SDxCentral Weekly News Roundup — September 23, 2016

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

Changes in HPE Networking: Gillai Leaving, Arista Scaling — HPE is undergoing a major facelift. Saar Gillai is leaving at year-end and the company will begin selling Arista switches.

AT&T’s ECOMP & Open-O Might Step on Each Other’s Toes — It’s yet to be seen whether AT&T will integrate Open-O’s code or keep its own flavor of MANO.

Oracle Goes All-In on Cloud and IaaS — Oracle claims it will outdo AWS in performance and price when it comes to the cloud.

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

Red Hat released its OpenShift Container Platform 3.3 to improve application delivery across the hybrid cloud.

Digital Realty, a provider of data centers, colocation, and interconnection services, released Service Exchange, an platform that makes use of SDN to facilitate connections to multiple cloud service providers.

Freewire, a service provider in the software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) market, has enhanced its nationwide SD-WAN offering by partnering with TELoIP.

Infinera introduced Cloud Xpress 2 to help scale 100-Gb/s Ethernet data center interconnect (DCI) over multi-terabit optical links.

Exponential-e will be using Nuage Networks’ Virtualized Network Services (VNS) platform as the basis for newly announced SD-WAN services.

Microsoft Azure announced general availability of Microsoft Cloud Germany. Microsoft’s commercial cloud services in these data centers adhere to German data handling regulations.

VMware and Telekomunikasi Indonesia International, a subsidiary of PT Telkom Group, have built Asia Pacific’s first software-defined data center (SDDC) based on VMware Validated Designs, Telin-3.

Inocybe Technologies upgraded its OpenDaylight Project membership to the Gold level.

KB Kookmin Bank, the largest financial institution in Korea, is deploying optical encryption from Ciena for data center interconnect (DCI).

IBM and Red Hat announced expanded their long-standing alliance, saying they want to better help clients embrace hybrid cloud.

Here are the other stories SDxCentral covered this week:

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