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HPE Posts Loss as Company Restructuring Continues
Scott Ferguson | 5/31/2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise posted a loss during its fiscal second quarter as the company continues to restructure and focus on cloud and hybrid IT.

Salesforce Rains $50M on Cloud Consultant Startups
Scott Ferguson | 5/31/2017

The new Salesforce investment fund follows a similar commitment from Google to invest in AI startups.

Survey Says: SD-WAN No Panacea
Rewired | 5/31/2017

SD-WAN market set to surge but it's not replacing MPLS anytime soon, and there will be security and operational challenges ahead, according to a 451 Research survey.

Google Placing Multiple Bets on AI – Reports
Scott Ferguson | 5/31/2017

Google will start a new fund specifically to invest in artificial intelligence and AI startups.

Blockchain to Blow Up Startup Investing
Wagner’s Ring | 5/31/2017

Blockchain has the potential to disrupt the way startups get funded, according to a couple of Silicon Valley investors.

Nyansa Launches Network Analytics for Private Cloud
Wagner’s Ring | 5/30/2017

Private cloud version of its public cloud service to allow enterprises to manage network performance.

Cloud, Analytics Help HR Team Manage Employee Turnover
Scott Ferguson | 5/30/2017

LCS manages some 23,000 employees across more than 33 states. The cloud and new analytics capabilities are helping the company get a handle on employee turnover and retention.

5 Facts About Cloud Service Brokers
News Analysis | 5/30/2017

The middleman has gotten a bad rep lately. In the cloud business, however, your middleman cloud services broker might be the best thing that's ever happened to the enterprise. Here's why.

In the Cloud, CFOs Have a Say, Too
Scott Ferguson | 5/29/2017

In the cloud era, the entire C-suite has a say over what technology business invest in. This means the CFO, too.

Zayo's CTO: Respect the Infrastructure!
LRTV Interviews | 5/29/2017

At BCE, Zayo's CTO Jack Waters talks about the critical role of infrastructure and the changing customer landscape for network providers.

Google's Brin Is Building the World's Biggest Airship and We Want to Ride
Wagner’s Ring | 5/26/2017

Google co-founder Sergey Brin plans to use the airship for humanitarian missions and as a luxury yacht.

Versa Seeks to Cloudify Branch Networking
Wagner’s Ring | 5/26/2017

Networking startup looking to slash the proliferation of hardware devices in branch offices.

Cloud Keeps Shifting Tech Spending Away From IT
Scott Ferguson | 5/26/2017

The cloud is enabling a lot of innovation for IT, but democratizing effects are also shifting dollars away from IT to other parts of the enterprise.

CenturyLink: Biz Needs Better Digital Strategy
News Analysis | 5/25/2017

Global survey shows most companies know digital disruption is lurking but only about half have their own transformation strategy.

Rackspace Acquires TriCore, Eyes Enterprise Apps Management
Scott Ferguson | 5/25/2017

The day after appointing a new CEO, Rackspace announced that it's acquiring TriCore Solutions and will start offering enterprise application management to customers.

Red Hat Acquires Codenvy in Cloud, Container Play
Scott Ferguson | 5/25/2017

Red Hat has inked a deal to acquire Codenvy for an undisclosed sum, and will add its technology to its OpenShift.io environment.

At Amazon, It's OK to Be Gray
Wagner’s Ring | 5/25/2017

Amazon Web Services bucks the tech trend by hiring older workers to top positions.

Rackspace Taps EarthLink Executive Joe Eazor as New CEO
Scott Ferguson | 5/24/2017

Rackspace has picked EarthLink CEO Joe Eazor as its new chief executive after Taylor Rhodes left the company in early May.

Cisco Looks to Spin IoT Success out of Failure
Scott Ferguson | 5/24/2017

Cisco is releasing a new IoT management platform that promises to fix the high rate of IoT failures. It's also partnering with Microsoft on edge computing.

Forcepoint Takes Cloud Security Beyond the Perimeter
News Analysis | 5/24/2017

Uses analytics to find individuals – and malware masquerading as individuals – that threaten the organization.

IBM Brings Open Databases to Private Cloud
Scott Ferguson | 5/24/2017

IBM is looking to bring a new database-as-a-service offering to its private cloud users, giving them access to a range of services, including MongoDB, PostgreSQL and MySQL.

Citrix Workspace Service Gets Security, Machine Learning Boost
Scott Ferguson | 5/23/2017

At its Synergy show, Citrix plans to update its Workspace service with added security and analytics.

