Equinix’s global cloud exchange saw the addition of Orange Business Services this week, the latest cloud service provider to tip its hat and join the datacentre operator’s growing cloud interconnection service.
In a bid to support more cloud and digital services Telstra announced that it is working with telecoms equipment vendor Ericsson to introduce software defined networking and network function virtualisation into the telco’s network.
Semiconductor firm Avago Technologies has struck a deal to sell on a networking business to Intel in an almost back to back transaction. The deal in question will see the US chip firm pick up LSI’s Axxia Networking Business and related assets for $650m in cash.
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is set to become one of the defining trends of the era in the mobile network. Spanish incumbent Telefónica is the first operator to lay out its approach to NFV and its plans are both detailed and aggressive. Mike Hibberd met with Global CTO Enrique Blanco ahead of Telefónica’s NFV announcement, to learn of the changes in store.
Cloud services provider and international backbone operator Interoute this week opened a Virtual Data Centre (VDC) zone in Hong Kong, supporting enterprises with a presence in Asia.
Enterprise IT giant IBM and US carrier AT&T announced a partnership Wednesday that will see the two companies co-develop cloud and analytics solutions that ingest data from M2M sensors embedded in civil and energy infrastructure in cities. The companies said they will combine analytics, cloud and security technologies in a bid to capitalise on the burgeoning Internet of Things movement.
Pre-fabricated datacentre specialist Flexenclosure said Friday it has received an order from African carrier MTN Côte d’Ivoire to deliver a 336 square meter customised datacentre in Abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory Coast.
The largest Native American community in the US, the Navajo Nation, this week flipped the switch on an $8m datacentre installation that has been under development since 2009.
Nordic carrier group TeliaSonera’s wholesale division and backbone operator, TeliaSonera International Carrier, has announced that it is building a pan-European managed optical network for Facebook. To provide the social network with connectivity between internet exchange points in multiple European cities and its newest datacentre in Sweden.
Norwegian software firm Opera, which develops the world’s most popular mobile browser, has opened a datacentre in Iceland to help it compress and manage all the web traffic from its millions of users.