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.
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 unveiled an update to its Lifesize Cloud videconferencing service that includes new accessibility, control and collaboration features. Oh, and interoperability with Microsoft Lync.
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.
ShoreTel is expanding its networking services beyond its unified communications subscriber base.
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.
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.
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.
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 has released a trio of new products--the first major expansion since EMC bought a 90 percent stake of the company.