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Microsoft's new enterprise video service additive to its revenue-boosting Azure cloud division

Microsoft is seeing its investment in cloud services pay off as its Azure revenues for the fiscal fourth-quarter climbed 102 percent year over year. And one of the fruits of that success is a new enterprise video management system, Stream, which utilizes the Azure platform.

Equinix says $60B hybrid cloud market to benefit from enterprise, SaaS provider migration

Equinix and other large data center providers will gain potential new revenue growth opportunities as more enterprises and SaaS providers migrate to the private and hybrid clouds.

Vonage wraps $230M Nexmo acquisition, accelerates position in the SMB cloud service market

Vonage has completed its $230 million acquisition of Nexmo, advancing its position in the Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) segment of the cloud communications market that it has been building to better target small to medium businesses.

Comcast extends Office 365 through its cloud marketplace, eases SMB migrations

Comcast Business is making the popular Microsoft 365 platform available through its cloud application marketplace for small and medium-sized businesses, easing the resource-constricted SMB market segment's transition to the cloud.

Verizon launches virtualized cloud backup service, furthers hybrid cloud vision

Verizon has taken another step forward with its hybrid cloud vision, announcing a new cloud backup service that leverages Actifio's virtualization capabilities.

VoIP service market jumps 5% to $73B in 2015 on strong business sales, says research firm

Driven by businesses' move to cloud-based services and SIP, the global VoIP service market rose 5 percent year-over-year in 2015 to $73 billion. IHS said that while residential VoIP services from providers like Vonage represent a large part of VoIP services revenue, business services and a diverse supplier ecosystem are driving new growth.

Verizon wraps NFV OpenStack cloud deployment in 5 U.S. data centers

Verizon has taken the next step forward in transitioning to NFV by completing an OpenStack cloud deployment across five of its data centers in the United States.

Grabbing the OTT lightning: traditional media drives the latest online video trends at NAB 2016

This year marked my third time covering the over-the-top goings-on at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, and the annual tradeshow, as usual, did not fail to catch the attention of the broadcast industry and the myriad vendors that support media and entertainment. Each year is different when it comes to the conversation around OTT and the technologies that are drawing the most focus and excitement, and 2016 was no exception.

Live streaming, 4K, cloud delivery and virtual reality on tap as broadcasters go all-in at NAB

It's fitting that this year's National Association of Broadcasters tradeshow takes place, as usual, in Las Vegas: for the past few years, NAB members have increasingly gambled on having a presence in the online video ecosystem. But this year, more than ever, that bet looks like a sure thing.

RCN Business lights 10G direct connections to Amazon Web Services, deepens cloud presence

RCN Business has begun offering 10G direct connections to Amazon Web Services, giving local business customers an alternative option to connect to a major cloud provider.