Spotlight: Masergy launches WebRTC-enabled cloud videoconferencing service

Masergy Communications unveiled a new WebRTC-based cloud videoconferencing service.

Juniper releases disaggregated version of Junos

Juniper Networks launched a disaggregated version of its Junos software, allowing enterprises to make use of the network software with third-party network equipment and services.

MediaPlatform launches cloud-based videoconferencing system

There's another player in the cloud-based videoconferencing game as of this week. Video streaming vendor MediaPlatform is going up against others in the space with the launch of SmartBridge.

RingCentral completes Glip integration, adds new features

RingCentral has completed the integration of Glip, the team messaging and collaboration tool it acquired in June 2015.

Many IT and business decision makers still fearful of UC, but adoption is on the rise

Many enterprises may understand the benefits of unified communications, but there's still a lot of hesitation about adopting UC systems, according to an Osterman Research report sponsored by ConnectSolutions.

Glue Networks and others show off SD-WAN systems at ONUG Fall 2015 event

Glue Networks unveiled a multi-vendor software-defined WAN proof of concept this week at the Open Networking User Group Fall 2015 event. The SD-WAN design aims to provide orchestration across a variety of routers, switches, WAN optimization products and controllers.

Spotlight: Mobility is driving UC deployments

Vendors have been talking about unified communications for more than a decade, but businesses have shown much skepticism.

ONOS has been downloaded 11,000 times

Although it may not have found its way into many production environments yet, the Open Network Operating System project is getting plenty of attention. According to the organization that runs the open source software-defined networking project, the software has been downloaded by people more than 11,000 times since it was launched last year.

Cisco ACI to be deployed at Bowling Green State University

Software-defined networking projects are still mostly in the pilot stage, but there are a growing number of examples of real world case studies emerging. One is an upcoming deployment at Ohio's Bowling Green State University.

Akamai expands cloud-based security with Bloxx acquisition

Akamai is expanding its cloud security strategy with the acquisition of Bloxx. The provider of content delivery network services has been building out its security product portfolio in the hopes of helping enterprises secure network traffic that extends beyond the firewall.

SolarWinds boosts packet analysis capabilities in network performance monitoring tool

The most recent update to SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor provides network engineers with 1,000 packet analysis sensors to help troubleshoot network latency issues.

Jive acquires Easy Office Phone

Cloud communications vendor Jive Communications has acquired business-focused VoIP provider Easy Office Phone.

Video isn't ubiquitous, but vendors are hoping to change that

It was a few years ago that I finally stopped making "where's my video phone?" jokes when writing about unified communications, collaboration and videoconferencing. With a growing number of routes to video communications on my desktop/laptop, tablet and smartphone, the joke wasn't as funny anymore. We were finally approaching the promised land of video at our fingertips.

Cisco has 150 customers using ACI in production

Cisco recently boasted that it has signed on 1,000 software-defined networking customers, but according to an article on The Register, it appears that number is a touch inflated.

Cisco boosts analytics through ParStream purchase

Cisco has inked a deal to acquire Cologne, Germany-based ParStream, an analytics company that was part of the Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence program.

Spotlight: IoT will be main cause of cloud traffic increase

Cloud traffic is rapidly on the rise, with expectations that it will hit 8.6 ZB by the end of 2019.

Jive comes out victor in patent battle

A telecommunications firm that has made a habit recently of having patent disputes with VoIP providers has ended up losing in court. Jive Communications has come out the victor in a lawsuit filed against it by Telinit Technologies after the Eastern District of Texas judge declared the patent infringement invalid.

Midokura MEM now supports OpenStack Liberty, Kilo and Juno

Midokura unveiled the latest version of its Midokura Enterprise MidoNet network virtualization product at OpenStack Summit Tokyo this morning. MEM now supports OpenStack Liberty, Kilo and Juno.

Tely aims to drive video collaboration deeper into enterprise with Tely 200

Tely has set its sights on the enterprise with a new video collaboration endpoint. The company formerly known as Tely Labs is looking to drive videoconferencing and collaboration deeper into the enterprise – in part by making it more affordable.

Wave 2 rolls out at University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Now that 802.11ac Wave 2 products have been on the market for a few months, organizations are starting to deploy the technology. It appears to be a slow start, but one example of a large-scale deployment is the ongoing deployment of Aruba Networks 802.11ac wireless LAN products at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.