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Arista Extends Its Reach Into Containers
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12/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Networking containerized environments is tough; Arista wants to help.
Apple to Build $1B Austin Campus & $10B Nationwide Data Center Expansion
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12/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Apple plans to spend $10 billion over five years on new data center facilities, as well as expanding its facilities in Austin, Seattle, San Diego and beyond.
Oracle: Legacy Customers Are Our Secret Weapon
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12/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Oracle debuts a hybrid platform as it looks to catch up from far behind in the cloud.
Cisco: 5G Transforms Data Center Networks
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12/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Communications networking developments, such as IoT, edge computing and now the introduction of 5G services, has a "profound impact on the data center," says Ishmael Limkakeng, Cisco SVP data center business, who talked with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner.
Podcast: The Heat Is on Huawei
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12/12/2018  |  1 comment
If Huawei catches a 5G cold, how many operators around the world will suddenly feel a little sick and stay in bed? 'Tis the (flu) season for rampant, worldwide speculation on the Light Reading podcast.
Survey Says: Midsized Businesses Hyped on Digital Transformation
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12/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Survey sponsored by CenturyLink shows they are enthusiastic about its benefits even if almost half of them have yet to start the process.
Google Extending Managed Kubernetes With Istio Support
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12/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Google is launching beta support for Istio, the open source software for managing communications between Kubernetes containers, in its Google Kubernetes Engine.
Cisco: Fast-Evolving Enterprise Networks Create 'Huge' Telco Opportunities
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12/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Until recently, enterprise networks could remain static for years, but now new devices and the cloud require rapid evolution, creating service provider opportunities, says Scott Harrell, Cisco enterprise networking business lead.
VMware Climbs On the Istio Train for Kubernetes Management
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12/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Updates NSX to manage and secure containerized, microservices native cloud apps anywhere.
PCCW Global on the Need to Monetize the Edge
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12/10/2018  |  Post a comment
On the sidelines of Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Lisbon, PCCW Global's Shahar Steiff talks about the key challenges facing network operators as they figure out their edge computing strategies.
Cisco: Here's How 5G Accelerates Service Provider Opportunities
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12/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Michael Glickman, SVP of Cisco's service provider business, talks with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner about the range of opportunities for service providers -- and Cisco -- to reinvent their business.
Red Hat Simplifies Kubernetes on AWS, Cuts Prices
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12/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Users can bring their own AWS accounts to reduce hassles deploying OpenShift Direct in the public clouds, and enjoy price cuts starting at 25%.
IBM Sells Off Notes & Other Software You Barely Remember for $1.8B
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12/6/2018  |  Post a comment
IBM bought Lotus Notes to help turn around its company culture; now it's looking to Red Hat for the same.
Here's How CenturyLink Is Cutting Capex
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12/6/2018  |  1 comment
'Robust' spending scrutiny combined with synergies from its Level 3 merger is helping CenturyLink significantly reduce capital expenditure, its CFO says.
Inside Secure Puts Up $143M for Verimatrix
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12/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Deal brings consolidation to the video and entertainment security market and a combined company that is eyeing opportunities in the IoT and connected cars.
ADVA Moves In on Small Cell Backhaul
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12/5/2018  |  Post a comment
New tinier gateway is hardened for deployment on street furniture to provide backhaul for small cells, WiFi hotspots that will blossom with 5G densification, smart cities and more.
Kubernetes Security Flaw Is a 'Really Big Deal' – Patch Now
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12/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Attackers can take over any node running vulnerable Kubernetes version, turning it into a 'zombie sock puppet.'
Verizon's Vestberg Mum on 2019 Capex but Ebullient on 5G Prospects
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12/4/2018  |  1 comment
Verizon CEO doesn't want to name a 'killer app' for 5G, but he has a few ideas.
How BT Delivers Services at Scale
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12/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Rich Oliver, BT's head of IT and managed services, talks with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner about delivering services at scale by leveraging repeatable use cases and complete packages, rather than individual technology.
Golly! Linux Code Patched to Replace F-Bombs in Comments With 'Hugs'
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12/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Developers complain about gosh-darn censorship.
5 Ways AWS Is Reinventing Itself
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12/4/2018  |  Post a comment
AWS is transforming to reach beyond its hardcore developer base, says analyst Zeus Kerravala.
SMB Mobility: Cable's Next Big Chance?
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12/3/2018  |  Post a comment
In this video interview, Independence Research's Matt Davis examines the potential for cable operators to deliver mobile services to small-to-midsized businesses.
Cisco's Security GM: Managed Security Services Are a Big Telco Opportunity
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12/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Cisco security head Gee Rittenhouse talks with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner about how network operators can use AI, machine learning, blockchain and other emerging technologies to protect against threats.
Cisco: We'll Partner With Service Providers on Collaboration
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11/30/2018  |  Post a comment
The energetic Amy Chang, head of collaboration technology at Cisco, talks with a less energetic Mitch Wagner of Light Reading about the vendor's strategy to partner with service providers to take the stress out of videoconferencing.
Will Plume's Open Source Plan Pay Off?
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11/29/2018  |  3 comments
Comcast, Liberty Global, Bell Canada, Samsung and Sagemcom are on board with 'OpenSync,' as Plume seeks much more buy-in for its smart home software initiative.
Windstream Underscores Need for Reach
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11/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Adding more Southwest US 'on-ramps' to its Cloud Connect platform underscores importance of fiber reach.
AWS Launches 'Outposts' On-Prem Cloud Hardware, With VMware Help
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11/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Outposts lets users run native AWS software, or VMWare Cloud on AWS, on AWS-built on-premises hardware.
