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AWS Drives More Than Half of Amazon's Operating Income
News Analysis | 1/31/2019

While Amazon's cloud business was only 11% of its overall sales last year, it delivered more operating income than all other business units combined.

Microsoft Azure Revenues Climb 76%
News Analysis | 1/30/2019

The cloud is bringing sunshine to Microsoft, which reported $32.5 billion quarterly revenue, up 12%.

Startup Stateless Goes Loco for Colo, Scores $11.3M
News Analysis | 1/30/2019

Stateless's SDIX technology helps colocation centers turn themselves into dynamic networking hubs.

Juniper: Our Finances Aren't All Bad, Really!
News Analysis | 1/30/2019

Revenue slumped due to weakness in cloud and service provider market, but the company said enterprise and security are doing well, and it's looking forward to a late-2019 turnaround.

This Hospital Is Installing 5G for One Big Reason: Getting Rid of Wires
News Analysis | 1/29/2019

While image processing, real-time patient monitoring and remote surgery are marquee 5G applications, Rush University Medical Center's needs are more basic.

Cato Networks Raises $55M, Dances on NFV's Grave
News Analysis | 1/29/2019

Cato Networks, which bills itself as a 'cloud-native carrier,' scores $55 million funding for its vision of delivering on network agility, where traditional carriers have so far failed with their NFV efforts.

Cisco Promotes 'Data Center Anywhere' Concept
News Analysis | 1/29/2019

Cisco boasts of 'data center anywhere' capabilities designed to bring data center-class networking, compute and storage to branch and 'edge' sites.

Eurobites: Vodafone Presses 'Pause' Button on Huawei Gear
News Analysis | 1/25/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Q3 revenue down at Vodafone; Poland also set to ban Huawei from 5G networks; Open Fiber turns to Nokia for Italian job.

Microsoft Acquires Citus to Embiggen Data
News Analysis | 1/24/2019

Citus Data provides open source software and cloud service for scaling the PostgreSQL open source database.

All Major Tower Companies Are Sniffing Around Edge Computing
News Analysis | 1/24/2019

The noise around edge computing appears to have built to a crescendo as virtually all of the nation's major cell tower companies are in various stages of testing out the technology.

Eurobites: Vodacom Service Revenues Slide on Home Soil
News Analysis | 1/24/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VEON's tribulations with GTH continue; my brand's bigger than yours; EdgeConnex expands in Europe; Telia wants slice of enterprise SD-WAN action.

IBM Inks $260M Digital Transformation Deal With Philippine Bank
News Analysis | 1/23/2019

The deal extends a two-week run of good news for IBM, a break from a couple of difficult years.

Confluent Raises $125M for Cloud Data Streaming
News Analysis | 1/23/2019

Confluent's event-streaming platform is based on Apache Kafka; the funding round brings the company's war chest to $2.5 billion.

Arrcus Takes White Box Switches to 400G
News Analysis | 1/23/2019

Arrcus unveils support for 400Gbit/s switch speeds – an industry first.

Eurobites: Telefónica Confirms Talks to Offload Central American Operations
News Analysis | 1/23/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BICS reports on roaming trends; 5G will bring more enterprise opportunities, predicts Amdocs study; Liberty-Millicom deal on shaky ground.

AppDynamics Promises a Twist on AI-Enabled Application Management
News Analysis | 1/23/2019

Cisco's AppD joins the pack of vendors offering AI for IT management, but the vendor says it's got a couple of tricks that make it special.

IBM Had a Very Good Day in the Cloud
News Analysis | 1/22/2019

Wall Street is happy with IBM's business turnaround.

IBM Inks 8-Year Cloud Deal With BNP Paribas, France's Biggest Bank
News Analysis | 1/22/2019

IBM is building cloud momentum following partnerships with Vodafone and Juniper Networks last week.

Google Hikes Prices 20% on Low-End, Midrange G Suite Plans
News Analysis | 1/17/2019

It's a big jump, but Google says it's the first time it has raised prices in G Suite's ten-year history.

Microsoft-Walgreens Partnership: Just What the Doctor Ordered
News Analysis | 1/17/2019

The Microsoft-Walgreens tie-up will help Walgreens improve patient outcomes while Microsoft gains vertical penetration. And both companies fend off attacks from Amazon.

Red Hat Shareholders Greenlight $34B IBM Acquisition
News Analysis | 1/16/2019

Approval was nearly unanimous, as the deal moves toward expected completion in the second half of 2019.

