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OpenDaylight in Pictures: It Just Got Real
Slide Shows | 9/30/2016

The ODL crowd broke out of Silicon Valley to bring their annual summit to the software mecca of Bellevue, Wash.

Nutanix IPO Blesses Hyperconverged Data Centers
News Analysis | 9/30/2016

Nutanix IPO trades at $33.74 midway through its IPO day Friday, more than double the $16 initial price.

Will SD-WANs Buck Past Trends?
News Analysis | 9/30/2016

Service providers are jumping on the SD-WAN bandwagon but are they ready to put MPLS revenues as risk?

Google Expands for Global Cloud Domination
News Analysis | 9/29/2016

Adds eight new regions, 1,000 new people and a silly rebranding.

Microsoft Bets Big on AI Future
News Analysis | 9/29/2016

Launches a 5,000-person business unit focused on AI with Microsoft Research veteran Harry Shunn at the helm.

Nokia Amps Cloud Core for Private LTE
News Analysis | 9/29/2016

Nokia anticipates private LTE networks getting bigger with its updated Cloud Packet Core system.

EarthLink Jumps on SD-WAN Trend
News Analysis | 9/29/2016

EarthLink is aiming to help business customers optimize their networks and improve customer experience with SD-WAN.

Level 3 VP: Enterprises Need More for Less
LRTV Interviews | 9/29/2016

Andrew Dugan, Level 3 group vice president of global technology and IT, says enterprises need more bandwidth and they need it faster and with greater security, but they want to spend less, if possible. They are looking to carriers to reduce their network complexity and help protect them from cyberattacks as well.

Tencent Uses OpenDaylight for Critical Issues
News Analysis | 9/28/2016

Chinese cloud giant already leveraging OpenDaylight controllers in multiple ways, including DCI and virtual firewall scaling.

Telstra Sees Quadrupled Data Capacity by 2020
News Analysis | 9/28/2016

Company's modeling shows it will need 80% more network capacity for data than it has today, enterprise exec tells ODL Summit.

Avi Bridges the Enterprise Multi-Cloud
News Analysis | 9/28/2016

Helps enterprise apps scale, load-balance and achieve cloud vendor independence.

Twitter's the Next Hypercloud Star (No Joke)
Wagner’s Ring | 9/28/2016

Like Amazon before it, Twitter's core strength might be its platform rather than the service it's best known for.

India Key to Ciena's Growth Ambitions
News Analysis | 9/27/2016

Ciena CEO Gary Smith is planning on doubling the size of its India workforce to address new demands.

Salesforce Adds Einstein AI to Commerce Cloud
News Analysis | 9/27/2016

Relaunching the e-commerce cloud following acquisition of Demandware in June.

Global Services: The $40B Face-Off
LRTV Interviews | 9/26/2016

More service providers than ever before are battling it out to win a slice of what is now a $40 billion global communications services pie, explains Ovum Principal Analyst David Molony.

Cisco, Salesforce Team Up on Workforce Productivity
News Analysis | 9/22/2016

Connecting collaboration and Internet of Things tools in the face of cloud threats.

Step Away From the Firewall
Rewired | 9/22/2016

Level 3 finds enterprise security managers who believe firewalls can save them are getting some nasty surprises.

Digital Realty Targets Equinix With Service Exchange
News Analysis | 9/22/2016

Data center player jumps into booming market for hybrid cloud connections with what it believes is a better exchange.

MEC Congress: The Key Takeaways
LRTV Documentaries | 9/22/2016

Three key takeaways from the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress in Munich, Germany.

Time to Shut Up About 'Dumb Pipes'
Wagner’s Ring | 9/22/2016

Service providers can't compete with OTT players. It just isn't in their DNA. Instead, service providers need to embrace what they're good at -- providing reliable, secure connectivity.

Equinix Says It's All About the Network
News Analysis | 9/21/2016

A rich array of network connections are what drives the value of its data centers, executives say.

Microsoft Partners With DT on German Cloud
News Analysis | 9/21/2016

Microsoft is partnering to comply with local data sovereignty regulations – in other words, hang a 'keep out' sign for foreign snooping.

AT&T CEO: Cloud Needs Managed Services
News Analysis | 9/21/2016

The network isn't being commoditized by the cloud, in fact more VPNs and security services are needed now for cloud and IoT.

Nutanix Seeks Financial Downpour From Long-Awaited IPO
News Analysis | 9/19/2016

Nutanix has filed for its long-anticipated public offering, with hopes to rake in $209 million.

Nokia Sharpens Its Mobile Edge Pitch
News Analysis | 9/19/2016

Long-time mobile edge computing proponent Nokia expands its MEC as it chases enterprise customers.

Security Specialist Infoblox Taken Private in $1.6B Deal
News Analysis | 9/19/2016

Deal will end Infoblox's four-year run as a publicly listed company and is expected to drive enterprise adoption of its security offerings.

Nokia's Leprince Wants to Be King of Enterprise
News Analysis | 9/19/2016

Nokia is plotting a much bigger role in the enterprise sector of the global communications market.

