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Transforming Network Infrastructure Week in Review: Brocade, Docker, NeoPhotonics


December 16, 2016

From partnerships to DSPs news to container technology open sourcing to cloud migration and switch automation – this week Transforming Network Infrastructure ran the gamut.

Fiber Mountain Inc. this week revealed that it has partnered with Legrand. Through this new relationship, the companies will bring together their respective software-defined networking managed fiber connectivity, and electrical and digital building infrastructure solutions.

“We are excited to partner with such a forward-thinking and innovative company as Fiber Mountain and to be able to offer our customers a software managed fiber-based solution coupled with Legrand’s extensive range of cabling and connectivity solutions.” said Rudolph Montgelas, senior technologist at Legrand.

In the DSP arena, we learned that NeoPhotonics has started sampling the Coherent CFP-DCO module.

“This exciting new product is made possible by our Advanced Hybrid Photonic Integration technology, coupled with the latest advances in 16 nm Coherent DSPs, and provides our customers with a flexible, high performance pluggable coherent module for their high speed networks," said Tim Jenks, chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics.

As I wrote on Wednesday, container company Docker this week announced that it’s open sourcing its core container runtime. This makes a piece

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of code that evolves more slowly and is more stable available to the Docker community. Docker plans to contribute this offering, called containerd, to a neutral open foundation in the second quarter of 2017.

On the cloud migration front, Stratoscale came out with its new Symphony 3 solution, which promises to transform the data center into an AWS Region. It does that by allowing any x86 server into elastic and consumable cloud capacity that is AWS compatible, the company explains.

Also this week, we learned about Brocade’s recently unveiled switches and a new automation system.

“Organizations that are going through digital transformation need networks that are extremely agile, extensively automated and highly visible,” said Jason Nolet, senior vice president of the Switching, Routing and Analytics Products Group at Brocade. “Brocade is delivering the breadth and depth of flexibility and agility that sets us apart from other network providers. We do so vertically across the data center stack, and horizontally across domains within the data center – while being open at every layer.”




Edited by Alicia Young

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