14 shopping days until Christmas, but let's stick with telecom and internet infrastructure anyway:
Vonage has revealed a move beyond communications and into the WAN. Yesterday they announced plans to offer SmartWAN services with the help of VeloCloud's SDN technology. The new capabilities are of course related to their expansion into UC and enterprise VoIP, and will be available in early 2016. It may be interesting to see whether this sort of thing becomes a trend, i.e. whether cloud communications providers start to delve more deeply into other cloud domains.
NTT Communications picked up a key new telecommunications license yesterday. They have been granted a National Long Distance license in the world's second largest market of India through a subsidiary called India Network Services. They already operate in the data center and hosting space in India via their NetMagic subsidiary, and the combination will let them take on a much wider part of the Indian marketplace. It's not an easy regulatory world to get such a foothold in.
And Cosentry has been busy out in Nebraska's healthcare vertical. The IT solution provider said that Omaha's Nebraska Medicine has selected the company to design, build and manage a new high efficiency private data center suite within its facility. Nebraska Medicine had budgeted $13M for the project only to find Cosentry could to it for less than half that using existing space for 140 high density cabinets and UPS equipment as well as a close-coupled cooling architecture.
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