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Juniper's Cloud CPE Makes the Grade
News Analysis | 6/30/2016

Light Reading commissioned EANTC to test Juniper's Cloud CPE product and the NFV solution impressed the evaluation team.

Red Hat Builds Out Enterprise Cloud Application Stack
News Analysis | 6/29/2016

New analytics and multi-cloud management tools follow a busy week of product announcements for Red Hat.

Jabil Leverages Cloud to Improve Manufacturing
News Analysis | 6/29/2016

Manufacturing giant tapping into cloud-based analytics from Microsoft Azure to reduce failures on the assembly line.

Brexit: It's Hard to See an Upside
Shades of Ray | 6/29/2016

The UK's decision to quit the European Union has had global reverberations but it's hard to tell exactly how bad the aftershocks will be.

OVH Puts Its Optical Faith in Cisco
News Analysis | 6/28/2016

Major hosting company shifts from Infinera to Cisco for its optical transport platform as it expands its fiber network and data center empire.

Cisco Buys Startup CloudLock for $293M
News Analysis | 6/28/2016

Cisco buy gives it a bigger presence in cloud security.

Red Hat Adds Variety to Container Management
News Analysis | 6/28/2016

Adds support for use cases from laptop to production servers. Also adding storage support.

Juniper Enables Cloud-Enabled Branch
News Analysis | 6/28/2016

Connecting branch offices to cloud services with minimal on-site IT.

Red Hat Updates JBoss for Cloud Migration
News Analysis | 6/27/2016

Enterprises can move existing applications to the cloud using new JBoss tools.

Twilio IPO: Stock Soars 92%
News Analysis | 6/24/2016

Cloud-based communications platform specialist Twilio listed on the NYSE and saw its stock almost double on day one of trading.

Red Hat Buys 3Scale for API Management
News Analysis | 6/23/2016

Adds an important piece to Red Hat's cloud and application stack.

Microsoft Boosts Azure Container Support
News Analysis | 6/22/2016

Connecting public and private clouds running Windows and Linux.

Arista Co-Founder Backs Network Automation Startup
News Analysis | 6/22/2016

The Apstra Operating System is designed to provide holistic vendor-neutral network management and automation.

Data Center Drives 400G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/21/2016

As data traffic continues to expand quickly each year, demand for 400G connections also expands, making way for numerous opportunities for vendors who make 400G components.

AWS CEO: Enterprise Data Center Is Doomed
News Analysis | 6/21/2016

'Very few companies will own their own data centers,' says AWS CEO Andy Jassy.

BCE 2016: Dell & the New World Order
LRTV Documentaries | 6/21/2016

Dell's Jim Ganthier on how the very essence of enterprise is being affected by digital disruption – and how the cloud can help companies find a path forward.

Docker Targets Google Kubernetes
News Analysis | 6/20/2016

Container orchestration for non-super-geniuses.

Microsoft Gets Baked in Cannabis Cloud
News Analysis | 6/20/2016

Microsoft is partnering with Kind Financial, a Los Angeles startup, to offer cloud (ha ha no seriously) software to help governments ensure marijuana businesses remain regulatory compliant.

Apple Boosts the Enterprise Cloud
News Analysis | 6/17/2016

Improvements to messaging, voice recognition and customer privacy were on the menu for enterprise cloud at Apple's big developers' conference this week.

Under Microsoft, LinkedIn's Big Cloud Plans Face Uncertain Future
News Analysis | 6/16/2016

LinkedIn has ambitious plans to migrate its infrastructure to a private cloud, but the social network's acquisition by Microsoft places that in doubt.

Cisco Launches Data Center Analytics for Obsessives
News Analysis | 6/15/2016

Tetration Analytics is designed to automate monitoring 'every packet, every flow, every speed' in data centers.

Microsoft & LinkedIn: Marriage Made in the Cloud
News Analysis | 6/15/2016

Two companies with complementary missions and business challenges hope the sum is bigger than the parts.

What Is SDNFV & Why Should You Use It?
Column | 6/14/2016

SDN and NFV are more than just networking acquaintances, believes Open Networking Foundation (ONF) Executive Director Dan Pitt.

CenturyLink Thinks Inside ElasticBox
News Analysis | 6/14/2016

Addition of multi-cloud management platform and integration into CL Cloud will enable major flexibility for enterprise IT customers.

CenturyLink Buys Cloud App Management Specialist ElasticBox
News Analysis | 6/14/2016

Acquisition of ElasticBox pushes CSP deeper into enterprise IT efforts to manage applications and services across hybrid clouds, containers.

