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Amazon & Other 'Big 4' Cloud Providers Crushing Competitors
News Analysis | 4/29/2016

Microsoft, IBM and Google are catching up, but Amazon has an enormous lead in cloud infrastructure market share. And the other 20 contenders are falling behind.

AT&T Expert on the Key Pillars of UC
LRTV Interviews | 4/29/2016

Vishy Gopalakrishnan, AVP of product marketing at AT&T, talks about the three developments that are making unified communications and collaboration secure and reliable for enterprise users.

Juniper's 'Disappointing' Q1 Dogged by Slow Telco Spending
News Analysis | 4/29/2016

As telco capex spending falters, Juniper is focusing on SDN and greater diversification in a bid to drive new revenue streams through the rest of 2016.

Amazon AWS Reports $2.6B Quarterly Revenue, Up a Colossal 64%
News Analysis | 4/28/2016

The dominant cloud vendor says it's on track for $10 billion annual run rate.

Eurobites: Hong Kong Operator Buys Europe's Linx Telecom
News Analysis | 4/28/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ESA, Viasat launch High Capacity Satellite Initiative; IoT collaboration in Belgium; Virgin Media's FTTP pledge; Telekom Austria's Q1; EE joins LTE Broadcast group.

VMware Cloud Boss Skedaddles
News Analysis | 4/28/2016

Two co-general managers replace Bill Fathers heading up the vCloud Air business.

Welcome to Light Reading Enterprise Cloud
Wagner’s Ring | 4/28/2016

Light Reading brings you the latest news, information and insights about clouds for the enterprise. Yes, the enterprise.

Twitter Fire Hose Now a Video Tsunami
MariNation | 4/27/2016

Twitter's video push is changing broadband dynamics.

Apple: Cloud Shines Light in Financial Gloom
Wagner’s Ring | 4/27/2016

While everything else declined, cloud services grew revenue briskly in Apple's most recent quarterly earnings.

Cable's Mobile Enterprise Challenges
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/27/2016

Cable operators have some key hurdles to overcome if they wish to fill the growing mobility needs of small and large businesses alike.

Telia Carrier Taps Infinera for California Expansion
News Analysis | 4/27/2016

New fiber route marks first deployment of Infinera's expanded metro 100G product line, including the newly integrated Transmode technology.

Digital Services Aren't Up to Snuff – Survey
News Analysis | 4/27/2016

There's a lot of work to do to boost digital service experience, according to the results of an extensive survey of enterprise executives.

Dell & Aerohive Partner on Cloud-Based Enterprise Network Management
News Analysis | 4/26/2016

Eventually enterprises will entirely offload wireless management to service providers, but the cloud service is a first step, Dell says.

Swiss Re Moves to Swisscom Cloud
News Analysis | 4/26/2016

Swisscom is providing a development platform, runtime environment, databases and IT service management to increase agility for a global reinsurance provider.

Eurobites: Orange on the Up in Q1 (Just)
News Analysis | 4/26/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE trials programmable network in Scotland; Nokia buys health wearables company; TalkTalk launches non-subscription video streaming service.

Zscaler Tailors Security to App, User
News Analysis | 4/26/2016

New approach lets enterprises spin up security alongside apps and services and move away from trying to secure the network perimeter.

What's Driving Mitel's $2B Polycom Acquisition?
News Analysis | 4/26/2016

The $2.5 billion merged business, combining cloud and on-premises video, calling and collaboration, will have to operate in a market that's tough and getting tougher.

Swisscom Taps PlumGrid SDN for OpenStack Cloud Services
News Analysis | 4/26/2016

Swisscom is looking to increase flexibility and manageability for enterprise customers.

Unified Comms Finds Its Voice
LRTV Interviews | 4/25/2016

Peter Quinlan, VP of UCC Product Management at Tata Communications, talks about the evolution of the unified communications and collaboration services sector and how voice is now a big part of current developments.

So... What Do We Do Now?
LRTV Documentaries | 4/25/2016

After a long hiatus, Max Dingman, the CEO of a GeeGhiz, returns for a motivational board room pep talk.

Mitel Asks: What Time of Day Do You Shower?
News Analysis | 4/25/2016

Mitel sees the emerging category of service workers as providing great opportunities for growth.

Microsoft: Cloud Growth Fails to Offset Overall Revenue Decline
News Analysis | 4/22/2016

Microsoft's core PC business is deflating faster than cloud business is rising.

Google Stock Slides, Still Touts Cloud
News Analysis | 4/21/2016

CEO uses slightly disappointing earnings results call to say enterprise cloud business is doing great.

Ericsson CEO Seeks New Growth Formula
News Analysis | 4/21/2016

As the Swedish vendor runs hard to stand still, CEO Hans Vestberg discusses the new restructuring process, Ericsson's growth targets, job cuts, Huawei rivalry and the Cisco partnership.

Ericsson Restructures as Sales, Gross Margins Falter in Q1
News Analysis | 4/21/2016

Swedish equipment vendor announces dramatic plans to sharpen focus on cloud and IT after reporting a disappointing set of quarterly results.

Toyota Driving for 5G in Cars by 2020
News Analysis | 4/21/2016

The advent of 5G is leading strategists and developers to look far beyond the realm of the smartphone.

CEO Chat: Deepfield's Craig Labovitz
Between the CEOs | 4/21/2016

In this latest installment of the CEO Chat series, Craig Labovitz, co-founder and CEO of Deepfield, sits down with Light Reading's Steve Saunders in Light Reading's New York City office to discuss how Deepfield fits in with the big data trend and more.

