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SDxCentral Weekly News Roundup

Here are the top stories SDxCentral wrangled this week related to SDN, NFV, 5G, IoT, cloud, and more:

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins Predicts the Future is Intent-Based Networking — Robbins said intent-based networking will “redefine the network for the next 30 years.”

Juniper’s ‘Node Slicing’ Carves Out Different Functions on Router  — Juniper purposely borrowed the term ‘slicing’ from 5G.

Arista Upgrades Merchant Silicon in its Spine & Leaf Routing/Switching — Arista is targeting three particular types of customers for its R-Series: cable companies, Internet exchanges, and cloud hosting companies.

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

LiveAction released its LiveNX Insight, which uses machine learning and predictive models to improve network performance management.

Benu Networks received two technology patents. The first was for creating a centrally-managed WiFi product using software-defined networking (SDN), and the other was for its system of providing services in a virtual CPE (vCPE) deployment.

Security provider Demisto launched its channel and integration partner programs, called Nucleus, to expand its security automation and orchestration offering to more end users.

Lenovo unveiled a new data center portfolio that enables customers to create a technology foundation that supports data analytics, high-performance computing, hybrid cloud, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) vendor Talari Networks partnered with Technology Solutions to access its ecosystem of services providers, systems integrators, and virtualization experts.

ParkMyCloud now offers “parking” for AWS Relational Database Service (RDS) instances. This allows users to put resources on on/off schedules, so they only pay for the hours they’re actually using.

EdgeConneX, the U.S. subsidiary of Megaport, expanded the availability of Megaport’s elastic interconnection services in EdgeConneX’s Houston, Texas; Santa Clara, Calif.;  and Boston edge data centers.

Openwave Mobility‘s User Data Repository (UDR) for virtualized networks achieved VMware Ready status for network functions virtualization (NFV).

PitchBook released a new platform architecture designed to deliver new datasets and increase scalability. PitchBook is a data provider that tracks the private and public markets, specializing in venture capital, private equity, and M&A.

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