IHS: 74% of Enterprises Conducted SD-WAN Lab Trials Last Year

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Seventy-four percent of medium-size to large enterprises participating in a survey by IHS Markit conducted SD-WAN lab trials last year. The survey found that many will move to production trials and live production this year. “As companies shift a greater portion of their IT infrastructure...Learn More

Indatel Digital Realty Deal Connects Rural America with the Cloud

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A new Indatel Digital Realty deal aims to connect rural America with major cloud providers. The deal should benefit Indatel’s small telco members and their customers by substantially reducing the cost to connect to major cloud providers such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services,...Learn More

Zayo Acquires Data Center in McLean, Virginia

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BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) has acquired a data center in McLean, Virginia. The acquisition, which includes tenants, data center systems, and long-term leases, was driven by strong demand in the Washington, D.C. area for low-latency colocation, interconnection and access to fiber infrastructure. The...Learn More

Report: U.S. Business Fiber Availability Increases to 54.8%

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Fiber availability for large- and mid-sized commercial buildings jumped to 54.8 percent in the U.S. in 2017, according to a new report about business fiber availability from Vertical Systems Group As a result of this growth, the U.S. Fiber Gap has dropped to less than...Learn More

Bluebird Network Underground Data Center to Expand

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Bluebird Network, a Midwest telecommunications company, said today that it has begun an expansion of an underground data center, a project that will go to bid in late May. The data center is located in an underground mine in Springfield, Mo. Bluebird Network, headquartered in...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

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

Wave Broadband Completes Bay Area Fiber Infrastructure Upgrades

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October 19, 2017 — MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wave Broadband, a leading provider of fiber data and voice solutions on the West Coast, has upgraded its fiber backbone, connecting the San Francisco Bay area to its three local on-net data centers, to support multiple 100-Gig circuits. These infrastructure...Learn More

IDC: Cloud, New Technologies to Push Worldwide ICT Spending to $5.6 Trillion in 2021

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The cloud and an exciting array of emerging technology will drive significant growth in worldwide ICT spending during the next five years, according to IDC. The firm reports that worldwide spending on information and communications technology (ICT) will grow from $4.3 trillion last year to...Learn More

AT&T NetBond for Cloud Targets Cloud-to-Cloud Connectivity

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AT&T NetBond for Cloud, launched today, gives businesses the ability to establish a direct connection between two cloud services on the fly using a web portal developed by AT&T. The offering uses AT&T’s MPLS network, said AT&T’s Enterprise Networking Vice President Rosa Maria Boza in...Learn More

Zayo Acquires Data Center in Colorado

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BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) has purchased a colocation facility located at 7579 W 103rd Avenue in Westminster, Colorado. The acquisition is driven by strong customer demand in the area, specifically along a high-tech corridor located between Boulder and Denver and the underserved Northwest Corridor. The...Learn More

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