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Key developments related to the technologies and services used for the transport links between data centers in metro areas.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/31/2018
By making more cloud/IT resources available in its IBXs, Equinix is moving well beyond data center and interconnection to play a strategic role for large enterprises in the hybrid cloud space.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/25/2018
Schneider Electric, a major supplier to everyone in the data center space, sees a rush to identify and build out edge data centers that sit between the cell tower and a CO or regional data center.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/24/2018
Getting high-value workloads such as analytics, AI and blockchain much closer to the business customer is increasingly becoming a priority.
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By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 7/23/2018
Infinera has offered to acquire Coriant for $430 million in cash and stock but the deal is truly complementary, not just a cost-cutting exercise, both companies say.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/12/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT shareholders revolt over Patterson's package; ECI lands backbone deal in Lithuania; Exponential-e tackles multicloud.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/10/2018
Known for mobile backhaul routers, the vendor is making a bid for a bigger piece of the router pie in the era of white boxes.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 7/2/2018
Quick, someone move those damn sunbeds further away from the water! Ray Le Maistre hits the beach in Nice to wax lyrical on what this year's NGON event has been all about: transport for 5G and the deployment of software in optical networks.
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By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 6/12/2018
Partners will be able to program Cisco-based campus and WANs for improved integration with third-party equipment and IT processes but in a model that still leaves Cisco at the heart of the resulting architecture.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/8/2018
New dark fiber provider is finding diverse paths using short subsea segments across North American Lakes.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/31/2018
SDO says MEF 3.0 work is advancing automation and orchestration of multi-network delivery of SD-WAN, IP services, DCI and more.
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 5/30/2018
Lori Treseder, director of mechanical engineering at Infinera, discusses everything from improving power in the data center to empowering young women to pursue technical careers in the comms industry.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 5/23/2018
AT BCE, panelists from Verizon, Apstra and CableLabs examine if intent-based networking is marketing hype or can be leveraged to automate the data center, WAN and more.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/14/2018
Ed Morche says the company will continue to invest in wireline infrastructure and focus on the best on-net service experience.
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