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Podcast: ClearSky Data CEO Ellen Rubin Knows Where Your Data Is

Ellen Rubin joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss edge computing and the new need for data management in more places as the world goes from static storage to mobile, multicloud madness.

Intel Bolsters Data Center Portfolio With Barefoot Acquisition

Nick McKeown does it again – his data center switching startup is snapped up by Intel.

Ciena Keeps Its Foot on the Gas in Q2

For its fiscal quarter ended April 30, Ciena showed more growth and some customer diversification, while continuing to add to its software portfolio.

Marvell Goes Shopping to Sweeten 5G Story

A couple of years removed from its $6B deal to buy Cavium, Marvell suddenly agrees to buy two companies so far this month. There's still 11 days left in May, folks.

In Search of Optical Networking's 'Holy Grail'

The optical networking industry is at another inflection point, writes James Kisner, and the chalice some companies drink from next could point the way to everlasting revenue growth.

Had a Great Year? Then Enter the Leading Lights Awards

Not entered yet? Then get a move on… there are only days left to submit your entries.

Optical M&A: OFC 2019 Is a Couples Retreat, Not a Singles Cruise

More acquisition activity in the optical space is inevitable, but it might not happen for a while until some newly coupled companies get to know each other just a little bit more.

Podcast: Ciena CEO Gary Smith Plans for More Growth

With its competitors stumbling, its largest customers remaining stable and its markets outside of telecom growing, Ciena is enjoying relatively smooth sailing in CEO Smith's 17th year at the helm.

Ciena Signals Steady Growth & Smooth Sailing Ahead

The optical networking specialist is benefiting from 5G buildouts and webscale traffic monsters, and doing what it can to avoid sitting on a lead.

Arista Promises New 400G Switches for These Cloudy Times

Before the end of this year, Arista said it will be shipping at least one new 400G switch aimed at helping cloud and data center providers handle the growth and sheer number of enterprise workloads.

Cogent CEO Dave Schaeffer: The World on a Fiber

One way to look at how much the industry is changing is to spend some time with an executive – and a company – that has stuck to the same formula and industry view for almost 20 years.

Dumb Networks, Not Just Dumb Pipes

The CEO of one of the largest ISPs in the world isn't so keen to use artificial intelligence to manage its network. He just doesn't need it.

Colt Invests in US Network, Bigs Up Its Global Appeal

Operator has hooked up 13 North American cities and is pitching itself as the only operator with its own network spanning Asia, Europe and the key markets in the US and Canada, though it may meet some competitive resistance...

WiC Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Female Tech Pioneer of the Year

Heavy hitters in cable, open source and optical networking make up the five women who are shortlisted for the Hedy Lamarr-inspired Female Tech Pioneer of the Year category.

Telia Carrier Expands Into Mexico

Wholesale operator finds friendlier regulatory environment and growing demand for backbone services.

Optical on the Up: OFC 2018

The optical community was buzzing at this year's OFC event, fueled in part by 5G expectations and developments from the likes of Ciena, Coriant, Infinera, Nokia and NeoPhotonics.

Leading Lights: Only Days Left to Enter!

Never mind the days, there are only HOURS remaining before the door closes on this year's Leading Lights awards deadline...

#OFC2018: The Holy Grail of Ethernet

At OFC 2018, Ethernet Alliance Chairman John D'Ambrosia explains why he's brought not one, but two holy grails to the show, and what heroic deeds must be completed in order to obtain them.

Nokia Routers Take a Step Toward 'Petabit' Age

Routers based on the highly touted FP4 chip start shipping, setting up a race to win the hearts of web-scale players – a race that credibly includes merchant silicon and white boxes.

Broadcom Ups Its Game in Ethernet Switching

The new Tomahawk 3 sports 128 100G ports, aiming to please hyperscale data center operators.

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