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Cisco's Chuck Robbins Talks AppDynamics, Jasper at MWC
News Analysis | 2/28/2017

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins discusses Jasper a year after the acquisition, the recent AppDynamics deal, taxes, Trump and other topics.

Level 3 Antes Up on APAC Ethernet
News Analysis | 2/28/2017

Carrier extends dynamic service capability and hybrid cloud support to three APAC cities: Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.

Equinix Taking Storage to the Edge
News Analysis | 2/28/2017

Equinix is beefing up the storage capabilities at the edge of its network to serve Internet of Things and other applications requiring fast performance.

SAP Floats Apple Partnership, New Cloud Services
News Analysis | 2/28/2017

iPhones and iPads are SAP's first-choice mobile platform, as the company extends its cloud platform with new capabilities.

MWC 2017: Cloud, Connectivity & Men Wearing Scarves Indoors
Lightreading Videos | 2/28/2017

Light Reading Enterprise Cloud editor Mitch Wagner says network operators are starting to focus on what they're good at, connectivity, to help their enterprise customers move to the cloud. He also has a concern about how many men are wearing scarves indoors.

SAP Exec Trash-Talks Oracle: 'I Have Not Seen Them'
News Analysis | 2/27/2017

SAP says Oracle is behind the times in the cloud, mirroring criticisms Oracle has leveled at SAP.

AT&T Sees MWC Through Indigo Glasses
News Analysis | 2/27/2017

Network operator touts progress of Network 3.0 Indigo toward bringing faster mobile speeds and greater virtualization to its operations.

ADVA Takes Voyager on PoC Journey
News Analysis | 2/27/2017

Vendor announces nine proofs-of-concept for Facebook-designed open packet optical system, speeding toward commercialization.

Cloud Rains on HPE Earnings
News Analysis | 2/24/2017

Net revenue is down to $11.4 billion for the quarter, and cloud is part of the problem.

Verizon's Exponent Exports Its Expertise
News Analysis | 2/23/2017

New platform makes use of existing technology and sells it to international carriers wanting to get into IoT, digital media and more.

Lawyers Ring Amazon's Chimes – Lawsuit Charges Trademark Ripoff
News Analysis | 2/23/2017

CafeX in New York says Amazon stole the name 'Chime' from its own videoconferencing product, introduced a year before Amazon's.

Ericsson Joins the New IP Agency (NIA)
News Analysis | 2/23/2017

Ericsson is the latest major name to join the NIA, an industry organization that's needed more than ever.

IBM, Northern Trust Team on Blockchain Security
News Analysis | 2/22/2017

Northern Trust and IBM are looking to bring blockchain technology to the private equity market.

Ciena's DCI Targets Web-Scalers, Data Centers
News Analysis | 2/22/2017

New Waveserver Ai uses latest coherent optics for programmability in a compact platform that multi-tenant data centers and web-scalers need.

Enterprise Cloud Requires Cloud-Like Carriers – Riverbed
News Analysis | 2/22/2017

Carriers need to be able do deliver services that cross geographic boundaries, at the network core or on the edge, the vendor says.

Eurobites: BT & Huawei Go Network Slicing
News Analysis | 2/22/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Intel open 5G labs in Finland and US; Swisscom's big bundle; ADVA gets certified; T-Systems' DHL contract extended.

My, Light Reading, How You've Grown!
Shades of Ray | 2/21/2017

The Light Reading group is now much more than the mothership website and the Heavy Reading analyst group -- the family has grown to include the Telecoms.com news site, dedicated communities and wiki-style databases.

Public Cloud Spending Will Hit $122B in 2017 – Report
News Analysis | 2/21/2017

Public cloud spending will increase nearly 25% this year, IDC reports, with most of that money going toward SaaS.

Salesforce Says Turn Your Head & Cough
News Analysis | 2/20/2017

Salesforce is rolling out new cloud services for healthcare providers.