Microsoft & Walgreens Fend Off Amazon With 7-Year Healthcare Partnership
News Analysis | 1/15/2019

Microsoft and Walgreens Boots Alliance partner to transform healthcare delivery, as well as migrate most of WBA's IT infrastructure to Azure.

Eurobites: UKCloud Seeks to Make Hay From Post-Brexit Mayhem
News Analysis | 1/15/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's Nuage Networks powers sports data analysis; BT Global Services turns to SevOne; Helios enters South African market.

Huawei Debuts AI-Powered Data Center Switch for AI Applications
Column | 1/14/2019

Huawei's new CloudEngine 16800 feeds the bandwidth needs of data-hungry AI.

IBM Makes a Long Bet on Quantum Computing
News Analysis | 1/14/2019

IBM hit a milestone with the first integrated, commercial quantum computer. But don't expect to be running quantum apps in your business anytime soon.

Sprint Gets Cozy With 5G Enterprise Testbeds
LRTV Interviews | 1/11/2019

Jan Geldmacher, president of Sprint Business, gets his customers ready for 5G applications with testbeds that help businesses put low-latency and high-bandwidth network applications to the test, giving them a leg up on IoT and other business deployments.

The Leading Lights Awards Are Back!
News Analysis | 1/11/2019

Yes, it's that time of the year again already, folks! Get cracking on your submission for Light Reading's annual awards before you catch MWC fever – there's a category (or three) for everyone!

CES 2019: Wireless Networks Will (Someday) Need to Make a Quantum Leap
News Analysis | 1/11/2019

Need for a quantum-powered Internet isn't imminent or anything — it's far, far off — but let's go ahead and slap a '6G' label on it for now.

AWS's DocumentDB Takes Aim at MongoDB
News Analysis | 1/11/2019

Amazon declares war with launch of DocumentDB, a MongoDB-compatible document database that doesn't use MongoDB code.

Network Virtualization Pioneer Guido Appenzeller Exits VMware
News Analysis | 1/10/2019

Appenzeller says he's probably leaving the networking industry.

AT&T Expands Edge Computing Testing to Enterprise Use Cases
News Analysis | 1/10/2019

The carrier sees its 5G network technology and edge computing designs as useful to power everything from autonomous driving to video monitoring in smart cities.

Eurobites: Proximus slims down for its svelte digital future
News Analysis | 1/10/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt targets the enterprise; Deutsche Telekom trials NB-IoT in apartment blocks; changes at the top of Eurofiber; Telenor settles Thai trouble.

Tidelift: We Support the Long Tail of Open Source Projects
News Analysis | 1/10/2019

Tidelift looks to provide support for a broad range of open source projects that don't already have corporate sponsors, as well as provide 'meaningful' income to open source developers.

CenturyLink CEO: Outage Could Have Been Bigger
News Analysis | 1/10/2019

CenturyLink's President and CEO Jeff Storey, in a meeting with investors this week, said his company's December 2018 network event was minimized, in part, because of the carrier's network architecture and how it integrates acquisitions.

Canonical Girds Its Cloud-Native Loins as Containers Gain Traction
News Analysis | 1/9/2019

Canonical's head of NFV is bullish about the shift towards cloud-native functions and the appetite for containers among network operators, but others are waiting to gain from that development too.

CES 2019: IBM CEO Touts 'What's Next' for Data, Computing
News Analysis | 1/9/2019

Deep data, AI playing bigger role in creating more accurate weather forecasts worldwide.

Apstra Bags Bloomberg in Its First Campus Deal
News Analysis | 1/9/2019

The pioneer of intent-based networking is trumpeting a new deal that shows its technology has a role to play outside the data center.

Comcast Uses AI to Clamp Down on Cyber Threats
News Analysis | 1/8/2019

New Xfinity xFi Advanced Security service, which uses AI and machine learning techniques to identify and lock down threats on the in-home WiFi network, fetches $5.99 per month.

Hostway & Hosting Merge for More Managed Cloud Muscle
News Analysis | 1/8/2019

The hosts with the most are beefing up support for managed cloud services in five countries across three continents.

Cloudera & Hortonworks Close Merger, Aim to Build Cloud Analytics Muscle
News Analysis | 1/3/2019

The bulked-up company hopes to be better equipped to fend off competition from Amazon, Microsoft and others.

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