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Slack Makes Big Enterprise Push
News Analysis | 1/31/2017

Slack beefs up its popular chat-based collaboration service with tools for IT.

F5's Going Locoh-Donou
News Analysis | 1/31/2017

Ciena exec gets the CEO job at F5.

Enterprise Cloud News: A Fresh Perspective on Cloud
News Analysis | 1/31/2017

Light Reading is launching Enterprise Cloud News, a new way to look at and think about the cloud computing market.

Global Capacity Ups Its Cloud Connect Game
News Analysis | 1/31/2017

Leveraging its One Marketplace SDN platform, company now targets enterprise with flexible Ethernet-based cloud connection service.

What to Expect at MWC 2017
Shades of Ray | 1/31/2017

5G is set to dominate as the key buzz term at this year's Mobile World Congress but there are other pressing 4G matters to address.

Juniper Eases Transition to Hybrid, Public Clouds
News Analysis | 1/31/2017

New Unite architecture is designed to help enterprises that need to manage infrastructure across their own and cloud providers' data centers.

After Raising the Dead, AI Startup Plans Next Step
News Analysis | 1/31/2017

After creating a chatbot that spoke with the voice of a man who'd died recently, AI startup Luka Inc. is working on an AI friend that lives on your phone. It'll be available in weeks.

EdgeConneX Doubles Down in Miami
News Analysis | 1/30/2017

Data center operator opens its second edge facility, marking the first city in which it has two deployments.

Cloud Pumps Up Juniper's Q4
News Analysis | 1/27/2017

The transition to cloud infrastructure helped Juniper overcome a drop in security sales in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Microsoft's Looking Cloudy, & That Ain't Bad
News Analysis | 1/27/2017

Microsoft on track to exceed its internal goal of topping $20 billion cloud revenue by next year, with commercial cloud annualized revenue exceeding $14 billion in the quarter ending December 31.

VMware's Hybrid Cloud Plans Pay Off
News Analysis | 1/26/2017

VMware's fiscal fourth quarter and full-year results show the company's focus on hybrid cloud is paying.

Cisco's AppDynamics Deal Goes Beyond Cloud
News Analysis | 1/25/2017

By acquiring AppDynamics for $3.7 billion, Cisco is looking beyond building clouds and into managing, analyzing and securing data for its customers.

Asiabites: Samsung Hogs the Headlines
News Analysis | 1/25/2017

There's plenty going on in Asia/Pacific these days, but the past week has been dominated by Samsung's ups and downs.

Data Scientist, DevOps Engineer Top IT Jobs
News Analysis | 1/25/2017

Cloud computing and other parts of the new IT infrastructure are creating opportunities and job openings, according to a report from jobs site Glassdoor.

Eurobites: Vodafone's Kabel Deutschland Wins Retrial in DT Ducts Case
News Analysis | 1/25/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Finnish providers asked to cap their wholesale prices; FTTH Council Europe counts the cost of fiber; Microsoft quashes Brexit fears.

Cisco Buying AppDynamics for $3.7B
News Analysis | 1/25/2017

Privately held AppDynamics, which provides cloud application and business performance optimization technology, was due to go public this week.

Microsoft Names LinkedIn's Kevin Scott CTO
News Analysis | 1/24/2017

Scott will sit at CEO Satya Nadella's right hand, a further sign that LinkedIn execs are taking leadership positions at Microsoft.

HPE Expands Cloud Offerings With Cloud Cruiser Acquisition
News Analysis | 1/24/2017

In addition to SimpliVity earlier this month, HPE has also bought Cloud Cruiser, which offers analytics to measure cloud consumption.

Cisco Looks to Take the Pain out of Meetings
News Analysis | 1/24/2017

Introduces Spark Board, a 55" flatscreen display designed to bring affordable shared whiteboarding, presentations and video conferencing to meeting rooms.

Twilight Star Authors AI Paper
LRTV Documentaries | 1/24/2017

Actress Kristen Stewart, best known for starring in the Twilight movies, has co-authored an academic paper on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in a short film she has directed.

Dodgy Italian Job Savages BT Earnings, Share Price Tanks
News Analysis | 1/24/2017

BT's share price goes into freefall after the operator says an accounting scandal in Italy will cost it dearly.

