Cisco and Dimension Data announced that they are expanding their long-standing relationship with a focus on driving businesses' movement to a hybrid cloud environment.
Online video management provider Ooyala formed a "strategic relationship" with Microsoft that combines its software as a service (SaaS) products with Microsoft's Azure Media Services. The two companies will also partner on global sales and marketing efforts.
Public cloud deployments are still more than half of all Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) deployments but the private sector, with 51 percent growth in the last four quarters, is expanding faster, according to data compiled by Synergy Research Group.
CenturyLink is taking a bigger role in the public cloud market by participating in Dell's Cloud Partner Program, a move that will extend its cloud services to the telco's Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service platforms.
Pacnet is looking to appeal to carriers and enterprises trying to get a piece of the cloud services market with the launch of its Pacnet Enabled Network platform that uses software-defined networking to adapt to bandwidth needs as they arise.
Cisco bucked a downward trend in the SAN equipment market during the second quarter thanks to the introduction of its widely anticipated 16G Fibre Channel ports. The overall SAN equipment market, including Fibre Channel, suffered an 8 percent year-over-year decline, according to Infonetics Research.
While there are a number of options for consumers to get streaming video, a new Nielsen study illustrates that Netflix is the dominant provider. A survey revealed that 38 percent of Americans said they use Netflix, while 18 percent use Hulu and 13 percent stream on Amazon.
Streaming video management software as a service (SaaS) provider upLynk has "emerged from stealth mode" with an HD adaptive streaming platform that it says enables streaming broadcast-quality video "to all devices."
Jibe Mobile closed an $8.3 million financing round--with strategic investments from Vodafone Ventures, Tokyo-based game creator MTI and other unnamed investors--which the company will apply to further developing its cloud-based open technology platform leveraging Rich Communication Services (RCS) technologies.
PaaS, SaaS or IaaS? According to Frost & Sullivan, uptake by companies of cloud services has not matched the level of hype pumped out by advertisers and media. The reason? Implementation is not always the easy leap that many promoters say it is.