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By Patrick Ostiguy, President and CEO, Accedian, 8/15/2018
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By Iain Morris, International Editor, 8/7/2018
Japanese telecom and technology giant is planning an IPO of its mobile business that would be the world's biggest-ever listing, according to a report.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/1/2018
Kontron will combine its white box hardware with Inocybe's open source software, including its open source SDN controller and other software.
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GE is now looking to sell off pieces of its industrial Internet of Things business, after trying to build it into a top-10 software company, according to reports.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/31/2018
By making more cloud/IT resources available in its IBXs, Equinix is moving well beyond data center and interconnection to play a strategic role for large enterprises in the hybrid cloud space.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 7/25/2018
Google is extending AI to the IoT edge and connected devices, including a new Edge TPU chip to run TensorFlow machine learning on IoT devices.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/25/2018
Schneider Electric, a major supplier to everyone in the data center space, sees a rush to identify and build out edge data centers that sit between the cell tower and a CO or regional data center.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/24/2018
Getting high-value workloads such as analytics, AI and blockchain much closer to the business customer is increasingly becoming a priority.
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IAM Heads to the Mobile Cloud
Joe Stanganelli, Principal, Beacon Hill Law, 8/16/2018
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