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CenturyLink Splashes $34B on Level 3 Buy
News Analysis | 10/31/2016

Deal to merge CenturyLink and Level 3 operations would create a new behemoth in enterprise telecommunications.

Neener, Neener, Google Won't Stop Moonshots
News Analysis | 10/27/2016

Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat and Google CEO Sundar Pichai vowed that the company's investments in machine learning, cloud and broadband are worthwhile, as are its latest forays into hardware like the new Pixel phone and Google Home device.

Explaining OpenStack With Wacky Analogies
News Analysis | 10/27/2016

The right analogy can explain the complexity of OpenStack to folks who are unfamiliar with it. Or it can confuse them even more.

OpenStack Interoperability Demo Disappointingly Fails to Explode
News Analysis | 10/27/2016

Sixteen vendors demonstrate they can run the same workload on different OpenStack distributions, cruelly depriving the audience of an opportunity to see more than a dozen people humiliate themselves onstage.

OpenStack: Small Pond, but the Big Fish Love It
News Analysis | 10/25/2016

Some of the world's biggest businesses have strategic OpenStack deployments, but the market is tiny compared to proprietary public cloud giants like Amazon Web Services.

OpenStack Goes Inside Atoms, Across Galaxy
News Analysis | 10/25/2016

Researchers are using OpenStack to explore the basics of atomic physics, as well as looking ahead to build a vast telescopic array that will peer across the galaxy.

Eurobites: Italy Blesses €20B Wind/3 Italia Merger
News Analysis | 10/25/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT to roll out NYC-style WiFi kiosks in London; Dubai, Huawei team up on airport data centers; the Internet of Pets.

Berkshire to Accelerate Masergy Growth
News Analysis | 10/25/2016

Managed service provider expects to leverage new investment to fund organic growth as well as possible acquisitions.

Photos: Salesforce Dreamforce Takes On Comic-Con
Slide Shows | 10/25/2016

Salesforce's annual customer conference this year was like a comic book convention. In a good way.

Eurobites: Pound's Plunge Pushes Up Price of Microsoft's Cloud Services in UK
News Analysis | 10/24/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone launches SME cloud marketplace, trials Massive MIMO; new MTN CEO's start date brought forward; BT boss hits back at rivals over Openreach.

UKCloud Pushes VMware Aside to Make Room for OpenStack
News Analysis | 10/24/2016

The cloud provider was looking for something more open.

Salesforce: We Solve Telcos' Customer Identity Crisis
News Analysis | 10/24/2016

Salesforce says it helps telcos improve sales by getting a single view of customers across Internet, mobile, phone and in-person interactions.

Cloud Lifts Microsoft Stock to Record Height
News Analysis | 10/21/2016

Cloud growth highlighted a strong quarter for Microsoft, as its stock price hit an all-time high.

NTT Taps Mirantis OpenStack for Private Cloud
News Analysis | 10/20/2016

NTT is extending its Enterprise Cloud services to run private OpenStack as a service.

What Is Juniper Nowadays?
News Analysis | 10/20/2016

Juniper is refocusing on scalable networking hardware innovation, after a tumultuous – and sometimes comical – few years.

Digital Realty Goes Big in Chicago
News Analysis | 10/19/2016

New downtown data center debuts next door to existing facility, promising no-latency connections to 100-plus networks.

Cloud Rises But Overall Revenue Down for IBM
News Analysis | 10/18/2016

IBM's so-called 'strategic imperatives' &ndash comprising cloud, analytics, mobile and security &ndash are growing, but not at a great enough rate to lift the company overall.

VMware Ties Into Equinix Cloud Connections
News Analysis | 10/17/2016

vCloud Air service will now be available via Equinix Cloud Exchange or by Direct Connect, depending on the location.

Twitter Can't Find a Date, Just Wants to Stay Home & Binge-Watch The Bachelor
News Analysis | 10/14/2016

Salesforce, Twitter's last serious suitor, has dropped out of talks to acquire the messaging service.

Windstream's SDN Push Starts at the Core
News Analysis | 10/14/2016

Service provider focuses on shortening lead times for delivery of wavelength and Carrier Ethernet services over multi-vendor gear.

