Report: Asia, North America to Lead 5G Adoption through 2021

Report: Asia, North America to Lead 5G Adoption through 2021

5G may eventually underpin huge amounts of communication in support of the Internet of Things (IoT), but tech consultancy Ovum said it will initially be used to enhance mobile broadband services, reaching 24 million subscriptions worldwide in 2021. The company’s...
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Newsmakers: Q&A with DreamHost VP of Cloud and Development

Newsmakers: Q&A with DreamHost VP of Cloud and Development

Jonathan LaCour, DreamHost VP of Cloud and Development Welcome to Penton Technology Newsmakers, a recurring monthly series focused on bringing you informative one-on-one interviews with industry experts. For this month’s edition, we talked to DreamHost VP of...
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Amazon Committed to U.K. Data Center Opening Despite Brexit

Amazon Committed to U.K. Data Center Opening Despite Brexit

By Aaron Ricadela (Bloomberg) — Amazon.com Inc.’s cloud computing division remains “committed” to opening a London data center by early next year, even after the British public’s vote for the U.K. to leave the EU. It will also offer local...
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Google-Backed FASTER Submarine Cable to Go Live This Week

Google-Backed FASTER Submarine Cable to Go Live This Week

Brought to you by Data Center Knowledge FASTER, the Google-backed submarine cable that adds much needed network bandwidth between data centers in the US and data centers in Japan, Taiwan, and the broader Asia-Pacific market, has been completed, about two...
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Samsung Plans "Dramatic Expansion" of Joyent Engineering Team as Deal Closes

Samsung Plans "Dramatic Expansion" of Joyent Engineering Team as Deal Closes

Samsung’s acquisition of Joyent, the cloud platform provider based in San Fransisco, Calif., closed on Friday, just over a week after the deal was initially announced on Jun. 16. Unlike acquisitions that result in job cuts, it looks like Samsung...
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BigCommerce Helps Online Merchants Boost Pinterest Profits

BigCommerce Helps Online Merchants Boost Pinterest Profits

BigCommerce is helping its merchants convert Pinterest fans into paying customers with the launch of Pinterest Buyable Pins on desktop. BigCommerce launched Pinterest Buyable Pins in May, but it was initially only available for mobile devices. According to an ...
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Firms in Regulated Industries Smarten Up on Cybersecurity, Encrypt More than Ever

Firms in Regulated Industries Smarten Up on Cybersecurity, Encrypt More than Ever

The number of businesses making extensive use of encryption spiked seven percent over the past year, the largest increase in over a decade, according to research released Wednesday by Thales. More than two in five companies (41 percent) now use...
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Blacknight Expands Infrastructure in Dublin with BT Ireland Partnership

Blacknight Expands Infrastructure in Dublin with BT Ireland Partnership

Irish host and registrar Blacknight has reached a deal to run services out of a BT Ireland data center in Dublin’s Citywest to support its growth in European markets, according to a report from the Irish Independent. The €4 million...
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Vocus to Buy Australian Fiber Network, Projects for $637 Million

Vocus to Buy Australian Fiber Network, Projects for $637 Million

By Brett Foley (Bloomberg) — Vocus Communications Ltd. agreed to buy one of Australia’s largest fiber networks and two sub-sea cable projects for about A$861 million ($637 million) from Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board and CIMIC Group Ltd. Vocus will...
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Cisco to Acquire Cloud Access Security Broker CloudLock for $293 Million

Cisco to Acquire Cloud Access Security Broker CloudLock for $293 Million

Brought to you by Talkin’ Cloud Cisco (CSCO) is set to acquire cloud access security broker CloudLock for $293 million in cash and equity, bringing the team under its networking and security business group, according to an announcement on Tuesday....
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