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Why edge compute looks set to be 5G’s big moment

Discussions go on about 5G, in particular over the kind of applications and use cases that will drive its uptake to the next level and see it reach its full potential. It has not been an easy last 18 months…

Network automation: driving the future of connectivity

Network operators are under more pressure than ever to reduce their costs and improve their margins. They must also work harder to deliver the experiences that their customers seek.…

HashiCorp survey shows dominance of multi-cloud model

Cloud software vendor HashiCorp has revealed the results of a survey showing that multi-cloud is overwhelmingly the standard operations model for IT organizations of all sizes, in all regions and every industry. The study polled 3,000 IT professionals about the…

Ethernet controller sales rise with transition to 100G

The worldwide market for Ethernet controllers and adapters is set for healthy growth as server performance transitions to speeds of 100Gbps and higher. Independent analyst firm Dell’Oro has released new findings on the sector, projecting revenues to grow at a…

Demystifying Cloud-Native Networking

The most important evolution in IT over the past few years has undoubtedly been the rise of cloud-native application architectures.…

New directions for SD-WAN

SD-WAN has been the most notable success story in the enterprise networking market of the past decade. Few would dispute this assertion. It has revolutionised wide area connectivity by helping to virtualize enterprise networks, and provide several value-added services in…

Data centre switch market shifting to 800G

The market for data centre switches is set for a major shift towards higher performance levels, according to research from a leading independent analyst firm. Dell’Oro Group has predicted that adoption of 800 Gbps switches will rise faster than demand…

The ‘branch of one’ and the new enterprise edge

The pandemic forced organisations everywhere to come up with rapid solutions to unforeseen challenges. In particular they were tasked almost overnight with finding ways of supporting hundreds or perhaps thousands of remote workers – the so-called ‘branch of one’. This…

The ‘branch of one’ looks like it’s here to stay

Working from home used to be the privilege of a few lucky souls, spared the inconveniences of the daily commute and the tittle tattle of office politics around the watercooler by virtue of their special status. Now after a year…

The distributed superfortress: securing tomorrow’s IT infrastructure

The impact of the COVID pandemic on IT operations in general and cybersecurity in particular has been profound. CIOs and CISOs have been kept on their toes throughout and have a very uncertain landscape ahead of them. There is a…

A change is in the air for enterprise connectivity

Cloud has changed the way enterprises handle IT. In fact it’s such an established model that it’s hard to imagine how we got along before cloud. Did we really all rely on client/server access to applications operating out of an…

Selecting winning solutions to ensure secure network transformation

Everyone is agreed that the events in the past year have added a lot of fire and urgency to digital transformation. But what does that look like on the ground, at the enterprise coalface? Who is deploying what, and why?…

IaC trend gathers pace with funding win for env0

Pictured: env0 founders Ohad Maislish and Omry Hay   The trend toward infrastructure-as-code (IaC) has gathered pace, the latest evidence being start-up env0’s announcement of $17 million in Series A funding. The company, with offices in Tel Aviv and Silicon…

Equinix ramps up xScale facilities to meet hyperscale demand

In response to unprecedented enterprise adoption of hyperscale clouds, digital infrastructure player Equinix is expanding the number of xScale data centres it has in operation worldwide. Over the past two years, the company has invested $3 billion in new xScale…

How should SD-WAN adapt to deal with long term challenges?

By Mark Fox, CEO of NetEventsIt wouldn’t be pointing out anything new to say that SD-WAN came of age during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was already a fairly well established product category in the WAN market before anybody had…

Time to plan IT that’s fit for the future

The last 12 months have seen many carefully laid technology plans blown off course, driving IT investments in unforeseen directions.…

The network transformation journey and why it matters

Businesses are continually being told that they need to transform themselves digitally. They are also regularly warned that integral to this process is the transformation of their network. Beyond that, they are advised that the security of transformed networks is…

Getting the most from technology in a post-COVID world

In 2019, the roadmap for enterprise IT investment seemed pretty clear. Every organisation was at least part way along a transformational journey, and budgets were rising as people migrated to a host of next-gen technologies that would make this happen.…

Oracle bets on ZTNA to help catch up in cloud

Pictured: Galeal Zino, Founder and CEO of NetFoundry   Software vendor Oracle’s ambitions in the public cloud market took a step forward this week when it provided its ISV and SaaS partners with a quick way to embed Zero Trust…

Regaining momentum after a tough year for data centres

After a year of uncertainty and slow growth, the data centre sector is showing signs of recovery, if capital expenditure on servers is any guideline. So believes Baron Fung, Research Director with independent analyst firm Dell’Oro Group.…

Changing priorities in a new IT security landscape

The COVID pandemic has forced many enterprises into a rethink of their IT security strategy. The security landscape has changed as new working patterns open up new holes in corporate defences. We’ve seen, for example, the accelerated digitalization of business…

Juniper Networks launches version 4.0 of Apstra software

Pictured: Mike Bushong, VP Data Center, Juniper Networks   Juniper Networks has announced version 4.0 of Apstra software, the intent-based networking solution it acquired earlier in the year.   The software is designed to help organizations minimize the time and…

MCN revenues see strong Q1 growth

Revenues for the Mobile Core Network (MCN) market have shown strong growth in the first part of 2021, according to a leading analyst name.   A new report from independent firm Dell’Oro Group has shown the market up 16% year-over-year,…

Making Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Work Overview & Event Highlights

This event hosted by Brad Casemore, VP Research Datacenter & Multi-Cloud Networking at IDC, brought together industry “big guns” Vijoy Pandey, VP Engineering & CTO of Cisco Cloud and Oliver Cantor, Director, Verizon Global Products. They are joined by two…

