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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/2/2016
CenturyLink today is introducing an automated infrastructure orchestration capability in a cloud-based service called Runner that it says will let enterprises and ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 3/29/2016
Brocade has acquired operations automation startup StackStorm to bring DevOps-style automation to Brocade's networking technology.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/22/2016
The Internet of Things, virtualization and cloud platforms/services are the topics about which our readers think they need the most training, according to our most ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/11/2016
Ericsson's Patrick Jestin and Netronome's Nick Tausanovitch explain how their companies are working together to develop open source-based solutions for more efficient telco data center deployments.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/10/2016
Edgecore Networks isn't a well-recognized name in communications service provider (CSP) networking circles just yet, but it soon will be.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/9/2016
Matrixx Software is set to announce details of new customers and a new round of funding just weeks after teaming up with Salesforce partner Vlocity on a ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/8/2016
Dell is the latest big name to join the ranks of the New IP Agency (NIA), a not-for-profit initiative aimed at fostering the development of virtualized IP networks ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/4/2016
EMC has initiated a job cuts program that will result in charges of about $250 million as part of a package of cost-cutting measures ahead of its $67 billion ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/28/2015
Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown and Light Reading's Carol Wilson discuss the potential of mobile edge computing.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/24/2015
The news that Telefónica has canceled its systems integration and virtualization technology agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise and re-issued its key New IP ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/14/2015
If it's online, it's not secure. That's one way to think about your data, though of course the security measures and practices of different organizations vary wildly. ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/27/2015
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Seen & Heard: Verizon, AT&T Target Enterprises With NFV
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 7/22/2016
Both Verizon and AT&T announced NFV-related services for enterprises this week, ...
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Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, 7/22/2016
German VoD service will shut down despite having French media giant Vivendi as a ...
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Vendor Selection Survey: New Criteria for the New IP Era
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 6/16/2015
It's not only communications service providers that are transforming – vendors ...
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 ...
Murray Leads Big Switch Into Bare Metal Battle
Dan O'Shea , Analyst, Heavyreading.com , 2/13/2014
Doug Murray left Juniper Networks to guide Big Switch Networks beyond a crowded ...
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There's no question that, come 2020, 5G technology will turn the world's conception of what mobile networking is on its head. Within the world of 5G development, Dr. ...
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NetScout: Maximizing Enterprise Cloud for Digital Transformation

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Light Reading Editor Mitch Wagner talks to NetScout CMO Jim McNiel about maximizing the benefits of enterprise cloud and digital transformation while minimizing potential pitfalls with a proper monitoring and instrumentation strategy.
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How did Ciena's Vice President of Sales, Angela Finn, carve out her career path? Simple, she tells WiC. She stayed true to her company, customers and principles. She shares her advice for women on how to be authentic and credible, as well as for companies that want to make a real change to their culture and practices.
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NFV in 2016: Part 2 – Climbing the Virtualization Maturity Curve

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Many of the initial use case implementations are single-vendor and self-contained. The industry is still climbing the virtualization maturity curve, needing further clarity and stability in the NFV infrastructure (NFVi) and greater availability and choice of virtualized network functions (VNFs). Interoperability between NFVis and VNFs from different vendors ...
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Versa Networks' Kumar Mehta on SD-WAN Managed Services

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In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Versa's Kumar Mehta for an interview focused on why service providers are building SD-WAN managed services, and how Versa's telco customers are innovating.
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Juniper Networks & The Evolution of NFV

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Senior Juniper Networks executives talk to Light Reading Founder & CEO Steve Saunders about NFV developments and the recent independent evaluation by test lab EANTC of Juniper's Cloud CPE solution.
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CenturyLink Goes Beyond Managed WiFi

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CenturyLink's managed WiFi allows enterprises, such as retailers and resorts, to track guest WiFi usage in order to help them better communicate with customers.
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AT&T Launches Network Functions on Demand

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Roman Pacewicz, Senior Vice President, Offer Management & Service Integration, AT&T Business Solutions, discusses the operator's launch of its Network Functions on Demand service.
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Enterprise Pitch for Ciscosson

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After seven months of near silence, Cisco and Ericsson executives publicly discussed details on their extensive partnership. Among the tidbits shared by Martin Zander, VP, group strategy programs, Ericsson, and Doug Webster, VP service provider marketing, Cisco: The partnership was initially launched to serve the service provider market, but is already gaining ...
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Cisco Faces Up to Hypercloud Threat

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Facebook, Amazon and Google mostly don't buy branded technology for their networks – they build their own. That's a threat to Cisco – and its competitors too – which face potentially dwindling demand for their product. Is Cisco up to the challenge? Light Reading went to the annual Cisco Live conference to find out.
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Building a Better Connected Russia

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At UBBS World Tour 2016, Alla Shabelnikova of Ovum shares the findings of a white paper outlining the challenges and opportunities of broadband rollout in Russia.
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The Global Video Business

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At UBBS World Tour 2016, Roger Feng of Huawei shares insights on the future of video business.
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UBBS World Tour Moscow Highlights

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At UBBS World Tour 2016 at Moscow, Huawei showcases its outstanding progress in video technology.
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Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.