Cloud Zone

As the broadband carrier ecosystem turns to the cloud for both their own network efficiency and for new service and product development, gain valuable insight on cloud and managed services news and developments here.

BroadbandVision: It’s All About Broadband ROI and Perspective

So much to learn, so little time. If you work in the broadband industry, I’m sure you can relate. There is no shortage of opportunities (which also have corresponding challenges), but the marketplace moves quickly, so you have to too. Picking and choosing the right...Learn More

Sprint Teams with Google to Offer Google Apps for Business

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), July 23, 2014 – As a major mobility provider, Sprint (NYSE: S) will be offering Google Apps for Business in a move that will allow the company to seamlessly support business adoption of Google’s cloud-based productivity solutions so they can...Learn More

NCTC/ Global Capacity Deal Extends Cableco Service Reach

The National Cable Television Cooperative has signed a master service agreement with Global Capacity aimed at enabling NCTC’s small cable company members to better serve the needs of business customers that need service outside a member’s local service territory. As Global Capacity Vice President of...Learn More

Verizon 100 Gbps Switched Ethernet Access Trial Completed

Verizon said Wednesday that it successfully tested a 100 Gbps switched Ethernet access link using a network interface device from Canoga Perkins. Previously the carrier had done “extensive testing in a lab,” but “it was important to validate [this] in the field,” said Vin Alesi,...Learn More

CBeyond Launches Cloud File Storage

ATLANTA – July 14, 2014 – Cbeyond Inc(NASDAQ: CBEY), the Technology Ally™ for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), announced today the availability of TotalCloud® File Storage, a secure and compliant cloud file storage, sharing and backup service for business media and data, which provides a...Learn More

Verizon Launches Cloud-Based Web Firewall

NEW YORK, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — In an initiative that constitutes a major advancement in the fight to protect websites and Web applications from cyberattacks, Verizon Digital Media Services is announcing the beta launch of a cloud-based Web application firewall. The Verizon WAF sets...Learn More

North State Optimizes Internet Service for Netflix

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — North State, a fiber-based Internet and cloud service provider, is now optimized for Netflix. Through a direct connection, North State customers will receive the best possible Netflix video streaming experience. North State offering best possible Netflix experience...Learn More

Windstream UCaaS Offering Will Integrate with Other Services

Click-to-dial capability from Internet Explorer or the ability to join a conference call from Outlook are two examples of the kinds of capabilities that enterprise customers could gain by integrating existing platforms with a new unified communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) offering announced today by Windstream, a Windstream...Learn More

IDC: Public Cloud Services Spending to Grow at a 23% CAGR

Public cloud services revenue is growing at double-digit rates, reaching a total of $45.7 billion in 2013, according to a new report from IDC, which forecasts the market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23 percent through 2018. Cloud software and...Learn More

Frontier Ekes Out More Voice Line Value with Text-to-Landline Service

Business customers are the target market for a new service from Frontier Communications that enables text messaging for landline phone numbers. “Most people, including your customers, prefer to communicate by texting,” says Frontier on a web page dedicated to the new service.” And now, you...Learn More

Supreme Court Aereo Decision: Service Violates Copyright

The Supreme Court today ruled that Aereo’s video service violates copyright law – a decision that will force Aereo to shut down its innovative offering. Aereo has offered a remote antenna service that enables consumers to receive broadcast TV channels from their local market over...Learn More

Study Finds Chaotic Digital Photo Storage Habits

Equipped with digital cameras, smartphones and tablets, it’s easier than ever to photograph, film or otherwise record and capture memorable and chance moments of our children’s, as well as our own, lives. That said, market research conducted in May by Harris Poll for Keepy indicates...Learn More