OpenStack Stacks Up: Open Source Software Sees Strong Uptake

AT&T is among the network operators leveraging Juniper Contrail for its NFV deployment, Miles noted. Juniper's technology will enable AT&T to do service chaining and orchestration and deliver virtualized firewalls, load balancers and other virtualized functions to customers so they can provision their own services, he said. ... More>>>



TMC Labs Names the Winners of the IT Innovation Awards
Welcome to the 16th annual INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine TMC Labs Innovation Awards, where we honor innovative technologies from a wide range of areas. Winners include entrants from the video space, NFV, a cloud-first telephone, a communications system targeted at mobile-first/millennials, a cybersecurity solution, contact center product, and a player in the optical space.

INTERNET TELEPHONY, TMC Reveal NFV Pioneer Award Winners
TMC is proud to announce this year's winners of the INTERNET TELEPHONY NFV Pioneer Awards. The winners are those that have demonstrated true innovation and are leading the way for network functions virtualization.


Mojo Networks Aims to Open Up the Wi-Fi Market
Startup Wi-Fi solutions company Mojo Networks may be a guppy swimming among whales, but the company aims to create a sea change in how this market works. CEO Rick Wilmer explains his company plans to offer its Wi-Fi access points to the market at cost, and wait for the other vendors in this product category to follow suit. If things work out as planned, he says, businesses no longer will be roped into using just one vendor's proprietary access points, which could potentially save them 30 to 50 percent.

Wireless Briefs
Intel is reorganizing in an effort that will eliminate 12,000 positions globally, representing about 11 percent of its employees. The move comes as the company works to transform itself from a PC company to cloud and Internet of Things player. Intel expects the effort to result in $750 million in savings this year and an annual run rate savings of $1.4 billion by mid-2017. If all goes as planned, the company will have more success in these new areas of focus than it did in the smartphone space, for which it missed the bus, so to speak.


Telecom Access Roads: The Key to Protecting Assets
As industries from telecom and power to utilities and law enforcement require remote site access to maintain cell and microwave towers, power lines and the like, the low-cost repair and construction of these unpaved access roads is becoming vital.

Network Briefs
Corsa Technology has come out with a new product called the DP2000 that marks the introduction of virtualized hardware. "The DP2000 series is the first switching and routing platform to offer open programmable networking on a platform where you can dynamically slice a single physical switch into virtualized line-rate switching and routing instances that can support 100G of throughput," said Corsa CEO Bruce Gregory.


The Trouble with Google QUIC
Google knows everything, right? It probably knows that we are an impatient bunch. We need search results pronto. Last year, it began utilizing a low-latency internet transportation protocol called quick user internet connection. Google originally began working on the project back in 2013. However it only disclosed last April that about half of all requests from Chrome to its servers were being delivered via QUIC.

Security Briefs
New data from A10 Networks lays out the five most popular motives for distributed denial of service attacks. This information, according to Chris Gale of A10 Networks, can assist companies in more effectively preventing this kind of thing. Atop the list are hit-and-run attacks, political attacks, and fiscal attacks. Some hackers leverage DDoS attacks to divert IT attention from other things; this is referred to as a smokescreen attack, and comes in at No. 4 on the A10 Networks list. And coming in at No. 5 is ransom, an area that's seen a lot of action and coverage lately.

Case Study

Like Rocket Fuel: Interconnection Powers Video Communications Leader
A recent survey of 4,000 employees across the U.S. and Western Europe revealed that 85 percent of today's modern workforce both expects and uses live video as part of everyday life. Increasingly, global teams and remote workers connect over live video communications technologies to communicate, collaborate, and even retain employees as well as recruit new hire candidates.

Developer Tools & Open Source

Developer & Open Source Briefs
Performance analytics company SOASTA has expanded its Microsoft support with the availability of CloudTest on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace and the Visual Studio Team Services Marketplace. The collaboration extends SOASTA's leadership in performance testing to Microsoft's solutions for Microsoft Azure customers migrating to the cloud and for continuous delivery.

Accelerance Plays Matchmaker for Companies Seeking Developers
Increasingly, businesses are looking to outsource software development. But finding the right software development outsourcing partner can sometimes be a challenge. So Accelerance can help match companies looking to outsource their projects to software development firms around the world. Accelerance has a network of developer partners in South America and Eastern Europe, which the company notes is a change of pace from the usual outsourcing countries like India and China.

Enterprise Communications

Enterprise Communications Briefs
Intellinote Acquired by BroadSoft BroadSoft has purchased enterprise collaboration company Intellinote, whose software supports enterprise messaging, project, task and content management, and over 50 application integrations. The deal advances BroadSoft's Project Tempo initiative, which is an open communications framework that enables team collaboration and productivity by integrating popular enterprise cloud applications with contextual intelligence and real-time unified communications services provided by BroadSoft UC-One.


Channel Briefs
MegaPath Names New SW Channel Leader Bram Slipakoff has been named MegaPath's regional channel director. In that role he is responsible for recruiting, enabling, and driving revenue through MegaPath's partner community in the Southwest region of the United States. He has more than a decade of telecommunications and channel management experience, having previously served as a channel executive at Vonage. He also has held several key leadership roles with Integra Telecom, WiLine Networks, and World Telecom Concepts.

The Sales Silver Bullet
It doesn't exist. There isn't a silver bullet in sales. That is unless you create something so awesome that consumers just want it, like a $35,000 Tesla automobile. That's called innovation and creating a blue ocean. Most of the companies in our sector just swim in the red ocean of hyper-competition with similar sets of services.

The Revolabs Triumvirate Tells Its UC Partner Story
INTERNET TELEPHONY recently caught up with a trio of folks at Revolabs who work with the channel. That includes Rob Claus, director of global channel sales; Denise Iverson, director of UX and product marketing; and Randall Lee, director of strategic and channel marketing.