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Azure Catching Up With AWS

High performance networking continues to be top of mind for IT leaders. As a result, the demand for IaaS providers has skyrocketed. As a direct result of the growing demand, Microsoft Azure has become a realistic competitor to Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the IaaS market. According to research from …

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Lightower’s Cloud Connect: Flexible Cloud Connectivity

The adoption of enterprise cloud technology continues to grow. What’s more, improvements in cloud technology and competing providers in the IaaS space are reshaping the way companies consider cloud connectivity. One such provider changing how organizations connect to the cloud is Lightower. Lightower’s Cloud Connect service helps businesses adapt to …

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MPLS, SDN or Hybrid Connectivity

New IT considerations for network connectivity continue to evolve as technology fundamentally changes how businesses operate. Instead of being limited by a single network configuration like MPLS, advancements in technology and virtualization have allowed businesses to utilize different network architectures depending on specific needs. Understanding the nuances that define these …

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Potential Lightower Sale Highlights Growing Fiber Demand

Consolidation is reshaping the IT industry, and it’s showing few signs of slowing down. Lightower recently announced it is still exploring a sale of $7 billion plus debt. Should Lightower not get an offer that meets its valuations, the provider may pursue an IPO. News of the sale is putting …

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Windstream Acquires Broadview in All-Cash Deal

Windstream Holdings, Inc. recently agreed to an acquisition of Broadview in an all-cash deal valued around $227.5 million.  Broadview provides cloud-based unified communications for thousands of businesses under the OfficeSuite UC™ brand. The acquisition of Broadview’s proprietary UC tech allows Windstream to make these solutions more widely accessible through their …

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Why Now Is the Time to Consider Cloud Communications

With Avaya filing for bankruptcy, there’s a clear sign in the industry that traditional PBX is not providing the benefits and value companies are finding with more feature-rich and flexible hosted voice systems. Even Avaya sees the handwriting on the wall and is using the Chapter 11 to give them …

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Zayo CloudLink: A Source for Innovation

The cloud is helping transform IT from the traditional “cost-center” model to a more business-focused source of innovation. As the overall IT industry shifts toward becoming an internal service provider, many IT teams are seeking out solutions that empower them to help drive business innovation and growth. In order to …

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Fast Facts about Submarine Cables

Believe it or not, 99% of the world’s telecom traffic flows through subsea fiber optic cables. IT’s growing emphasis on end-user experience and an influx of bandwidth-intensive apps are driving enthusiasm and demand for underwater cable deployments. What’s more, outages to these underwater cable networks have proven to be costly …

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Four Hidden Threats to Subsea Cables Lurking Below the Surface

The world is getting smaller for large enterprise. These days we don’t think twice about reaching a global audience via the Internet or receiving an international phone call, but located underneath the seafoam in the deepest parts of the ocean, the fiber optic infrastructure that supports international data and Internet …

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NEF Telecom Talk – Is MPLS Dead?

Topic: Choosing Between MPLS and SD-WAN Guest: NEF VP of Sales John Pomposello The emergence of software-defined networking has led many companies to believe MPLS is no longer a viable connectivity option. In this edition of Telecom Talk, NEF’s John Pomposello discusses why this might be a premature conclusion and offers …