Java Inventor Gosling Flies to Amazon
News Analysis | 5/23/2017

The former Sun, Google and disgruntled Oracle employee jumps ship to AWS.

Masergy Expands SD-WAN Options
News Analysis | 5/23/2017

New SD-WAN Go options enables zero-touch provisioning of service for companies that want to keep MPLS but dump some traffic locally.

Windstream Brings SDN to Wavelengths
News Analysis | 5/22/2017

New SDNow service first of company's new offers and targets wholesale market linking data centers, carrier hotels and PoPs.

Facebook Feeds Bandwidth-Hungry Users
Wagner’s Ring | 5/22/2017

Facebook is building out its networking infrastructure to provide for the needs of nearly 2 billion active users.

Facebook Flexes Networking Muscles
News Analysis | 5/22/2017

Facebook is bulking up its network to meet bandwidth demands of its hungry, growing user base.

Killing Cloud Giants: 4 Reasons to Consider Smaller Service Providers
News Analysis | 5/22/2017

AWS, Azure and Google all get the headlines, but enterprises should take a hard look at what smaller cloud providers can provide. Here are four points to consider.

Microsoft Eyes Azure Cloud Expansion in Africa
Scott Ferguson | 5/19/2017

Microsoft will offer Azure, along with other cloud services, to users in Africa from data centers based in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

IBM: C-Suite Starting to See Blockchain Potential
Scott Ferguson | 5/19/2017

An IBM study finds that about a third of C-suite executives are using or considering blockchain as part of their technology plans.

Google's TPU Chips Beef Up Machine Learning
Scott Ferguson | 5/18/2017

Google plans to add its next-generation Tensor Processing Units to its Google Compute Engine as way of increasing the power of machine learning.

VMware: How to Get the Most From Hybrid Cloud
Wagner’s Ring | 5/18/2017

Hybrid cloud can help enterprises enhance agility, optimize cost, and increase innovation – if done right. VMware shares some pointers.

Cisco Cutting 1,100 More Jobs, Forecasts Revenue Decline
Scott Ferguson | 5/17/2017

Cisco is still trying to restructure its business around cloud, security and software, but it's a rough road ahead as the company will cut another 1,100 jobs. It also forecast revenue losses next quarter.

Enterprise Cloud Tortures Telcos
Wagner’s Ring | 5/17/2017

Enterprises demand the same flexibility from service provider networks that they're accustomed to getting in compute and storage from cloud providers. Service providers are challenged meeting that demand.

Enterprises Demand On-Demand Networks
News Analysis | 5/17/2017

Enterprises demand the same on-demand networking services from carriers that they're used to getting with compute and storage from Amazon and other hypercloud providers.

SDN Means 'Speed Da Network' for Cloud Provider Navisite
News Analysis | 5/17/2017

In the cloud, network agility often lags compute and storage. Cloud provider Navisite is looking to fix that.

Comcast Woos the Enterprise With SD-WAN
News Analysis | 5/16/2017

Comcast gets the enterprise cloud services bug.

IBM, Nutanix Bond Over Hyperconverged
Scott Ferguson | 5/16/2017

IBM and Nutanix are looking to make their own footprint in the hyperconverged cloud market with a new partnership.

Google Cloud Spanner Hits General Availability
Scott Ferguson | 5/16/2017

Cloud Spanner, Google's home-cooked database, is now generally available through the search company's public cloud.

3 Lessons for Building Cloud Services Teams
News Analysis | 5/16/2017

As the cloud changes business, IT leaders need to rethink how their teams are deployed. Here's why a 'cloud services team' is one answer worth considering.

Console Connect Targets Cloud Lock-In
News Analysis | 5/16/2017

The company's CloudNexus network for enterprise cloud connectivity gains the capability for efficiently moving data between clouds, as well as new automation features.

Edge Content Drives Telia Carrier Expansion
News Analysis | 5/16/2017

New routes and new PoPs in Milan help its customers push their content closer to the end users in multiple markets.

AT&T Wants OCP to Consider uCPE Spec
News Analysis | 5/15/2017

Network operator asks to create team within OCP to develop a spec for CPE hardware on which virtualized network functions will run.

VMware Acquires Apteligent for Mobile App Management
Scott Ferguson | 5/15/2017

Following on its Wavefront acquisition, VMware is buying Apteligent to bolster its mobile application development capabilities across different clouds.

Apple Quietly Acquires Machine Learning Specialist Lattice Dark
Scott Ferguson | 5/15/2017

Apple's latest acquisition, Lattice Dark, is using machine learning and AI to unlock 'dark' data.

