Industry News

Oracle acquires SD-WAN provider Talari Networks

by Monica Alleven on November 16, 2018
Oracle announced on Wednesday that it’s acquiring SD-WAN technology provider Talari Networks for an undisclosed sum. The transaction is expected to close before the end of this year.
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Report: Cloud-native app security is a concern, but it’s a manageable challenge

by Carl Weinschenk on November 16, 2018
The popularity of cloud-native applications is raising significant security concerns, according to a report from StackRox. "The State of Container Security" found that more than one-third of organizations worry that their container security strategy is...
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6 Tech Trends for the Enterprise in 2019

by Calvin Hennick Technology Writer on November 16, 2018
Look for new technologies to emerge - and for emerging technologies to become the norm - in the new year.
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CenturyLink’s Dugan captures the flag as top mover and shaker in telecom industry

by Mike Robuck on November 15, 2018
CenturyLink CTO Andrew Dugan raked in the most votes to win FierceTelecom's top movers and shakers voters' poll. Dugan, who took over as CenturyLink's CTO on Nov. 7, won with 4,631 votes for a total of 37%.
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Data center software company Kaloom locks up $10M in series A1 funding

by Mike Robuck on November 15, 2018
Kaloom announced today that it has locked up $10 million in a series A1 round of funding to bring its total to $20.7 million. The recent financing was led by the Fonds de solidarité FTQ and Somel Investments with participation from MBUZZ Investments.
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Nokia reboots CloudBand Infrastructure Software with better OpenStack management

by Mike Robuck on November 15, 2018
Nokia announced today that it has added a range of updates and tweaks to its CloudBand Infrastructure Software (CBIS) platform. Specifically, the updated CBIS makes it easier and faster for service providers to manage and deploy new versions of OpenSta...
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Cisco is seeing a positive return on its evolving revenue strategy

by Mike Robuck on November 15, 2018
Cisco's move to more software and subscription-based revenues is starting to pay off. Cisco released its fiscal first-quarter earnings late Wednesday afternoon, and profits beat analysts' expectations as its revenue increased for the fourth straight qu...
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Virgin Media Business unveils SD-WAN service

by Mike Robuck on November 14, 2018
Virgin Media Business has gotten onto the SD-WAN scoreboard with Wednesday's news that it has launched SD-WAN with Versa Networks as its vendor. Virgin Media Business will be competing against SD-WAN services from Colt Technology Services and BT, among...
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Acumos serves up its first software release to fuel AI

by Mike Robuck on November 14, 2018
Open source community Acumos AI on Wednesday announced the availability of its first software release, Athena. The Acumos AI Project is under the Linux Foundation's Deep Learning Foundation umbrella, which was designed to spur innovation across artific...
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Q&A—Colt tees up intercarrier Ethernet services with multiple service providers

by Mike Robuck on November 13, 2018
Colt Technology Services has adjusted its target date for launching intercarrier services to early next year, according to Mirko Voltolini, head of Network On Demand. In this Q&A, Voltolini talks about the new Carrier Ethernet offering for service providers and the importance of the MEF's standardization efforts.
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