CenturyLink's senior vice president of Operations Clay Bailey recently told investors that its1 Gbps GPON-based service is becoming a key weapon in enticing small to medium sized business customers, particularly those who reside in the legacy Qwest territory it acquired in 2011.
In a move to compete more directly against Amazon in the U.S. market, the world's 29th largest company opened up its cloud infrastructure service to U.S. customers Thursday.
Amid mandatory spending at near-record levels, the President's proposed discretionary outlays for fiscal year 2015 would eliminate growth in funding for key research into cloud computing infrastructure and network bandwidth.
It was a good week for seeing software-defined and virtualized IT infrastructure in action. Three prominent companies talked shop in the media, providing some details about how these trends work in real-world settings: Goldman-Sachs, Microsoft and Cisco.
Traditional databases are prima donnas and resource hogs, writes Nick Booth on CloudPro. Hard to argue--though several of his supporting sources have every monetary incentive to shovel dirt on the mainframe's grave.
Verizon Communications' enterprise business revenues continue to be hampered by its clients being cautious about spending, but according to CEO Lowell McAdam, cloud, machine to machine (M2M) and security will be new growth engines for the company.
GigaOm's Barb Darrow finds a lot of CGI special effects work behind the screen--much of it an ideal use case for public cloud.
At last week's RSA security conference in San Francisco, Robert Hinden offered a presentation looking at potential security risks, as well as some possible benefits.
CenturyLink is giving its business customers more say in the way they get next-gen services by employing Ericsson's next-gen OSS/BSS platform.
Windstream is giving its channel partners more tools to pursue potential cloud service opportunities in the small to medium business market that's often overlooked by larger incumbent competitors.