Canonical Doubles Down on Enterprise Cloud, IoT
Scott Ferguson | 5/15/2017

As Canonical prepares to make a bigger run at cloud and IoT, the head of its cloud business says the company is starting to grow up.

CenturyLink Beefs Up SAP Support
News Analysis | 5/15/2017

New managed offering, developed with Cisco, makes it easier for enterprises who want to migrate to SAP Hana to do so.

Land Rover Jaguar: 'Driven by IT'
News Analysis | 5/15/2017

From virtual reality to autonomous cars, IT is driving change at Land Rover Jaguar and the entire automotive industry.

Augmented Reality Gets to Work
News Analysis | 5/12/2017

It's not just for fun and games – virtual reality and augmented reality have potential to increase productivity.

Dude Plays 'Bohemian Rhapsody' on Weird Homemade Marimba at Dell EMC World
Wagner’s Ring | 5/12/2017

Seriously. Check out the video.

Cisco Buying AI Specialist MindMeld for $125M
Scott Ferguson | 5/11/2017

Cisco is looking to add some AI flavor to its collaboration products.

Royal Bank of Scotland Banks On Cloud
News Analysis | 5/11/2017

After a tough few years of financial crises and service outages, RBS is looking to IT and cloud to help drive transformation.

AI Is Coming for Highly Skilled Jobs, Too
Scott Ferguson | 5/11/2017

It now appears that getting that advanced degree is pointless after all. A Gartner report finds AI can take jobs in medicine and law as well as IT.

Microsoft Azure Beefs Up Cloud-Based Database Support
Scott Ferguson | 5/10/2017

Microsoft is rolling out its own cloud database called Azure Cosmos DB, and offering support for open source databases MySQL and PostgreSQL.

Payphone? What's a Payphone?
News Analysis | 5/10/2017

Tech business consultant Jordan Howard inadvertently became an example of what she was trying to describe when she forgot the word for 'payphone.'

Rackspace Getting Used to Turmoil
Scott Ferguson | 5/10/2017

While at the OpenStack Summit to help promote the platform it helped create, Rackspace's CTO addressed changes within the company's leadership.

IBM Brings Data Science Experience to Private Cloud
Scott Ferguson | 5/10/2017

Originally launched for public cloud, IBM has now created a version of its Data Science Experience for private cloud deployments.

Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Most Innovative Cloud Service
News Analysis | 5/9/2017

Three companies – AT&T, Digital Realty and Telstra – made the shortlist with very different services.

IoT Couldn't Help the Atlanta Falcons, but It Can Help You
Scott Ferguson | 5/9/2017

The latest Enterprise Cloud News webinar is all about IoT and cloud.

GE Gets Healthy With OpenStack, Remote Managed Private Cloud
Scott Ferguson | 5/9/2017

GE is using a combination of OpenStack and a new service called remote managed private cloud to help the company with healthcare.

How Dell Absorbed EMC Into the Cloud
News Analysis | 5/9/2017

Dell described how it will use assets from its traditional business and last year's EMC acquisition to address the enterprise cloud market.

Michael Dell: We're Seeing Public Cloud 'Boomerang Effect'
News Analysis | 5/8/2017

Companies that go all in on public cloud are missing out on optimization and efficiency, says Dell Technologies honcho. Of course he has to say that.

OpenStack Foundation Fires Back at Critics
Scott Ferguson | 5/8/2017

With some criticism coming in as of late, the OpenStack Foundation kicked off its annual summit with a defense of the platform, as well as outlining some changes for the future.

How About a Las Vegas Photowalk Before Dell EMC World?
Slide Shows | 5/8/2017

No drones, darling.

Dell EMC Places Big Bets on Hyperconverged in Vegas
Scott Ferguson | 5/8/2017

As the Dell EMC World show kicks off in Las Vegas this week, the company is betting on hyperconverged infrastructure as its ticket to cloud customers.

CenturyLink's Data Centers Get a New Spin at Cyxtera
News Analysis | 5/8/2017

New firm, led by Terremark's former CEO, combines CenturyLink's global data center footprint with four security software specialists, sets goal of integrated services.

Employees & the Cloud: 3 Ways to Nurture IT Talent
News Analysis | 5/8/2017

The cloud is changing the enterprise, as well the employees who work within it. It's time to change the way your business develops and nurtures its IT talent.

Seizing the Enterprise Market Opportunity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/8/2017

With many larger firms now seeking cloud-based commercial services, service providers have a unique chance to make new inroads and capture greater market share.

