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VMware Takes NFV to the Edge
News Analysis | 2/28/2018

VMware is looking to help service providers push apps out to the edge, where they're needed for analytics, data connection, IoT and other use cases.

OpenStack 'Queens' Takes on New Workloads
Wagner’s Ring | 2/28/2018

The 17th OpenStack update, dubbed 'Queens,' adds support for GPUs and containers to meet the needs of emerging technologies such as edge computing, NFV and machine learning.

OrbTV: NTT & Multicloud Trends
LRTV Interviews | 2/28/2018

Len Padilla, VP Product Strategy of NTT Europe, discusses how we're witnessing a growing multicloud trend and how NTT is advising enterprise customers transitioning into the multicloud environment.

Juniper Weathers Hypercloud Storm, Says CTO Koley
Wagner’s Ring | 2/27/2018

Juniper is getting clobbered by the transition by hypercloud providers to 'scale out' architecture from 'scale up.' But that'll change soon, Juniper CTO Bikash Koley tells Enterprise Cloud News.

GTT Snaps Up Interoute for $2.3B
News Analysis | 2/27/2018

There was significant interest in acquiring Interoute but the winning bid for the cloud-savvy network operator came from GTT.

SAP Debuts a Buffet-Style Cloud Plan
Wagner’s Ring | 2/26/2018

Enterprises can buy SAP Cloud services on a one price 'consumption-based' plan rather than ŕ la carte.

IBM: Incumbents 'Striking Back' at Business Disruption
Wagner’s Ring | 2/26/2018

For the first time in years, CXOs say incumbents are leading disruption, rather than startups or Internet giants, according to IBM.

TPx Takes SD-WAN International With Silver Peak
News Analysis | 2/26/2018

TPx Communications is partnering with Silver Peak to expand its SD-WAN service internationally and to larger enterprises.

AT&T's Network-Based SD-WAN Goes Global
News Analysis | 2/23/2018

AT&T's Network-Based SD-WAN is now available as a VNF on the AT&T FlexWare platform in over 150 countries.

Users Value Security Over Convenience – Finally
Wagner’s Ring | 2/23/2018

Convenience is at last taking a back seat to security, according to an IBM study.

Amazon Launches Repository for Open Source Serverless Code
Wagner’s Ring | 2/22/2018

Users and developers can share code for machine learning, image processing, Internet of Things and general purpose serverless software.

Google Launches Global IoT Connectivity
Wagner’s Ring | 2/22/2018

Cloud IoT Core, a managed service to help enterprises connect up millions of Internet of Things devices around the world, has been launched into general availability.

Who Puts Mobile Biz at Risk? It's You & Me
News Analysis | 2/21/2018

Verizon's first-ever Mobile Security Index shows global professionals managing mobile devices for businesses fear their employees the most.

Cisco: Attackers 'Weaponize' Cloud Services
Wagner’s Ring | 2/21/2018

Attackers are launching attacks from the cloud, while enterprises migrating to the cloud are leaving themselves vulnerable by failing to take basic precautions, according to the Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report.

Ruckus Revels in IoT & CBRS at MWC
News Analysis | 2/21/2018

Big product announcements arrive from the newly minted Arris subsidiary.

How Microsoft Became an Unlikely Open Source Champion
Wagner’s Ring | 2/20/2018

Seventeen years after Microsoft's CEO called open source a 'cancer,' here's what the company learned in its open source turnaround.

35% of Cloud Spending Is Wasted – RightScale
Slide Shows | 2/19/2018

Many cloud users aren't thinking about optimizing their spending because they are still experimenting with cloud, and enjoying the first flush of savings from moving off-prem.

Google Buys Xively for $50M to Build IoT Muscle
Wagner’s Ring | 2/16/2018

Google is buying the Internet of Things platform from LogMeIn, which bought Xively in 2014 for $12 million.

Enterprise Leads Blockbuster 4Q for Arista – but Wall Street's Not Impressed
Wagner’s Ring | 2/16/2018

Despite a blockbuster fourth quarter, Wall Street was unhappy with Arista.

Oracle Buys Zenedge to Bolster Security
Wagner’s Ring | 2/15/2018

Zenedge protects against distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks and provides Web Application Firewall protection.

Juniper Looks to Weave Multicloud Network
Wagner’s Ring | 2/15/2018

Juniper is looking to weave a smooth networking tapestry from branch, to campus, to data center, to public cloud – essential, the company says, for enterprises in the cloud era.

Cisco Returns to Growth, With Help From Network Automation
Wagner’s Ring | 2/14/2018

Cisco's new intent-based networking strategy helps the company break a two-year revenue decline.

GCI Takes SD-WAN to Pacific Northwest
News Analysis | 2/14/2018

GCI is deploying a new SD-WAN platform, CloudFlex SD-WAN, to business customers in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.

