Friday Roundup: Cologix, AMS-IX, Pluribus, Colt, TruVista

October 11th, 2019
 

Interconnection, SDN, NFV, and a little M&A news: [Read more →]

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End-to-end automation strategy to provide seamless trouble to resolution(T2R) experience with improved NPS

October 11th, 2019
 

This article was authored by C Omprakash, KS Dineshkumar, and A.B. Mogan of Prodapt Solutions

According to a McKinsey’s report, digital service providers (DSPs) have complex fundamental processes with multiple system integrations that are labor-intensive and highly expensive. TM Forum business process framework’s trouble to resolve (T2R) process provides a framework to deal with a trouble (issue) reported by the customer, then to diagnose the issue, to analyze, to identify the root cause of the problem, initiating resolution to meet customer satisfaction, monitoring progress and finally [Read more →]

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Int’l Bytes: Chayora, Sinch, ServerFarm

October 10th, 2019
 

Two deals and a war chest raised: [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: DQE, Cyxtera, Blue Planet, Fusion

October 9th, 2019
 

Here's a midweek summary of some other news items worth noting: [Read more →]

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MEF, ONUG Team Up for SD-WAN

October 8th, 2019
 

Two of the networking world's key organizations have joined forces to further advance SD-WAN. MEF and UNUG announced yesterday a collaboration aimed at accelerating development of MEF 3.0 standards and certification programs. [Read more →]

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EdgeUno, Seaborn Team Up for Managed Cloud in Latin America

October 8th, 2019
 

The upstart edge computing provider EdgeUno is teaming up with subsea cable operator Seaborn Networks. In an announcement yesterday, the two young companies expanded their relationship to delivering managed cloud services, deploying a unique virtualized cloud infrastructure starting in Brazil but aimed at the surrounding region as well. [Read more →]

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Equinix Makes a Move South of the Border

October 7th, 2019
 

Equinix has found a Latin American new market to get into, making an inorganic move across the Rio Grande into Mexico. At the end of last week the data center giant fulfilled rumors that had been circulating and announced plans to several data centers from the Mexican service provider Axtel. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Oracle Communications’ Andy Gottlieb

October 7th, 2019
 

The world of SD-WAN has been a fast paced one in the last couple of years, and there are many flavors of the technology out there coexisting under the same umbrella.  Yet each has its own unique approach and set of capabilities.  With us today to delve into the subject is Andy Gottlieb, VP of SD-WAN Solutions at Oracle Communications.  Andy was a co-Founder of SD-WAN pioneer Talari Networks, which Oracle bought late last year and integrated into its Communications business.  [Read more →]

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Ciena Acquires Centina, Boosts Automation Capabilities

October 4th, 2019
 

Ciena has made another inorganic move on the software side of things. Yesterday the optical networking vendor announced its intent to acquire Centina. [Read more →]

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Managing Network Complexity

October 4th, 2019
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Sanjay Goel, President of Global Services, Nokia

With the advent of 5G and Communications Service Providers (CSPs) transitioning to Digital Service Providers (DSPs), networks are about to become exponentially more complex. At the same time, customer expectations are higher than ever before, with security, efficiency and speed being the new normal. With this double dose [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: CrossLake, Sparkle, 123Net, ServerFarm

October 3rd, 2019
 

A few quick takes both national and global: [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Tata, Beowulf, Iron Mountain, HE

October 2nd, 2019
 

A few items from around the world to make note of: [Read more →]

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EQT Adds to Fiber Portfolio, Buys inexio

October 2nd, 2019
 

Infrastructure funds have been active buyers of fiber lately, and EQT Infrastructure has been one of the hungriest. Earlier this week they struck again, this time over in Germany with the acquisition of inexio from Warburg Pincus. [Read more →]

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Everstream to Acquire LightBound’s Indianapolis Fiber

October 1st, 2019
 

The Midwestern regional fiber operator Everstream is making another acquisition. This morning they announced a definitive agreement to purchase the former LightBound fiber assets and CLEC business in Indianapolis, Indiana. [Read more →]

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Tuesday Bytes: WANRack, Edgecore, Digital Realty, Plume

October 1st, 2019
 

Several interesting items worth keeping track of: [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: ONUG’s Nick Lippis on the Enterprise Viewpoint

September 30th, 2019
 

Much of the coverage of this sector focuses on the technology and the infrastructure development, and much of the rest looks at the consumer side.  But the large enterprise marketplace and the IT professions within them have a lot to say as well about where we should be going, and one place you can hear them talk is at ONUG, the largest community of Global 2000 IT business leaders.  With us today to share a few insights into today’s tech and telecom world is Co-Founder Nick Lippis.  ONUG has played a key role in the rise of the SD-WAN and hybrid/multi-clouds and is looking to [Read more →]

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What’s in a SD-WAN Sales Deal Nowadays?

September 30th, 2019
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by David W Wang

At the end of Q3 of 2019, we continue to see SD-WAN adoption on the rise by enterprises across the globe. There are, however, some serious obstacles as well slowing down the growth. According to recent survey and reports on SD-WAN market status and trends released by IHS Markit, Masergy and IDG, security concern and skill gaps remain two primary hurdles in the way of SD-WAN adoption from enterprises and institutions. [Read more →]

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Friday Bytes: Orange Business, Calix, Aryaka, Juniper, DE-CIX

September 27th, 2019
 

Here's a few quick takes on other news from this week worth noting: [Read more →]

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How a Cloud Hub WAN Architecture Enables Enterprise Security

September 27th, 2019
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Mark Casey, CEO, Apcela

For years now, I have been a big advocate of cloud hubs as the future of WAN architecture. There are some serious benefits to anchoring a network on a series of cloud hubs, and this article explores the benefits for network security. [Read more →]

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Industry Spotlight: Epsilon CCO Lee Myall Aims at the Enterprise Market

September 26th, 2019
 

The rise of SDN and SD-WAN is reshaping the ecosystem of internet infrastructure rapidly, and many companies have been retooling to take advantage of new opportunities.  For example, Epsilon seems to be everywhere these days with its Infiny SDN platform these days as the company looks to leverage its global footprint.  Now they are looking to add SD-WAN to the mix, taking aim at a slice of the global enterprise market.  With us today to talk about those plans is the company’s new Chief Commercial Officer Lee Myall.  Lee was previously SVP and Managing Director at Interoute until its sale to GTT a year ago. [Read more →]

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Wednesday Roundup: Hurricane Electric, Zayo, Data Foundry, InterGlobix

September 25th, 2019
 

Here's a quick mid-week roundup of a few items worth keeping an eye on: [Read more →]

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Cisco Takes MAREA to 26.4Tbps

September 24th, 2019
 

In a transatlantic trial recently, Cisco has achieved a new capacity milestone. They put their NCS1004 platform through its paces on the new MAREA cable, achieving 26.4Tbps of total capacity on a single fiber pair. [Read more →]

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Cologix Raises a Cool Half Billion From Mubadala

September 24th, 2019
 

The data center and interconnection company Cologix has gone out and added a bundle of cash to its war chest, and added an interesting new owner to the mix. Yesterday they announced an agreement to raise $500M from the Mubadala Investment Company. [Read more →]

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