Forget the data centre you used to know

If you understood everything about the data centre sector ten years ago, but haven’t paid attention recently, then you can forget almost everything you thought you knew. The old sort of data centre you might remember is dead. Well, perhaps…

Less complexity, more control: the role of multi-cloud networking in digital transformation

For the past 15 years enterprises experimented with SaaS applications, took advantage of plentiful cheap compute and storage and migrated desktop workloads to the cloud, yet still have not managed to achieve digital transformation. Panellists at the NetEvents session on…

Migrating MPLS networks to the cloud age

MPLS has served enterprise network needs well for the past 20 years. But there is no getting away from its negatives. MPLS is expensive, complex to deploy and inflexible, which makes it ill-suited for the cloud-first requirements of next generation…

Aryaka pinpoints SASE trends with new report

Pictured: Scott Raynovich, founder and chief analyst at Futuriom   Aryaka, the developer of managed cloud-first WAN solutions, has published its fifth annual 2021 State of the WAN report, a survey of global SD-WAN and SASE planning.   Trends identified…

VMware simplifies multi-cloud services with new offer

Pictured: Raghu Raghuram, chief operating officer, products and cloud services, VMware   VMware has moved to simplify pricing and consumption models with the release of new VMware Cloud services.   VMware Cloud is a distributed, multi-cloud platform that enables organizations…

What does it take to make multi-cloud work?

It’s over a decade now since the first wave of migration of enterprise IT functions away from the on-prem data centre and into the cloud. In the intervening period, we’ve seen the maturing of the public cloud market and its…

Top tech priorities as we emerge from the pandemic

Many technology initiatives have been on the back burner since the pandemic hit. Enterprise digital transformation strategies have been impacted, the pipeline of vendor innovations disrupted. While the crisis is by no means over, there are some encouraging signs that…

Aviatrix study shows effectiveness of cloud networking

The value of a cloud networking platform for enterprises with a multi-cloud strategy has been demonstrated by an independent study.   Network cloud provider Aviatrix commissioned the study, which was carried out independently by Forrester Consulting. Based on interviews with…

NVIDIA and VMware combine to unlock the power of AI

Pictured: Justin Boitano, VP/GM Enterprise & Edge Computing, NVIDIA   In a unique industry collaboration, NVIDIA has teamed with VMware to virtualize AI workloads on VMware vSphere using its new AI Enterprise suite of enterprise-grade AI tools and frameworks.  …

New funding underlines potential of cloud-native security

The importance of the developing market for cloud-native, open source security solutions was underlined this week with substantial new funding for a pair of cloud security unicorns. Snyk and Aqua Security between them bagged late-stage financing totalling $435 million.  …

What price MPLS in an age of cloud networking?

It’s relatively unusual for information technology standards to have a shelf life that extends over decades. Ethernet is one example. Invented in the early 1970s by Bob Metcalfe, Ethernet has been through many cycles of evolution and remains as relevant…

Thought Leader Perspectives
~ Software is the Key to Secure Cloud-Native Networks ~
NetReporter interviews Galeal Zino

[elementor-template id="18211"] According to NetFoundry we’re entering a new era of networking and business, an age of software defined everything, highly distributed applications and faster-paced innovation. The downside is greater complexity and ever-increasing security threats. If business creates the necessity…

Snowflake posts strong financials amid rising demand for next gen tech

Pictured:  Frank Slootman, Snowflake CEO   Data cloud specialist Snowflake has posted stellar financial results for its fourth quarter and for its full fiscal year ended January 31, 2021. Revenue for the company’s Q4 was $190.5 million, representing 117% year-over-year…

Telecoms equipment revenues surge despite pandemic

The global market for telecoms equipment grew last year by seven per cent, the fastest pace the market has developed at since 2011, according to a report from a top analyst firm.   Dell’Oro Group’s findings covered broadband access, microwave…

Microsoft and VMware deepen SD-WAN ties as market surges

Pictured: Shin Umeda of Dell’Oro Group   Microsoft and VMware have taken their longstanding collaboration to a new level by further integrating their application and network technologies. The moves is designed to support customers looking for secure WAN access to…

How cloud migration could help the environment

There is a lot of heat right now around the market for technology that enables and drives successful cloud migration. A whole new generation of cloud-native compute, connectivity and security solutions is starting to make a real impact on an…

Aviatrix targets multi-cloud networking with $75m funding

Pictured: Steve Mullaney, CEO of Aviatrix   Aviatrix, the developer of cloud network solutions, has raised $75 million in Series D funding.   The investment will be used by the company to scale sales, partner channels, customer support and product…

Snowflake partnerships target data security

Data cloud player Snowflake and cloud data protection provider Baffle have combined to provide data pipeline security. Their joint offering is aimed at securing data migrations from on-premise legacy data stores to Snowflake for analysis.   A recent report from…

CrowdStrike extends cloud-native security platform

Pictured: Amol Kulkarni, chief product officer for CrowdStrike   CrowdStrike, the specialist in cloud protection, has expanded the capabilities its Falcon platform which it said will deliver greater control, visibility and security for cloud workloads and cloud-native applications, from build…

Thought Leader Perspectives
~ The New Era of Cloud Networking ~
NetReporter interviews
Amir Khan

[elementor-template id="18049"] Unlocking the power of the cloud: Alkira promises to lead a new revolution in manageability, flexibility and speed of deployment in the new era of cloud networking Alkira is a recent start-up in the networking business with an…

Thought Leader Perspectives
~ Network Automation ~
NetReporter interviews
Mansour Karam

Juniper Networks recently concluded the acquisition of Apstra, a recognised leader in the field of data centre automation and pioneer of Intent-Based Networking (IBN). The value of the deal was not disclosed.…

