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Telefónica partners with Equinix cloud exchange

Telefónica is linking its IP MPLS network to Equinix's cloud exchange

Spanish operator Telefónica announced that the company will offer direct connectivity to Equinix’s cloud exchange in a bid to bolster access to a broader array of commercial cloud services.

Digital Realty partners with Zayo on cloud interconnection

Digital Realty is working with Zayo to bolster its cloud interconnection capabilities

Digital Realty has announced a deal with Zayo that will enable the datacentre operator offer low-latency connections to over 20 cloud platforms. The move will help Digital Realty compete more effectively with other datacentre giants investing in cloud interconnections.

HP, Wind River collaborate on Open Stack-based NFV solution

HP and Wind River are redoubling efforts to bring NFV to market

HP has announced it will begin developing original NFV capabilities in partnership with network virtualization specialist Wind River. Carrier-grade network technologies from Wind River will be integrated into HP’s Helion OpenStack technology, and is intended to provide service providers with an open-source based cloud platform bringing enhanced reliability to NFV.

Telcos voice concerns about taking core networks to the cloud

NFV and the platforms that can capably run them are still nascent

Under threat from companies not traditionally viewed as competitors, telcos are racing to both offer cloud services to end-user customers and tap into the cloud to run core network functions in a bid to make their value propositions more competitive and infrastructure more dynamic. But cloud experts from Orange, Swisscom and AT&T have each voiced concerns around just how capable the sector may be at managing such a bold transformation with existing tools.

AT&T, Ericsson virtualise IMS CSCF on OpenStack

AT&T is working with Ericsson on NFV

AT&T and Ericsson announced that the companies have jointly demonstrated a virtualised IMS (IP multimedia subsystem) node call session control function (CSCF) on OpenStack using Ericsson’s cloud execution and management platform.

Getting to a software-defined world

The world is increasingly becoming software-defined

Software defined networking (SDN) has been the darling of the networking and IT world for the past few years, billed as one of the key cloud-enabling technologies with the potential to make every digital service consumable on-demand. But despite widespread appetite for technologies that can make networks more flexible, scalable and easy to manage, SDN still has a number of hurdles to overcome before enterprises embrace the technology.

Ericsson buys Sentilla to bolster cloud management, analytics capabilities

Ericsson has acquired Sentilla to bolster its cloud monitoring and analytics capabilities

Swedish networking incumbent Ericsson has acquired Sentilla, a California-based provider of datacentre infrastructure management and visibility software, for an undisclosed sum. Ericsson said the move will create new revenue opportunities in the enterprise segment.

NTT DoCoMo seeks multi-vendor NFV architecture

NTT DoCoMo wants to make its network more agile

Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo has completed an NFV Proof of Concept (PoC) trial in which interoperability of multi-vendor virtual functions was successfully demonstrated.

Interoute bolsters London cloud presence

Finnie: 'Network is key in the cloud'

Fibre and datacentre operator Interoute has bolstered its virtual datacentre platform (VDC) presence in London, launching one zone in Canary Wharf and a second site in Slough.

Huawei acquires Neul in Internet of Things play

Huawei is positioning itself to capitalise on IoT

Chinese networking giant Huawei has deepened its commitment to IoT (Internet of Things) with the acquisition of UK startup Neul. The Cambridge-based company is focused on developing technology to embed processing and connectivity as efficiently as possible.

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