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Ticketmaster Network Guy Sings 'The Public Cloud Song' – Really
News Analysis | 3/30/2018

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.

Startup Zededa Targets Cloud-Native Edge
News Analysis | 3/30/2018

Company comes out of stealth mode with prototype compute platform for drones, light posts, gateways and more that promises security.

Ticketmaster: 'Self-Inflicted DDoS' Is Our Business
News Analysis | 3/30/2018

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.

Arris Sees More Gold in Next-Gen Tech
News Analysis | 3/29/2018

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
News Analysis | 3/29/2018

vRealize update lets cloud operators optimize to meet service-level agreements, maximize performance or save money.

Microsoft Pushes Cloud & AI Even Harder
News Analysis | 3/29/2018

Top management musical chairs leaves cloud and AI even more ascendant than it was before.

Docker Co-Founder Hykes Takes a Hike
News Analysis | 3/29/2018

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
News Analysis | 3/29/2018

E8 technology will become part of VMware's Workspace One platform.

Uber: 'Infrastructure as Code' Drives Growth
News Analysis | 3/29/2018

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
News Analysis | 3/28/2018

Multiple open source initiatives are looking at what it takes to put clouds at the network edge.

Windstream Buys MASS Communications for $37.5M
News Analysis | 3/28/2018

Windstream has acquired CLEC MASS Communications in a $37.5 million all-cash deal.

Google Debuts App Performance Optimization for Microservices
News Analysis | 3/28/2018

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

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

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

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.

Enterprise Workflow Automation Provider Smartsheet Joins IPO Parade
News Analysis | 3/27/2018

Looking to raise up to $100 million to automate enterprise workflows and team collaborations.

OpenStack & NFV Help Drive Red Hat Growth
News Analysis | 3/26/2018

Red Hat topped a $3 billion annual run rate in its fourth fiscal quarter, driven by cloud and digital transformation, the company says.

Pivotal & Dropbox: A Tale of 2 Cloud IPOs
News Analysis | 3/26/2018

Pivotal and Dropbox don't have much in common, other than being two cloud IPOs linked together in time on Friday.

IBM Faces Age Discrimination Accusations
News Analysis | 3/22/2018

A ProPublica investigation alleges that IBM slashed its US workforce with cuts that fell more heavily on older workers and protected younger workers.

You Need Another 48 Hours to Enter the Leading Lights Awards? OK Then...
News Analysis | 3/22/2018

Stress ye not… The deadline for Leading Lights submissions has been edged out another two working days to Tuesday, March 27.

Retail to Lead Cognitive/AI Spending
News Analysis | 3/22/2018

The retail sector will spend $3.4 billion this year on AI use cases, including automated customer service agents and more, according to a report from IDC.

Google Straps On Cloud Armor
News Analysis | 3/22/2018

Google says it introduced 20 security enhancements to both Google Cloud Platform and G Suite, with many focused on improved transparency and control.

Salesforce Looks to Set Legacy Free With $6.5B MuleSoft Buy
News Analysis | 3/20/2018

MuleSoft provides a platform to integrate information across all channels, particularly legacy systems, which Salesforce sees as highly useful for enterprises to improve customer experience.

Salesforce Scoops MuleSoft for $6.5B
News Analysis | 3/20/2018

Salesforce will use MuleSoft to power the Salesforce Integration Cloud, allowing enterprises to use any data, regardless of where it resides, for personalized customer experiences.

Will Salesforce Splash $6B+ for MuleSoft?
News Analysis | 3/20/2018

Deal would extend Salesforce into API management.

IBM & Apple Partner on AI & Cloud
News Analysis | 3/20/2018

The two companies are bringing AI and cloud to Apple devices.

Siemens Goes All-In on Orange SD-WAN
News Analysis | 3/20/2018

Global electronics and energy company inks six-year deal for global SD-WAN linking 1,500 sites in 94 countries.