Kicking open the proprietary door

If 2020 was about surviving and adjusting to harsh new realities, then 2021 is about predicting and preparing for the new normal and achieving growth through adversity. So pronounces Jeremiah Caron, Global Head of Research & Analysis with independent consulting…

Achieving growth through adversity in the New Normal

If 2020 was about surviving and adjusting to harsh new realities, then 2021 is about predicting and preparing for the new normal and achieving growth through adversity. So pronounces Jeremiah Caron, Global Head of Research & Analysis with independent consulting…

Time for an AI-driven rethink of our IT operations

Do you remember AIOps? It was based around the idea, promoted to a large degree by Gartner, that the human element in IT management was the weak link in digital transformation. By relying on human knowledge and intervention to keep…

Cybersecurity spend to rise as global economy recovers

Enterprise spending on cybersecurity solutions is set to rise by up to 10% this year as the global economy recovers from the pandemic, according to a new analyst report.   The findings of Canalys suggest that spending on cybersecurity equipment,…

RAN market set for five year growth spurt

Pictured: Stefan Pongratz, vice president with Dell’Oro Group   The radio access network (RAN) market is set for healthy growth over the next five years, a leading analyst has predicted.   Stefan Pongratz, vice president with independent consulting firm Dell’Oro…

Red Hat and Intel pool efforts in the cloud-native space

Red Hat and Intel are to collaborate in 5G and networking to speed the development of automated, cloud-native infrastructure solutions. The two players, which have a long track record of partnership, said they intend to combine R&D efforts on 5G…

Google and Nokia extend partnership at the network edge

Google Cloud and Nokia have said they are to extend their existing partnership into the joint development of cloud-native network functions, 5G edge services and a 5G core for mobile operators. The newly deepened collaboration will unite Google Cloud’s Anthos…

Private 5G use cases to rocket, predicts leading analyst

Independent analyst firm IDC has predicted that worldwide revenue from sales of private LTE and 5G infrastructure will grow from $945 million last year to an estimated $5.7 billion in 2024. This amounts to a CAGR of 43.4%, and includes…

F5 looks for edge leadership with Volterra buyout

Application security vendor F5 Networks has said it is to acquire Volterra and its universal edge-as-a-service platform for $440 million in cash plus other considerations. With the acquisition, Volterra hopes to create an edge platform for enterprises and service providers…

Lacework funding to pay for market expansion

Pictured: Dan Hubbard, CEO at Lacework   Cloud security player Lacework has announced a $525 million funding round which it claimed takes its valuation past $1 billion. The funding round was led by Sutter Hill and Altimeter Capital, and joined…

Sangfor extends SASE reach with Hong Kong PoP

Sangfor Technologies, a vendor of network security and cloud computing solutions, has said that its SASE offer, called Sangfor Access, is being rolled out across the Asia-Pacific region. It said a new PoP in Hong Kong will provide improved global…

Are you ready for the New Crazy?

It has been apparent for a while that COVID-19, far from being a phenomenon of 2020, is going to be with us for some time yet in terms of economic and social impact. Somehow the term ‘new normal’ does not…

A challenging security landscape lies ahead

There are a lot of big cybersecurity threats out there for CISOs to worry about following on from a year of uncertainty. We asked a panel of experts to weigh the risks and consider some safe ways forward. The cloud,…

What will 5G really do for the enterprise?

Much of the talk around 5G has been about space age advances like remote heart surgery, cars that drive themselves, drones that drop groceries on our doorsteps. But the reality of 5G looks set to be less sci-fi than that…

The intelligent way to automate the network

What part can AI and ML play in the automation of the network? We asked a panel of experts for their thoughts on the future of smart connectivity.   AI and ML might just be the most two frequently bandied…

Alkira takes a leap with CBaaS backbone service

Alkira, a pioneer in the Network Cloud market, has developed the industry’s first Cloud Backbone-as-a-Service (CBaaS), aimed at helping to extend cloud connectivity from any network to any other network. CBaaS is an expansion of Alkira’s Network Cloud, launched in…

SD-WAN soars despite pandemic, says leading analyst

Pictured: Shin Umeda, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group   The worldwide market for SD-WAN solutions grew strongly in the first nine months of this year, despite the COVID pandemic which arrested growth in many other tech sectors. This is one…

It’s been a golden year for cybercrime

This has not been a normal year, by any standards. Certainly not for anybody trying to keep a business afloat. In almost every part of the world and across most vertical sectors, senior management has struggled to maintain equilibrium in…

Palo Alto Networks debuts 5G-native security

Palo Alto Networks has launched what it describes as the industry’s first 5G-native security offering. It said the offering enables service providers and enterprises to turn 5G networks into highly secure networks.   “For 5G to live up to its…

VMware launches enterprise-class blockchain platform

VMware has announced the commercial availability of VMware Blockchain which it has said will provide a digital foundation for business networks and the deployment of decentralized business-critical applications. It claimed that with VMware Blockchain, businesses have an extensible and scalable…

Abnormal gets funding boost for cloud-native email security offer

Pictured: Evan Reiser, Abnormal Security CEO   Abnormal Security, developer of an AI threat detection engine for email security, has raised $50 million in Series B venture capital funding. Led by Menlo Ventures, with participation from early investor Greylock, the…

5G demand sets RAN market racing

Pictured: Stefan Pongratz, Vice President and analyst with the Dell’Oro Group   Surging demand for 5G has sent demand for radio access network (RAN) solutions into overdrive, a leading analyst has revealed.   A recently published report from the Dell’Oro…

Latest 400G InfiniBand from NVIDIA offers leap in performance

NVIDIA has introduced the next generation of its Mellanox 400G InfiniBand, giving AI developers and researchers the fastest possible networking performance and enabling them to take on the world’s most challenging problems.   With computing requirements expanding in areas such…

Is your network a thing of the past?

