New Azure Functions allow applications to automatically respond to events, useful in Internet of Things applications as well as web, mobile and big data.
Light Reading's Carol Wilson and Mitch Wagner discuss how industry leaders such as AT&T and Facebook are making making SDN (as Wilson says) 'day-to-day deployable.'
CTO Ihab Tarazi explains how Equinix is already moving to Open Compute Platform hardware and open source orchestration software in its multi-tenant data centers.
By improving automation for network operations, Brocade hopes to make its VDX switches more attractive to the biggest enterprises as well as low-end cloud providers.
Brocade is looking to bring DevOps style automation to its networking technology, storage, compute and security.
Adds support for OpenStack Kilo and Liberty as well as management tools to its Open Networking Suite.
AT&T is hoping to lure other network operators into its effort to drive SDN down to the optical layer and greatly increase network flexibility.
The sell-off of the former Perot Systems unit will help Dell fund its $67B acquisition of EMC.
Dazzling venue and entertainment helps convince Google cloud users that it should be taken seriously in the enterprise – the company hopes.
Service provider details how investment in expansion is helping it earn Uptime's M&O Stamps of Approval at unprecedented rates.
Google rolled out public APIs for its deep learning technology, part of its plan to differentiate from incumbents Amazon and Microsoft and drive deeper into the enterprise market.
The company reorganization disclosed this week – including the departure of longtime service provider chief Kelly Ahuja – signals a fundamental realignment of Cisco and the industry around cloud computing.
The deal is yet to close, but Juniper has revealed financial details of its BTI Systems acquisition.
Cisco is consolidating its core SP business with service provider cloud, video, NFV and mobility, headed up by Yvette Kanouff.
A new optical interconnect, developed for Microsoft but available to anyone, enables regional data centers to be linked almost directly switch-to-switch without the need for dedicated data center interconnect boxes.
Hyperscale data center operator and optical components vendor Inphi have developed a module that replaces dedicated data center interconnect systems at 80km or less, a move that will take a chunk out of the DCI box market.
Microsoft has made the transition from denouncing open source to fully embracing it. Mike Schutz, GP cloud platform product marketing, talks about the transition, and expanding its commitment from software to open source hardware through the Open Compute Project.
Hurry up folks -- you've got only days to hit the entry deadline for this year's Leading Lights awards.
GoDaddy hopes its new cloud service will woo 30 million small developers. But first it's got a bad reputation to shake off.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Schrems dents Privacy Shield; CERN looks at Deutsche Telekom's public cloud; Messi's new phone.
The cloud networking provider cut payroll in half after a lead investor pulled back funding, reducing investment in NFV and SDN and focusing on short-term revenue.
Network operator sold its own data centers but is finding interconnecting others to be a strong new market.
SDN and virtualization are evolving towards more customer-facing products and services for cable operators.
Operators see CORD as a means of enabling network innovation.
In ONS presentation, John Donovan outlines company's plans to share its vision and possibly its software code for managing future networks.
Partnership discussions may be the source of the gossip, CEO Larry tells Light Reading.
Open source community is growing and its primary use case, for the evolution of the central office, is driving much of that growth, this week demonstrating two new flavors.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom's Internet of Things; Ericsson launches NFV platform for NTT DoCoMo; drones take off in Finland.
We sometimes hear about companies having some nasty, ulterior motive for getting into open source. Of course it's true – every time. Profit and enlightened self-interest are what open source is all about.
Ericsson's Patrick Jestin and Netronome's Nick Tausanovitch explain how their companies are working together to develop open source-based solutions for more efficient telco data center deployments.
Open hardware vendor contributes a 100G open network modular switch design to the Open Compute Project, the highest capacity modular design contributed to date.
Google is contributing energy-efficiency technology but, more importantly, adding momentum to the open source juggernaut.
Interconnection giant will use Wedge 100 switches developed by Facebook and contributed to OCP and collaborate on open source ecosystem.
Network operators need to be able to order up network resources as easily as they now do with compute and storage in the cloud, says Dave Ward, Cisco CTO of engineering and chief architect.
Dell is the latest big name to join the New IP Agency (NIA).
And it's planning to sell marching boots, in the form of a hyperconvergence server to be introduced later this month.
New St. Louis development center blows up the cube farm and creates a new space for a different style of working and customer meetings.
Cisco is transitioning from closed, hardware-based networks to open, software-based connectivity. But don't worry -- it's still selling hardware.
Deutsche Telekom's Senior Vice President Technology Europe, Kerstin Günther, gives Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders an update on the operator's transformational network revamp, which is set to have a dramatic impact on operating costs and new business development.
IP networking giant's $260 million takeover of CliQr complements other hybrid cloud moves.
New enhancements to Enterprise Cloud build on company's ongoing investment in data centers and its internal extensions to OpenStack.
Cisco introduces the HyperFlex data center server, combining compute, storage and networking to challenge a market dominated by high-flying startups.