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Networking Is Eating VMware
News Analysis | 5/31/2018

Networking is becoming as big or bigger than VMware's traditional compute business, executives say.

Guavus CEO Faizel Lakhani: AI & Going Beyond the Pipe
CxO Spotlight | 5/31/2018

Faizel Lakhani has always said selling pipes is not the end game for service providers. With Guavus' AI technology and real-time analytics, he hopes to be the first to tell them what's next.

Telcos Must Go Cloud-Native to Compete
News Analysis | 5/31/2018

Customer demand for new services is driving carriers to cloud architectures.

MetTel's Fox: The Struggle to Scale When Going Cloud Native
LRTV Documentaries | 5/25/2018

Edward Fox, VP of Network Services for MetTel, says while MetTel has made strides in going cloud native at the application layer, challenges remain in scaling the "lower layer routing and switching functions."

CenturyLink's Feger: Automation Sets You Free
News Analysis | 5/24/2018

Network automation can let your best people address your most challenging problems by freeing them from mundane network operations, says CenturyLink's James Feger at Light Reading's Big Communications Event.

Time for an Edge Computing Reckoning
MariNation | 5/23/2018

There's still a lot of ambivalence from operators around edge computing, and the killer app for many of them is anything that helps deliver more bits for less money.

The Light Reading Hall of Fame: The 2018 Inductees
News Analysis | 5/23/2018

Now more than ever, our latest Hall of Fame inductees are changing every part of this industry, from the core infrastructure to the services in the cloud.

Are Oracle's Aggressive Sales Tactics Backfiring?
News Analysis | 5/22/2018

Oracle is threatening customers of its on-premises software with expensive audits in an effort to drive them to the cloud, according to a report on The Information.

Adobe Gets Creative in the Cloud With $1.68B Magento Purchase
News Analysis | 5/21/2018

Part of Adobe's effort to create an end-to-end system for e-commerce, going up against Salesforce and Oracle.

Oh the Humanity! AT&T's Airship Open Infrastructure Project Takes Off
News Analysis | 5/21/2018

Working with Intel and SKT, AT&T has developed an open source project to make it easier to build, manage and update clouds.

Rackspace climbs the cloud stack
News Analysis | 5/21/2018

Rackspace is getting into the enterprise transformation racket.

BCE 2018 Recap: Automation Nation & the Big Fight at the Edge
LRTV Interviews | 5/18/2018

Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Phil Harvey sum up the whole show in five minutes. That's after we cut out the 75 minutes of food-and-coffee commentary.

Rackspace Snaps Up Salesforce Specialist RelationEdge
News Analysis | 5/17/2018

Expands Rackspace's business from IaaS and PaaS into SaaS.

Google Absorbing Enterprise Big Data Startup
News Analysis | 5/17/2018

Cask Data develops an open source platform that helps enterprises deploy big data applications using Hadoop.

Cisco: Revenue Slump? What Revenue Slump?
News Analysis | 5/16/2018

Cisco is putting a bad two years of financial results behind it, but service provider revenue is a dark spot.

White House Axes Top Cybersecurity Role, Strengthens Agency CIOs
News Analysis | 5/16/2018

White House says it's reducing bureaucracy.

Oracle Boosts Machine Learning With DataScience.com Buy
News Analysis | 5/16/2018

Oracle will integrate DataScience.com into the Oracle Cloud Platform.

Rackspace Launches Kubernetes-as-a-Service
News Analysis | 5/16/2018

New offering will help enterprises get the most from managed Kubernetes in the multi-cloud.

Eurobites: Telefónica Journeys Further Into the Cloud With AWS
News Analysis | 5/16/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson deploys machine learning for SoftBank; Italtel plays part in network automation; Elisa seeks AI-powered light-bulb moment.

HPE to Acquire Plexxi for Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Muscle
News Analysis | 5/15/2018

Plexxi adds software-defined networking technology to complement compute and storage networking in HPE's hyperconverged infrastructure.

Rotterdam Sets Sail Toward Self-Driving Ships
Wagner’s Ring | 5/15/2018

IBM and Cisco are working with Europe's largest port to reduce fuel consumption and other costs and improve safety.

Four Cloud Skills Every Network Admin Needs
Column | 5/15/2018

For network admins used to wrangling on-premises networks, cloud networks are different animals to tame.

Leading Lights 2018: The Winners
News Analysis | 5/15/2018

Find out which companies have landed the 2018 Leading Lights Awards.

Announcing...WiC's 2018 Leading Lights Winners
Que Sera Sarah | 5/15/2018

Congratulations to AT&T's Anne Chow, CableLab's Dr. Jennifer Andreoli-Fang and Movandi's Maryam Rofougaran, our 2018 WiC Leading Lights winners.

ADVA Moves Encryption Into Software to Protect Cloud-Based Apps
News Analysis | 5/15/2018

Ensemble Connector now supports deploying software-based encryption at multiple endpoints, including public cloud sites and customer premises.

