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A10 Discloses $6.5M Appcito Purchase Price
News Analysis | 7/29/2016

$6.5 million gives the application delivery controller appliance vendor a cloud business unit.

Google Minds Machine Learning
News Analysis | 7/28/2016

While Google posted strong numbers based on its advertising revenues, the company CEO was more interested in peering into the future.

Amazon Kisses $10B Annual Cloud Revenue
News Analysis | 7/28/2016

Amazon reported its fifth consecutive quarter of profitability, with AWS helping push.

Telecom Carriers Reassess What Is Core... Again
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/28/2016

Many of the largest public cloud providers dominate the data center sector but are now looking to outsource that business in an increasingly competitive market.

Oracle Acquires NetSuite for $9.3B to Boost Cloud Apps
News Analysis | 7/28/2016

Beefs up Oracle's cloud-based business software while bringing together two companies that already had close financial and personal ties.

Light Reading Beyond
From the Founder | 7/28/2016

Light Reading today starts a new voyage as part of a larger Enterprise.

Riverbed Buying Aternity for Endpoint Management
News Analysis | 7/28/2016

Beefing up Riverbed's cloud application monitoring game.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg: Pokémon Go Fan
News Analysis | 7/27/2016

It's not just a game -- it's part of the future of sharing, and of Facebook, Zuckerberg says.

A10 Buys Appcito for Hybrid Cloud Muscle
News Analysis | 7/26/2016

Appcito becomes A10's cloud business unit, complementing its existing hardware product line.

Mirantis: 'We'll Probably Piss Off' OpenStack
News Analysis | 7/26/2016

To enhance manageability of OpenStack clouds, Mirantis is rearchitecting the software to run on Kubernetes. But the effort could conflict with work being done in OpenStack's own Magnum project.

MEF Shows Off First Open Connectivity Service
News Analysis | 7/25/2016

Cisco and Amartus are leading the first use case for MEF's OpenCS initiative, focused on Packet WAN services.

Ericsson Ejects CEO Vestberg
News Analysis | 7/25/2016

Pressure tells as Ericsson's board ousts Hans Vestberg following the latest financial disappointments.

Huawei Reports 40% H1 Sales Growth But Margins Suffer
News Analysis | 7/25/2016

While much of the rest of the communications technology sector hunts in vain for improving revenues, Huawei shifts up another gear but its margins dip.

ONOS, ONF Create Integrated NFV Approach
News Analysis | 7/21/2016

Combining the CORD project with a new open-source leaf-spine fabric for data centers is enabling ONOS and ONF to deliver a total NFV solution for operators.

Verizon's Next With VNFs
News Analysis | 7/21/2016

The Verizon business unit rolls out three virtual network services on a managed, on-demand basis, offering total flexibility and deployment choices.

Google Launches West Coast Cloud Region, Natural Language Tools
News Analysis | 7/20/2016

Reducing latency for West Coast cloud customers and making it easier for apps to understand plain spoken English.

Microsoft Butters Up Land O'Lakes, Lands Boeing, Friends Facebook
News Analysis | 7/20/2016

Microsoft inks high-profile cloud deals with three very different companies.

Microsoft: Every Cloud Customer a Potential Software Partner
News Analysis | 7/20/2016

Deals like the one Microsoft recently announced with Boeing, where Microsoft Azure will run Boeing's commercial aviation analytics tools, will become more common, company executives said on Microsoft's quarterly earnings call.

Ericsson CEO: Cisco Merger Not On the Cards
News Analysis | 7/20/2016

The Swedish vendor may be on the defensive but there's no suggestion that its partnership with Cisco will develop into a full merger, says CEO Hans Vestberg.

IBM Cloud Gains Aren't Enough
News Analysis | 7/19/2016

The cloud and cognitive computing business is up for IBM, but traditional IT continues its downward spiral, according to quarterly earnings reported Monday.

