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Twilio adds private connection options to cloud-based communications service

Twilio is making it easier for developers to connect to its cloud-based cloud communications offering. Twilio Interconnect offers private connection options between Twilio and an enterprise's on-premise infrastructure and applications.

Spotlight: TELoIP adapts overlay network architecture to SD-WAN use cases

Overlay network vendor TELoIP has joined the growing number of firms delving into the burgeoning software-defined WAN market.

Unify Square adds proactive monitoring to PowerAssurance Skype for Business managed service

Unify Square has beefed up its Skype for Business remote managed service offering to proactively audit the health and system availability of the Microsoft unified communications product. The latest upgrade to the company's PowerAssurance offering was designed to go beyond reactive monitoring and deal with issues before they become a problem that affects performance or availability.

Aruba boosts Wi-Fi performance with Clarity software, launches new Wave 2 APs

New software from Aruba could enable network administrators to predict Wi-Fi issues so they can proactively correct the problem. Aruba Clarity provides visibility into the Wi-Fi access layer at the user, device and application levels. Designed as a software module for the Aruba AirWave network management tool, Clarity provides intuitive forensics so proactive measures can be taken, reducing hiccups in service, downtime and end-user tickets.

Enterprise workers understand video communication benefits, but usage is still low

Video communication may have become popular in the consumer world, but in the enterprise? Not so much. Even people who are using video for communicating in a professional manner aren't doing so all that often, according to the results of a survey conducted by Microsoft Skype for Business partner ConnectSolutions.

HPE prepares to take on Nutanix, Cisco in hyperconvergence market

Hewlett Packard Enterprise's answer to hyperconvergence is coming later this month. President and CEO Meg Whitman jumped the gun on the announcement during the company's first quarter conference call, according to a Network World article.

Avaya releases Breeze at Enterprise Connect

Avaya Breeze is the next iteration of the Avaya Engagement Development Platform and aims to simplify application development. Also as part of the release, the vendor unveiled the Avaya Snapp Store, where app developers can sell their business communications apps to customers

Spotlight: IT pros spend too much time reacting to performance issues, says NetEnrich survey

Enterprises are embracing unified communications, but as they deploy technologies and applications, IT professionals are spending too much time troubleshooting performance problems, according to a...

HPE's networking business looks strong in Q1 results

Hewlett Packard Enterprise looks to be on good footing in the networking realm with the release of the results for its first quarter of fiscal 2016. It's the first quarter since the former HP split off into two separate organizations, with HPE taking on most of the company's networking and enterprise services and software businesses.

Automate simple network administration tasks to reduce alerts, says SolarWinds' Leon Adato

When it comes to network device management, laziness is both a pro and a con. Leon Adato, network management head geek at SolarWinds, noted the importance of avoiding the "set it and forget it trap," but also indicated automation can make the lives of administrators simpler.

Can Facebook give enterprise social networking life?

Enterprise social networking may finally get its chance to shine. According to a Fortune article, Facebook is getting ready to release its business-focused social network product in the next few months.

Spotlight: Latest OPNFV release features integrations with components from multiple communities

The second release of the OPNFV Project went live this week and incorporated changes and updates from its development community of more than 165 people.

Cisco's hyperconvergence strategy continues to take shape as vendor unveils HyperFlex

Cisco's hyperconverged data center strategy will take form later this year when the company launches HyperFlex Systems, a UCS-based compute platform the vendor has been developing for more than two years.

Digium's Switchvox phone system is VMware-ready and now supports Asterisk 13

Digium released a new version of its Switchvox business phone system that aims to provide customers with better call handling and improved performance. Switchvox 6 is available for deployment both on-premise and in the cloud.

Serro open sources new SDN framework

Serro Solutions unveiled an open source software-defined networking framework that uses APIs to connect network and monitoring tools to create a single place for unifying policies across the WAN, data centers network and storage systems.

Vidyo launches hosted videoconferencing offering, plans for accompanying PaaS release

Vidyo's new hosted videoconferencing as a service offering has a developer focus that enables enterprises to also use it as a platform as a service.

Your network is more than a map and inventory list, says SolarWinds head geek

Getting a handle on an enterprise network is no easy task, but to make things easier, it's important to truly understand your network, said Leon Adato, network management head geek at SolarWinds, in an interview with FierceEnterpriseCommunications.

Brother OmniJoin adds telepresence interoperability feature for communications between Cisco, Polycom and Lifesize systems

Brother's OmniJoin division is trying to bring together various telepresence systems so they can more seamlessly work together. The company's new OmniJoin v7 Interoperability feature aims to connect the OmniJoin meeting service with other traditional videoconferencing systems.

CafeX Chimes in with low-cost videoconferencing product

CafeX Communications wants to make video collaboration more intuitive and easier for teams. The company launched Chime as a low-cost videoconferencing and collaboration tool that uses WebRTC for use on any browser.

Spotlight: VMware SDN pioneer departs, but it shouldn't affect vendor's strategy

VMware has lost a thought leader in software-defined networking, but it appears analysts expect it to have no real impact on the company's future SDN strategy.