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AWS selling its own white box switches? Amazon says it’s not happening

by Mike Robuck on July 19, 2018
Stick a fork in the rumor that Amazon Web Services was planning to sell its own white box switches to its customers. Amazon's top cloud computing executive denied that it was working on selling its own brand of white box switches to businesses, accordi...
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OpenVault leverages cloud, analytics to help operators right-size their customer tiers

by Mike Robuck on July 19, 2018
OpenVault is working to help cable operators place their broadband subscribers in the correct tiers in order to further monetize their services. OpenVault collects subscribers' usage behaviors and puts them into data sets that provide cable operators w...
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Deutsche Telekom signs up as platinum member of Linux Foundation Networking

by Mike Robuck on July 19, 2018
Deutsche Telekom has doubled down on its commitment to using open source by signing up as a platinum member of Linux Foundation Networking. Earlier this year, the Linux Foundation put some of its open source communities, including the Open Network Auto...
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Epsilon CEO Szlosarek discusses SDN and intercarrier service with DCConnect

by Mike Robuck on July 18, 2018
Epsilon is firing on all cylinders in regards to deploying and using intercarrier services and software-defined networking. Epsilon Chief Executive Officer Jerzy Szlosarek provided some details on the wholesale carrier's product and networking plans in this Q&A with FierceTelecom, including the launch of a cross-carrier service with DCConnect.
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CenturyLink connects with Oracle Cloud to serve enterprise customers

by Mike Robuck on July 18, 2018
Oracle customers can now access their data and business applications across North America and Europe thanks to a new deal with CenturyLink. CenturyLink is now offering dedicated and private access services to Oracle Cloud through Oracle Cloud Infrastru...
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#GetToKnowYourCustomersDay—Personalize for a Better Customer Experience

by Jean Turgeon on July 17, 2018

While #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay has become a Twitter phenomenon, customer appreciation is an everyday thing here at Avaya. We are highly focused

The post #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay—Personalize for a Better Customer Experience appeared first on Avaya Connected Blog.

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AT&T adds more VNFs for businesses with Cisco’s ENCS

by Mike Robuck on July 17, 2018
AT&T is giving its business customers more virtualization choices by adding Cisco's 500 Series Enterprise Edge Compute System (ENCS) to its edge solutions, noting that it does more with virtual functions.
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Walmart, Microsoft are teaming up to take on Amazon

by Mike Robuck on July 17, 2018
Walmart and Microsoft announced Tuesday they have forged a strategic partnership that will help both of them battle Amazon. Although Walmart and Microsoft aren't exactly shrinking violets when it comes to market size, the five-year deal, which includes...
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Aryaka CMO sees IPO, SD-WAN sector consolidation ahead

by Mike Robuck on July 17, 2018
Aryaka CMO Gary Sevounts sees further consolidation in the SD-WAN space and a growing gap between the top SD-WAN vendors and the rest of the field. Sevounts told FierceTelecom the SD-WAN market is splitting into two sectors: SD-WAN appliance vendors an...
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Amazon Web Services in test phase with white box switches: report

by Mike Robuck on July 16, 2018
Amazon Web Services may throw its considerable weight into the white box ring, which could have large implications for Cisco and other vendors. Amazon is currently testing white box switches that connect directly to its cloud services, such as servers ...
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