Salesforce, Microsoft Spar Some More
News Analysis | 10/14/2016

Salesforce.com revealed that it is working to integrate some of its applications with Google's, shortly after Microsoft announced the launch date for its Dynamics product.

Enemies No More: Amazon & VMware Partner on Cloud
News Analysis | 10/14/2016

Enterprises will be able to run VMware workloads on the Amazon public cloud, turning private clouds into hybrid clouds.

Startup KodaCloud Adds AI to Enterprise WiFi
News Analysis | 10/12/2016

Ericsson, BelAir, SpiderCloud and Vivato vets emerge with an AI-fueled take on the evergreen problem of making enterprise WiFi less of a hassle to deploy and manage.

Colt Boasts Multi-Operator SDN Service Breakthrough
News Analysis | 10/12/2016

European operator says it has partnered with a major US operator to enable international, multi-network SDN-enabled flexible services that can be set up in minutes by one operator to run on another's network.

Eurobites: Colt Widens SD-WAN Service
News Analysis | 10/12/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia targets smaller networks with management system; MTN invests in Iranian cab-hailing app; CityFibre gets cracking in Bracknell.

Schneider Electric Looks to Cloud to Solve Customer Identity Crisis
News Analysis | 10/12/2016

Getting a complete picture of individual customers turns out to be tricky.

Cloud Startup Igneous Disses Private Cloud
News Analysis | 10/11/2016

Igneous is offering high-capacity leased storage servers located behind the company firewall, managed over the cloud.

Rackspace: We Don't Do Colo (We Never Did)
News Analysis | 10/10/2016

The company is looking to redefine itself as a provider of services for enterprises moving to and managing clouds.

$9.3B Oracle-NetSuite Merger in Jeopardy
News Analysis | 10/7/2016

Oracle sets a final deadline for its offer after T. Rowe Price objects.

What's First for AWS & AT&T?
News Analysis | 10/6/2016

Enterprises will see end-to-end visibility of their premises-network-cloud ecosystems along with better cloud app security.

AT&T & AWS: A Powerful Combo
News Analysis | 10/6/2016

Web giant and network giant combining forces on cloud services, security and IoT.

AT&T Bets on Integrating SD-WANs, MPLS
News Analysis | 10/6/2016

Carrier believes most businesses will want a range of options and not simply pure-play OTT delivery of SD-WAN.

OpenStack 'Newton' Unites Infrastructure
News Analysis | 10/6/2016

Focused on scalability, resiliency and improved user experience for the popular open source cloud platform.

Is VMware Partnering With Archrival Amazon?
News Analysis | 10/5/2016

Three years after VMware said it should be able to clobber Amazon in the cloud, the two companies are partnering, according to a report.

AT&T Joins SD-WAN Fray
News Analysis | 10/5/2016

Network operator says its service will be different from the many on the market via multiple access types, integration into AT&T cloud.

The Impact of the Web-Scale Giants
LRTV Interviews | 10/5/2016

The web-scale Internet companies are having a significant influence on the telecom infrastructure equipment and services sector in a number of different ways, explains Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan.

Is Big Switch Prepping for an IPO?
News Analysis | 10/5/2016

The company hired its first CFO, often the sign that it's getting ready for an initial public offering.

Eurobites: Altice Can't Have All of SFR
News Analysis | 10/5/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT rivals seeks pensions advice; Orange gets approval for bank buy; Nokia looks to improve basestation efficiency with Eta acquisition.

Equinix: NFV Needs Business Process Standards
LRTV Interviews | 10/4/2016

The data center operator is maintaining an open environment to support multiple connections, but business processes to do that are lacking.

Eurobites: Ericsson Confirms Swedish Job Cuts
News Analysis | 10/4/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Microsoft rolls out its European cloud; Interoute provides airline support; Apple Pay reaches Russia.

AT&T Getting Business VNFs to Market Faster
News Analysis | 10/4/2016

Company says it's capitalizing on its integrated cloud architecture and underlying SDN to speed reach and quantity of enterprise services.

Telefónica & Huawei Debut LatAm Public Cloud
News Analysis | 10/3/2016

Telefónica launched its new Open Cloud public cloud service and Cloud Server services in Chile, Brazil and Mexico thanks to a partnership agreement with Huawei that's focused on migrating IT services to the cloud.

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