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are integral to how the networks of the future will operate. No network will be able to operate without them and be taken seriously as a competitive prospect. This is for a number of reasons:…

Aryaka ‘blazes trail’ with cloud portal, according to leading analyst

Pictured: Shashi Kiran, CMO at Aryaka   Aryaka, a player in the cloud-native networking space, has been named a Strong Performer by Forrester Research in a report titled The Forrester Wave: Software-Defined WAN Services, Q4 2020.   “Instead of offering…

Slow growth in Q3 data centre capex from leading cloud providers

The leading cloud service providers grew their capital spend on data centre facilities by only 4% in the third quarter of 2020, according to figures from an independent analyst firm. Releasing information exclusively to NetReporter ahead of the launch of…

F5 supports cloud-native 5G deployments

Cloud-native security vendor F5 has announced BIG-IP Service Proxy for Kubernetes (SPK) and Carrier-Grade Aspen Mesh, a pair of infrastructure solutions that support the deployment and operation of cloud-native 5G standalone core networks. F5 said the products feature scalable performance,…

All eyes on the new cloud edge

Things move fast in the world of cloud connectivity. Turn your back for a moment, and a host of new product categories appear. What do they all mean? How does ‘Cloud-Native’ stack up against ‘Network Cloud’? What is SASE and…

Davey Winder’s Security Spotlight – part 6

A new batch of security news from award-winning cybersecurity scribe Davey Winder.   [caption id="attachment_15126" align="alignnone" width="300"] Davey Winder, cybersecurity writer[/caption]   The US presidential election is over, or at least it is bar the shouting and court cases. Politics…

Some 2021 predictions for the data centre sector

Independent analyst Gartner predicts that global spend on data centre infrastructure will grow next year by 6% as economies bounce back from restrictions consequent on the coronavirus pandemic. Spending on data centres dipped 10% this year as construction projects were…

Gigamon and Zscaler unite to offer better threat detection

Pictured: Gigamon’s intelligent GigaVUE appliances at work   Gigamon, the developer of visibility and analytics solutions for the hybrid cloud, is to integrate its ThreatINSIGHT network detection and response (NDR) product with Zscaler Internet Access (ZIA) to help protect the…

SASE market set to explode, says leading analyst

Pictured: Mauricio Sanchez, Research Director at Dell’Oro Group.   The emerging market for Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solutions is set for lift off, a leading analyst firm has predicted.   Dell’Oro Group has forecast the sector to grow at…

Pandemic impact ‘driving security policy’ says Cisco

Pictured: Jeetu Patel, SVP and General Manager, Security & Applications, Cisco   The COVID-19 pandemic will result in long-term changes to corporate cybersecurity policies and investment in security solutions, according to a report launched by Cisco.   For its Future…

Aruba analytics platform gets US government stamp

Cloud-native solutions developer Aruba has announced that its Aruba Central network management and analytics platform has achieved a formal In Process designation with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). This makes Aruba Central the first AI-powered solution for…

Network Cloud pioneer Alkira looks to scale after $54m funding boost

Pictured: Amir Khan and Atif Khan, CEO and CTO of Alkira   Network Cloud start-up Alkira has raised $54 million in Series B funding, led by the investment wing of Koch Industries, one of its first customers   Alkira was…

NVIDIA debuts GPUs designed for the remote working era

Pictured: NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang   NVIDIA has announced two new GPUs as part of its Ampere architecture. The NVIDIA RTX A6000 and A40 feature new RT Cores, Tensor Cores and CUDA cores that accelerate graphics, rendering, compute and AI…

IDC names four multi-cloud Innovators

Pictured: Brad Casemore, research vice president, Datacenter and Multicloud Networks with IDC   Analyst firm IDC has published its latest Innovators report, profiling four companies that it sees as leaders in the delivery of multi-cloud networking solutions for the enterprise.…

Snowflake’s cloud platform endorsed by HITRUST

Pictured: Todd Crosslin, Snowflake’s Head of Healthcare Strategy   Cloud-native vendor Snowflake has announced that its Cloud Data Platform has earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST.   The HITRUST CSF (standing for Common Security Framework) is a prescriptive…

Attention switches to the new cloud edge

All eyes are on the performance of the wide area network this year as millions of us work remotely in unexpected circumstances, and look set to continue doing so for the foreseeable. Older WAN technologies have been exposed by the…

Ethernet’s 40th birthday – from early challenges to ultimate triumph

Picture: Bob Metcalfe, Co-Inventor of Ethernet & UT Austin Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Jensen Huang, Founder, President & CEO, NVIDIA Ethernet is such a ubiquitous and familiar part of the connectivity universe that most of us take its…

NVIDIA and VMware join up to boost enterprise AI adoption

Picture: Jensen Huang, Founder, President & CEO, NVIDIA NVIDIA and VMware are partnering to deliver an end-to-end platform aimed at accelerating AI adoption, enabling enterprises manage all AI applications with a single set of operations. The move will help enterprises…

Jensen Huang interviews Bob Metcalfe on the history, learnings and future of Ethernet

Two visionary innovators celebrate 40 years since the very first Ethernet specification – plus Ethernet leaders’ round table discussion led by Tam Dell’Oro London. September 30th, 2020: Today marks the 40th anniversary of the very first Ethernet specification – published…

Forbes ranking reveals global cloud leaders

Picture: Dave McJannet, CEO of HashiCorp Cloud-native data warehouse company Snowflake topped this year’s Forbes Cloud 100 list, an annual ranking of the world’s top privately-owned cloud companies.   Snowflake, which has since closed its IPO so as a public…

