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Genband's Kandy sweetens unified communications with PaaS

Genband officially released Kandy, its platform-as-a-service (PaaS) that enables the embedding of real-time video, voice, presence and text into Web and mobile applications for a seamless unified-communications experience.

Amazon's sequential cloud growth slips, faces greater competition from Microsoft, IBM

While Amazon Web Services (AWS) may be the top cloud provider, it appears that its grip on the market is slipping while rivals Microsoft and IBM are driving new growth, according to Synergy Research Group.

CenturyLink, Dell enter public cloud pact

CenturyLink is taking a bigger role in the public cloud market by participating in Dell's Cloud Partner Program, a move that will extend its cloud services to the telco's Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service platforms.

CenturyLink acquires Seattle-based Tier 3 to enhance cloud app development

CenturyLink has added another element to its growing cloud services portfolio by acquiring Tier 3, a Seattle-based public cloud service provider. Neither company revealed the financial terms of the deal.

CenturyLink enters PaaS market with AppFog acquisition, report says

CenturyLink is purchasing AppFog, a Platform as a Service provider, according to a report in Tech Crunch citing an unnamed source at the telco.

Week in research: Optical revenues boosted by WDM; cloud infrastructure balloons 56 percent

The optical WDM (wavelength division multiplexing) equipment market segment saw its third consecutive quarter of growth, Infonetics Research said, recording $2.6 billion in sales for Q1 2013 and up 10 percent year-over-year.

Synergy: IaaS and PaaS revenues rise 65%

Led by Amazon and Rackspace, cloud-based services, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS), grew 65 percent to $2.75 billion in the first half of 2012, reports Synergy Research Group.

Global Takeoff takes a PaaS at four-screen video delivery; Cablevision puts nine on one

Global Takeoff, a self-described "leading global provider of converted digital entertainment and advertising solutions" has introduced a converted over-the-top service to deliver live TV and VoD over

Cutting through the hype over cloud-based services

The last few years have seen the telecom sector enchanted and stoked by sexy new opportunities emerging from the IT side of the aisle. In 2007 it was Web 2.0. In 2008, it was Apple's App Store.

Cloudy with a chance of $$$

Mobile cloud computing could blow the mobile apps game wide open- just don't mention the word "Sidekick"