CenturyLink's McBride – 'The Secret Sauce Is Automation'
News Analysis | 3/20/2018

At Light Reading's Automation Everywhere event, CenturyLink's Kevin McBride will explain how automation is central to actualizing network virtualization during his keynote address.

Is IBM Late to the Multicloud Party?
News Analysis | 3/20/2018

With new migration tools, security and AI capabilities, IBM is looking to make up for lost time in multicloud.

Light Reading Is Getting Cloudier
News Analysis | 3/20/2018

The Enterprise Cloud News community is returning to Light Reading.

Ngena Fits Network Form to NFV Function
From the Founder | 3/20/2018

Ngena's global 'network of networks' solves a problem that the telecom vendors promised us would never exist. That doesn't mean its new service isn't a really good idea.

Oracle Cloud Revenue Leaps 32% to $1.6B
News Analysis | 3/19/2018

And it's still early days, notes CEO Mark Hurd; less than 15% of on-premises applications customers have begun migration to cloud.

Leading Lights: Only Days Left to Enter!
News Analysis | 3/19/2018

Never mind the days, there are only HOURS remaining before the door closes on this year's Leading Lights awards deadline...

Dell CTO: Public Cloud Is 'Way More Expensive Than Buying From Us'
News Analysis | 3/19/2018

Keeping applications on-premises, rather than going all-in on public cloud, will save enterprises money, claims John Roese, Dell EMC chief technology officer.

#OFC2018: The Holy Grail of Ethernet
LRTV Interviews | 3/19/2018

At OFC 2018, Ethernet Alliance Chairman John D'Ambrosia explains why he's brought not one, but two holy grails to the show, and what heroic deeds must be completed in order to obtain them.

Dell CTO Expounds 'Insane' Theory About Enterprise Complexity
News Analysis | 3/19/2018

Hyperscale providers are bigger, but enterprises have years of legacy systems they need to wrangle, says John Roese, Dell EMC chief technology officer.

IBM Launches Analytics Platform for Private Cloud
Wagner’s Ring | 3/16/2018

Platform is designed to enable enterprises to build big data analytics apps that move easily between public and private clouds.

Palo Alto Boosts Security & Compliance Automation With $300M Evident.io Buy
Wagner’s Ring | 3/16/2018

Buying Evident.io extends Palo Alto's portfolio with API-based security capabilities and compliance automation.

Google Boosts Chrome OS Enterprise Management
Wagner’s Ring | 3/15/2018

Google wants to win the hearts of enterprise IT for Chrome OS on the desktop, but it has a long way to go.

IBM Launches 'Continuous' Security & Kubernetes on Bare Metal
Wagner’s Ring | 3/15/2018

IBM Cloud gets a security and Kubernetes performance boost.

Telstra's Fagan: Automation Key to AI, IOT, Cloud & More
News Analysis | 3/14/2018

At Light Reading's Automation Everywhere event on April 4 in Dallas, Jim Fagan, director of Global Platforms for Telstra, will kick off the event with a keynote covering the Australian service provider's journey to network automation.

Equinix Says Security Play Aids MSPs
News Analysis | 3/14/2018

New SmartKey service for more convenient enterprise management of encryption keys is something they can leverage, says Equinix.

Atlassian Goes 'All In' on Amazon Cloud
Wagner’s Ring | 3/14/2018

Atlassian moved its Jira and Confluence developer collaboration tools to Amazon Web Services.

Yahoo Japan Taps Apstra for Network Automation
Wagner’s Ring | 3/13/2018

The Japanese cloud service – biggest Internet portal in Japan – was looking to wrangle explosive network growth.

Google Leads New SDN Charge
Rewired | 3/13/2018

Web giant contributes seed code to new open source group within ONF that is redefining SDN and promising faster innovation and upgrades.

Aryaka Layers on SD-WAN Security With Passport
News Analysis | 3/12/2018

Ayraka's Passport service combines additional security with its built-in DDoS protection and IPsec encryption in its private network.