Apple WWDC News: Twitter Brings the Funny
Wagner’s Ring | 6/13/2016

The best Twitter jokes about Apple's big spring news.

VMware Grabs Arkin for Data Center Automation
News Analysis | 6/13/2016

Unifies compute, storage, networking and security in a single view, accelerating VMware's transition from server virtualization to cloud.

Microsoft Nabs LinkedIn for $26.2B
News Analysis | 6/13/2016

In a massive deal, Microsoft is buying the business-focused social networking site for $26.2 billion in cash.

Symantec Buys Blue Coat in $4.65B Deal
News Analysis | 6/13/2016

Struggling maker of Norton antivirus software gets a new CEO and a chance to rekindle its security sector fortunes with takeover move.

Big Switch Goes 'Defensive' With New Sales Boss
News Analysis | 6/13/2016

Ex-Gigamon sales VP Mike Hoffman specializes in customer 'land and expand.'

Upskill U on Security in Virtualized Networks
Kelsey's Grammar | 6/13/2016

At Upskill U, Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan addresses security solutions in the NFV environment.

Service Providers Keep Their Place in the Cisco Game of Thrones
News Analysis | 6/10/2016

Two steps down from the CEO's office, just like before. But quite a twisty path to get there.

Can US Market Barriers Come Down? Bill Owens Hopes So
Shades of Ray | 6/10/2016

CenturyLink Chairman Bill Owens believes the communications industry needs greater collaboration and, to achieve that, the US needs to lower some barriers.

Level 3 Jump-Starts Cloud Courses at Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar | 6/10/2016

On Light Reading's Upskill U, Chris McReynolds of Level 3 tackles latency challenges in cloud networks, explores SDN use cases and covers end-to-end hybrid cloud solutions.

ContainerX Debuts Multi-tenant Container Management
News Analysis | 6/10/2016

Supports Windows and Linux, bare metal and virtual machines in public and private cloud environments.

Midokura Scores $20.4M Funding for Cloud Networking
News Analysis | 6/8/2016

Looks to grow beyond roots, as private cloud may lack a long-term future.

BCE 2016: A Sea Change at Vodafone
LRTV Documentaries | 6/8/2016

Vodafone's group head of network virtualization, David Amzallag, takes a deep dive into Vodafone Ocean, the operator's transformation strategy.

BCE 2016: Focus on the Customer
LRTV Documentaries | 6/7/2016

For Chris MacFarland, chairman and CEO of Masergy, it's all about the customer experience, and how to make it better.

EdgeConneX Marks 2 Major Firsts
LRTV Interviews | 6/7/2016

Portland facility marks one of first deployments of Amazon Direct Connect outside major metro area, and one of first with Megaport SDN fabric.

Cloud Native Group Wants Telecom Input
News Analysis | 6/6/2016

Open source group Cloud Native Computing Foundation wants more telecom operators to join its user group and make their needs known.

Intuit's Not Scared of Cloud Vendor Lock-In
News Analysis | 6/6/2016

Intuit is going all in on Amazon Web Services.

Microsoft Sees AT&T & IBM as Scary Lessons – Report
News Analysis | 6/3/2016

The worry is that the on-premises software business could 'evaporate' in three years, as happened with AT&T's wireline business.

BCE 2016: The New Comms World Order
LRTV Documentaries | 6/2/2016

Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders outlines the growing importance of the communications industry's transformation to the world's broader industrial and social development.

Eurobites: Sigfox Adds Finland to IoT Empire
News Analysis | 6/2/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Actility's new boss; IBM buys EZsource; BT does cloud business; Gemalto chosen for Helsinki transport ticketing.

HPE Looks to Cloud28+ Partners to Drive Cloud Business
News Analysis | 6/2/2016

But Hewlett Packard Enterprise and its partners in the Cloud28+ program will need to generate revenue and customer wins to succeed.

Salesforce Scoops Up Demandware for $2.8B
News Analysis | 6/1/2016

Demandware will become the foundation of a 'billion dollar cloud' for Salesforce, company head Marc Benioff says.

The Life & Times of Pankaj Patel
Between the CEOs | 6/1/2016

Pankaj Patel, Cisco's departing Chief Development Officer, visits the Big Communications Event (BCE) and talks about his 20 years at the networking giant and how John Chambers instilled a customer-centric culture at the company.

Leading Lights 2016: Winners' Gallery
Slide Shows | 6/1/2016

See who picked up the 2016 Leading Lights awards at the gala dinner in Austin, Texas.

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