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  • Telecom & IT Convergence: Could It Happen?

    Some consider it a pipedream, others a necessity, while still others think it will occur all by itself. Convergence of the IT channel and the telecom channel has been one of the most discussed challenges of the computing and communications world, for years. These are two remarkably separate channels operating side-by-side and intersecting far less…

  • AT&T Needs Partners to Advance SDN Ambitions

    At an AT&T Partner Exchange event, the telecommunications behemoth unveiled a bevy of network and collaboration services that it is looking for partners to resell on top of a standard X86 platform. As part of the company’s broad push into the realm of software-defined networking (SDN), AT&T has unveiled AT&T FlexWare, a platform through which…

  • Why Tech Companies Are Eager to Invest in 5G

    Why Tech Companies Are Eager to Invest in 5G Why Tech Companies Are Eager to Invest in 5G Anticipating faster networks and greater IoT capabilities, companies are fast-forwarding 5G initiatives, with many aiming for public launches within the year. Universal Buy-In 96% of the executives surveyed said their company plans to leverage 5G technology, and…

  • HPE Allies With Big Switch Networks

    The battle for control over the emerging software-defined data center took another turn following the forging of an alliance between Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Big Switch Networks. As part of Big Switch Networks becoming a member of the HPE Open Networking ecosystem, HPE and its channel partners will now offer Big Cloud Fabric and Big…

  • Versa’s NFV Platform Simplifies SD-WAN Deployments

    Thanks to the rise of cloud computing, software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs) are red hot. Instead of backhauling all network traffic through a central data center, IT organizations want to be able to route traffic from a branch office directly to a cloud service provider over a business-class internet connection. But not every IT organization…

  • Aerohive Networks Aims to Approach MSPs on Their Terms

    As part of an effort to partner more flexibly with managed service providers, Aerohive Networks has altered its licensing terms, while also enlisting the aid of Synnex to allow MSPs to lease wireless networking access points. Previously, Aerohive required MSPs to acquire software licenses at the same time they acquired access points. But given the…