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Google Assesses Its Strengths in Its $1B Per Quarter Cloud Business
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4/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Open source and machine learning are strengths as Google Cloud Platform goes up against bigger competitors.
Dell's Software Engine, Pivotal, Climbs 5% on Its IPO
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4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
The Dell-controlled Cloud Foundry vendor has an implied value of more than $3 billion on its first day of trading as a public company.
I'm Back for the Future of Communications
The Philter  | 
4/20/2018  |  13 comments
Texas mop, KC smoke, Carolina vinegar – I like all styles of communications, really.
Eurobites: Facebook Backs Out of Ireland as GDPR Jeopardy Looms
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4/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Red Hat, Altran join Spanish 5G R&D initiative; Sky powers on; Orange pals up with Siemens for IoT; DT's Open Telekom goes hybrid.
Can Cable's IoT Dethrone Alexa?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/19/2018  |  1 comment
Cable is moving into the Internet of Things (IoT) market, specifically homing in on home automation, using its advantage of existing connectivity and customers.
IBM's Bouncing Back – Why the Stock Drop?
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4/19/2018  |  1 comment
Even though IBM is turning around its long revenue decline, the stock fell hard on Wednesday.
Alibaba Goes for Cloud Foundry Gold
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4/18/2018  |  Post a comment
The Chinese cloud giant is supporting Cloud Foundry on its infrastructure and joining its Foundation as a gold member.
Zinc Helps 'Deskless Workers' Find Their Voice
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4/18/2018  |  1 comment
Zinc's collaboration service is designed for field service technicians, home healthcare workers, retail workers – people who don't spend their workday staring at screens.
At IBM, Cloud Helps Keep Turnaround Going
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4/17/2018  |  1 comment
IBM revenue grew for the second consecutive quarter, driven in part by cloud growth, following 22 consecutive quarters of revenue decline. But Wall Street still wasn't happy.
Mirantis Has Seen the Future (Again) & This Time It's Spinnaker
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4/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Turn around bright eyes: After pivoting to Kubernetes, Mirantis is pivoting to Spinnaker.
Oracle Leads Lobby Against AWS for Juicy Pentagon Deal – Bloomberg
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4/13/2018  |  1 comment
Oracle, Microsoft, IBM and other Amazon competitors want to ensure that AWS doesn't get the whole enchilada from a lucrative Department of Defense cloud contract for millions of users, according to Bloomberg.
Is Gmail Testing Self-Destructing Messages?
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4/13/2018  |  11 comments
Gmail is getting an overhaul, including new security features, according to reports.
Advancing the Telco Cloud: Q&A With VMware's Shekar Ayyar
From the Founder  | 
4/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders talks with VMware's Shekar Ayyar, who explains why cloud architectures are becoming more distributed, what that means for workloads, and why telcos can still be significant cloud services players.
Cloudflare Wants to Protect the Whole Internet – Legacy Apps, IoT, the Works
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4/13/2018  |  1 comment
Cloudflare's Spectrum service extends Cloudflare's web protection and acceleration to anything that uses an Internet connection.
Cloudflare Protects Data With Lava Lamps
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4/13/2018  |  4 comments
A wall of lava lamps in Cloudflare's San Francisco office makes encryption psychedelic.
KDDI Europe Sides Wth Silver Peak on SD-WAN
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4/12/2018  |  Post a comment
KDDI Europe, the UK-based subsidiary of KDDI, launched a new SD-WAN service offering for its 500 enterprise customers with SD-WAN supplier Silver Peak.
Top 4 GDPR Misconceptions
Column  | 
4/12/2018  |  2 comments
Don't get tripped up by these myths about the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Congrats to 2018's WiC Leading Lights Finalists
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Ten worthy women and two trailblazing startups made the shortlist this year for Women in Comms' Leading Lights awards. Winners will be unveiled soon at BCE.
Google Has Intent to Cut Humans Out of Network
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4/11/2018  |  3 comments
Search engine giant is building an intent-driven tool to stop human employees from stressing out the network, says one of its chief engineers.
Cisco & Juniper Heat Up Cloud Security Feud
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4/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Competitors Cisco and Juniper upgrade their cloud security platforms, to help you lock up your cloud infrastructure from public cloud to private cloud and on-prem.
Google & Netflix Launch 'Kayenta' for Cloud-Scale Continuous Software Delivery
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4/10/2018  |  3 comments
Kayenta is open source software designed to help operators incrementally roll out application upgrades at cloud-scale without breaking things.
IBM Launches 'Skinny' Cloud Mainframe
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4/10/2018  |  1 comment
Two new IBM mainframes with security, machine learning and other capabilities for cloud applications are sized to fit in standard data center racks.
Podcast: SD-WAN Goes Beyond Cost-Cutting [Sponsored]
Wagner’s Ring  | 
4/9/2018  |  Post a comment
SD-WAN is about more than saving money – it also provides application delivery, insights and reliability. Find out more in this podcast sponsored by Citrix.
Google & Alibaba Cloud Gaining Fast in Public Cloud – but AWS Still Rules
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4/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Google and Alibaba have a long way to go to catch up with Amazon and Microsoft, but if they can keep up the triple-digit growth they'll get there.
Telstra's Fagan: Network Automation Demands Disruption
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4/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Jim Fagan, director of Global Platforms for Telstra, delivered a keynote on the operator's Programmable Network and how it has set the stage for Telstra's journey toward network automation.
