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GCI Revamps Managed Services Delivery with Juniper Networks’ SD-WAN

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., February 22, 2018 – Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced that GCI, Alaska’s largest telecommunications company, has deployed Juniper’s Contrail SD-WAN to rapidly create innovative new service offerings and expand into new markets with...Learn More

AT&T SD-WAN International Availability Expanded

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AT&T is greatly expanding the availability of the software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) offering it introduced last year in the United States. The AT&T SD-WAN international expansion will make the technology available in more than 150 countries and territories, the company said. “Managing connectivity should...Learn More

NorthState Technology Solutions Introduces Cisco Meraki as a Service (MaaS)

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NorthState Technology Solutions, a secure cloud and IT solutions provider, has added Cisco Meraki as a Service (MaaS) to its line of business offerings. Cisco Meraki is a cloud-managed solution that allows businesses and other organizations to streamline...Learn More

TDS-Owned OneNeck Patents Data Center Sensors That Pinpoint Server Hotspots

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OneNeck’s new vertically sweeping roaming robotic-sensor, designed to move up and down a closed server cabinet has been awarded a U.S. patent, the TDS data center subsidiary announced. During each vertical sweep, the OneNeck data center sensor assembly records the heat and humidity then generates...Learn More

AT&T Virtual and Augmented Reality Project Taps Edge Computing

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AT&T is testing augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) in a project at the company’s edge computing test zone. AT&T aims to use edge computing to support low-latency data processing for VR and AR. While VR focuses on synthetic three-dimensional worlds, AT&T augmented reality efforts could...Learn More

Google Data Center Expansion Will Impact 14 States, Thousands of New Hires Planned

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Google is launching or expanding its data centers and office holdings in 14 states. The company now has offices and data centers in 21 states, with thousands of new hires planned for this year.Much of the Google expansion will be aimed at supporting cloud development....Learn More

Focus on Next-generation Networks Fuels Broadband Forum Membership Growth

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Fremont, California, February 19, 2018: Pioneering development work in 5G, CloudCO and network virtualization was today cited by Kevin Foster, Chairman of the Broadband Forum as one of the key reasons for its growth in 2017, with the announcement of a further 14 new members. Operators and vendors,...Learn More

Windstream Unveils New Windstream Enterprise, Wholesale Brand Strategy

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Roughly a year after completing their acquisition of enterprise and wholesale focused network provider EarthLink, Windstream has launched new Windstream Enterprise and Wholesale brands. Windstream is aiming to transform their overall business and a brand refresh helps with that focus. Like many traditional telephone companies,...Learn More

Large Cloud Provider Selects Zayo for Wavelength Connectivity

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BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– A global webscale cloud provider has selected Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) for wavelength connectivity. Zayo’s solution will provide high-capacity connectivity between a major west coast data center and another facility located centrally in the U.S. The solution will provide the customer...Learn More

Vonage SD-WAN Targets Small Business, Illustrates Service Provider Opportunities

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Vonage has been making some major moves involving software defined wide area networks (SD-WAN). Vonage SD-WAN has been available to larger enterprise customers for several years and the company today launched a new version of the offering aimed at small and medium-size businesses (SMBs). Businesses...Learn More

C Spire Gains Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Silver Partner Designation

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RIDGELAND, Miss., Feb. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — C Spire Business is ramping up its support for business owners by deepening its relationship with Microsoft and boosting opportunities to take advantage of cloud-based solutions offered through Microsoft Office 365 from C Spire, its suite of flexible, secure business tools that...Learn More

Verizon Virtualizes the Session Border Controller, Introduces SBCaaS — Session Border Controller as a Service

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Verizon once again relies on an outside vendor partner to support its latest virtualized service. Verizon Session Border Controller as a Service (SBCaaS) will leverage a partnership with Ribbon Communications, developer of cloud-based virtualized communications offerings. Verizon SBCaaS Session border controllers (SBCs) provide security and...Learn More

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