Keysight offers cloud-native network testing

Keysight Technologies, a leader in network security, has announced what it claims is the industry’s first cloud-native distributed network performance and security test software. CyPerf has been designed to help organizations characterize user experience and validate the performance limits of…

Cloud-based solutions buck soft Q2 for network security

    While the network security market continues to be disrupted by the COVID pandemic, cloud-focused solutions are on the rise, a new analyst report has found.   Findings from Dell’Oro Group, point to a sustained pause in physical infrastructure…

Davey Winder’s Security Spotlight – part 5

Another round of security stories from our award-winning cybersecurity writer Davey Winder.   [caption id="attachment_15126" align="alignnone" width="300"] Davey Winder, cybersecurity writer[/caption]   So far, September has been pretty negative in terms of security news. By which I mean there have…

NVIDIA buys ARM for $40bn to create ‘premier company for AI era’

NVIDIA is to acquire UK-based computer chip designer ARM Holdings from SoftBank Group in a transaction valued at $40 billion.   The combined operation will bring together NVIDIA’s AI computing platform with ARM’s extensive global ecosystem to create what NVIDIA…

Telco equipment market enjoys strong Q2

The global market for telecoms infrastructure has seen modest but healthy growth in the first half of 2020, bolstered by a good Q2, according to a report from a leading analyst firm.   “We just wrapped up the 2Q20 reporting…

Cloud security player Zscaler sees earnings bounce

Cloud-based information security company Zscaler has wrapped up its fiscal year by topping expectations on earnings and revenue with its fourth-quarter results.   The company reported a profit before certain costs of five cents per share on revenue of $125.9…

Red Hat launches marketplace for cloud apps

Open source solution developer Red Hat has unveiled the Red Hat Marketplace, a one-stop-shop to help organisations find, try, buy, deploy and manage enterprise applications across a hybrid IT infrastructure, including on-premise and multi-cloud environments.   Red Hat is also…

Nutanix debuts Kubernetes service for the multi-cloud era

Nutanix has announced Karbon Platform Services, a Kubernetes-based multi-cloud platform-as-a-service (PaaS) with automated system-managed security. It said the service will accelerate the development and deployment of microservices-based apps across any cloud.   Software developers can deploy the solution to offer…

Server revenues buoyant for Q2, says IDC survey

Independent analyst firm IDC has published its Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, indicating that vendor revenue in the worldwide server market grew 19.8% year over year to $24bn during the second quarter of 2020. It said shipments by volume grew 18.4%…

Why the network of the future is cloud-native

Enterprises need networks that enable optimal agility, ones that are driven by software and with as many functions as possible automated and virtualised. They need this because otherwise their dreams of a full digital transformation of their business will remain…

Keeping on top of cloud’s network complexities

According to Gartner, some 81% or organisations that make use of public cloud services are reliant on two or more providers. Multi-cloud and hybrid cloud strategies are truly the new normal. Anyone still relying on just one public cloud platform…

Market for 5G Core ‘in good health’

The 5G Core market is demonstrating strong growth which looks set to continue into 2021. This is one of the findings of a new report from Dell’Oro Group, which has forecast revenues for the market to approach $1bn this year,…

Aruba extends cloud-native edge services platform

Aruba has announced enhancements to its edge services platform, Aruba ESP. The company, now part of Hewlett Packard, has said the move will unify IoT, IT, and operational technology networks, enabling customers to quickly adapt to changing environments and user…

Managed SD-WAN market builds on early adopter success

The managed SD-WAN market is at an inflection point, moving from early adopter to early majority phase and building on the momentum generated from early deployments.   This is the conclusion of independent analyst firm IDC which has published an…

Davey Winder’s Security Spotlight – part 4

Here is a fresh bulletin from NetReporter Senior Contributor Davey Winder. Davey is a global authority on cybersecurity issues, and a Senior Contributor to forbes.com among other leading titles, He is the only three-time winner of the ‘Security Journalist of…

SpyCloud funding ‘will power cybercrime fight’

SpyCloud, developer of a unique online fraud prevention platform, has secured $30 million in Series C funding to power future growth.   The company, based in Austin, Texas, specialises in account takeover prevention and fraud investigations tools. Its latest funding…

New technologies set to boost service provider router revenue

New technologies, like 5G and cloud networking, are set to drive the service provider router market past $15bn in value by 2024, according to new research.   The findings were made by Dell’Oro Group and published in its Service Provider…

Adapting to a changed landscape

Board level executives across world are more focussed than ever on maintaining business continuity and improving agility in the face of a year marked by unpredictability and uncertainty. Prospering in the ‘new normal’ will be all about innovation, added to…

Staying agile while maintaining continuity during and after a crisis

So, what is the latest, greatest technology accelerator today? Digital transformation? Social media? Cloud migration? SD-WAN? Machine learning? …   None of these.   The answer is a tiny .125 micron sphere with bulbous surface projections – called “coronavirus” – at…

Davey Winder’s Security Spotlight – part 3

We present you with a fresh bulletin from NetReporter Senior Contributor Davey Winder. Davey is one of the leading global authorities on cybersecurity issues. A Senior Contributor to forbes.com and many leading IT magazines, Davey is the only three-time winner…

Attacks surge as cybercriminals seek to profit from COVID

New research has exposed a major rise in global cyberattacks as criminals continue to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic.   Findings from security vendor VMware Carbon Black, revealed at the recent Black Hat information security event, showed that 53% of organisations…

Cyxtera compute-as-a-service ‘speeds up AI innovation cycle’

Data centre colocation and interconnection specialist Cyxtera has introduced its Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) compute-as-a-service offering.   Based on the NVIDIA DGX A100 system, the new service aims to provide enterprises with greater agility and faster deployment with a flexible…

