EarthLink says one-box approach will differentiate its SD-WAN service from competitors

EarthLink continues to move its SDN-based WAN (SD-WAN) initiative forward with plans to debut what it calls a one-box solution for its business customers that are transitioning more of their workloads to the cloud.

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Level 3 gains advanced partner status on AWS Partner Network

Level 3 has achieved Advanced Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) status, advancing its standing in the cloud delivery ecosystem for its growing large and medium-sized enterprise customer base.

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Cloud market growing 28 percent annually, says research firm

Driven by a surge in public infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) sales, the cloud service market grew 28 percent annually, according to a new Synergy Research report.

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AT&T drives fed government’s cloud first strategy with virtual access to AWS cloud

AT&T is giving its government customers access to its NetBond cloud service to enable them to get virtual network connections to Amazon Web Services' GovCloud (US) region as they look to meet their cloud first mandates.

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Analyst: CenturyLink, AT&T, Verizon still find cloud hosting a challenging business

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.

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For AWS, the Pipes Still Aren’t Big Enough

This week Amazon Web Services announced a new data service capable of sending 50TB into the cloud.  Great, more bandwidth demand, right?  Nope, they’re shipping it in a box . … [ visit site to read more ]

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Cloud Bytes: Console, Zayo, Level 3

The topic of interconnection with the cloud had several interesting items yesterday: … [ visit site to read more ]

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Data Bytes: Cologix, CyrusOne, Masergy, EarthLink, RingCentral

Lots of interesting news items from the data center this week, from colo up to the cloud: … [ visit site to read more ]

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Consortium of Independent Telecoms Buys Cordero

Yesterday we saw another side of the telecommunications world take a step into the cloud. An association of 32 independent, regional telcos has acquired the cloud service provider Cordero . …

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Amazon Web Services outshines Microsoft, IBM in the cloud market, says Synergy

Amazon Web Services (AWS) continues to outshine its four key competitors in the cloud infrastructure market, according to a new Synergy Group report.

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Telus extends cloud services via RingCentral partnership

Telus has introduced its Business Connect offering, an integrated service it is delivering in conjunction with RingCentral that it says will address the cloud needs of small businesses.

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CenturyLink, IBM target big data, cloud services with software tech project in Louisiana

CenturyLink has established a partnership with IBM and the state of Louisiana to develop a new applications development innovation center in Monroe, La.

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Level 3 helps enterprises stay ahead of security threats with DDoS service

Level 3 Communications is enhancing its security portfolio with a new tool called the dedicated denial of service (DDoS) Mitigation Service that it says can help enterprises safeguard their critical data and systems.

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Masergy brings managed cloud router service to business customers

Masergy has taken another step forward with its own software-defined networking (SDN) vision by making its Cloud Router generally available for its business customers.

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TelecityGroup, Interxion to merge in effort to satisfy growing data center demands

TelecityGroup has reached a merger agreement with Interxion in an all-stock deal that will create a larger data center provider that can tackle the growing demand for cloud and colocation services.

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Friday Bytes: DE-CIX, AMS-IX, Viawest, WOW!

For this Friday roundup we have two items from the internet exchanges, one from the cloud, and one from the channel: … [ visit site to read more ]

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Verizon enhances public sector reach with new MiCTA agreement

Verizon Enterprise Solutions has expanded its agreement with group-purchasing organization MiCTA, enhancing the reach of its service portfolio to state and local government agencies, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, libraries and nonprofits.

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Synergy: Amazon Web Services grabs 30% of cloud services market

Amazon Web Services (AWS) continues to lead the cloud services market with revenues growing 25 percent sequentially, driving the company to achieve what a new Synergy Research Group report said is a “five-year high” of the cloud infrastructure service market.

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AT&T to sell some data centers for $2B, report says

AT&T is continuing its wireline asset sale roll with plans to sell some of its data centers in a deal that could fetch $2 billion, reports

Colo Bytes: Peak, Faction, Internap, Verne Global

That’s a trick title up there, there’s actually only three items in this cloud & colo news roundup: … [ visit site to read more ]

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