CenturyLink Revs Up Enterprise Engine
News Analysis | 5/5/2017

Post-merger with Level 3, carrier will be heavily focused on enterprise business including managed IT, but can it compete?

Domino's Cloud Service Switches Off Lawn Sprinklers for Delivery Guy
News Analysis | 5/5/2017

At Domino's, PaaS stands for pizza-as-a-service.

OpenStack's Dead & Mirantis Dumped It? Not According to Vodafone
News Analysis | 5/5/2017

Vodafone will use Mirantis OpenStack for its Vodafone Ocean cloud.

SevOne, Red Hat Team on NFV Service Assurance
News Analysis | 5/4/2017

Companies announce combination of SevOne's service assurance system with Red Hat's NFVi.

Cisco Buys Analytics Assets From Saggezza
Scott Ferguson | 5/4/2017

Cisco is moving deeper into cloud and analytics, and has acquired assets and people from Saggezza to fortify these plans.

Dell EMC Brings Its Hybrid Cloud to Azure Stack
Scott Ferguson | 5/4/2017

Dell EMC is looking to bring its hybrid cloud offerings to Microsoft's new Azure Stack as the two companies eye the enterprise data center.

Cloud & Hosting Outpacing Traditional IT Spending – Report
Scott Ferguson | 5/4/2017

Enterprises of all sizes are expected to spend more on cloud and hosting services than on overall IT in 2017, according to a new survey.

Rackspace CEO Rhodes Hits the Road
News Analysis | 5/3/2017

Rhodes is taking a gig as CEO of an unnamed smaller company, as Rackspace President Jeff Cotten steps in as acting CEO.

Cloud Delivers Jolt for Jordanian Power Company
Scott Ferguson | 5/3/2017

In Jordan, JEPCO is the main supplier of electricity to homes and businesses. Now, the company is looking to see whether the cloud can deliver a new level of service to its customers.

Cloud Drives Infosys Plan to Bring 10K Jobs To US
News Analysis | 5/3/2017

In the face of criticism from President Donald Trump that Infosys and other outsourcing firms are taking jobs from Americans, Infosys plans to open four tech and innovation hubs in the US, starting in Indiana.

IBM Scoops Up Cloud Assets From Verizon
News Analysis | 5/2/2017

IBM is using Verizon assets to build out its strategic cloud business.

Verizon Ditches Enterprise Cloud in IBM Deal
News Analysis | 5/2/2017

Verizon sees no blue skies ahead for its enterprise cloud business, sells the unit off to IBM.

Data Center Deals Not Slowing Managed Services Push
News Analysis | 5/2/2017

CenturyLink and Verizon both completed sales of data centers this week but say they will now be resellers of what they once owned.

Docker Replaces Golub With SAP Vet as CEO
Scott Ferguson | 5/2/2017

Docker is switching leaders with former SAP executive Steve Singh taking over for Ben Golub, as it faces stiff competition from Kubernetes.

MEF Leaps Into SDN-NFV Skills Fray
News Analysis | 5/2/2017

New Third Network Professional Certification Framework promises training and certification in NFV, SDN, orchestration and more.

Red Hat Looks to Take the Pain From Kubernetes & Containers
News Analysis | 5/2/2017

In a bid to broaden its appeal, Red Hat introduced OpenShift.io, a free online development environment to simplify Kubernetes and containers.

Rackspace CTO Talks Cloud, OpenStack & the Power of Small Groups
Scott Ferguson | 5/2/2017

As CTO of Rackspace, John Engates is helping steer the company through several changes, including its transformation to a private company, its relationship to OpenStack and the challenges posed by the cloud.

Cisco Looks to $610M Viptela Acquisition to Simplify SD-WAN
News Analysis | 5/1/2017

Viptela provides cloud-based SD-WAN that's designed to be easy to manage, complementing Cisco's existing IWAN and Meraki SD-WAN services.

Uptime: Most Apps Still Live in Enterprise Data Centers
Scott Ferguson | 5/1/2017

The Uptime Institute has released its annual data center report, which finds that despite all the cloud talk, most business apps remain in-house.

Seven-Plus Risks & Barriers to Cloud Migration
News Analysis | 5/1/2017

Failure to plan strategically and siloed execution are among the pitfalls that can handicap cloud deployments, according to practitioners responsible for some of the biggest cloud deployments around.

How a Consulting Firm Brings Cloud Lessons to Clients
Scott Ferguson | 5/1/2017

As a consulting firm, Peloton has 100% in the cloud – and now it is sharing its experience of the process to clients.

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