Forrester cites Alibaba Cloud as ‘strong SaaS performer’

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud services arm of Alibaba Group, has been recognised as a leader in the software-as-a-service (SaaS) market in a new report.   The Forrester New Wave: SaaS Marketplaces report cites the company as a ‘strong performer’ that…

Mixed fortunes for tech market as pandemic unfolds

A series of new findings from independent analyst firm Dell’Oro have predicted mixed fortunes for different areas of the technology market as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Dell’Oro has suggested that the data centre switch market is set…

Striking out for the digital shore

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the market for IT and connectivity services in ways that nobody could have forecast. What was top priority this time last year may be well down the list given current circumstances. The chief preoccupation of…

The dawn of the cloud-native enterprise network

There is no doubt that 2020 has been a pivotal year for cloud migration. Organisations everywhere have sped up the process of moving applications across to multiple cloud platforms in response to unforeseen and exceptional factors.   Along with this…

Zebra to expand software offer with Reflexis buyout

Mobile computing and asset tracking vendor Zebra Technologies has moved to acquire Reflexis Systems, a developer of workforce management solutions.   Reflexis ONE, the company’s core product, is a cloud-based platform that enables real-time task management and is deployed globally…

Data centre spend set to rise despite market disruption

Spending on data centre infrastructure is set to rise over the next few years, despite the current pandemic-driven downturn that the market is experiencing.   This is one of the key findings of a new report from analyst firm Dell’Oro.…

Cloud-native networking gathers pace

Momentum continues to build in the cloud-native networking market following announcements by several major players in that space.   A new report from cloud-native security specialist CrowdStrike, produced by independent research firm StollzNow, has revealed that 44% of the global…

Is your business ready for the ‘next normal’?

Enterprises have relied on the resilience of their networks as never before during the COVID-19 crisis. What sort of business continuity provisions will they need to survive and prosper as we move on from the pandemic into an uncertain future?…

Pandemic ‘has sped up digital transformation by six years’

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated enterprise digital transformation strategies as organisations everywhere invest to adapt to the ‘new normal’.…

HPE’s move for Silver Peak will broaden SD-WAN portfolio

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Remote working gives major boost to Zero Trust model

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Migration to cloud speeds up to support business continuity

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Tough Times Foster the Finest Intentions

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NVIDIA and Mercedes offer rivalry to Tesla in self-drive market

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The networking industry stands tall in extraordinary times

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NetFoundry zero trust networking available on Google Cloud Platform

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4 Thought Leaders’ Insights Into SD-WAN’s Vital Role Post COVID

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SD-WAN growth slows as leading vendors cement market share

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IaaS provider Beelastic invests to service ‘extreme demands’

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A big hand for the networking industry – but what next?

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Davey Winder’s Security Spotlight

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Cumulus addition boosts NVIDIA’s network portfolio

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Controller and adapter shipments surge as vendors stockpile

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Steering Cisco through troubled times

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4 Key Networking Breakthroughs Will Define The “New Normal”

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Ensuring the continuity of your business by going digital

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Cisco’s ThousandEyes acquisition ‘will differentiate its SD-WAN offer’

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Cloud service spend outpaces private data centre investment

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COVID homeworkers behind spike in data breaches

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Coming back stronger after the COVID-19 crisis

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Super SONiC lift-off?

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NVIDIA announcement brings radical change to the data centre

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SONiC gets a boost at virtual OCP event

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Demand for SD-WAN holds up as enterprises look to protect home workers

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Vendors ‘must rethink market approaches’ post pandemic

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NetEvents Inter@ctive launched to boost online services to tech sector and media partners across the globe

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Pandemic ‘to affect enterprise ICT spend until at least Q4’

Independent analyst firm IDC said it expects enterprise spending on network infrastructure to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, possibly returning to growth by the fourth quarter of the year. Brad Casemore, IDC’s Research Vice President, Datacenter Networks, said his…

Private 5G networks are a lucrative opportunity – but for who?

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FCC’s WiFi 6 decision draws battle lines at WAN edge

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Tier 1 cloud players sustain capex in defiance of pandemic

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Why 5G matters on the new cloud frontier

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Rapidly Evolving Trends in Cloud Networking Security and Cloud-Native Security

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You Don’t Need to Be Google or Facebook to Achieve Data Center Greatness

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Multicloud: How the Industry is Responding

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True AI – A Long and Winding Road?

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Innovation Awards 2019 – finalists announced for Cloud /Datacenter, IoT and Cybersecurity

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Innovation Leaders – here’s your chance! NetEvents 2019 Innovation Awards for start-ups and established innovators in Cloud/Datacenter, IoT and CyberSecurity

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NetEvents IT Spotlight, Barcelona 2019 – Day 2, 10th May 2019

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NetEvents IT Spotlight, Barcelona 2019 – Day 1, 9th May 2019

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NetEvents EMEA IT Spotlight, Barcelona 2019

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NetEvents Press Spotlight, Portugal 2018

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AISense, Apstra, ForeScout, FYDE, NetFoundry, and PoLTE scoop top honours at NetEvents 2018 Innovation Awards

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NetEvents California 2018 – Day Two

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Locating Use-Cases for Location-as-a-Service

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Words of Cybersecurity Wisdom from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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Press Release: IoT, Cloud & CyberSecurity Innovation Awards 2018 – finalists announced

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Medical CT Scanners, X-Ray Machines, and MRI Machines, Are Under Attack

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Are You Ready for GDPR? If Not, You’re Not Alone

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Protecting U.K Businesses from Cyberattack

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Understanding the Lexicon of Security Analysts and SOC Teams

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Press Release: Apstra, Cohesity, Darktrace, Javelin Networks, NetFoundry, OnDot and Prof. David Cheriton triumph at NetEvents 2017 Innovation Awards

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Congratulations to the winners of the IoT, Cloud & Cybersecurity Innovation Awards 2017

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Cybercrime as crime, according to the US Secret Service, FBI and Homeland Security

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Fintech Industry Panel Debate

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IoT, Cloud & CyberSecurity Innovation Awards 2017 – finalists announced

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Intent-Based Networking and Application-Specific Networking: Unravelling the Confusion…

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The new hackers: Who are they? and how can we defeat them?