Eurobites: UK Govt Sinks £25M Into 5G Testbeds
News Analysis | 3/12/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia targets the enterprise with SBC; the state of OTT video in MEA.

John Deere Bets the Farm on AI, IoT
Scott Ferguson | 3/12/2018

From its roots in industrial farm machinery and other equipment, John Deere has always looked for a technological edge. About 20 years ago, it was GPS and then 4G LTE. Now it's turning its attention to AI, machine learning and IoT.

Eurobites: A1 Gets a C-Minus for Data Privacy
News Analysis | 3/9/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Teléfonica and Huawei combine on VPNs for SMEs; Inmarsat cuts dividend to fund in-flight WiFi ambitions; Bosch and Siemens sign up to DT's smart home ecosystem.

What if a Major Cloud Platform Goes Down?
News Analysis | 3/9/2018

If a major cloud platform, such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure, went down for days, the economic losses would be staggering, according to insurers' estimates. But how realistic is that?

CenturyLink Lights Up Cisco Spark for UC&C
News Analysis | 3/8/2018

Network operator plans significant push on unified communications and collaboration space, leveraging Level 3's enterprise base.

Cisco Takes Network Intuitive Venture to the WAN
News Analysis | 3/8/2018

Cisco launched Cisco SD-WAN vAnalytics and Cisco Meraki Insight in an effort to deliver analytics and assurance to the WAN.

Mesosphere Ships 'Kubernetes-as-a-Service'
Wagner’s Ring | 3/8/2018

The new DC/OS 1.11 also adds multicloud and edge capabilities.

Cisco Battles IT Blind Spots, Takes Network Intuitive to the WAN
News Analysis | 3/7/2018

Cisco is expanding its intent-based networking platform to the WAN with Cisco SD-WAN vAnalytics and Cisco Meraki Insight.

VMware Broadens Private Cloud, Amazon Support
Wagner’s Ring | 3/7/2018

VMware debuts tools for private managed clouds and Amazon Web Services, part of the vendor's push to hybrid cloud.

RingCentral Makes Major Platform Play
News Analysis | 3/7/2018

UCaaS company bidding to be single communication and collaboration platform for enterprises.

Time's Running Out: Enter the Leading Lights Awards Now!
News Analysis | 3/7/2018

There are only a few weeks left to enter this year's Leading Lights awards, so don't delay!

Arris Not Ruling Out More M&A
News Analysis | 3/6/2018

Because at the end of the day, set-top revenue may be good, but margins stink.

Understanding Cloud Instance Pricing Can Help Cut Spending
News Analysis | 3/6/2018

Instance pricing models are confusing, but investing the time to learn about the options can save enterprises money.

Eurobites: Goel Replaces LePrince as President of Nokia Global Services
News Analysis | 3/6/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: activist hedge fund fights Vivendi control of Telecom Italia; Orange reorganizes its top table; Ericsson combines with Saudi's STC on 5G.

Cisco Goes Back to School With Tetration
From the Founder | 3/5/2018

Light Reading founder Steve Saunders recently visited the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) where Cisco's Tetration application is providing data center analytics, simplifying SDN, helping with cloud migration and overseeing white-list security policy.

Cisco Debuts Security for 'Any Data Center & for Any Cloud'
Wagner’s Ring | 3/5/2018

Cisco automates security for bare metal, virtualized and containerized workloads running anywhere.

Calder: GTT+Interoute Ready to Rumble
News Analysis | 3/2/2018

Two companies with history as industry disruptors come together into a more powerful challenge, says GTT CEO Rick Calder.

Infrastructure Spending Is Booming
Wagner’s Ring | 3/2/2018

The world's got a need for infrastructure, reflected in growing hyperscale capex investment and overall server sales.

Apple Partners With Google – Steve Jobs Spins in Grave
Wagner’s Ring | 3/1/2018

Apple uses archival Google's cloud services to power iCloud.

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