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Microsoft Adds IoT Power to Azure Cloud
News Analysis | 3/31/2016

New Azure Functions allow applications to automatically respond to events, useful in Internet of Things applications as well as web, mobile and big data.

Charting SDN's Maturation at ONS
LRTV Interviews | 3/31/2016

Light Reading's Carol Wilson and Mitch Wagner discuss how industry leaders such as AT&T and Facebook are making making SDN (as Wilson says) 'day-to-day deployable.'

Equinix: IoT Requires New Software Innovation
LRTV Documentaries | 3/30/2016

CTO Ihab Tarazi explains how Equinix is already moving to Open Compute Platform hardware and open source orchestration software in its multi-tenant data centers.

Brocade Looks to Enterprise & Cloud With StackStorm Buy
News Analysis | 3/30/2016

By improving automation for network operations, Brocade hopes to make its VDX switches more attractive to the biggest enterprises as well as low-end cloud providers.

Brocade Buys StackStorm to Boost DevOps
News Analysis | 3/29/2016

Brocade is looking to bring DevOps style automation to its networking technology, storage, compute and security.

PLUMGrid Beefs Up SDN Services for OpenStack Cloud Connectivity
News Analysis | 3/29/2016

Adds support for OpenStack Kilo and Liberty as well as management tools to its Open Networking Suite.

AT&T Embracing SDN at the Optical Layer
News Analysis | 3/29/2016

AT&T is hoping to lure other network operators into its effort to drive SDN down to the optical layer and greatly increase network flexibility.

NTT Data to Buy Dell's Services Arm for $3B+
News Analysis | 3/28/2016

The sell-off of the former Perot Systems unit will help Dell fund its $67B acquisition of EMC.

Google 'Sells the Sizzle': Photos
Slide Shows | 3/28/2016

Dazzling venue and entertainment helps convince Google cloud users that it should be taken seriously in the enterprise – the company hopes.

Data Centers Still Critical to CenturyLink
News Analysis | 3/25/2016

Service provider details how investment in expansion is helping it earn Uptime's M&O Stamps of Approval at unprecedented rates.

Google: 'Dead Serious' About Enterprise Cloud
News Analysis | 3/24/2016

Google rolled out public APIs for its deep learning technology, part of its plan to differentiate from incumbents Amazon and Microsoft and drive deeper into the enterprise market.

Cisco Builds Its House on the Cloud
Wagner’s Ring | 3/23/2016

The company reorganization disclosed this week – including the departure of longtime service provider chief Kelly Ahuja – signals a fundamental realignment of Cisco and the industry around cloud computing.

What Juniper Paid for BTI
News Analysis | 3/22/2016

The deal is yet to close, but Juniper has revealed financial details of its BTI Systems acquisition.

Cisco's Ahuja Quits as Robbins Revamps His Top Team
News Analysis | 3/22/2016

Cisco is consolidating its core SP business with service provider cloud, video, NFV and mobility, headed up by Yvette Kanouff.

Inphi Debuts Data Center Interconnect Gamechanger
News Analysis | 3/22/2016

A new optical interconnect, developed for Microsoft but available to anyone, enables regional data centers to be linked almost directly switch-to-switch without the need for dedicated data center interconnect boxes.

Microsoft Drops a Data Center Interconnect Bombshell
News Analysis | 3/21/2016

Hyperscale data center operator and optical components vendor Inphi have developed a module that replaces dedicated data center interconnect systems at 80km or less, a move that will take a chunk out of the DCI box market.

Microsoft: Open Source Means Meeting Customers Where They Are
Lightreading Videos | 3/21/2016

Microsoft has made the transition from denouncing open source to fully embracing it. Mike Schutz, GP cloud platform product marketing, talks about the transition, and expanding its commitment from software to open source hardware through the Open Compute Project.

Leading Lights Deadline Looms
News Analysis | 3/21/2016

Hurry up folks -- you've got only days to hit the entry deadline for this year's Leading Lights awards.

GoDaddy Looks to Cloud to Shake Sleazy Image
News Analysis | 3/21/2016

GoDaddy hopes its new cloud service will woo 30 million small developers. But first it's got a bad reputation to shake off.

Eurobites: Freenet Takes a Chunk of Sunrise
News Analysis | 3/18/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Schrems dents Privacy Shield; CERN looks at Deutsche Telekom's public cloud; Messi's new phone.