Zuckerberg Initiative Makes AI Acquisition
News Analysis | 1/24/2017

One step toward the ambitious goal of wiping out disease.

Former GE CIO Bets $50M on Cloud Startup Turbonomic
News Analysis | 1/23/2017

Gary Reiner joins the board of the company, which provides performance optimization for cloud apps.

Microsoft, Oracle Layoffs Loom as Companies Pursue Cloud Plans
News Analysis | 1/23/2017

The cloud is disrupting business at traditional software vendors as Microsoft and Oracle plan for more layoffs.

Microsoft Office 365 Tops Pops for Cloud Apps
News Analysis | 1/23/2017

Newcomers such as Zoom videoconferencing and Slack messaging are gaining popularity, but Microsoft Office 365 hangs on to the top spot.

Google's AI Software Beats Humans at Writing AI Software
News Analysis | 1/23/2017

Not content with jeopardizing other people's jobs, AI researchers are targeting their own.

IBM: AI Needs More Than Just Technology
News Analysis | 1/20/2017

Algorithms and public data alone won't cut it – AI needs expertise and lots of industry-specific data to succeed in healthcare, finance and beyond, an IBM executive says.

Oracle Acquires Apiary to Bolster Cloud APIs
News Analysis | 1/19/2017

Oracle is expanding its cloud offering by acquiring Apiary, a startup with expertise designing and governing APIs.

Windstream Targets Mid-Market With SD-WAN
News Analysis | 1/19/2017

Network operator chooses VeloCloud technology to launch hybrid MPLS-SD-WAN service with customer portal.

US Sues Oracle for Pay, Hiring Discrimination
News Analysis | 1/18/2017

The Department of Labor alleges that Oracle pays white men more than its female and minority employees in the same positions and favors Asians in its recruiting.

EdgeConneX, Megaport Put Cloud on Edge
News Analysis | 1/18/2017

Megaport's SDN interconnection platform is now part of EdgeConneX's edge data centers and a bigger cloud connection ecosystem.

Google Security Lessons for IT
News Analysis | 1/18/2017

Google released a new paper on their infrastructure security: What's in it for IT managers looking for security help?

US Army Drafts IBM for Private Cloud
News Analysis | 1/18/2017

The US Army has signed a five-year pact with IBM to develop a secure private cloud facility, as well as other IaaS services.

China Mobile Adds Brocade to Its NFV Mix
News Analysis | 1/18/2017

Giant Chinese operator is deploying a Brocade virtual function along with its Nuage SDN platform.

HPE Buys SimpliVity for $650M in Hyperconverged Cloud Play
News Analysis | 1/17/2017

HPE is looking to strengthen its leadership in the hybrid cloud infrastructure market, where it's already strong but losing ground.

Cisco Gains, Dell & HPE Lose on Cloud Infrastructure - Analyst
News Analysis | 1/17/2017

Cisco is gaining market share and revenue, Dell is losing both and HPE is losing market share in 3Q 2016 market estimates from International Data Corp.

Nico Fischbach Leaves Colt, Joins Security Specialist Forcepoint
News Analysis | 1/17/2017

One of the best known names and faces in the Carrier Ethernet and virtualization sectors has left Colt to join cybersecurity specialist Forcepoint.

Ciscosson Scores Telco Cloud Deal Down Under
News Analysis | 1/16/2017

Partners Cisco and Ericsson are to build a distributed telco cloud architecture for Vodafone Hutchison Australia and it's a deployment likely to attract a lot of attention.

AI Jitters Kick Off 2017
News Analysis | 1/16/2017

AI fears are mounting. Billionaires and philanthropists are investing $27 million in making AI ethical, while another report warns of the 'weaponizing' of the technology.

Equinix: The Data Explosion
LRTV Interviews | 1/13/2017

Eric Schwartz, president of EMEA, Equinix, talks about how the company is helping its customers manage the influx of data today, and how it's preparing for an IoT future.

CTO Bikash Koley & the New Juniper
CxO Spotlight | 1/12/2017

The former Google exec has moved quickly to build a Juniper PaaS and disaggregate its products, all in preparation for a multicloud future.

Heavy Reading: The Changing Data Center Landscape
LRTV Interviews | 1/12/2017

Heavy Reading's Roz Roseboro talks about how virtualization is impacting data center evolution.