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NetEvents European Media Spotlight, London, June 5th 2017

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By Alan Zeichick Ping! chimes the email software. There are 15 new messages. One is from your boss, calling you by name, and telling him to give you feedback ASAP on a new budget for your department. There’s an attachment.…

From Raw Data to Actionable Intelligence: The Art and Science of Endpoint Security

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Artificial Intelligence – CES 2017 Is Just the Beginning

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Press Release: Amazon Web Services, IBM Watson IoT, Cylance, Menlo Security and Stuart McClure triumph in 2016 NetEvents Innovation Awards

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NetEvents Day 1 – Global Press & Analyst Summit – Saratoga, CA – September 21st, 2016

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Press Release: IoT and Cloud Innovation Awards 2016 – finalists announced

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NetEvents Blog – Day 2

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NetEvents Blog – Day 1

Keynote Presentation by Dr. Christian Busch, Associate Director, Innovation and Co-Creation Lab, London School of Economics Connectivity and business model innovation in a rapidly changing world The first day of the NetEvents Press and Analyst Summit in Singapore opened on…

APAC 2016 – Day 1

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NetEvents APAC Press & Analyst Summit – Singapore 2016 – Day 2 Preview

The next day, after a dinner on Thursday night at The Look Out, Faber Peak, will open with a keynote presentation from Dell Networking and a Dell customer talking about OpenStack and open networking – it promises to be interesting.…

NetEvents APAC Press & Analyst Summit – Singapore 2016 – Day 1 Preview

Everything is connected, and everything will change as full connectedness, along with developments such as artificial intelligence, starts to become truly useful to the human race. When that happens, the implications for all of us will be immense. That’s the…

Celebrating NetEvents’ 20th Year

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NetEvents Rome 2016 – Day Two

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Cloud Innovation Awards, Rome 2016

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NetEvents Rome 2016 – Day One

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NetEvents Singapore Day Two: Cloud Network Security, Lifecycle Service Orchestration, Data Center Interconnections and 100G Metro Aggregation

Two exciting days in Singapore – that was NetEvents APAC Press & Service Provider VIP Summit, May 28-29, 2015. Keynotes, debates and meetings covered every essential topic in networking and carrier networks. Let’s review the highlights of Day Two of…

NetEvents Singapore Day One: Topical Panels on IoT, Service Provider Investments, and Business-Defined Networking

Three exciting panels followed the kickoff keynote at the NetEvents APAC Press & Service Provider VIP Summit in Singapore, May 28-29, 2015. Photos, transcripts and presentations from all three of these panels are available. Visit this page and click on…

NetEvents Singapore Day One: Keynote by Amit Sinha Roy from Tata Communications

The NetEvents APAC Press & Service Provider VIP Summit is underway! Today in Singapore, the two-day event (May 28 and 29, 2015) kicked off with a keynote from Amit Sinha Roy, Vice President of Tata Communications, talking about evolution of…

Clouded Leopards Den winners blow away judges, NetEvents attendees

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Blog: NetEvents Portugal 24-25 September 2014

NetEvents Press & Service Provider Summit EMEA 2014 rolled into the Ria Park Hotel, in Quinta do Lago, Portugal, on 24 September 2014 Keynote Presentation by Tom Homer, Head of EMEA and the Americas, Telstra Global ‘2020 Vision for Cloud…

Ethernet inventor Bob Metcalfe and MEF leadership introduce new “THIRD Network” vision…

Ethernet inventor Bob Metcalfe, Nan Chen, MEF President and Andrew McFadzen, MEF Chairman introduce the MEF’s new vision for the future of Network Services – the world’s THIRD Network based on NaaS principles…..…

Rumblings Down Under, the Wireless Future, Dell & HP go Head2Head…and another Giant Leap for E-kind

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Press & SP Summit, Phuket Day 2

Opening Guest Speaker presentation by Erik Papir, Director, Global Technical Marketing, HP Networking The second and final day of the event was opened by Papir’s presentation on how HP is driving an open SDN. For him, the key trends are…

Press & SP Summit, Phuket Day 1

Why I believe in an Open Cloud Environment Keynote presentation by James Walker, President of the Cloud Ethernet Forum (CEF) and Vice President, Managed Network Services, Tata Communications Walker opened the proceedings with a keynote speech around the open cloud.…

Cloud Innovation Summit – Day 2 highlights…

Debate Session – DC Shootout – the quest for the killer infrastructure. Introduced and chaired by Sean Hackett, 451 Group. Panel members: Dell, HP, IBM, and Nuage Networks. Presentation highlights: Forecast to 2016; public cloud CAGR 39%, private 21%. DCs…

Cloud Innovation Summit – Day 1 highlights…

A mix of around 50+ press and analysts coming from 25 countries attended this year’s summit. The keynote presentation by Martin Casado, CTO of Networking, VMware covered the intrinsic differences between the creation of a data center by a company…

Press Release: Winners of the NetEvents Cloud Innovation Awards 2014

Los Gatos, California 28th March 2014: Winners of the NetEvents Cloud Innovation Awards 2014 were announced today at the NetEvents Cloud Innovation Summit celebration dinner in Los Gatos, California, USA……

Press Release: NetEvents Cloud Innovation Awards 2014 – Finalists announced!

