SDxCentral Weekly News Roundup — September 16, 2016

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Here are the top stories SDxCentral wrangled this week related to SDN, NFV, cloud, and virtualization infrastructure:

Dan Pitt Steps Down From the ONF — Longtime SDN champion Dan Pitt has stepped down as executive director of the Open Networking Foundation.

Orange Throws its Hat Into the Ring with AT&T’s ECOMP — Orange will be the first telecom partner to test AT&T’s ECOMP platform, giving it more validity as an open source project.

SoftBank Will Build LoRa IoT Network Followed by NB-IoT & CAT-M — By deploying different types of technologies, the company can offer IoT deals that are geared toward different customer preferences.

Here are the week’s strays and stragglers we roped for you:

Intel expects its third-quarter revenue to outdo the company’s previous outlook. The company now expects third-quarter revenue of $15.6 billion, plus or minus $300 million.

Dell EMC announced ScaleIO Ready Node, a software-defined offering running on PowerEdge x86 servers. It is designed to help customers transform and modernize their data centers by utilizing ScaleIO.

Extreme Networks agreed to acquire Zebra Technologies’ wireless LAN business.

DigitalOcean introduced High Memory Droplets, cloud servers to support more advanced workloads and applications at scale.

FogHorn released the Lightning software platform for analytics applications running on small footprint edge devices.

Inocybe’s commercially supported OpenDaylight platform is now available and includes support for Oracle Solaris.

Ted Ranft has joined the ranks of Avi Networks as vice president of worldwide sales.

Cloud provider Bigstep announced it will provide certified images and support of Canonical’s Ubuntu on Bigstep Metal Cloud.

CA Technologies added new capabilities to its API management portfolio.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced updates to some of its security applications — all of which are being sold in the $8.8 billion deal with Micro Focus. The announcements included an on-demand version of Fortify application monitoring and the 2.0 version of ArcSight Data Platform, which connects ArcSight analytics to other platforms such as Hadoop.

Here are the other stories SDxCentral covered this week:

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