Cost savings no longer cloud driver for Europe

29 November 2017

Europe no longer lags behind the US when it comes to cloud computing, according to a new study that claims to be the first of its kind dedicated to the technology’s transformational business impact.

The Top 50 EMEA Cloud Climbers report features companies from a wide range of industries, each assessed for excellence in strategic cohesion, market impact, operationalperformance and overall value.

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Telco Cloud a world first for Three

28 November 2017

Mobile operator Three UK is said to be deploying the world’s first fully integrated cloud native core network with the claim that it will enable “massive scalability, elasticity and better reliability”. 

It’s hoped that the network, which leverages NFV and SDN, will give Three UK greater agility to rapidly respond to dynamic service demands while preparing for IoT and 5G, as well as provide high-quality services for its customers.

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Datto launches new network platform – and gets new owner

28 November 2017

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Datto says its new networking line-up includes “powerful” Wi-Fi APs that offer rapid deployment options, auto meshing and auto-optimisation features designed to continually fine tune performance.

Just days after launching its new networking products for Europe, business continuity specialist Datto has announced that it will be acquired by Vista Equity Partners.

The terms of the deal have been withheld.

Vista is an investment firm focused on software, data and technology-enabled businesses. It plans to merge Datto with Autotask, one of its portfolio companies that provides IT management solutions.

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Virtualisation deployment “lagging” as industry faces new roadblocks

20 November 2017

CSPs and telcos were asked to rank their number one business driver for virtualisation – the ability to create new services came top. SOURCE: THE FUTURE OF NETWORKS, CARTESIAN

CSPs and telcos were asked to rank their number one business driver for virtualisation – the ability to create new services came top. SOURCE: THE FUTURE OF NETWORKS, CARTESIAN

Despite a clear desire to virtualise networks and shift to cloud-based technology, communication service Providers (CSPs) are facing serious roadblocks along the way.

Specialist consulting firm Cartesian says progress is being “hampered by a lack of technical maturity and operational issues that have proven to be even harder than many expected”.

In its recently published Future of Networks report, the company says it carried out more than 40 interview and surveyed more than 100 decision-makers from telecoms vendors, system integrators and CSPs.

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