Is the Time Right for a Cisco/Ericsson Wedding?
Shades of Ray | 2/17/2017

Ahead of MWC in Barcelona, talk has started to circulate that nuptials may be in line for Cisco and Ericsson.

Arista Passes $1B in Sales
News Analysis | 2/17/2017

Facing competition from Cisco, Arista posted solid financial results for the fourth quarter, as well as for 2016.

Nice to See at Least One CSP Taking My Advice
Wagner’s Ring | 2/17/2017

Colt is focusing on connectivity. Other telcos should follow its good example.

Hybrid Cloud Gains in Popularity, Survey Finds
News Analysis | 2/16/2017

RightScale's annual cloud report shows hybrid and public cloud deployments are gaining strength at the expense of private cloud.

Dell Eyes Mid-Market With Hybrid Cloud Offering
News Analysis | 2/16/2017

Dell EMC is integrating its hybrid cloud platform to its VxRail appliance with an eye toward mid-market businesses.

Cisco Q2 Earnings Show Company's Ongoing Transition
News Analysis | 2/15/2017

Cisco managed to beat the Street during its second quarter, but the company is still trying to move into a new direction.

Why IBM Is the Best Fit for Verizon's Enterprise Cloud Business
Shades of Ray | 2/15/2017

Verizon has struck a deal to offload its enterprise cloud services business, Light Reading has learned, and IBM looks like the best fit.

Always 'Just Around the Corner,' AI Finally Arrives
News Analysis | 2/15/2017

AI has perpetually been tomorrow's technology, but now it has arrived, bringing opportunities for enterprises, cloud providers and service providers, says Heavy Reading Analyst Steve Bell.

IBM, VMware Cement Cloud Partnership
News Analysis | 2/14/2017

IBM will now distribute VMware's Cloud Foundation and other cloud products through channel partners.

Amazon Chime Targets Skype, WebEx
News Analysis | 2/14/2017

Amazon is offering its Chime UC products as an alternative to Skype and WebEx.

Riverbed Optimizing SD-WAN
News Analysis | 2/14/2017

New SteelHead box incorporates SteelConnect SD-WAN along with WAN optimization capabilities.

Security Concerns Muddy Cloud Progress
News Analysis | 2/13/2017

A report from Intel finds that trust in cloud computing has increased, but there are plenty of security concerns and a lack of cybersecurity skills.

Oracle Beefs Up IoT Cloud
News Analysis | 2/13/2017

Introduces new services to help enterprises monitor equipment, factories, fleets and employee movements.

NASA Cloud Computing: Security Concerns Hover
News Analysis | 2/10/2017

The space agency's Office of Inspector General releases a report about NASA's bad cloud habits that are creating unnecessary risk.

RIP Twitter. It's Walking Dead
Wagner’s Ring | 2/10/2017

Not even Donald Trump can make Twitter profitable. Twitter is out of time to turn things around.

Nokia WINGs It With Global IoT Move
News Analysis | 2/10/2017

Nokia's latest IoT move is another sign of its enterprise and service-provider ambitions.

Snap Commits $1B to AWS
News Analysis | 2/9/2017

In addition to a $2 billion contract with Google's cloud, Snap is buying $1 billion worth of services from AWS.

Forcepoint Boosts Cloud Security With Acquisition
News Analysis | 2/9/2017

Forcepoint has bought Imperva's Skyfence business to bolster its cloud security portfolio.

Protocol Projects Underscore SDN's Growth
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/9/2017

SDN is constantly evolving and that process is helped along by numerous projects and other industry developments.

Microsoft Azure Offers Patent Troll Protection
News Analysis | 2/8/2017

Microsoft is offering customers access to the company's IP to fight patent trolls through a program called Azure IP Advantage.

Evernote Gives Itself High Fives, Completes Migration to Google Cloud
News Analysis | 2/8/2017

The note-taking service migrated more than 4 petabytes of data from its own data centers to the public cloud.