Viptela Names Ex-Cisco Exec as New CEO
News Analysis | 1/12/2017

Former Cisco and VCE executive Praveen Akkiraju has taken the hot seat at SD-WAN specialist Viptela.

Eurobites: All Change at Telenor's Top Table
News Analysis | 1/12/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT draws on Trend Micro security tech; Cato strengthens EMEA management; Telefónica targets gaming; Sunrise joins FreeMove.

IBM, FDA Look to Blockchain to Secure Health Records
News Analysis | 1/12/2017

Looking to use the emerging technology to secure patient information, clinical trials, genomic data, mobile devices and Internet of Things technologies.

Application Containers Poised for Growth
News Analysis | 1/11/2017

The application containers market remains relatively small, but that's about to change, according to a report from 451 Research. By 2020, this segment of the cloud market is expected to be worth more than $2.7 billion, with more enterprises and developers willing to invest and adopt the technology.

Rackspace Picks Cotten as New Prez
News Analysis | 1/10/2017

Jeff Cotten will lead global sales, international business and Rackspace's fastest-growing business segments.

Elastic Visibility Into Your Clouds – Without the Strain
Column | 1/10/2017

As companies virtualize, too many fail to bring anywhere near the same rigor to monitoring their cloud services that they'd applied to their physical networks -- and that's playing with fire.

IaaS, PaaS Drive Cloud Market
News Analysis | 1/10/2017

Cloud revenue increased 25% over the last four quarters, with most enterprises spending on IaaS and PaaS, according to a report from Synergy Research Group. Hosted private cloud and SaaS also helped drive the market.

China Mobile Taps Nuage for Public Cloud SDN
News Analysis | 1/10/2017

Using the Nokia subsidiary's technology to connect 2,000 servers.

Alibaba Meets With Trump, Plans 1M New US Jobs
News Analysis | 1/9/2017

Looks to help US small businesses sell to China.

How Walmart Builds Open Source Culture
News Analysis | 1/9/2017

Adopting open source requires buy-in from both management and teams.

SpaceBelt Secures Cloud With Space Lasers
News Analysis | 1/6/2017

Cloud Constellation, a startup, is looking to build the SpaceBelt cloud platform on a series of orbiting satellites connected by laser.

VMware's NFVi Push Embraces OPEN-O
News Analysis | 1/5/2017

By making its NFVi available across open source MANO efforts, VMware hopes to continue effective competition against OpenStack NFVis.

Digging Bluebird's Data Center
Slide Shows | 1/5/2017

Located 85 feet under the surface of the Earth in a decommissioned limestone mine, Bluebird Underground enjoys reduced cost and enhanced security. See it for yourself in this slideshow.

AT&T Indigo Colors Data Sharing Secure
News Analysis | 1/4/2017

New Network 3.0 Platform combines SDN, AT&T's ECOMP orchestration and other key technologies to unleash big data/analytics across a broad landscape.

Bluebird Digs Data Center 85 Feet Underground
News Analysis | 1/4/2017

The Bluebird Underground data center is located in posh digs, in a decommissioned limestone mine 85 feet beneath Springfield, Missouri.

Is Huawei in for a Bumpy 2017?
Morris Lore | 1/4/2017

The world's biggest equipment vendor is bracing itself for a more turbulent ride this year.

CenturyLink: Change Is Accelerating
LRTV Interviews | 1/3/2017

Change is accelerating and CSPs must adapt, says CenturyLink's Bill Walker.

Fog Computing: The Virtualization Angle
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/3/2017

As fog computing starts to play a bigger role in networking strategies, the importance of virtualization to the distributed cloud will become increasingly apparent.

Huawei Snaps Up Israeli Vendors
News Analysis | 1/3/2017

Chinese vendor confirms acquisition of HexaTier and Toga Networks.

Will Amazon Buy Twitter?
Wagner’s Ring | 1/3/2017

It would give Amazon an opportunity to expand its technology/media empire – and stick it to Donald Trump. What's not to like?

Hybrid Cloud Will Be a Battlefield & Other Cloud Predictions
News Analysis | 1/2/2017

Amazon will face major competitive threats in 2017 in hybrid cloud, AI and maybe blockchain.

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