News of Note—MEF lines up conference POCs, SDN/NFV delayed and more

news of note

Here are some of the other stories we're following today:

> MEF announced Wednesday that more than 50 service providers and vendors would take part in proof-of-concept demos during the MEF18 conference in Los Angeles later this year. Release

> According to Technology Business Research, the time frame for mainstream adoption of SDN and NFV has been pushed back to the early 2020s due to implementation difficulties service providers are encountering. The Fast Mode article

> Array Networks has updated its NFV appliance with increased throughput and better security features. TechTarget article

> London-based Cloudreach is buying privately held Relus Cloud in a deal that will create a powerhouse in the Amazon Web Services channel. CRN article

 > Netrality Properties, the owner and operator of network interconnection and data center properties, announced the availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect service in its Kansas City facility. Release