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IBM joins comm-in-the-cloud race 

New consulting service to help enterprises figure out if they should be getting their unified communications “as-a-service” versus via a premise-based system...

Verizon teams with VMware, Terremark on SMB cloud service 

The new offering supports a pay-as-you-go approach....

Q&A: Dr. Hossein Eslambolchi on cloud computing 

The transformation visionary discusses “cloud service brokers” as a key to effectively deploying and managing cloud environments....

The transformation of ‘transformation’ 

The need to ‘transform’ can become an exercise in machine-to-machine communication as opposed to one plagued by human and technological complexities. ...

Storage as a service growing among Tier 1s 

As cloud providers continue to commoditize the market, they eat at revenues telcos typically have enjoyed through hosting and managed services, but disaster recovery and business continuity may change that. ...

Verizon teams with VMware on computing-as-a-service 

The new offering aims to facilitate a hybrid hosted/premises-based approach....

Citrix to acquire VMLogix, enhance open cloud platform 

Executive blogs reveal a strategy aimed at displacing dominant cloud computing provider VMware....

Making security a top priority in the cloud 

Though the cost benefits and possibilities for compelling services for enterprises will drive a push for virtualization through cloud models, it is critical that security threats be just as important before high-profile breaches occur....

Telcos and cloud computing: Where are we today? 

Suddenly (again) a hot topic, telecom service providers are making progress in the cloud game, market watchers say....

Cloud provider IP5280 adds premises-based offering 

The solution targets call centers, companies that record their calls....

IP Infusion to support MPLS-TP 

The company’s software targets manufacturers developing networking equipment for backhaul aggregation networks....

Verizon launches cloud-based health info exchange 

A monthly fee-based system eliminates the need for health care providers to create their own systems....

Bell Canada, Microsoft team on online services 

The two will roll out a SaaS offering aimed at business customers....

Q&A: Anil Saldhana, OASIS 

Not your father's identity management 

Service providers need to think of identity-management-as-a-service as a revenue-generating opportunity for which they are perfectly positioned....

Cloud-based security thrives during downturn 

Start-up cloud providers are securing Internet users and online retail....

Cinnabar, USMetro prepare six-city cloud-managed LAN 

Cinnabar Ventures (OTCBB: CNBR) is getting ready to leverage its pending acquisition of a small Florida CLEC and its own development-stage Web-based operating system into a six-city rollout ...

New group asks large enterprises for cloud input 

The TM Forum’s new ‘buyer’s council’ to learn how service providers can better serve businesses’ emerging cloud requirements...

Force10 brings Ethernet’s cost to MPLS core 

As promised this spring, Force10 Networks is adding MPLS capabilities to its ExaScale core switch router this month, promising to bring Ethernet economics to the MPLS core....

Alcatel-Lucent pushes app tools, vision 

As next step in app enablement strategy, vendor moves into the cloud...

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