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By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/18/2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NFV & the Data Center -- There was more to this week's NFV and the Data Center event then barfing unicorns, seven-minute abs and conga lines -- ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/17/2014
The Optical Internetworking Forum and the Open Networking Foundation have announced the list of vendors participating in their global transport SDN demonstrations, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/17/2014
When Rackspace was rumored to be an acquisition target, the cloud provider's stock soared. With yesterday's news that an acquisition isn't happening, Wall Street ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/17/2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NFV & the Data Center -- Virtualization can make data centers a lot more dynamic, but an added benefit is it's also the greenest choice for an ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 9/17/2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NFV & the Data Center -- The NFV, SDN and cloud revolutions are like the movie There's Something About Mary, said Kelly Herrell, VP and GM of ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 9/17/2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NFV & the Data Center -- NFV gives NTT America the flexibility to provide global cloud services and connectivity to the world's biggest ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/17/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Jazztel shares spike to be investigated; Uber unbanned in Germany; Berne-Wankdorf latest.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/16/2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NFV & the Data Center -- CenturyLink is working to get its network service cycles to match the 21- to 30-day cycles of its CenturyLink Cloud ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/16/2014
Telecom has been in a skills race -- some would say a skills battle -- for some time now. The need for new IT-related skills outpaces the availability of talent in ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/16/2014
Chipmaker Cavium has thrust itself headlong into the Ethernet switching silicon sector with bold claims and an enticing new product set that looks set to ask a lot of ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/15/2014
Brocade has acquired the technology assets and team of Vistapointe, a network visibility and analytics firm whose technologies add depth to Brocade's pursuit of deals ...
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OIF, ONF List Vendors in Transport SDN Demo
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/17/2014
The OIF and ONF list the vendors participating in their long-discussed transport ...
NFV Lets NTT America Flex Its Networks
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 9/17/2014
NFV helps NTT America provide specialized network services for enterprises.
Cable Subs Hungary for YouTube
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 9/18/2014
In initial results, about half of UPC Hungary cable subscribers watch YouTube ...
Eurobites: EU May Free Up Fixed-Line Charges
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/18/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson unplugs its modems division; ...
Microsoft Does About-Face, Debuts $25 Phone
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/11/2014
Nokia's new parent is still figuring out its mobile story, as it launches a new ...
Google's Game for Another Subsea Project
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/11/2014
Google gains another fiber investment as it's being counted among investors in ...
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ADVA Participates in Global Transport SDN Demo
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
365 Data Centers Raises $16M
Friday, September 12, 2014
Ericsson to Buy Fabrix Systems
Friday, September 12, 2014
CWDM4 MSA Touts 100G Data Center Spec
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Intel Upgrades Xeon For Data Center Era
Monday, September 8, 2014
Mirantis Claims OpenStack Lead in Telecom
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Cisco Broadens UCS Blade Server Line
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Infinera, Kemp Join Open Daylight
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
EXFO Kit Monitors Virtualized Networks
Friday, August 29, 2014
i3D.Net Picks MRV's OptiDriver
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
VMware Launches EVO: RAIL Virtualization Appliance
Monday, August 25, 2014
VMware Teams With Google, Docker & Pivotal on Containers
Monday, August 25, 2014
VMware Acquires CloudVolumes for Real-Time Application Delivery
Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Colt Pulls the Trigger on Data Center Virtualization
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 8/7/2014
Colt was implementing SDN and NFV in its data centers before those terms had even ...
Level 3 CTO Jack Waters: Network Integration Guru
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 8/5/2014
After integrating nine network acquisitions in nine years, Waters thinks he's ...
Verizon Brings Thunder to the Cloud
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 5/12/2014
Verizon is looking to appeal to enterprise customers by marrying cloud elasticity ...
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Network Solutions Help the Philippines Jump Ahead

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In the past, the Philippines has under-invested in technology. Now, the CEO of Softshell talks about how Huawei products help the Philippines jump ahead as the economy improves.
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VCS Observation for Safer Cities in the Netherlands

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Holland's VCS Observation has been operating for 22 years. Its main goal is to get cities safer. CEO Wim van Deijzen tells us some of the challenges his company faces and how Huawei is helping to overcome these challenges.
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A Conversation With Serbia's Ministry of Interior

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At HCC 2014, the Assistant Minister of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia talks to us about his projects and corporation with Huawei. Solutions like Safe City and E-Government and services like cloud computing are just some of the areas his department is interested in.
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IHS Analyst Discusses eLTE at CCW 2014

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Thomas Lynch, associate director of critical communications at IHS Technology, talks about broadband in critical communications.
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TCAA on Huawei eLTE: A Broadband Solution for Mission-Critical Communications

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At CCW2014 in Singapore, the TCCA's Phil Kidner talks about the importance of broadband data for critical communications.
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Spotlight on Cisco: SDN for Optical Networks

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Cisco's Greg Nehib talks OpenFlow and more on the 'Software-Defined Networking for Optical Networks' panel at the Big Telecom Event in June 2014.
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Cisco's Evolved Programmable Network (EPN)

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A look at the various demos Cisco showed at Light Reading's Big Telecom Event highlighting Cisco's EPN innovation and how SDN and NFV technologies are enabling a variety of new services.
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The Future of Ultra-Broadband, With Kevin Kelly (UBBF2014)

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If you think the technological changes we've seen up to now are astounding, just wait until you see what the future has in store. Discuss upcoming breakthroughs with Kevin Kelly, Founding Executive Editor of Wired Magazine, at the Huawei Ultra-Broadband Forum on September 24.
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The Inaugural Optical Innovation Forum in Nice

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More than 170 attendees from network operators, service providers, analyst firms, and component companies from around the world convened in Nice in June for the inaugural Optical Innovation Forum, co-produced by Huawei and Light Reading.
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Data Centers Drive Telcos Into the Future

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Data centers are at the heart of key trends driving telecom -- network virtualization, the drive for increased agility, and the need to compete with OTT providers.
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Why SPs Should Consider Cisco's EPN

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Sultan Dawood from Cisco discusses Cisco's EPN, which enables SPs to build agile and programmable networks delivering new network virtualized services using Cisco's Evolved Services Platform (ESP).
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Huawei’s Showcase @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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SoftCOM is Huawei's framework for telecom business and network transformation. Haofei Liu, Solution Marketing Manager, Carrier Business Group, Huawei, showcases Huawei's SoftCOM architecture in this video.
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