SaltStack Shakes $15.5M Funding to Automate Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure
Wagner’s Ring | 2/14/2018

The Series A funding, bringing the total to $28 million, goes to advance SaltStack's mission of automating security patching, updates, provisioning and more.

Oracle Helps Enterprises Untangle Organizations
Wagner’s Ring | 2/13/2018

Oracle launched Enterprise Data Management Cloud to help enterprises track the surprisingly gnarly problem of figuring out how individual groups and business units fit into the organization.

Pilot Banks on Telia Carrier
News Analysis | 2/13/2018

Partnership enables four-year-old fiber-based ISP to expand rapidly in competitive business markets.

Google Gives Cloud Apps a Hardware Boost
Wagner’s Ring | 2/13/2018

Google released hardware accelerators in beta to speed up machine learning on Google Cloud Platform, as well as boost performance of Kubernetes applications.

Windstream Bets on SDN for Biz Success
News Analysis | 2/13/2018

US network operator focused on delivering critical services such as UCaaS and SD-WAN over more flexible, customer-driven platforms.

Oracle's Hurd: 90% of Apps Will Integrate AI in 2 Years
Scott Ferguson | 2/12/2018

Artificial intelligence and automation will become more integral to the enterprise, and 90% of all apps will have integrated AI capabilities by 2020, according to Oracle CEO Mark Hurd.

Oracle Expands Cloud Autonomy, Data Centers & SLAs
Wagner’s Ring | 2/12/2018

Oracle expands autonomy capabilities from its cloud database to its entire cloud platform, as well as opening new regions and broadening service level agreements.

Citrix Acquires Cedexis to Boost Cloud Application Performance
Wagner’s Ring | 2/12/2018

Citrix is looking help enterprises and cloud providers speed cloud application performance.

Cato Caters to Enterprises Opting Out of Carrier SD-WAN
News Analysis | 2/12/2018

Suppliers like Cato Networks are among a growing group of competitors to telcos in the SD-WAN space.

MWC 2018: Tackling the SME Market
LRTV Interviews | 2/12/2018

Ovum senior analyst Alex Harrowell discusses they key challenges facing SMEs, including security, digital transformation and customer relationship management, that could be addressed by managed services and a more focused offer from network operators.

Blockchain Bulletin: To Berzerkeley & Beyond
Slide Shows | 2/9/2018

Berkeley, Calif. is exploring the launch of an initial coin offering; Louis Dreyfus Co. uses blockchain to trade soybeans; and more blockchain developments.

Tata Consultancy's Strategic Pivot Has Cloud Implications
Wagner’s Ring | 2/8/2018

TCS is looking to add products to its traditional service offerings to help both enterprises and service providers make the transition to network virtualization and the cloud.

Check Point & Palo Alto Beef Up Multicloud Security
Wagner’s Ring | 2/7/2018

The two vendors launch competing technologies for protecting workloads and applications spanning multiple clouds.

Microsoft Offering OneDrive Free to Competitors' Customers
Wagner’s Ring | 2/6/2018

Microsoft will let some users of Box, Dropbox or Google use OneDrive free until their contract with the competition runs out.

Startups Tackle Audacious Cloud Goals
Wagner’s Ring | 2/6/2018

An ex-Intel exec takes on her former employers in server chips, while another startup looks to provide AI hardware based on new 'nano-photonics' technology.

AT&T Data Center Sale Not About Time Warner
News Analysis | 2/5/2018

Scale is everything.

Cisco: Data Centers Are Eating the Internet
Slide Shows | 2/5/2018

The cloud migration is driving traffic to the data center, and data centers are booming as a result, according to the annual Cisco Global Cloud Index.

Cloud Market Growth Accelerates, Alibaba Joins Top Providers
Wagner’s Ring | 2/5/2018

The top cloud providers, previously numbering four, need to find room for another chair at the table.

Google Cloud, Fastest Growing of Them All
News Analysis | 2/2/2018

Google Cloud now has a run rate of more than $4 billion annually.

Dell Confirms Possible IPO or VMware Merger
Wagner’s Ring | 2/2/2018

Yup, we're thinking about it, Dell says in an SEC filing, adding that it might do something else or just continue business as usual.

Liberty Global Names Versa 'Preferred' SD-WAN Supplier
Wagner’s Ring | 2/2/2018

It's part of Liberty's drive to build its business services portfolio for big enterprise and government customers.

Amazon Cloud Tops $20B Run Rate
Wagner’s Ring | 2/1/2018

Amazon Web Services is becoming a bigger part of the company business.

Versa Lands SD-WAN Gig at Liberty Global
News Analysis | 2/1/2018

Another win for Versa and a first step into SD-WAN territory for the cable operator giant, with the UK's Virgin Media spearheading its service launch.

Is the Cloud Drowning Juniper?
Wagner’s Ring | 2/1/2018

Changing demands by cloud providers are driving down revenues for Juniper, and at least one analyst thinks the problem isn't going away anytime soon.

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