Industry News

Colt hires former Adva exec as VP of new business development

by Mike Robuck on January 16, 2020
Colt Technology Services announced on Thursday that it has hired Annette Geuther as its vice president of new business development. In her new role at Colt, Geuther reports to Keri Gilder, Colt’s chief commercial officer.
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Former CenturyLink CTO Hussain resurfaces at Verizon Business; back on MEF’s board

by Mike Robuck on January 16, 2020
Former CenturyLink CTO Aamir Hussain has landed at Verizon Business as its senior vice president and chief product officer and re-gained a seat on MEF's board of directors. According to his LinkedIn profile, Hussain was hired by Verizon Business last m...
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Telstra extends global reach with deeper Equinix tie-up

by Mike Robuck on January 15, 2020
Australia-based Telstra is expanding its global reach to more than 170 cloud providers in 38 global markets by strengthening its ties with Equinix. Telstra is integrating its API with Equinix's ECX Fabric to give its customers direct connections to glo...
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Gartner: Software leads the way as global IT spending to hit $3.9 trillion in 2020

by Mike Robuck on January 15, 2020
Worldwide IT spending is projected to hit $3.9 trillion this year, which would be a 3.4% increase over 2019, according to Gartner. Gartner predicts that global IT spending will cross the $4 trillion threshold in 2021.
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Deutsche Telekom partners with utility company EWE for fiber buildout

by Mike Robuck on January 15, 2020
Deutsche Telekom has formed a joint venture with utility company EWE to build out a fiber infrastructure that will serve up to 1.5 million homes and businesses. The new fiber-joint venture is called Glasfaser Nordwest, and it will be headquartered in O...
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Industry Voices—Walker: What will drive network change in 2020?

by Matt Walker on January 15, 2020
MTN Consulting's Matt Walker breaks down some of the biggest trends for 2020, including more cloud and telco partnerships along with ongoing Huawei/China issues.
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GTT expands its SD-WAN portfolio by adding Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to the roster

by Mike Robuck on January 14, 2020
GTT Communications is branching out its SD-WAN options with the addition of Fortinet Secure SD-WAN. Since 2007, GTT has been a Fortinet customer, but Tuesday's announcement gives it a third-option for offering GTT's network-based, managed SD-WAN servic...
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Colt targets SAP migration by adding Amsterdam-based Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute point-of-presence

by Mike Robuck on January 14, 2020
Colt Technology Services has added support for Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute connectivity capabilities at Interxion's data center in The Netherlands. Interexion's "Amsterdam2" is a key data center in Europe for businesses that need to migrate their off-...
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Aviatrix notches a customer win with CUJO AI

by Mike Robuck on January 14, 2020
Cloud-native networking vendor Aviatrix announced on Tuesday that CUJO AI is deploying its software across its global cloud network. It's a big customer win for Aviatrix, which supplies its customers with an architecture to provide a common set of netw...
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Masergy deploys free shadow IT discovery solution on its SD-WAN portal

by Mike Robuck on January 14, 2020
Masergy is offering its managed SD-WAN customers a free shadow IT discovery solution that can pinpoint cybersecurity risks such as malware. Shadow IT threats are applications that have been downloaded by enterprise employees, unknowingly posing a risk ...
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