VMware Revenues Leap on Networking, Cloud
News Analysis | 7/18/2016

The company sees strong growth as it transitions from traditional server virtualization to SDN, storage networking and cloud.

AT&T Offers Network Functions On Demand... Sort Of
News Analysis | 7/18/2016

AT&T is offering a virtual network functions using its international cloud platform; but while the service might be cutting edge, the business model wears an old school badge.

AT&T Launches Network Functions on Demand
LRTV Interviews | 7/17/2016

Roman Pacewicz, Senior Vice President, Offer Management & Service Integration, AT&T Business Solutions, discusses the operator's launch of its Network Functions on Demand service.

Cisco Live: Who Needs Flying Cars?
Slide Shows | 7/15/2016

Futuristic technology was on display at the Cisco Live conference. And service providers have to provide the bandwidth to make it go.

By the Numbers: AWS' Latency Vulnerability
News Analysis | 7/14/2016

AWS is the leading cloud service, but latency on AWS connections is consistently higher compared to its top rivals. So for some applications, working with Azure or Softlayer might be preferable.

Plexxi Brings Fluidity to Aligned Data Centers' Network
News Analysis | 7/14/2016

Software-controlled switch is deployed as single infrastructure inside the data center and over dark fiber connections to carrier hotels.

Cisco's Kanouff: Service Providers Squeezed Between Demand & Revenue
News Analysis | 7/14/2016

There's more bandwidth demand but not more money to go with it, says the new head of Cisco's service provider business.

Cisco Faces Up to Hypercloud Threat
Wagner’s Ring | 7/13/2016

Facebook, Amazon and Google mostly don't buy branded technology for their networks – they build their own. That's a threat to Cisco – is it up to the challenge?

Hypervisor Market Has Room for Growth
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/12/2016

Virtualization is continuing to grow extraordinarily, and vendors are finding that hypervisors have a chance to shine, offering consolidation, safety and security.

Cisco's Robbins: With IoT & Cloud, Services Beat Products
News Analysis | 7/12/2016

Businesses that now sell products will primarily provide services for recurring revenue – a transition now underway at Cisco itself.

Cisco Navigates Risky Path to Cloud Opportunities
News Analysis | 7/11/2016

Cisco is working to meet the challenging transition from rigid, hardware-based networks to flexible cloud nets based on software and programmable APIs.

Siris Snatches Up Polycom, Leaving Mitel Bereft
News Analysis | 7/8/2016

Mitel had a deal to acquire Polycom for $1.96 billion, but Siris Capital made a better offer.

Facebook Separates Media From the Cloud
MariNation | 7/7/2016

Not everything belongs in the cloud.

Facebook Hires Top Tesla Exec for 'Building 8' Lab
News Analysis | 7/7/2016

Rich Heley will join a team working on hardware innovation.

Kubernetes 1.3 Steps Up for Hybrid Clouds
News Analysis | 7/6/2016

The new version of the open source container orchestration software supports deploying services across multiple cloud platforms, improved scaling and automation.

Container Security Startup Twistlock Raises $10M
News Analysis | 7/6/2016

Twistlock is pitching itself as the number-one option for enterprises looking to make their containers secure.

What Can NFV Learn From OCP?
Column | 7/6/2016

NFV and mobile edge computing are exciting industry developments but they require hardware evolution just as much as software evolution, argues Chloe Jian Ma.

Eurobites: Ericsson Firms Up Fiber Services With Abentel Buy
News Analysis | 7/6/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre seeks level playing field; Openreach trials new ducts-and-poles processes; Digital Realty completes on Equinix data centers acquisition.

Enterprise Market Fuels Small Cell Growth
LRTV Interviews | 7/5/2016

Small Cell Forum's Sue Monahan explains how the enterprise and urban markets are particularly powering small cell growth now.

Telstra Adds Software, Cloud Smarts With Readify Buy
News Analysis | 7/4/2016

Australian incumbent has acquired application, cloud and software development specialist Readify to further bolster its digital transformation capabilities.

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