Cloud computing market to reach $17 billion by 2013; CableLabs hosts IPv6 interop event

> Cloud computing is just going to keep growing, The 451 Group says in a new study, and will be a $17 billion market worldwide by 2013 with SaaS (software as a service) accounting for much of that share. Story.

> 6WIND and Metaswitch are joining forces to integrate their signature products into high performance networking solutions. 6WIND's packet processing software and Metaswitch's routing control plane software for MPLS, GMPLS, MPLS-TP and IP. News release.

> CableLabs hosted a two-week IPv6 interoperability workshop last month, the fourth in a series of IPv6 focused events that take place every six months, CED reports. The highlight of this interop was the successful placement of a PacketCable 2.0 SIP call over IPv6. Story.

> Ciena (Nasdaq: CIEN) will demonstrate high performance optical networking at this week's SC10 conference in New Orleans. They'll be collaborating with several research institutions including NASA, CANARIE, NOAA, Internet2, and the University of Amsterdam for the demonstrations. News release.

> Agcom, Italy's telecom regulator, has finally released its tariff rates for local loop unbundling (LLU). Story.

> Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) chief financial officer, Patrick Pichette, and its head of global sales, Nikesh Arora, will each receive $20 million in equity awards, Bloomberg reports. Story.

And finally... Over the top video may be getting the lion's share of attention these days, but a Connected Planet article by Yankee Group analyst Vince Vittore points out some important factors that may keep pay TV on top. Story.