Take a Network Break! We begin with FU on DNS Flag Day and Samsung’s multi-billion 5G contract with Verizon, and then dive into Nvidia’s $40 billion bid for Arm. We report on Broadcom revoking access to its SDK from Cumulus Networks, and examine new features in vSphere 7 Update 1.
Palo Alto launches its first SD-WAN appliances since its CloudGenix acquisition, Extreme debuts a new universal hardware strategy for wired and wireless switching, and Juniper rolls out a new 400GbE switch.
CenturyLink rebrands as Lumen Technologies in hopes you’ll forget about CenturyLink, Equinix says it has contained a ransomware incident, Microsoft tests the ability to beam satellite data directly to Azure, and Microsoft concludes an experiment with an underwater data center.
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Infoblox Is Supporting DNS Flag Day 2020 – Infoblox
DNS Flag Day: Guidance for BlueCat Users – Bluecat
NVIDIA to Acquire Arm for $40 Billion, Creating World’s Premier Computing Company for the Age of AI – NVIDIA
UK tech giant Arm Holdings to be sold to US company Nvidia in $40bn deal – The Guardian
Nvidia buys ARM Holdings from SoftBank for $40 billion [Updated] – Ars Technica
Will Geopolitics Block Nvidia + Arm? – GestaltIT
Enterprise Open Networking Musical Chairs is Over — Who’s Still Sitting? – Pica8
What’s New and Different in Cumulus Linux 4.0.0 – Cumulus
VMware Unlocks the Power of Kubernetes for 70 Million-Plus Workloads Running on vSphere – VMware