Monday started off with some news from the big vendors:
The Swedish giant Ericsson is expanding its efforts in the platform-as-a-service world. They've purchased a majority stake in Apcera and made commitments to fund future operations. Apcera will still be a standalone company, and will be using the cash from Ericsson's investment to expand its workforce and ramp up its operations for the growth it sees ahead. Apcera just launched their Continuum platform today as well.
Juniper won an SDN and NFV contract over in eastern Europe. The Czech cloud computing provider tcp cloud will be using their Contrail controller for automation and orchestration, enabling them to build high density private clouds for enterprise customers in a single week. tcp cloud uses a whole range of Juniper gear already.
And Cisco took aim at the cable MSO market with a new line card software upgrade for its universal broadband router line. It will offer 32 DOCSIS 3.0 channels support on the same chassis, enabling MSOs to better offer the Gigabit that everyone is demanding now. I wonder what the next milestone will be after Gigabit to the home is finally commonplace.