CenturyLink Exec: Enterprise Success Is All About the Network
News Analysis | 5/14/2018

Ed Morche says the company will continue to invest in wireline infrastructure and focus on the best on-net service experience.

Photos: Red Hat Gets Hot & Sweaty
Slide Shows | 5/11/2018

Enterprise container support, partnerships with Microsoft and IBM, and an alarming lack of baked goods and non-dairy coffee whiteners were highlights of Red Hat Summit.

Microsoft & IBM Partner With Red Hat: Why You Should Care
News Analysis | 5/11/2018

Not just the usual partnership happy clappy – the deals are a big step to moving containers and Kubernetes into the enterprise.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Company of the Year (Public)
Shades of Ray | 5/10/2018

The shortlist for the Company of the Year (Public) category features eight impressive contenders.

Amadeus Flies With Open Source
News Analysis | 5/10/2018

The IT solution provider for the travel industry uses Red Hat OpenShift for business agility and to avoid cloud lock-in.

New Service Providers Powered by SDN, AI, Aim for Fast, Simple Service Delivery
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

PacketFabric and Netrolix represent a wave of new network operators able to leverage SDN and AI technologies to deliver services without long commitments or complicated contracts.

Red Hat Pushes Serverless, Locks Horns With Amazon & Google
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

Red Hat is painting a target on Amazon on Google and streamlining application development, with support for serverless computing.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative SD-WAN Product Strategy (Vendor)
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

Cisco, Huawei Technologies, LiveAction, Nuage Networks, VeloCloud by VMWare and Versa Networks emerged as the top contenders for delivering the most innovative SD-WAN product/platform during the past year.

Nutanix Busts Out to Hybrid Cloud
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

The hyperconverged infrastructure vendor is expanding into software-defined networking, database provisioning and multicloud cost controls and compliance.

Red Hat Partners With Microsoft & IBM for Hybrid Cloud Power
News Analysis | 5/8/2018

Partnerships with two of the biggest public cloud providers strengthen Red Hat's hybrid cloud portfolio.

MacNeil Brings Wholesale Swagger Back to FiberLight
News Analysis | 5/8/2018

Veteran telecom exec will 'rebalance' the company to give more emphasis to the market for content, mobile backhaul and DCI.

Red Hat Beefs Up OpenShift Automation, Based on CoreOS Acquisition
News Analysis | 5/8/2018

Red Hat is enhancing automation for 'Day 2' operations on its OpenShift cloud platform, based on technology acquired with CoreOS in January.

Freedom From Lock-In Drives Cloud Foundry
News Analysis | 5/8/2018

Cloud Foundry users demand flexibility and interoperability, even where Cloud Foundry isn't the answer.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative IoT/M2M Strategy (Vendor)
News Analysis | 5/7/2018

Amazon Web Services, Huawei Technologies, Nokia, Nordic Semiconductor and Verimatrix are transforming how we live and work.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative SD-WAN Service
News Analysis | 5/7/2018

AT&T, Telus, GTT and more made the shortlist for 'Most Innovative SD-WAN Service,' awarded to the company that has launched the most innovative SD-WAN service for enterprise and/or small or midsized corporate users during the past year.

Mesosphere Scores $125M in Hot Multicloud Orchestration Market
News Analysis | 5/7/2018

$125 million will help Mesosphere stay cool as the multicloud orchestration market gets hotter and more competitive.

Slideshow: Dell Goes to the Dogs
Slide Shows | 5/4/2018

Canines conquer computer company's customer confab.

Consolidated Communications Goes Cross-Country With SD-WAN
News Analysis | 5/3/2018

The service provider is deploying VMware's VeloCloud SD-WAN service across its 24-state market.

WiC Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Inspiring Woman in Comms
Que Sera Sarah | 5/3/2018

Four worthy women from the worlds of cable, the enterprise, data centers and B/OSS make our shortlist for the year's Most Inspiring Woman in Comms.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative Business Cloud Service
News Analysis | 5/2/2018

AT&T, Comcast, Orange and Telenet each bring something different to innovating in cloud services.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative Edge Computing Strategy
News Analysis | 5/2/2018

The envelope please...

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Outstanding Transformation Strategy, Service Provider
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

Colt, Intelsat and Reliance Jio are the finalists for transformation strategy in 2018, for three very different efforts.

Cisco Acquires AI Firm for $270M – CEO to Head Collaboration
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

Accompany CEO Amy Chang replaces Rowan Trollope, who's leaving to become CEO of another company.

Top 5 Drivers for Multicloud
Column | 5/1/2018

Organizations are going to multiple public cloud providers, as well as on-premises private cloud, to meet business needs, says Kip Compton, vice president of Cisco Cloud Platform and Solutions Group.

VMware Takes On Cisco & Juniper With Network Vision
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

VMware fits recently acquired VeloCloud into a networking strategy that makes the data center one nexus for applications and data among many, stretching from the edge to the cloud.

Cisco Pushes Kubernetes to Brownfield
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

Adds Kubernetes support to AppDynamics and CloudCenter to integrate orchestration of legacy and containerized applications.

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