Eight category finalists for high profile awards to be judged by IT gurus and professionals from the world’s leading technology press and analysts……

World class speaker line-up announced for Cloud Innovation Summit 2014

Less than 3 weeks to go until the Cloud Innovation Summit will take place on March 27th – 28th 2014 at the beautiful location; Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA, USA……

Cloud Innovation Awards 2014

When: Thursday 27th March 2014 Location: Los Gatos, California, USA Deadline for submissions: Friday Feb 28th 2014 The submission deadline (Friday Feb 28th) is fast approaching – so don’t miss out! Whether you are a network solutions vendor, a Cloud…

2014 Dates for your Diary!…

Through plenary sessions and scheduled briefings your organisation can reach a combined audience of 2 million CIO’s, MIS Managers/Directors, IT professionals and Service Providers in more than 40 countries worldwide in just 6 days spent with NetEvents in 2014!…

Singapore Cloud Summit Blog, Day2

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Singapore Cloud Summit Blog, Day1

Greg Bell explained how he and his team have implemented software-defined networking (SDN) at the school in order to improve security on the 1,400-student school’s network. This is the first real-world case study of SDN technology that NetEvents has seen….…

EMEA Spotlight on ‘The Cloud’

The NetEvents Press Spotlight on The Cloud, held in Nice on 25-26 September 2013, covered a host of issues around cloud access, technologies, deployment and management……

‘Its all about the Cloud’

The implications of new Cloud, SDN, Datacentre automation, orchestration and interconnect innovations are some of the hottest topics currently being discussed and debated in networking today….…

Media Available from Ethernet Innovation Summit, May 22nd-23rd 2013

All resources from the Ethernet Innovation Summit can be found in the Press Resources area on the following pages: Ethernet Innovation Summit Global Press & Analyst Summit These include conference photos, session videos, presentations, transcripts, latest press coverage plus event…

NetEvents Innovation Awards: Raised in excess of $35,000 for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)

Ethernet Innovation Summit

On May 22nd, 1973, Bob Metcalfe employed the term “Ethernet” in a memo he wrote at PARC. Exactly 40 years later he made the opening keynote presentation and while he is heralded as the inventor, Bob emphasized the roles played…

Celebrating Innovation – and how Ethernet can drive it forward

Innovation is vital. It drives progress and makes the world a better place to live in. We even rely on innovation to solve the problems created by innovation itself……

Technology Innovation Awards 2013 – Entries Invited NOW!

IT gurus and professionals from the world’s leading technology press and analysts to select eight category winners for high profile awards in May….…

Ethernet Innovation Summit – A great line up of speakers and sessions for the upcoming summit including…

Ethernet inventors Bob Metcalfe and Dave Boggs; industry legends, including acclaim researcher and entrepreneur Gordon Bell, currently Principal Researcher with Microsoft PLUS Andy Bechtolsheim co-founder of Sun Microsystems and many other Silicon Valley start-ups including…..…

NetEvents Phuket 2013

This year’s APAC event combined both press and service provider summits which ran coterminously at the JW Marriott Hotel, Phuket, Thailand. Software-defined networking (SDN) was a major topic, occupying most of the first morning of the two-day event. Among the…

NetEvents APAC Summit, Phuket – Day 2

NetEvents Phuket 2013: Day Two blog The second day of NetEvents opened with a guest speaker presentation by Doug Schultz, VP of Asia Pacific/Japan, FireEye, entitled Proactive strategies against today’s new breed of cyber attacks.…

NetEvents APAC Summit, Phuket – Day 1

NetEvents Phuket 2013: Day One blog The 2013 APAC combined press and service provider summit, held in Phuket, Thailand, opened with a keynote from Rick Bauer, Managing Director. Technology, Open Network Foundation.…

The Truth about SDN

16 January 2013: Dan Pitt, Executive Director ofthe Open Networking Foundation (ONF), will for the first time, be addressing the NetEvents APAC summit on February 20, 2013 in Phuket, Thailand. Dan is one of the leading thinkers behind the SDN…

NetEvents EMEA Press & Analyst Summit – Portugal – Day 2

Guest Speaker Presentation by Nan Chen, President, MEF – A Vision for Networking The second day of the event opened with Chen presenting his vision for networking. His core theme was around the ability of the public service telephone network…

NetEvents EMEA Press & Analyst Summit – Portugal – Day 1

NetEvents Portugal 2012 opened with a keynote from the CEO of South African telecommunications provider, Neotel. Sunil Joshi’s presentation, entitled Emerging markets – New technologies, new opportunities, new business models, discussed how mature markets, such as the USA and Europe,…

NetEvents EMEA Press & Analyst Summit – Portugal

The NetEvents EMEA Press & Analyst Summit commences tomorrow in the Algarve. Keynotes include Sunil Joshi, Managing Director and CEO, Neotel (and board member of Tata Communications) presenting on “Emerging Markets – new technologies, new opportunities and new business models”…

NetEvents Americas Press Summit, Miami – Day 2 – Debate 7 Summary

Debate VII: Analysing the Analysts – It’s take-away time Introduced and Chaired by Manek Dubash, Editorial Director, NetEvents Panellists: Jose F Otero, President, Signals Telecom Consulting, Courtney Munroe, Group Vice President, WW Telecommunications, Mobility & Network Infra- structure, IDC; Peter…

NetEvents Americas Press Summit, Miami – Day 2 – Debate 6 Summary

Debate VI: Ethernet’s Growing Role in the Cloud Introduced by Roopashree Honnachari, Program Manager, Business Communication Services – ICT, Frost & Sullivan Chaired by Bob Mandeville, President and Founder, Iometrix…
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