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Microsoft Launches Investment Fund for Cloud Startups
News Analysis | 5/31/2016

Focusing on infrastructure, business SaaS, augmented reality, security and more.

Hutchinson Networks: If You Can't Beat the Cloud, Join It
News Analysis | 5/31/2016

Faced with a competitive threat from cloud providers, UK-based Hutchinson Networks decided to become one.

Microsoft, Facebook Building Transatlantic Cable
News Analysis | 5/27/2016

MAREA 'will be the highest-capacity subsea cable ever to cross the Atlantic,' Microsoft says.

Salesforce Inks Strategic Cloud Deal With Amazon
News Analysis | 5/26/2016

Names AWS as its 'preferred public cloud infrastructure provider' in a four-year deal.

Cisco Looks to Open Source for 'Badder Ass' Internet
News Analysis | 5/26/2016

Cisco says it's committed to open source, which it sees as essential to making the Internet more robust for business applications.

Leading Lights 2016 Highlights
LRTV Documentaries | 5/25/2016

Some of the high points from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner at the Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas.

Level 3 Makes Security a Network Matter
News Analysis | 5/25/2016

New cloud-based service moves enterprise security perimeter into the network, eliminating perimeter gear and protecting data anywhere.

Brocade Looks to Bridge Network & Cloud Automation
News Analysis | 5/25/2016

Goal is to eliminate 'all the manual handoffs that get in the way of the body of work,' says a Brocade executive, describing the product based on technology Brocade acquired with StackStorm this year.

Nutanix Takes Hyper-Convergence Downscale
News Analysis | 5/24/2016

The company is introducing a hyper-converged server for SMBs and desktop virtualization server for midsized enterprises.

Cisco Extends Meraki Cloud to the Enterprise
News Analysis | 5/24/2016

Vendor introduces a cloud-based telephone product and services in the Meraki line, as a step in its transformation to a cloud company.

Women in Comms' Leading Lights Awards Winners Revealed
Que Sera Sarah | 5/24/2016

WiC congratulates the winners of our inaugural Leading Lights awards: Cisco's Yvette Kanouff, Zayo Group's Sandi Mays and startup Grid4C.

Leading Lights 2016: The Winners
News Analysis | 5/23/2016

Find out which companies landed this year's Leading Lights awards.

Telstra Plans to Build Asian Empire
News Analysis | 5/23/2016

Network operator investing heavily in subsea and overland fiber to capture enterprise, web-scale and media content business in region.

Gamma's MD on the Emergence of UC2
LRTV Interviews | 5/20/2016

Gamma Communications Managing Director David Macfarlane believes the unified communications (UC) market has reached a tipping point.

Why I'm Heading to Austin for BCE
Shades of Ray | 5/20/2016

I've got my travel coffee-making set already packed for the long trip from London to Austin, Texas: Here's a whole host of reasons why I should see you there.

Google Doubles Down on Machine Learning, AI
News Analysis | 5/19/2016

Google Home and Allo feature Google's virtual assistant technology.

Cisco Looks to Beat White Boxes Where They're Strongest
News Analysis | 5/19/2016

Looks to solve the business problems that drive network operators to white boxes.

Microsoft, SAP Ally on Cloud
News Analysis | 5/17/2016

SAP HANA database apps support Microsoft's Azure cloud.

Metaswitch Offers Voice Infrastructure Cloud
News Analysis | 5/17/2016

New service lets communications service providers stop buying hardware and lets Metaswitch operate their voice clouds.

Use Amazon Dash Button to Configure IoT Cloud Services, Order Toilet Paper
News Analysis | 5/17/2016

Amazon debuts a programmable version of its Dash button, to give developers a taste of running IoT devices in the cloud.

Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative SDN Product Strategy (Vendor)
News Analysis | 5/17/2016

Seven vendor finalists demonstrate SDN's broad potential.

Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative SDN Deployment Strategy (Network/Data Center Operator)
News Analysis | 5/17/2016

Operators say SDN gives them benefits of cost savings, customer control and flexibility on their networks.

Masergy: Predictability Drives Private Cloud Connection Boom
News Analysis | 5/17/2016

While security is of course important, enterprises are clamoring for private connections to public clouds primarily because they need predictable performance.

Level 3: Why UC Is In Demand
Lightreading Videos | 5/17/2016

Andrew Edison, Level 3's senior VP of sales, EMEA region, talks about the drivers of growth in the unified communications services market.

Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative Enterprise Service
News Analysis | 5/17/2016

Cloud connections, a wireless Field Area Network and global cloud UC solution are our top three enterprise Leading Lights.

Clouds at the Edge: The New Data Center
News Analysis | 5/16/2016

EdgeConneX's Portland facility unites fiber interconnections with Megaport's SDN-based interconnection fabric for new cloud ecosystem.

Interoute CTO on NFV's Maturity
LRTV Interviews | 5/13/2016

Matt Finnie, CTO at international operator Interoute, explains how NFV has made life easier in terms of logistics.

Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative SMB Service
News Analysis | 5/13/2016

New services from AT&T and Global Capacity enable SMBs to do more, especially in moving apps to the cloud.

Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative Carrier Cloud Service
News Analysis | 5/12/2016

Four service providers delivered on the promise of helping customers connect to hybrid clouds.

GTT Ready to Bust Out
News Analysis | 5/11/2016

A series of eight acquisitions helped build a global powerhouse that now needs a global profile for its cloud connection capability.

If Henry Ford Had Only Made Incremental Changes...
News Analysis | 5/11/2016

Incremental network change is simple, but doesn't achieve business transformation.

'Really Frightening': Monitoring Tools Lag Networking Growth
News Analysis | 5/11/2016

Network monitoring tools cannot provide the reliability the industry needs, say enterprise network operators.

Console-ing Hybrid Clouds: A Software Story
News Analysis | 5/10/2016

Company formerly known as IIX now introduces software platform that automates and makes easier private connections to hybrid clouds.

OCP Drives Telco Data Centers & the New IP
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/10/2016

The Open Compute Project and the shift to SDN and NFV is driving a complete change in the architecture of telecom data centers and infrastructure.

Working From Home (Version 8.3.6)
LRTV Documentaries | 5/10/2016

Lester completes the tutorial for a new virtual reality application that allows him to work from home.

Hibernia, Electric Lightwave Make Waves in Chicago
News Analysis | 5/9/2016

New protected wavelength services and greater diversity in West Coast fiber routes mark the opening of International Telecom Week in Chicago.

ADVA Lays Bare Its Virtual Switch
Shades of Ray | 5/9/2016

ADVA has further developed the virtual switch technology it brought on board with the acquisition of Overture and is ready to pitch it into commercial NFV environments following an independent evaluation of the technology.

Apple, SAP Partner on Mobile Cloud Apps
News Analysis | 5/5/2016

The two companies will provide development tools and apps for iPhone, iPad and SAP's HANA cloud software.

Microsoft & Ford Fund Cloud Startup Pivotal
News Analysis | 5/5/2016

Ford is using Pivotal cloud software and services to extend into offering mobile services for transportation.

Huawei Puts Network Management in the Cloud
News Analysis | 5/4/2016

Huawei's Cloud Managed Network is designed to provide wireless and wired network planning and management for SMBs, midmarket and large enterprises with branch offices, as well as IoT.

Showdown at the OpenStack Corral
Rewired | 5/3/2016

AT&T and Verizon are vying for the status of biggest OpenStack champion, a stunning reversal for the open source software and a sign of things to come.

CenturyLink Runner Automates Hybrid IT
News Analysis | 5/2/2016

Cloud-based orchestration service lets IT managers automate infrastructure operation in public clouds, private clouds and data centers.

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