The world of SDN and NFV is getting smaller as large companies continue to acquire smaller ones to enhance their offerings. Huawei dominated SDN and NFV social discussion early last week as news of their acquisition of Irish software development and SDN service solution company, Amartus, spread. This acquisition marks yet another major player expanding their software assets to accelerate their SDN offering and demonstrates “Huawei’s commitment to expanding its research and development investment in Ireland and across Europe.” Huawei was not the only company to gain attention for acquisitions last week, as discussion of Huawei’s recent acquisition occurred while SDxCentral’s interview about Brocade’s SDN & NFV Acquisitions was still trending.
Other companies are pairing up to offer solutions, too. NEC saw attention for their collaboration with HP on NFV for Service Providers. eWeek reported that NEC will “run its virtual network functions on HP’s OpenNFV platform” as a solution that NEC and HP hope will “accelerate carrier adoption of NFV.”
While Cisco saw attention for investing in the French software company 6Wind a couple weeks ago, this week they were caught in the crossfire of competing companies as Dell’s VP of Engineered Solutions targeted them and the effectiveness of their solutions. He said: “software-defined is kryptonite to Cisco.” Cisco is not alone on Dell’s war path, however, as Dell’s Ganthier also singled out HP as a company that “has followed industry trends more than it has led.” Speaking on his own company, Ganthier told CRN about Dell’s “’open’ and ‘agile’ strategy,” and how Dell plans to lead the market, not just react to change.
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