Trump Bashes Bezos's Baby, but US Government Is a 'Yooge' Amazon Customer
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4/5/2018  |  6 comments
Trump casts a cannonade of anti-Amazon tweets, but the company does big business with the US government.
Amazon Automates Cloud Security
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4/4/2018  |  3 comments
Rolls out tools to automate managing secrets, certificates, firewall policies and compliance data.
Microsoft Splashes $5B on IoT
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4/4/2018  |  2 comments
The cloud provider plans to invest $5 billion on Internet of Things technologies over the next four years, and it's also cutting pricing for its IoT Hub platform for connecting IoT devices.
Google Spins Subsea Cable Web to Australia & Southeast Asia
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4/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Google is investing in a subsea cable connecting the two continents, casting its subsea web wider.
Intel Spins Out Wind River for Industrial IoT
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4/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Newly independent vendor will pursue Internet of Things, intelligent devices and edge computing.
CNCF: Containerize Your Legacy!
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4/3/2018  |  2 comments
Dan Kohn says going cloud-native doesn't require a total rewrite to microservices of legacy systems – that can come later.
JetStream De-Stealths With Cloud Data Migration Platform
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4/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Launches with tools to help enterprises migrate data across clouds and multiple data centers.
Lumina Ties BGP/MPLS Into White Box Switching
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4/2/2018  |  Post a comment
New capabilities are integrated in a way to enable smoother, more efficient transition to SDN.
Come to BCE 2018: It's a Smart Move
LRTV Documentaries  | 
4/2/2018  |  Post a comment
Among the many great reasons to join us at BCE 2018 in Austin, Texas, are the educational workshops and panels. To find out more about Light Reading's Big Communications Event (BCE), click here.
Amazon Exec: IoT Reverses the Internet
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4/2/2018  |  Post a comment
The Internet is designed to deliver mass content from the center to the edge, but the Internet of Things needs to reverse that, says Sarah Cooper, Amazon Web Services general manager of IoT analytics and applications.
Ticketmaster Network Guy Sings 'The Public Cloud Song' – Really
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3/30/2018  |  8 comments
Network engineers are often musicians, says Ticketmaster principal architect Francis Arigo, and he demonstrated it by opening his keynote at Open Networking Summit with a song about the public cloud.
Ticketmaster: 'Self-Inflicted DDoS' Is Our Business
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3/30/2018  |  1 comment
Ticketmaster looked to hybrid cloud to meet extreme demand bursts brought by its business model, says Ticketmaster principal architect Francis Arigo, who literally sang a song about the subject.
Startup Zededa Targets Cloud-Native Edge
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3/30/2018  |  Post a comment
Company comes out of stealth mode with prototype compute platform for drones, light posts, gateways and more that promises security.
Arris Sees More Gold in Next-Gen Tech
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3/29/2018  |  3 comments
In their annual Investor Day conference, Arris executives extol opportunities in DOCSIS 3.1, CCAP, DAA, advanced WiFi, CBRS and other next-gen wireline and wireless gear while playing up more M&A prospects.
VMware Upgrades vRealize for 'Self-Driving' Cloud Operations
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3/29/2018  |  Post a comment
vRealize update lets cloud operators optimize to meet service-level agreements, maximize performance or save money.
Microsoft Pushes Cloud & AI Even Harder
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3/29/2018  |  5 comments
Top management musical chairs leaves cloud and AI even more ascendant than it was before.
Docker Co-Founder Hykes Takes a Hike
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3/29/2018  |  5 comments
Solomon Hykes is stepping down to make room for an enterprise-focused CTO, after co-founding the container management company a decade ago.
VMware Buys E8 for Endpoint Security
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3/29/2018  |  1 comment
E8 technology will become part of VMware's Workspace One platform.
Uber: 'Infrastructure as Code' Drives Growth
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3/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Uber depends on its network to stay in business, and uses homegrown software and automation to keep it running optimally, says Justin Dustzadeh, Uber's head of global network and software platform.
Open Source Zeroes In on the Edge
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3/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Multiple open source initiatives are looking at what it takes to put clouds at the network edge.
Windstream Buys MASS Communications for $37.5M
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3/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Windstream has acquired CLEC MASS Communications in a $37.5 million all-cash deal.
Google Debuts App Performance Optimization for Microservices
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3/28/2018  |  2 comments
Google debuts Stackdriver tools for application performance optimization, while reminding everyone that it pioneered hypercloud and microservices and invented Kubernetes, like Google was ever going to let us forget that.
Join Tier 1 Experts at Automation Everywhere
LRTV Documentaries  | 
3/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Want to know how major players such as Verizon, CenturyLink, Telstra, Windstream, PCCW Global and EdgeConneX are advancing their process automation strategies? Then get yourself to the Automation Everywhere event in Dallas on April 4.
Can Automation Fix Oracle's Cloud Mojo?
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Oracle releases the next iteration of its autonomous cloud database as cloud revenue growth slows (but it's still growing fast).
Why You Need to Join Me in Austin for BCE
Shades of Ray  | 
3/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Austin, Texas, is the place to be May 14-16 when Light Reading will host BCE 2018 and dig deep into automation, security, machine learning, the impact of open source, intent-based networking, 'the edge', SD-WAN, IoT and more... Join me at the Big Communications Event (BCE) -- for more information, click here.
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