled with haptic feedback

Network slicing:
one network that can support multiple industries 

Cellular IoT:
low power wide area (LPWA) cellular IoT solutions, including Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT), LTE-M (Cat M) and EC-EGPRS/EC-GSM (Extended Coverage) for Massive IoT applications. 
IoT solutions: how to build and efficiently manage IoT networks that combine devices connected directly to a 5G system with devices connected via short-range radio through capillary gateways, as well as live demonstration of Virtual Evolved Packet Core (EPC) for Massive IoT. A related presentation will show how forthcoming Bluetooth low energy mesh technology can be used for capillary connectivity in a smart home.
Evolution to Hyperscale IT infrastructure: The Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000 - a new generation of datacenter system using disaggregated hardware architecture for better resource utilization

Cloud RAN:
radio access functionality virtualized on remote COTS servers located in Sweden. 

The journey to NFV:
Ericsson will showcase its end-to-end role in the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) story, including software-defined networking (SDN) and evolution to the 5G-ready core. Solutions on show include vEPC, vIMS and vUDC, as well as Ericsson Cloud Manager.
Enriched VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling for multi-device: Ericsson and Sony will demonstrate the latest consumer and enterprise communication services based on VoLTE. Ericsson will also demonstrate extension of voice services to tablets, computers and other personal devices in collaboration with its device partners.

Gigabit LTE: Network and device performance of up to 1Gbps will be demonstrated live, using a combination of 3 Component Carrier Aggregation, 4X4 MIMO and 256 QAM, and including interoperability with the latest devices. Ericsson Lean Carrier will also be demonstrated.

Ericsson Radio System: Three new radio access products supporting 4X4 MIMO, as well as new spectrum bands and spectrum refarming, will be demonstrated. New multi-gigabit capacities and multi-band microwave additions that address increasing backhaul requirements, as well as radio transport integration using Router 6000  will be on show.

Indoor small cells: Ericsson will demonstrate a new indoor radio planning tool designed to help operators dramatically reduce time-to-service for indoor solutions including the Ericsson Radio Dot System and Pico RBS.

App Experience Optimization: A new service will be presented that enables operators to understand which factors matter most to consumers, how to measure them and what actions to take to improve network performance where it counts.

3G performance and efficiency: Ericsson will feature 3G WCDMA innovations, including Flow of Users, Zero Touch and Intelligent Antenna Sharing, which make it faster and more cost-effective for operators to bring mobile broadband to everyone.

Accelerating digital transformation: BSS software to support agile digital operating models will be on show.

Time-shifted video: a Cloud DVR solution that enables operators to move media storage and recording processes to a network operation center or the cloud.

Mobile financial services: Ericsson's Interconnect solutions ensure interoperability between mobile wallet providers and established payment networks
Smart and sustainable cities: Industry solutions come together to address key urban agendas of safety, efficiency, resilience, growth and holistic planning.

Ericsson Emergency Response - modern operations center capabilities to support emergency response agencies with efficient incident handling and inter-agency collaboration, across all mission-critical networks.

Solar car: Ericsson will demonstrate how an application based on the Connected Traffic Cloud helped Solar Team Eindhoven's Stella Lux to win the Cruiser Class of the 2015 World Solar Challenge - a 3,000-kilometer race across the Australian outback.

Autonomous driving: Ericsson is supporting Volvo Cars' Concept C26, which explores the media experience in autonomous vehicles, as well as the recently launched Volvo S90 and its infotainment and connected services.

CableLabs Eyes Symmetric Multi-Gigabit DOCSIS

During its recent 2016 Winter Conference, CableLabs unveiled a Full Duplex DOCSIS technology that aims for multi-gigabit rates.  The breakthrough increase in the upstream speeds for DOCSIS delivered broadband service is achieved by applying emerging techniques from wireless networks to the cable infrastructure.

CableLabs said this new approach significantly increases upstream data capacity in order to enable symmetric multi-Gigabit broadband data services for consumers and the enterprise. These developments are expected to yield DOCSIS 3.1 network performance of up to 10 Gbps symmetrical on 1 GHz HFC networks, with the potential for even higher performance by utilizing spectrum that is currently available for future expansion above 1 GHz.

T-Mobile Beats Expectations, Adds 2.1 Million in Q4

T-Mobile added 2.1 million net customers in Q4 2015, bringing its total customer count to more than 63 million at year-end 2015.

Some highlights:

  • Service revenues for the fourth quarter of 2015 grew 11.7% year-over-year, primarily due to rapid growth in the company’s customer base. 
  • T-Mobile’s total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2015 grew by 1.1% year-over-year.
  • 1.3 million branded postpaid net adds in 4Q15 
  • 17,000 branded postpaid phone net adds in 4Q15 – 3.5 million in 2015
  • 469,000 branded prepaid net adds in 4Q15 – 1.3 million in 2015
  • Branded postpaid phone churn of 1.46%, down 27 bps YoY in 4Q15 – down 19 bps YoY in 2015
  • 100% of the MetroPCS spectrum has been re-farmed and integrated into the T-Mobile network. 
  • Total devices sold or leased were 10.8 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, including 10.0 million smartphones.
  • In February 2016, T-Mobile entered into agreements with multiple parties to acquire additional 700 MHz A-Block spectrum covering approximately 48 million POPs

Ciena Expands Blue Orbit SDN/NFV Ecosystem

Ciena has added six organizations to its Blue Orbit ecosystem for SDN and NFV: Active Broadband Networks, Calix, Centina Systems, Dell, Qwilt, and Silver Peak.