AWS Takes Aim at Oracle & Microsoft – With Telco Assistance
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11/27/2018  |  Post a comment
AWS CEO Andy Jassy says enterprise are 'looking to flee' Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server – and the Philippines' Globe Telecom says they're one example of a company that moved off Oracle.
Cisco: Get Ready for the Multi-Zettabyte Internet
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11/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Cisco's annual state-of-the-Internet report – a.k.a. the Cisco Visual Networking Index – projects 4.8 zettabytes of annual traffic by 2022, as networks are transformed by edge computing, IoT and the growing popularity of OTT-delivered video.
Verizon's Hakl on 5G Rollout & Company Reorganization
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11/27/2018  |  1 comment
Verizon's Shawn Hakl, SVP of Business Products, talks with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner about the telco's 5G rollout and its recent, sweeping reorganization to focus on customer segments.
AWS Debuts Networking Services – Should Telcos Be Scared?
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11/27/2018  |  2 comments
Amazon Web Services launches Global Accelerator and other networking services. Is AWS going into competition with telcos?
Exponential-e CEO on Cloud, Security & Coffee
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11/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Lee Wade, CEO at UK cloud and data network operator Exponential-e, talks cloud and network evolution, automation, security and why he has two baristas at the company's London HQ.
Comcast Business: Taking New Angles
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11/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Cable's business services are still growing, but MSOs aren't standing pat as they pursue new areas and lines of business. Jeff Lewis discusses how Comcast is homing in on new opportunities such as SD-WAN, managed security services and the delivery of faster and faster speeds.
Eurobites: Genish Versus Elliott Gets Personal
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11/21/2018  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Alfa deploys Nokia's 4.5G tech; TalkTalk ups sticks, sets up fiber rollout arm; Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson provide campus network for Osram.
Podcast: CenturyLink's CxO Moves & Do We Really Need RFPs?
The Philter  | 
11/21/2018  |  Post a comment
On this podcast, we discussed CenturyLink new CTO, why Dull But Critical (DBC) is our favorite category of telecom infrastructure and how cable companies are warming up to the cloud. We also ask a critical question: Does the telecom industry need RFPs?
The Future of Cable Business Services: Covering the Bases
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11/20/2018  |  Post a comment
After getting some baseball news out of the way, Light Reading's Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner sum up their findings and observations from the recent 'The Future of Cable Business Services' event in NYC.
Cisco Renews Service Provider Focus at Partner Summit 2018
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11/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Mitch Wagner filed this report from Las Vegas, where he spoke to enterprise partners, telco CTOs and Cisco executives about the emergence of IoT, AI and 5G – and how those technologies are reshaping networking.
Google: Greene's out as Cloud Boss
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11/16/2018  |  1 comment
Greene grew Google Cloud to a top enterprise cloud player. Oracle, meanwhile, is flailing in enterprise cloud, making ex-President Thomas Kurian a puzzling choice as successor.
Comcast's Industrial IoT Platform Has Global Potential
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11/16/2018  |  Post a comment
'We're effectively IoT over the top,' machineQ exec says.
Analyst: SD-WAN Not Yet Zero-Touch
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11/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Zero-touch provisioning and plug-and-play are still buzzwords where SD-WAN is concerned, but not reality, says VSG's Erin Dunne.
Orange Pushing Multivendor SD-WAN
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11/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Orange Business Services is working with several vendors to develop multivendor SD-WAN expertise and counting on MEF application programming interfaces and definitions for SD-WAN to enable a single portal for its SD-WAN offering, says Franck Morales, vice president of marketing of connectivity services for Orange Business Services. In addition, its SD-WAN service will be built on four other pillars: native cloud connectivity, best-of-breed security, global services and future-proof solution.
IBM Revs 'Cloud Factory' for Migration Automation
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11/16/2018  |  Post a comment
IBM is beefing up its automated tools and services for moving applications to multiple clouds.
Oracle to Buy SD-WAN Pioneer Talari
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11/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Oracle will integrate the venerable SD-WAN provider into its communications service provider business unit.
Icahn Backs Off Dell Fight
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11/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Activist investor Carl Icahn, who threatened fire and fury against Dell's plan to go public, now says the company's sweetened deal is the best he's going to get.
AT&T: App Focus Driving Enterprises to Managed SD-WAN
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11/15/2018  |  Post a comment
SD-WAN is changing the way customers think about networking, from just routing packets appropriately to looking at application flows, and determining the best approach for each application, says Roman Pacewicz, chief product officer for AT&T.
Cisco Reports Strong Q1, but Service Provider Business Lags Growth
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11/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Overall revenue was up 8% year-over-year in Q1 2019 and product orders also grew by 8%, but service provider product orders were up just 2% and executives provided little insight as to why that line of business is lagging.
F&S: Survey Shows Enterprises Prefer Managed SD-WAN Services
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11/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Enterprises are shifting to a carrier-managed version of SD-WAN, with only about a quarter of companies preferring a DIY approach, says Roopa Honnachari, industry director, business services and cloud computing for Frost & Sullivan's ICT practice.
SES CEO Plugs Satellite's Role in Global Ecosystem
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11/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Satellite access will play a key role going forward in reaching distant locations more quickly than fiber can, providing access and wireless backhaul, enabling disaster recovery and backup and connecting mobile sites including cruise and shipping vessels, airplanes and more, says SES CEO John-Paul Hemingway.
CableLabs Erects 'Micronets' Framework for IoT Security
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11/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Organization says home networks are in need of enterprise-grade protection as IoT devices proliferate and that meeting this challenge will require steps well beyond the boundaries of the cable industry.
Ericsson Takes Startup Approach With 'Edge Gravity'
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11/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Newly named unit has built a global edge cloud platform that connects a core network to dozens of last-mile service provider networks and a unified software stack.
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