Network News: Infinera, Sidera, CoreSite, Level 3

News in the networking field: Infinera announced the availability of Infinera Instant Bandwidth; Sidera is providing connectivity between CoreSite data centers located in critical communications markets; and Level 3 Communications has signed an agreement with Tulane University to provide network services in support of the university’s business continuity infrastructure. Read More

Report: The Internet Runs (Mostly) on a Handshake

The network connections that tie the Internet together continue to function smoothly through a process that operates largely without contracts, according to a new report on Internet traffic exchanges by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Read More

HP Launches Comprehensive SDN Portfolio

HP announced open-standards-based software-defined network (SDN) technologies to span infrastructure, control software and application layers with a “single control plane” that enables enterprises and cloud providers to simplify and maximize agility across networks. Read More

SimpliVity Gets $25 Million from Top VC Firms


SimpliVity’s vision for a “software-defined data center in a box” has received a big thumbs up from some well-heeled venture capital firms with a $25 million funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), with Accel Partners and Charles River Ventures also participating. Read More

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