The Telecommunications Industry Association is launching a lab for vendors and service providers to conduct interoperability testing of network functions virtualization technology.
A top AT&T executive said that the company's Network on Demand service, which lets customers provision their broadband services on the fly using a dedicated portal, is thriving and available in 175 markets.
With ad blocking as arguably the hottest topic in the online video industry right now, Brightcove has introduced Lift, a service designed to skate around most blocking software to deliver video ads to consumers.
Time Warner Cable Business Class is offering its customers the ability to purchase cloud and network services in a bundle. Under the new structure, TWC business customers can can use the company's network to connect to its NaviSite subsidiary's managed cloud services.
CenturyLink, Verizon and AT&T are still struggling to make their cloud hosting businesses a key part of their growth but an analyst with Cowen & Company said that CenturyLink management is adamant about keeping its colocation and hosting business even though investors have pressured the company to sell it. However, he added that AT&T and Verizon might be less inclined to hold onto their cloud assets.
XO Communications has developed a new managed security bundle in partnership with BAE Systems and Fortinet, targeting Amazon Web Services Direct Connect service customers.
By the end of the summer, Netflix will run all of its IT services in the public cloud. The SVOD provider said it is shutting down its last data center soon, the culmination of an initiative that began seven years ago.
UK-based small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) continue to find value in cloud-based services. Joint research conducted by BT Business and the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) revealed that that SME adoption of cloud services rose 15 percent in the past year.
Cloud service adoption will provide benefits to server vendors. Beginning in 2015, a Dell'Oro Group report says, cloud data centers will become the key growth driver for server shipments while shipments into enterprise data centers will drop.
CenturyLink is deepening the reach of its cloud services reach by making its hybrid IT solutions available to HP's customers.