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If you want good cloud-based videoconferencing, make sure you have a well-designed network

It may seem that it's less important to keep the network functioning with low latency performance with videoconferencing applications moving to the cloud, but it's quite the opposite, according to an article on  TechTarget.

Pertino: Cloud removes much of networking complexity

Cloud-based software-defined networking simplifies the life of the networking administrator and puts more of the network design in the hands of the average end-user, according to Pertino.

Lifesize Cloud update includes Microsoft Lync interoperability

Lifesize unveiled an update to its Lifesize Cloud videconferencing service that includes new accessibility, control and collaboration features. Oh, and interoperability with Microsoft Lync.

How network admin, sysadmin skill sets are changing in cloud era

Network and system administrators are nothing if not resilient. Networking continues to change, and in an era of cloud, the skills required to design and build networks are shifting away from the traditional hardware-focused skill sets to software.

Spotlight: ShoreTel opens networking services to Sky customers

ShoreTel is expanding its networking services beyond its unified communications subscriber base.

Mobility drives UC while Cisco, Microsoft battle for first place

It probably comes as little surprise that the unified communications and collaboration is growing, both in revenue and in number of deployments. It's also likely it's not surprising to hear that cloud--particularly, unified-communications-as-a-service and related service offerings--is driving much of that growth.

IBM gears up for SDN, NFV with opening of first two Network Innovation Centers

Big Blue opened the first two of its Network Innovation Centers last week, but one is going to be a bit of a trip for American customers.

Faction adds SoftNAS cloud-based NAS to its IaaS

When it comes to cloud storage, it's easy to see how it's becoming a market flooded with competition. Most cloud services providers are taking what I'll call the traditional approach to cloud storage--low-cost commodity storage. That's the way Amazon Web Services does it, and its business practices are guiding the rest of the industry. It's a price war.

Spotlight: Top drivers for cloud UC adoption

For more than a decade, vendors have been touting the benefits of unified communications, even though some would say the promises have never truly been fulfilled.

VCE makes first big product expansion since EMC bought 90% of company

VCE has released a trio of new products--the first major expansion since EMC bought a 90 percent stake of the company.