Cloud Helps Drive VMware Revenue Higher
News Analysis | 4/20/2016

The company's quarterly earnings call was a welcome no-drama change-of-pace from the activity of recent months.

Cloud Pays for IBM, But Not Enough for Wall Street
News Analysis | 4/19/2016

Revenue for cloud and other strategic areas is growing, but not enough to offset overall revenue decline.

CEO Chat: Grant Van Rooyen of Cologix
Between the CEOs | 4/18/2016

Grant van Rooyen, president and CEO of Cologix, sits down with Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, in the vendor's New Jersey facility to offer an inside look at the company's success story and discuss the importance of security in the telecom industry.

Mitel Courts Microsoft in PolyCom Bid
News Analysis | 4/15/2016

Mitel has downplayed concern that its takeover of PolyCom could upset the latter's partnership with Microsoft.

Mitel to Buy Polycom for $1.96B
News Analysis | 4/15/2016

Activist investor Elliott Management gets its way as Mitel and Polycom agree terms to create a bigger, more differentiated player in the enterprise and communications service provider markets.

Facebook Snatches Ex-DARPA Head From Google
News Analysis | 4/15/2016

Regina Dugan will develop breakthrough hardware as part of the company's ten-year plan for growth.

Huawei Goes 'All Cloud'
News Analysis | 4/15/2016

Realigning products and services around cloud for service provider, enterprise and consumer.

Google Apologizes for Cloud Outage, Offers Refund
News Analysis | 4/14/2016

Google does a mea culpa as Google Compute Engine was out for 18 minutes worldwide Monday.

Open Source MANO Group Targets June for 'Release 0'
News Analysis | 4/13/2016

One of the industry's management and orchestration (MANO) development bodies has set itself a target of June for its initial release.

Zuckerberg Launches Messenger Platform, Live Video APIs
News Analysis | 4/12/2016

Facebook is expanding channels for people and businesses to communicate, including chatbots and live streaming video.

Zuckerberg: Facebook Must Stop Nations 'Building Walls'
News Analysis | 4/12/2016

Zuck takes a swipe at Trump.

The Technical Guy
LRTV Documentaries | 4/12/2016

Sheila approaches her company's IT support director with a seemingly simple request, but Quilliam takes everything so 'technically'...

Huawei's Carrier/Enterprise Sales Could Hit $80B by 2020
News Analysis | 4/11/2016

At the company's Global Analyst Summit, Huawei predicts further eye-watering growth for its Carrier Business Group -- and that spells bad news for its main rivals.

Verizon Wholesale Expanding Wireless Reach
News Analysis | 4/11/2016

New rate plans, new services and an easier way to do business are all part of an effort to draw more wireline providers into the wireless biz.

Facebook to Announce Messenger 'Chatbots' for Business – Report
News Analysis | 4/11/2016

Facebook and Microsoft see 'chatbots' as a rich new platform for enterprise partners. Despite the silly name.

Amazon Names AWS & Consumer CEOs
News Analysis | 4/9/2016

Andy Jassy, who headed up AWS as senior vice president, gets a new title in recognition of his service -- and as a possible successor to Jeff Bezos.

Bringing NFV Into the Data Center
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/8/2016

A new Heavy Reading report examines why NFV, SDN and cloud are so important to CSPs, and explores their impact on data center infrastructure.

Corning, GigPeak Engage in Components M&A
News Analysis | 4/8/2016

Optical fiber giant Corning is buying AFOP while GigPeak (who?) has completed the acquisition of video specialist Magnum Semiconductor.

Rackspace Takes Private Clouds to Go
News Analysis | 4/7/2016

OpenStack everywhere integrates software, hardware and services and runs on customer premises, using hardware, software and services provided by Rackspace.

Equinix Brings Data Processing to the Edge
News Analysis | 4/7/2016

Equinix Data Hub is designed to help enterprises enhance performance by locating data near its source, users and cloud providers.

CEO Chat: Nokia's Steve Vogelsang
Between the CEOs | 4/7/2016

Steve Vogelsang, the CTO of IP and Optical Networks at Nokia and President of the New IP Agency, talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders.

LinkedIn Launches Private Cloud for Growth
News Analysis | 4/6/2016

The social network is building LinkedIn Platform as a Service, a private cloud foundation for diversifying services.

At Last, ZTE Reports 2015 Financials
News Analysis | 4/6/2016

After a chastening month, ZTE publishes 2015 financials that reflect its ongoing spat with the US authorities, but which also show significant growth.

Equinix: OCP Can Help IoT Ecosystem
LRTV Interviews | 4/6/2016

Open Compute Project (OCP) developments can help network and data center operators deal with the demands of hybrid clouds, the Internet of Things (IoT) and other emerging ecosystems and platforms, says Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi.

Ericsson Acquires Data Center, Industrial IoT Management Startup
News Analysis | 4/5/2016

Having previously made a seed investment in data center and industrial IoT asset management specialist NodePrime, Ericsson is now buying the whole lot.

Google Practical Joke Goes Horribly Wrong
Wagner’s Ring | 4/1/2016

Who could have anticipated that people wouldn't like having practical jokes added to their email?

Facebook: Why We Built Our Own Tech
LRTV Interviews | 4/1/2016

Facebook developed its own hardware and software to gain the agility and efficiencies it needs to support Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, streaming video and more on a global scale, says Network Team Manager Omar Baldonado.

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