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Vendors highlight SDN technologies at Interop Las Vegas

As news emerges from the conference, we'll be sure to share it in the newsletter and on our website.

As Skype moves into the enterprise, downtime is not an option

If cloud VoIP and UC providers want to gain significant traction, which appears to be happening, and keep their customers from seeking out alternatives, downtime is something that needs to become a thing of the past.

DevOps: The solution for networking operational excellence problems

Software-defined networking may be part of the solution for increasing the network's performance and efficiency. And it's a needed solution.

OnLive's demise is unfortunate loss for enterprises

OnLive will shut its doors and delete all accounts on April 30.

SDN grows in the enterprise, but be wary of security issues

With all the good things being said about SDN, there are still some drawbacks.

Cisco pulls away from Microsoft in UC race

Microsoft was chipping away at the unified communications market dominated by Cisco through 2012 and 2013, but it looks like Cisco has started to pull away again.

I can't get no disaggregation

The separation of networking hardware and the software that runs it has been attracting more and more interest ever since Facebook unveiled the Open Compute Project.

Wireless networking: Two steps forward and one step back

If you browse through today's issue, you may notice a trend. It wasn't planned (I'm not that clever, especially the day after we sprung forward), but most of today's top stories speak to the importance and difficulties of maintaining a wireless networking infrastructure.

In the face of declining revenue, HP bets big

The timing could be better, but HP is looking to build up its waning wireless networking business by spending an awful lot of money.

Open sourcing of network software was long overdue

As you can see from our headlines over the last week, as well as in today's issue of FierceEnterpriseCommunications, open source in the networking world is currently top-of-mind. Not only has HP thrown down the gauntlet by getting behind the open networking trend, but Facebook also rounded out its Open Compute Project line of switches.