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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Mapletree Takes a Set of Data Centers Off Digital Realty’s Hands

September 17th, 2019
 

A substantial portfolio of data centers will be changing hands. Digital Realty unveiled two transactions that will send 13 of its facilities over to Mapletree Investments and Mapletree Industrial Trust for about $1.4B. [Read more →]

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Int’l Roundup: Infinera, Telia, DE-CIX, DigiPlex

September 16th, 2019
 

Multiple bits of infrastructure news from across the Atlantic this morning: [Read more →]

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Global Cloud Xchange Files Chapter 11

September 16th, 2019
 

Another domino has fallen in the Indian soap opera that has surrounded Reliance Communications, but this time it's the domino that touches the rest of the world. Global Cloud Xchange has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a Delaware court. [Read more →]

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Metro Bytes: IEIC, eStruxture, EdgeConneX, Lincoln Rackhouse

September 13th, 2019
 

Expanding partnerships and organizations peppered the news from this week, here's a quick summary of a few more of them: [Read more →]

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5 ways intelligent automation can assist telecom with 5G

September 13th, 2019
 

This Industry Viewpoint was written by Heidi Hattendorf

As telecom consumers, we love our mobile devices. We want more speed, higher responsiveness, and the ability to connect a lot more devices to our phones all at once. We want integrated sensors and a variety of smart TVs, wireless speakers, and gaming systems, along with other devices. For telecom companies, these increased demands present major challenges. [Read more →]

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NYI Expands to Chicago

September 12th, 2019
 

The data center and managed service provider NYI is making a move out in the Midwest. Today they announced the acquisition of a data center out in the Chicago metro area. [Read more →]

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CenturyLink Upgrades EMEA CDN, Does Some Refinancing

September 12th, 2019
 

CenturyLink has been investing in its CDN reach lately. Yesterday the global network operator expanded its content delivery capabilities across EMEA in order to meet the demands of OTT content.  And on another channel, they did some refinancing work on debt coming due in a couple years. [Read more →]

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Elliott Takes Aim at AT&T

September 11th, 2019
 

In what looks to be a very noisy battle for the fall season, Elliott Management and its billionaire protagonist Paul Singer have set their sights on AT&T. The activist hedge fund disclosed a $3.2B position in AT&T, not a minor amount and a little over 1% of the telecommunications giant's marketcap. And along with that investment they sent a rather public letter[Read more →]

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