Machine Learning at Heart of Security M&A Splurge
News Analysis | 2/8/2017

Four acquisitions in a week all point to the growing importance of machine learning for major security system vendors.

Rackspace Cutting 6% of US Workforce
News Analysis | 2/8/2017

Facing a slowdown in some of its business units, Rackspace is cutting about 6% of its US workforce.

Workday Delivers Amazon as Latest Customer
News Analysis | 2/7/2017

Workday scored a major cloud victory by picking up Amazon as its latest customer for its Human Capital Management software.

IBM Launches Dubai Blockchain Deal With du
News Analysis | 2/7/2017

Initiative aims to use blockchain to keep track of finances and logistics for import and re-export of goods and services into the busy port city.

VCs, Investors Raise Concern About Trump Travel Ban
News Analysis | 2/7/2017

A group of 200 tech investors, venture capitalists and startups have signed a letter to raise concerns about President Trump's executive order that restricts travel to the US.

Juniper Co-Founder Sindhu Steps Back
News Analysis | 2/6/2017

Juniper co-founder Pradeep Sindhu says he's stepping aside as CTO to focus on his position as CEO of a new startup, Fungible, which is working on cloud data centers.

Stratoscale Acquires DBaaS Startup Tesora
News Analysis | 2/6/2017

The acquisition allows Stratoscale to add database cloud services to its portfolio.

Eurobites: Equinix Splashes Out in Slough
News Analysis | 2/6/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TDC in the doldrums; fiber for Namur; ADVA targets climate change; UK boards lack IT expertise.

ZeroStack Launches 'Self-Driving Cloud'
News Analysis | 2/6/2017

Automates day-to-day management and long-term planning for hybrid clouds.

Can We Outrun the AI Job-Apocalypse?
Wagner’s Ring | 2/6/2017

While some experts predict AI will take all the jobs, others say technology creates more jobs than it destroys.

Will AI Create More Jobs Than It Destroys?
News Analysis | 2/6/2017

Artificial intelligence will create new categories of work even as it destroys others, say advocates. But not everybody's so sure of a bright AI future.

Snap Pays $2B for Google Cloud Services
News Analysis | 2/3/2017

Snap's IPO filing shows that the company is placing its faith, and dollars, in Google's cloud services.

AWS Maintains Its Public Cloud Dominance
News Analysis | 2/3/2017

A new Synergy Research report shows that AWS still dominates the public cloud space, with Microsoft, Google and IBM fighting for second place.

AWS Growth Slows, But Amazon's Still Killing It in Cloud
News Analysis | 2/3/2017

Revenue growth slowed to 47% year-over-year in Q4 2016, from 69% year-over-year in the year-ago quarter. But who wouldn't like 47% revenue growth?

Google Cloud Targets Microsoft Users
News Analysis | 2/2/2017

Google is targeting Microsoft users by offering additional support for Windows Server and SQL Server, including disaster recovery.

Verizon on Verge of Enterprise Cloud Sale – Source
News Analysis | 2/2/2017

Verizon traveled a rocky road in enterprise cloud and has struck a deal to sell its business, Light Reading believes.

Time to Enter the Leading Lights 2017
News Analysis | 2/2/2017

Did you have an incredible 2016? Then you need to enter the industry's most prestigious awards program, the Leading Lights, now in its 13th year – it really does have something for everyone!

HPE Acquires Security Analytics Startup Niara
News Analysis | 2/2/2017

HPE's acquisition of behavioral and security analytics startup Niara is its third acquisition of 2017.

VMware Beefs Up Its NSX Virtual Networking
News Analysis | 2/2/2017

Fresh off a solid financial quarter, VMware is updating its virtual networking technology.

Cisco Tetration Analytics Tightens Security
News Analysis | 2/1/2017

Cisco is adding a set of security policy features to its Tetration analytics platform to help the IT department keep better tabs on applications within a cloud or data center.

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