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Megaport Takes Aim at Direct Connect Market
News Analysis | 11/29/2016

An Australian company is looking to challenge AWS in the market for cloud networking.

A10 Takes to the Cloud for App Delivery
News Analysis | 11/29/2016

The company launches its first cloud-based application delivery controller.

WOW Trials NFV for Business, Eyes Residential
News Analysis | 11/28/2016

WOW's early field tests of Juniper's Cloud CPE solution are expected to lead to greater virtualization in support of WOW's business and residential services.

Eurobites: T-Systems, Huawei In Line for CERN Cloud Deal
News Analysis | 11/23/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin unimpressed by government broadband fund; Pushfor pulls in £1.2 million in funding; BT lands hybrid network deal.

VMware Doubles Down on Telco Market
News Analysis | 11/23/2016

Hypervisor giant expands its focus on the communications service provider market and appoints Shekar Ayyar to lead the charge.

ARM's Race: Who Will Buy Applied Micro's Compute Unit?
News Analysis | 11/23/2016

Macom hasn't even consumed Applied Micro yet and already it's in the process of selling the latter's Compute unit, which makes X-Gene ARM processors. The question is, who might need it?

Eurobites: UK Govt Pledges £740M for 5G Trials, £400M for FTTP
News Analysis | 11/22/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Thorsten Dirks to quit in March; Altair opens IoT R&D center in Finland; IBM adds data centers in UK; remote smash and grab.

Salesforce: We'll Top $10B Next Year
News Analysis | 11/18/2016

Revenue for the quarter was $2.14 billion, up 25% year-over-year, sending the stock price soaring.

Google Ropes In Intel to Help With Enterprise Cloud
News Analysis | 11/17/2016

The two companies will collaborate on optimizing Intel chips to improve Google's enterprise cloud operations, potentially including its new cloud/AI thrust.

Ahuja's Next Chapter Is Versa
News Analysis | 11/17/2016

Former Cisco kingpin fills the CEO seat at SD-WAN specialist Versa Networks, while another key ex-Cisco executive, Pankaj Patel, joins the startup's board.

LinkedIn Powers Up Oregon Data Center
News Analysis | 11/17/2016

The new facility connects LinkedIn to diverse network providers and APAC.

Cisco Execs on Trump: Cautiously Optimistic
News Analysis | 11/17/2016

President-elect Donald Trump's pro-business temperament and support for financial repatriation could be good for Cisco.

Microsoft Joins Linux Foundation, After Calling Linux a 'Cancer'
News Analysis | 11/16/2016

Microsoft previously hated open source, but has since become a strong contributor to open source communities.

Vapor IO Builds Wee Data Centers
News Analysis | 11/16/2016

The Vapor Edge data center is a cylinder just nine feet wide by nine feet tall.

Hypercloud Guys Make Big AI Push
News Analysis | 11/16/2016

Microsoft (with a little help from Elon Musk), Google and Amazon introduce competing AI, machine learning and analytics tools.

Nokia's New Software Unit to 'Redesign' Company
News Analysis | 11/15/2016

A new software business could steer Nokia's overall transformation, says the Finnish vendor's strategy chief.

Eurobites: Not So G.fast, Says Vodafone to BT
News Analysis | 11/15/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone hit by foreign exchange movements; Proximus tests 5G with Huawei; Ericsson predicts the 5G future.

OpenStack Punches Above Its Weight
News Analysis | 11/15/2016

Amazon and other proprietary public clouds have the bulk of the cloud market, but OpenStack fills special needs.

Nokia to Create Standalone Software Biz, Target New Verticals
News Analysis | 11/15/2016

Finnish equipment giant says networks business will decline next year but aims for long-term growth through new software moves and a push into 'adjacent' markets.

GE Buys ServiceMax in $915M Cloud Play
News Analysis | 11/15/2016

The acquisition beefs up GE Digital's field service capabilities, part of its industrial Internet vision.

Ovum Analyzes the Trump Effect
News Analysis | 11/14/2016

The analyst team at telecoms, media and IT research house Ovum has examined the impact of Donald Trump's success in the US presidential elections from a number of different angles.

Trumpageddon Shows Limits of Analytics
News Analysis | 11/11/2016

Conclusions are only as good as the data you collect.

Why Amazon Web Services?
News Analysis | 11/10/2016

Amazon specializes in enterprises that are finding new ways of doing business.

Cloud Suppliers Optimistic Post-Trumpocalypse, Despite Potential Damage
News Analysis | 11/10/2016

President Trump could enact tough data sovereignty laws, limit immigration, and go after Amazon for antitrust violations. But cloud suppliers are upbeat that demand will fuel continued momentum.

GTT Grabs Hibernia Networks for $590M
News Analysis | 11/9/2016

Acquisition brings low latency subsea networks to the GTT global IP backbone, along with video content network and other fiber assets.

Security Vendor: Attacks Will Bury the Internet by 2020
News Analysis | 11/9/2016

Maintaining a persistent Internet connection will be an invitation to disaster, says a security vendor's founder.

Why Microsoft Azure?
News Analysis | 11/8/2016

With Amazon Web Services leading the market, Microsoft differentiates by serving the enterprise.

Google's Hölzle: Moore's Law Slowdown Drives Cloud Demand
News Analysis | 11/8/2016

Performance requirements are driving the need for specialized hardware, which is easier to implement in the cloud, says Urs Hölzle, Google's senior vice president for technical infrastructure.

Business WiFi: It's Old & It Sucks, Finds Survey
News Analysis | 11/8/2016

IGR and KodaCloud say your WiFi smells funny.

Nyansa Looks to Diagnose Cloud Application Performance Mysteries
News Analysis | 11/7/2016

When cloud application performance goes bad, Nyansa looks to diagnose the problem.

Oracle to Close $9B NetSuite Buyout
News Analysis | 11/5/2016

Oracle clinches NetSuite buyout despite efforts by NetSuite investor T. Rowe Price to block the deal.

CenturyLink Sells Data Centers for $2.15B
News Analysis | 11/4/2016

The assets go to a consortium of investors, as CenturyLink picks up coin for its $24 billion Level 3 acquisition.

Arista Blooms, but Customers Feel Unfulfilled
News Analysis | 11/3/2016

Backed-up lead times cast a blot on otherwise glowing quarterly results.

Rackspace finalizes deal to go private
News Analysis | 11/3/2016

Rackspace is now off the markets and focused on delivering managed services to connect enterprises to multiple clouds.

Facebook Puts 'Video First'
News Analysis | 11/2/2016

During another glowing quarterly earnings call, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked about the company's plans to make video the primary mode for Facebook users.

Microsoft Attacks Slack, Slack Whacks Back
News Analysis | 11/2/2016

Microsoft introduced Teams, an Office version of Slack's chat app for the workplace that's attracted a cult following.

Eurobites: Telefónica Deploys Nokia's Virtual Router
News Analysis | 11/2/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Omantel connects Africa and Asia; TDC slips in Q3; Telia slams Swedish government's auction ruling; UC's gone fishing.

Amazon Bigger in IaaS Cloud Than Microsoft, Google & IBM Combined
News Analysis | 11/1/2016

The top four players dominate the cloud market through sheer weight, according to a report from Synergy Research Group.

Microsoft Lights a Fire Under Open Source Hardware Dev
News Analysis | 11/1/2016

Microsoft's new Project Olympus is not only a new specification for server hardware – it also offers a model for speeding up open source hardware development.

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