News of Note—Cisco invests in Avi Networks, Arista bows new cloud platform and more

news of note
Application delivery vendor Avi Networks raised $60 millon in a Series D round. (Pixabay)

Here are the other stories we're following today:

> Application delivery vendor Avi Networks raised $60 millon in a series D round that included Cisco, a first-time investor. Business Standard article

> Based on the Barefoot Tofino series of programmable Ethernet switch chips, Arista Networks announced a new multifunction platform for cloud networking. Press release

> PacketFabric has taken its connectivity as a service (CaaS) platform across the pond to the Equinix LD6 International Business Exchange in London. Capacity Media article

> Facebook had data-sharing partnerships in place with four Chinese vendors, including Huawei and ZTE.  Bloomberg article