Oracle Takes On Amazon in Cloud Infrastructure
News Analysis | 9/19/2016

Oracle barely shows up on the charts of biggest IaaS providers. The vendor is looking to change that.

Oracle Buys Palerra to Boost Cloud Security
News Analysis | 9/18/2016

Startup Palerra provides software to control access to and secure cloud applications.

Security & Virtualization: 'We Are All Screwed'
News Analysis | 9/16/2016

It's really as bad as you think regarding security in the world of NFV and SDN – and the problem is being made worse by VNFs, said panelists at NFV & Carrier SDN in Denver this week.

Pics: SDN & NFV in the Mile High City
Slide Shows | 9/16/2016

We spent two fantastic days at our NFV & Carrier SDN conference in Denver, getting our fix of virtualization chat in the 'Mile High City.' But we had some fun too...

Mirantis Buys Czech Startup to Advance Container Ambitions
News Analysis | 9/15/2016

TCP Cloud will help Mirantis provide continuous updates to open source infrastructure software.

Cloud Drives Blue-Skies Thinking
News Analysis | 9/14/2016

Digital technologies are driving business transformation in every sector of the economy.

Why the Evernote Elephant Packed Its Trunk for Google Cloud
News Analysis | 9/14/2016

The popular note-taking service is looking to Google to provide scalability, security, flexibility and agility, as well as machine learning tools to benefit Evernote users.

CenturyLink: Expect SD-WAN Surprises
News Analysis | 9/13/2016

After running an SD-WAN service for most of a year, the service provider finds that customer reality is different from initial expectations.

Level 3: Focus SDN/NFV on Enterprise Issues
News Analysis | 9/13/2016

Businesses are swamped by network complexity and chaos, but service providers can tame that for them, says Andrew Dugan.

Brocade Debuts Long-Overdue Router Refresh
News Analysis | 9/13/2016

Even CEO Lloyd Carney says the announcement is overdue by a year.

Eurobites: Commission Chief Sinks Spanner Into Roaming Works
News Analysis | 9/12/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor begins selling its stake in VimpelCom; Agama joins the RDK club; smartphones in space! (well, quite high up anyway).

Liberty Mutual: Cloud Reins in Costs of 'Exponential' Growth
News Analysis | 9/12/2016

Added 33,000 virtual servers without increasing sysadmin headcount.

RAD Gets Physical on Virtual CPE
News Analysis | 9/9/2016

Vendor's white box solution adds ability to mix and match physical and virtual functions at the edge.

Eurobites: OTT Apps Face the Telco Treatment
News Analysis | 9/9/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and ZTE display their wares in Amsterdam; Nokia's not leaving Nigeria; CityFibre does fiber-to-the-pier.

Amoroso Not the Retiring Sort
Rewired | 9/8/2016

AT&T's former security guru is taking his expertise to a much broader audience – and this time he's giving it away.

Google: Thinking Inside the Box
Shades of Ray | 9/8/2016

Google and Box have struck a relationship that might baffle those with a legacy view of the world.

Eurobites: UK Altnets Demand Fair Fiber Deal
News Analysis | 9/8/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU to relax network access rules; Virgin buys Arqiva; Ericsson partners with Google on Android TV; Bouygues goes with Mitel for UC.

HPE Spins Software Business to Micro Focus for $8.8B
News Analysis | 9/7/2016

The deal will improve HPE's focus on 'hybrid IT,' which includes multi-cloud, edge, software-defined infrastructure and the traditional data center.

QoE Represents a T&M Challenge
News Analysis | 9/7/2016

Achieving QoE is a complicated process that should start with a complete rethink of how a network should be measured, followed by the development of a QoE policy.

Eurobites: Ericsson to Babysit T-Mobile's Knippr OTT Service
News Analysis | 9/7/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange trials all-IP PSTN in Poland; Telecom Italia boss defends monster remuneration; Microsoft opens UK data centers.

Eurobites: SoftBank Gives ARM a Free Hand
News Analysis | 9/6/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: big guns take aim at 5G; Sky prepares for IPv6; Facebook reshuffles in Europe; EE gets Cat 9 ready.

Huawei Goes After Operator & Enterprise With Unified Controller
News Analysis | 9/5/2016

Huawei unveils new products to help operators take advantage of on-demand opportunities.

Global Capacity VP: It's Time for a New Normal
Mentor Monday | 9/5/2016

Before tech can be cool, it has to be normal, says Global Capacity VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope as she calls on the industry to ditch preconceptions.

Huawei Bets on Massive Shift to Cloud
News Analysis | 9/1/2016

The Chinese equipment vendor reckons dozens of vertical markets are on the cusp of embracing cloud technology.

Pics: VMworld Brings the Hammer Down
Slide Shows | 9/1/2016

Top speed through Las Vegas for two intense days of VMworld 2016.

Huawei Pushes Back $10B Enterprise Target to 2018
News Analysis | 9/1/2016

The Chinese equipment behemoth will take a year longer than originally planned to make $10 billion from enterprise sales, a leading executive has revealed.

AT&T: OpenStack Needs Central Leadership
News Analysis | 9/1/2016

OpenStack needs improved stability, SDN support, performance and security to become carrier-ready, an AT&T executive says.

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