ClearPath Slashes Staff Following Investment Crisis
News Analysis | 3/18/2016

The cloud networking provider cut payroll in half after a lead investor pulled back funding, reducing investment in NFV and SDN and focusing on short-term revenue.

Windstream Picks Up DCI Mantle
News Analysis | 3/17/2016

Network operator sold its own data centers but is finding interconnecting others to be a strong new market.

SDN's Second Act: What It Means for Cable
News Analysis | 3/17/2016

SDN and virtualization are evolving towards more customer-facing products and services for cable operators.

CORD Opens Door to Virtual Reality & More
News Analysis | 3/16/2016

Operators see CORD as a means of enabling network innovation.

AT&T Shares ECOMP Vision, Might Share Software
News Analysis | 3/15/2016

In ONS presentation, John Donovan outlines company's plans to share its vision and possibly its software code for managing future networks.

PLUMgrid CEO on M&A Rumors: Nope
News Analysis | 3/14/2016

Partnership discussions may be the source of the gossip, CEO Larry tells Light Reading.

CORD Connecting as ONOS Expands
News Analysis | 3/14/2016

Open source community is growing and its primary use case, for the evolution of the central office, is driving much of that growth, this week demonstrating two new flavors.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Launches Public Cloud
News Analysis | 3/14/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom's Internet of Things; Ericsson launches NFV platform for NTT DoCoMo; drones take off in Finland.

Shut Up About Open Source 'Ulterior Motives' Already
Wagner’s Ring | 3/11/2016

We sometimes hear about companies having some nasty, ulterior motive for getting into open source. Of course it's true – every time. Profit and enlightened self-interest are what open source is all about.

Leveraging Open Source for the Telco Data Center
LRTV Interviews | 3/11/2016

Ericsson's Patrick Jestin and Netronome's Nick Tausanovitch explain how their companies are working together to develop open source-based solutions for more efficient telco data center deployments.

Edgecore Claims Open Networking Hardware Crown
News Analysis | 3/10/2016

Open hardware vendor contributes a 100G open network modular switch design to the Open Compute Project, the highest capacity modular design contributed to date.

Google Joins Facebook-Backed Open Compute Project
News Analysis | 3/10/2016

Google is contributing energy-efficiency technology but, more importantly, adding momentum to the open source juggernaut.

Equinix Taps Facebook as Open Source Data Center Collaborator
News Analysis | 3/9/2016

Interconnection giant will use Wedge 100 switches developed by Facebook and contributed to OCP and collaborate on open source ecosystem.

The Future Is Networks on Demand, Says Cisco Chief Architect
News Analysis | 3/9/2016

Network operators need to be able to order up network resources as easily as they now do with compute and storage in the cloud, says Dave Ward, Cisco CTO of engineering and chief architect.

Dell Swells NIA's Ranks
News Analysis | 3/8/2016

Dell is the latest big name to join the New IP Agency (NIA).

HPE's Whitman Sees 'Inexorable March' to Public Cloud
News Analysis | 3/4/2016

And it's planning to sell marching boots, in the form of a hyperconvergence server to be introduced later this month.

What 'Agile' Looks Like at CenturyLink
News Analysis | 3/3/2016

New St. Louis development center blows up the cube farm and creates a new space for a different style of working and customer meetings.

Cisco Rewrites Enterprise Networking DNA in 'Monumental Shift'
News Analysis | 3/2/2016

Cisco is transitioning from closed, hardware-based networks to open, software-based connectivity. But don't worry -- it's still selling hardware.

Deutsche Telekom's Kerstin Günther on New IP Network Transformation
Between the CEOs | 3/2/2016

Deutsche Telekom's Senior Vice President Technology Europe, Kerstin Günther, gives Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders an update on the operator's transformational network revamp, which is set to have a dramatic impact on operating costs and new business development.

Cisco Buys CliQr for $260M in Hybrid Cloud Push
News Analysis | 3/2/2016

IP networking giant's $260 million takeover of CliQr complements other hybrid cloud moves.

NTT Not Shying Away From Data Center Play
News Analysis | 3/1/2016

New enhancements to Enterprise Cloud build on company's ongoing investment in data centers and its internal extensions to OpenStack.

Cisco Storms the Hyperconverged Data Center
News Analysis | 3/1/2016

Cisco introduces the HyperFlex data center server, combining compute, storage and networking to challenge a market dominated by high-flying startups.

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