After years of being locked into proprietary hardware and software, a new openness is pushing enterprise to add layers of automation into their networks. With the addition of machine learning and AI, more and more of the networking process can be trusted to machines.
As 2017 comes to an end, Enterprise Cloud News takes a look back at the last 12 months to get a sense of which cloud stories best captured the spirit of this growing market.
Protecting the web-scale content user experience lies in utilizing emerging analytics and automation technologies.
A combination of IoT technologies, cloud computing and analytics is helping smart cities create a cashless society. It's also creating new opportunities for businesses.
A report finds that the number of hyperscale data centers scattered across the globe continued to grow in 2017. By the end of the year, there were nearly 400 of these facilities worldwide.
Former CIO Larry Bonfante dusts off his crystal ball at the end of 2017 to make some predictions for CIOs and cloud computing in 2018.
NEW YORK, 11/30/2017 – In this interview, Broadband Success Partners' David Strauss reveals the results of an exclusive survey of cable business execs that he conducted for Light Reading.
Google is disappointed with cloud sales and will replace CEO Diane Greene, according to prediction at The Information.
Stranger things happening in Las Vegas, as Amazon goes to the Upside Down.
Eric Schmidt is stepping down as executive chairman of Google parent Alphabet, continuing on as a technical advisor.
A report from financial analyst firm Jefferies finds that the combined IaaS and PaaS markets were worth more than$35 billion in the third quarter, with AWS and Azure leading the way. SaaS revenues stood at an additional $33 billion.
Flixbus is using the cloud to connect 250 regional bus companies to provide long-haul service in Europe.
In this interview, MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett warns that cable operators may soon feel the effects of price deflation in the commercial services market.
It was only a few years ago that Red Hat cracked the $1 billion mark in annual revenue. Now, with help from the cloud, the company is eyeing $3 billion.
The app delivery vendor pulled back the curtain the teensiest bit on how Adobe is running its application suite on Microsoft Azure.
AWS is reportedly eyeing a $40 million deal for Sqrrl, a big data startup that could help the cloud provider add more security.
HyTrust launched a software appliance to protect confidential data in the cloud, based on technology it acquired when it bought DataGravity this summer.
Oracle is paying $1.2 billion for Aconex, an Australia-based company that specializes in cloud-based applications for the construction industry.
Salesforce Dreamforce is a tech conference as envisioned by the unholy spawn of Walt Disney and Hunter S. Thompson.
Etsy once said the cloud wasn't for them, but now they're taking their IT to Google Cloud, in a pairing-off against mutual competitor Amazon.
IBM's newly announced Q Network will give businesses, government agencies and research universities access to Big Blue's 20 qubit quantum computing system.
Cloud revenues rose 44% but Wall Street wasn't satisfied.
The Federal Communications Commission ended net neutrality in a 3-2 party line vote.
As the VNF onboarding specialist adds to its executive team with a Silicon Valley appointment, 2018 is looking like a breakthrough year for the not-so-young startup.
With the closing of its $800 million purchase of Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch, Arris has created a new enterprise networks unit to focus on the growing wireless LAN and Ethernet switching markets.
SD-WAN is taking off but it's being used for managing the combination of MPLS and broadband, as companies seek more bandwidth to the cloud.
Kubernetes 1.9 gets Windows support in beta and further refinements for the present-day multicloud environment.
The Trump Administration is looking to revamp the IT infrastructure of the federal government, and the White House is now planning to rely more on cloud computing.
Gartner's latest analysis of how artificial intelligence will impact the workplace has the technology creating 2.3 million jobs by 2020, but at the same time eliminating 1.8 million positions.
Juniper is providing software to help enterprise networks automatically react to changing security conditions, as well as visualize threat reports from multiple sources.
Amazon Web Services is opening its second cloud region in China in partnership with Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology.
Gremlin launches with $8.75 million funding, and a 'chaos engineering' service to make cloud applications more reliable.
A Cisco study finds that people like Internet of Things devices, but they don't trust companies with all that data.
Microsoft outlined its quantum computing strategy at Ignite earlier this year, and Redmond has now released a development kit and a new programming language called Q#.
As Cisco transforms from hardware sales to recurring software and services revenue, enterprises need to get used to different spending patterns.
A recent report from IDC finds that IoT spending will increase more than 14% between 2017 and 2018 to reach $772 billion by the end of next year, with the manufacturing, utilities and transportation industries spending the most.
For its latest acquisition, Cisco is buying Cmpute.io, a small cloud optimization specialist that looks to help cut the cost of managing multiple clouds.
The Make-a-Wish Foundation is looking to Salesforce to streamline the process of fulfilling dreams for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Dell Technologies posted a smaller loss during its 2018 financial third quarter as the company continues to adjust to life as a private company, and expands into new areas such as hyperconverged.
Juniper is advancing its intent-based networking strategy with automated tools for monitoring network health, testing configuration changes and maintaining peering arrangements between networks.
With the release of PCF 2.0, Pivotal is focusing more on serverless computing and containers, as well as a new marketplace for developers that includes tools from GitHub, Splunk, New Relic, Apigee and IBM.
Real-time analytics across legacy and virtualized networks? Yes, please.
Routers are dead, but routing continues to be important, Arista says.
Networks of the future are software-based, running on equipment built on merchant silicon, Arista says. That doesn't describe Cisco and other incumbents.
The two companies are introducing separate, competitive automated video and language recognition services fueled by machine learning.
Intel and Hyper each aimed to improve VMs by adding the lightweight nature of containers. Now they're joining forces under the auspices of the OpenStack Foundation.
Automated developer tools become part of CoreOS's Kubernetes package, Tectonic, as a way of encouraging open services in the cloud.
The AC922 is the first commercial server to use IBM's Power9 processor and is designed specifically for artificial intelligence applications. These same systems form the basis of the new 'Summit' and 'Sierra' supercomputers for the US Energy Department.
SD-WAN supplier Silver Peak has racked up over 600 enterprise production customers despite an increasingly competitive SD-WAN market.
SD-WAN is one software-defined technologies that could have big implications for enterprises of all sizes. However, it's important to remember that there are some essential best practices to ensure that SD-WAN can save the business money.
Orange Business Services is launching a new initiative to invite enterprise customers to develop customized Cisco Spark applications at Orange Labs.
Amazon was late to Kubernetes, but now it wants to take the hassle out of managing Kubernetes on the Amazon Web Services cloud.
Expanded Equinix Cloud Exchange gives enterprises almost on-demand access to cloud players and interconnections that are part of its ecosystem.
European fiber network operator and cloud service provider is up for sale, but who's got the money and the will for such a deal? You might want to look east...
Diane Bryant, who headed Intel's highly visible Data Center Group, has left to become COO at Google Cloud under Diane Greene.
Amazon Web Services pitches DeepLens as a tool to help developers teach themselves machine learning.
At its re:Invent show in Las Vegas this week, Amazon Web Services is looking to expand its cloud security portfolio with a new featured dubbed GuardDuty.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice sells off Swiss data center unit; MegaFon raises forecast, but warns of challenges ahead; MTS goes with Microsoft's Azure for cloud services.
ORLANDO, 12/1/2017 – Wholesaler Epsilon developed its own system for delivering connectivity to CPaaS players and others, but longer term, the industry needs a plan, says Mark Daley, director of digital strategy and business development.