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Key developments related to the technologies and services used for the transport links between data centers in metro areas.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 11/16/2018
Orange Business Services is working with several vendors to develop multivendor SD-WAN expertise and counting on MEF application programming interfaces and definitions for SD-WAN to enable a single portal for its SD-WAN offering, says Franck Morales, vice president of marketing of connectivity services for Orange Business Services. In addition, its SD-WAN service will be built on four other pillars: native cloud connectivity, best-of-breed security, global services and future-proof solution.
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Almost four years into building its pan-European cloud, DT is 'very close' to finishing the infrastructure and is rolling out cloud-based multivendor apps.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/14/2018
Satellite access will play a key role going forward in reaching distant locations more quickly than fiber can, providing access and wireless backhaul, enabling disaster recovery and backup and connecting mobile sites including cruise and shipping vessels, airplanes and more, says SES CEO John-Paul Hemingway.
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Service interconnection is changing, requiring automation to handle commercial agreements at scale and blockchain can enable that, says Marc Halbfinger, CEO of PCCW Global.
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CenturyLink is moving to 'as-a-service' model to support enterprise use of multiple cloud platforms, says Andrew Dugan, who is now the carrier's CTO.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/30/2018
SD-WAN is taking off but provisioning complexity remains a challenge, and one that MEF is helping to address.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/17/2018
New initiatives bring IP onto the platform for end-to-end services up to Layer 3 but also support remaining base of TDM offerings better.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/9/2018
New Layer 2-based service promises cloud connections in minutes to enterprises in fiber-fed buildings globally.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/5/2018
Cloud connections, not video or 5G, will be the global network operator's growth drive.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/1/2018
VP Bill Long tells NFV-Carrier SDN crowd that niche players and new entrants face a much riskier market, even though hardware capex requirements are much lower.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/10/2018
Direct access to most popular SaaS offering now available from its data centers globally.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 8/30/2018
Sales are up 12%, stock is up more than 13% and CEO Gary Smith's excitement level is through the roof.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 8/27/2018
VMware is extending its NSX networking across private clouds, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, and partnering with Cisco rival Arista for switch interoperability.
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