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Dell-EMC deal closes next week
News Analysis | 8/30/2016

After clearing Chinese regulatory approval, the two companies are looking to combine to create an enterprise, hybrid cloud, mobile and security powerhouse.

AI Paving the Way for 5G, IoT
News Analysis | 8/30/2016

Networks need to be smarter to handle anticipated traffic booms and network reshaping that 5G and IoT will bring.

VMware: Cloud Eliminating IT? That's 'Crazy'
News Analysis | 8/30/2016

Even in a cloud universe, apps still require manageability, security, compliance and IT departments to deliver them, say VMware executives.

Cisco Snaps Up ContainerX
News Analysis | 8/30/2016

Cisco has bought container-management specialist ContainerX for an undisclosed fee in a further sign of business diversification.

SDN + AI: A Powerful Combo for Better Networks
News Analysis | 8/29/2016

AT&T and Level 3 execs explain how AI and machine learning are being built into network platforms that deliver more reliability and security.

VMware Seeks Cloud Dominance by Building Bridges
News Analysis | 8/29/2016

New platform and orchestration tools are designed to let enterprises and service providers bridge public, private and hybrid clouds, including IBM, Google, Microsoft and Amazon.

Rackspace Sale Speeds Pivot to Cloud Support
News Analysis | 8/26/2016

Apollo Global Management is scooping up the cloud provider for $4.3 billion.

Eurobites: Ericsson Eases Estonia's Public Sector Into the Cloud
News Analysis | 8/26/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE does deal with Apple Music; Vivendi looks to cut costs at pay-TV unit; TV content rights shake-up in the offing across EU.

Verizon Enterprise CIO Plans Strategic IT Push
News Analysis | 8/25/2016

Vic Bhagat comes from EMC and GE and is planning to put IT at the center of VES strategy and sales.

SPs on SDN: This Stuff Ain't Easy
News Analysis | 8/24/2016

CenturyLink and Perseus execs share real-world experiences, reminding everyone there are no easy paths to virtualization.

Arista Banned From Importing Products – Cisco
News Analysis | 8/23/2016

Cisco says Arista can't bring products into the US, as a result of ongoing intellectual property litigation by Cisco against Arista.

NTT America Rides Channel Down Market
News Analysis | 8/23/2016

Company moving down market to offer a wholesale version of services to small to midsized businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies.

Arista Launches Real-Time Telemetry for Cloud Networks
News Analysis | 8/23/2016

Joins a field of vendors looking to automate network management in real time.

Kontena Launches Container Platform, Banks Seed Funding
News Analysis | 8/23/2016

The container platform is intended to provide an easier alternative to the likes of Docker, Kubernetes and Heroku.

Cisco Developing 'Monica' Digital Assistant
News Analysis | 8/22/2016

Monica is a digital assistant like Apple Siri or Amazon Alexa, but built for business.

AT&T: What Is 'Open Source,' Anyway?
News Analysis | 8/19/2016

The company has defined three 'key characteristics' to make sure open source software lives up to the label.

Cisco Throws 5,500 Overboard on Cruise to Richer Waters
News Analysis | 8/17/2016

Resumes a grim summer layoffs tradition.

CenturyLink Blurs the Lines Between Data Center & Carrier Hotel
News Analysis | 8/17/2016

Network operator touts diversity of competing connections into its own data centers and the strong interconnection business happening there.

What People Don't Get About Open Source
Wagner’s Ring | 8/17/2016

Can you believe people still think open source isn't fit for business?

Eurobites: French Cloud Firm Raises $279M
News Analysis | 8/15/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EC preps new OTT rules; Tele Columbus ramps in Q2; drone action in Scotland; and hybrid power in Gabon.

Cloud Lifts Rodan + Fields Towards $1B Revenue
News Analysis | 8/15/2016

The consumer package goods company relies on the cloud to support its direct sales business model.

A Hot Time in Huntsville
Slide Shows | 8/15/2016

Adtran's annual media and analyst event focused on network and business changes required to meet the demands of an 'Uber-like' customer experience.

Workday Signs With IBM for Cloud Hosting
News Analysis | 8/15/2016

The deal starts with development and testing, with plans to expand to other business functions in the future.

CSPs Shift SMB Mindset From Capex to Opex
News Analysis | 8/12/2016

Rather than selling services to SMBs that rely heavily on capex, CSPs are shifting the model to opex through network-as-a-service models.

Mirantis Charts Course Far Beyond OpenStack
News Analysis | 8/11/2016

Leveraging Kubernetes, Mirantis has an ambitious plan to pivot its business model to deliver a broad array of services.

Level 3 Gives Cisco NSO Its Due
News Analysis | 8/10/2016

Service provider acknowledges role that Cisco's Network Service Orchestrator is playing in Level 3's SDN strategy.

Open Source Explodes Enterprise Procurement
News Analysis | 8/9/2016

Startups can use the cloud to disrupt big enterprise vendors' relationships with customers.

Google Buys Orbitera: Why You Should Care
News Analysis | 8/9/2016

Orbitera is a platform for enabling the selling of enterprise software over the cloud, designed to beef up Google's multi-cloud strategy.

Is Cloud Provider Rackspace Going Private?
News Analysis | 8/5/2016

Investment firm Apollo Global Management is the favored suitor, according to reports.

Cloud Drives Arista to Billion-Dollar Run Rate
News Analysis | 8/4/2016

And speaking of clouds: Arista is confident it can continue business as usual despite the cloud of Cisco litigation hanging over it.

Understanding Enterprise Needs
Column | 8/4/2016

In the third part of this series, we look at how MSOs can align products and service offerings to meet mid-market and enterprise customer needs.

Kentik Scores $23M in Funding for Cloud Network Analytics
News Analysis | 8/4/2016

Designed for service providers and large enterprises to help them keep their networks humming.

Intel Funds Cloudy & IP/Optical Startups
News Analysis | 8/3/2016

Intel Capital leads three rounds of funding totalling $25M for Velostrata, Sedona Systems and Panoply.io.

Facebook Opens 'Area 404' Hardware Lab
News Analysis | 8/3/2016

Consolidates multiple labs from around the world for easy collaboration on networking, connectivity, VR and other projects.

Why Serving Big Businesses Is Different
Column | 8/3/2016

As they seek to move upmarket in the commercial space, cable operators must find ways to address the unique needs and requirements of midsized and enterprise firms.

HPE Reorganizes Cloud Business as Boss Exits
News Analysis | 8/2/2016

HPE shuffles its cloud group as it reportedly considers going private.

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