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Vapor IO rakes in $90 million in Series C funding; announces agreement with Cloudflare

by Mike Robuck on January 22, 2020
Edge-computing startup Vapor IO announced it has completed a $90 million Series C round of funding, as well as a new agreement with Cloudflare. Austin-based Vapor IO has now raised a total of $100 million in funding, which it will use to build-out its ...
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Industry Voices—Raynovich: VMware picks up Nyansa for AIOps smarts; expect the rivalry with Cisco to heat up

by Scott Raynovich on January 22, 2020
VMware announced on Tuesday it's buying Nyansa, a startup that makes network analytics software designed to make enterprise networks smarter. Among other factors, the deal is likely to heat up the rivalry between Cisco, VMware, and other large vendors ...
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Wave Business constructs new data center facility in Hillsboro, Oregon

by Mike Robuck on January 21, 2020
Wave Business is building a new fiber-optic data center in Oregon that's scheduled to be completed in the second quarter of this year. The Hillsboro, Oregon data center, which is called Ring II, will feature a mostly 3,456-strand fiber-optic network wh...
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Frontier Communications spins towards a mid-March bankruptcy filing—report

by Mike Robuck on January 21, 2020
Embattled Frontier Communications is working with its creditors to file for bankruptcy by the middle of March as part of its efforts to right the ship. According to a story by the Houston Chronicle, Frontier CEO Bernie Han, who replaced longtime CEO Da...
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Canonical debuts Anbox Cloud to host Android apps in public or private clouds

by Mike Robuck on January 21, 2020
Canonical announced its Anbox Cloud, which allows service providers and enterprises to distribute Android apps from the cloud by using containers. Offloading compute, storage and energy-intensive applications from hardware to the cloud allows end-users...
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Windstream adds 1,000 long-haul fiber miles; gets approval for executive bonuses

by Mike Robuck on January 21, 2020
Windstream Wholesale is teaming up with Infinera to add 1,000 miles of long-haul fiber for a route that serves the Pacific Northwest. On a separate note, last week a federal judge approved close to $19 million in bonuses for Windstream's executive team...
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LF Edge serves up second helping of Arkraino Edge Stack

by Mike Robuck on January 17, 2020
LF Edge, an umbrella organization that's part of the Linux Foundation, announced the second release of its Akraino Edge Stack. Akraino Edge Stack Release 2 (Akraino R2), includes six blueprint families and 14 blueprints overall.
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McAfee replaces CEO ahead of possible IPO

by Mike Robuck on January 17, 2020
Chris Young is leaving his role as CEO of cybersecurity firm McAfee to become a senior advisor with TPG Capital, which has a majority stake in McAfee. McAfee announced Thursday that former BMC Software CEO Peter Leav was hired to replace Young as CEO.
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CenturyLink lands $1.6B U.S. Department of Interior contract

by Mike Robuck on January 17, 2020
CenturyLink wins a $1.6 billion contract with the U.S. Department of Interior to upgrade its network services and modernize its IT solutions.
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Among other environmental commitments, Microsoft pledges to be carbon negative by 2030

by Mike Robuck on January 16, 2020
Microsoft announced that it is committing to becoming carbon negative by 2030 and that it will eliminate all past carbon emissions by 2050. In addition, Microsoft also announced it's creating a $1 billion Climate Innovation Fund to accelerate the devel...
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