Existing Blue Orbit partners include:

  • VNFs: BlackRidge Technology, Brocade, Certes, EXFO, Fortinet, GENBAND, Metaswitch Networks, PowerDNS, Spirent Communications, Versa Networks
  • Physical Network Elements: Accedian, Omnitron Systems, RAD, Telco Systems
  • Virtual Infrastructure: ADI Engineering, Aria Networks, Arista, Boundary, Canonical, Intel, Mellanox, Pica8, Red Hat, Ryu, VMware, Wind River

“As the industry heads toward open and software-defined multi-vendor networks, it is essential to assure that new virtual functions can run in live networks without disruption,” said Kevin Sheehan, vice president, Global Customer Operations, Blue Planet Division, Ciena. “We are excited to welcome these leading SDN and NFV solution providers as our newest partners in the Blue Orbit ecosystem.”

ADVA's Ensemble Division Focuses on NFV

ADVA Optical Networking launched Ensemble, a strategic division and product suite focused purely on network functions virtualization (NFV). The division combines the software engineering capabilities of ADVA Optical Networking and the NFV portfolio of its most recent acquisition – Overture.

“What we’re announcing here isn’t simply a new division or a combined product suite. It’s our stake in the NFV landscape – a signal to our customers and to the industry that we’re making something special,” said Brian Protiva, CEO, ADVA Optical Networking. “Even at this early stage of the ADVA Ensemble solution, it’s clear we can now offer our customers something no one else in the industry can – freedom of choice. However they want to implement NFV, however they want to develop their network – we can do it. Our Ensemble software architecture and our open hardware solutions enable our customers to select best-of-breed elements of our portfolio or tightly integrated end-to-end solutions. Our customers see this as truly compelling. When we said we were creating an NFV powerhouse with our Overture acquisition, we meant it. The ADVA Ensemble product suite is the first big step in our journey.”

Cohere’s OTFS Scales MIMO without Signal Drop

Cohere Technologies, a start-up based in Santa Clara, California, has validated the ability of its Orthogonal Time Frequency and Space (OTFS) to consistently maintain high-speed connectivity, even when encountering the most difficult scenarios for wireless networking. The company said its OTFS outperformed all other modulation schemes that were tested, and was able to extract high-speed capacity that perfectly scaled with the addition of additional antennas.

Cohere claims its new OTFS modulation scheme delivers 100 percent coverage, 10x spectral efficiency and a 50 percent cost savings over existing solutions by perfectly capturing the wireless channel. Combined with traditional modulation schemes, OTFS extends the benefits of this 2D modulation to existing platforms.

The recent trials, which were conducted in partnership with wireless operators, used currently available MIMO radios with 2 x 2 and 4 x 4 antenna arrays. The tests spanned urban settings with tall buildings, mountainous regions, rural settings and moving vehicles, all at various distances, with and without line-of-site configurations. While OFDM-based radios used for comparison would fade, drop signals or lose capacity, the OTFS radios never faded – even at distances beyond 4 km – and maintained connectivity, even in the most challenging mobile scenarios. The tests were able to maintain a minimum of 4bps/Hz in 10MHz achieving at least 120 Mbps up to 320Mbps.

Cohere also noted that it is preparing to produce Massive MIMO radios that include 64 x 64 antenna arrays.

  • Cohere is headed by Shlomo Rakib, who previously was President and CTO of Terayon Communications.

Avi Launches Container Service Fabric for Mesosphere, Docker

Avi Networks and Mesosphere introduced an integrated solution to help enterprises build and deploy microservices applications at scale using Docker Containers.

The Avi Vantage Platform works with the Mesosphere Datacenter Operating System (DCOS) and Docker containers to provide a dynamic service fabric for micro-segmentation, service discovery, graphical application maps, load balancing, and autoscaling capabilities deployed across thousands of DCOS nodes.

Key capabilities of Avi Vantage and Mesosphere DCOS:

  • Full integration with the Mesosphere DCOS for automated, policy-driven deployments of apps and services
  • Comprehensive security services including micro-segmentation, DDoS protection, SSL, and web application security
  • Software load balancer with support for East-West traffic and automated configuration updates
  • Visibility to inter-service relationships with graphical application maps and application performance analytics
  • Predictive autoscaling of applications based on real time performance metrics

In conjunction with the launch, Avi Networks is also announcing free development and test licenses of its products that application developers can download along with complete documentation and a knowledge base.

“Mesosphere simplifies building and running distributed applications at scale, but until now supporting application services such as service discovery and load balancing have been disparate point solutions that can’t match the agility and automation that Mesosphere provides,” said Ranga Rajagopalan, CTO of Avi Networks. “Avi’s container service fabric automates application services and accelerates the path to production deployments.”