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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Huawei, China Mobile Said to Eye Oi

September 23rd, 2019
 

A potential bidder is apparently arising for the Brazilian telecommunications provider Oi. According to reports, Huawei and China Mobile are exploring a partnership to bid for the troubled operator.  Nobody involved in such talks is talking about them on the record of course, but so far they aren't denying them either. [Read more →]

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Infinera Unveils New Technology: XR Optics

September 23rd, 2019
 

Usually when a vendor announces new optical technology, we're talking about more bandwidth or new software or both. But Infinera's announcement this morning was a bit different, they claim to have a pathway to point-to-multipoint optical transmission with a technology they are calling XRoptics. [Read more →]

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5G is here now, so forget about 4G…or perhaps not?

September 20th, 2019
 

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Nokia's Arne Schaelicke

On the surface it’s fairly straightforward: Every 10 years or so, mobile broadband landscape moves on to another generation of cellular network technology. Leading network operators have already launched 5G in initial markets and the route to wider 5G coverage is set. So why are operators continuing to invest in the previous generation, 4G? [Read more →]

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Thursday Roundup: WANRack, DE-CIX, Cisco, DataBank

September 19th, 2019
 

Four quick items from four distinct corners of the infrastructure business: [Read more →]

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euNetworks Expands Metro Footprint Into Southern Europe

September 19th, 2019
 

The pan-European bandwidth infrastructure company euNetworks is expanded its reach further southward recently. They have built out duct-based, high fiber count metro networks within the two major markets of Milan and Madrid. [Read more →]

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Global IX Providers Unveil Universal API

September 18th, 2019
 

Three of the biggest IX providers have banded together to develop a common language. Amsterdam-based AMS-IX, Frankfurt-based DE-CIX, and London-based LINX have created a common API for provisioning and configuring interconnection services. They unveiled IX-API as a team at [Read more →]

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Wednesday Bytes: Megaport, BSO, Ciena, INAP

September 18th, 2019
 

Four interesting items from midweek worth keeping an eye on: [Read more →]

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