Slowing data center revenue growth dims Intel's profit beat

Quarterly profit overshadowed by slowing growth in its highly profitable data center business

Reuters

(Reuters) - Intel Corp's strong quarterly profit beat was overshadowed by concerns about slowing revenue growth in its highly profitable data center business, sending its shares down about 5.6 percent in after-market trading.

Chief Executive Brian Krzanich has looked to weather a slump in demand for chips used in personal computers by focusing on the business of supplying chips for high-end servers.

Cisco tries to bolster cloud credentials with new monitoring tool

Company has been trying to beef up its offerings for increasingly Internet-based business culture

Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When Cisco introduces its latest product on Wednesday, a tool for monitoring how employees use third-party software, it aims to bolster its offerings in the “cloud,” meaning Internet-delivered services. It also has information technology specialists like Robert Florescu in mind.

The head of Information technology at New York City-area urgent-care provider CityMD, Florescu must deal with complicated regulations around the privacy of patient data, on top of network security.

Verizon launches auction to sell data centers - sources

Would mark reversal of strategy to expand hosting and colocation services after Terremark acquisition

Reuters

(Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc has started a process to sell its data center assets, hoping to fetch more than $2.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, as the U.S. telecommunications conglomerate focuses on its core business.

A sale would represent the latest effort by Verizon, the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier, to streamline its portfolio following a divestment last year of a chunk of its landline business and a portfolio of wireless towers.

How a Boston private equity firm became a major fiber and data center player

A conversation with Gillis S. Cashman, managing partner, M/C Partners

Background

M/C Partners is a Boston-based communications-focused private equity firm, originally the media/communications arm of TA Associates and spun out in the mid-80s. The firm was an early investor in Western Wireless, Nextel, and a host of smaller wireless companies across the country. Its most recent big wireless deal helped to fund the initial build out of MetroPCS in 2001-2002.

Attorney General Lynch chides European decisions to restrict data sharing

EU and member nations in final negotiations to find an agreement on a new EU-wide data protection law

Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch warned on Wednesday that a planned European Union data protection law could undermine efforts to thwart terrorist attacks by restricting transatlantic information sharing.

The United States and European Union countries are discussing ways to improve the speed and scope of sharing data in the wake of deadly militant attacks on Paris, California and a Russian passenger plane.

"No nation can fight terrorism alone," Lynch said in a speech at London's Chatham House think tank.

EU wants to give national privacy regulators more clout in new U.S. data pact

Brussels and Washington locked in negotiations to forge a new framework enabling data transfers from Europe to the U.S.

Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union wants to enhance the power of the bloc's national privacy regulators in policing a planned new EU-U.S. data pact after the previous one was struck down by a top EU court on concerns about mass U.S. surveillance.

Brussels and Washington are locked in negotiations to forge a new framework enabling data transfers from Europe to the United States, which are otherwise subject to cumbersome and lengthy legal processes under EU data protection law.

Is Your Network Ready for the Cyber Monday Rush?

CIOs counting on the Cloud to come to their rescue may be in for a rude awakening on Tuesday morning

This year, more holiday shoppers are expected to shop online, beginning before Black Friday through to the pinnacle of online commerce, Cyber Monday. While an increase in online shopping is good news for anyone looking to avoid the holiday rush, CIOs are rightly worried that their networks may get trampled in the online aftermath. The effect of millions of customers hitting your website at the same time can have a crippling effect on network performance, resulting in unplanned downtime, sales delays and other system hiccups at the most critical and costly time of year.

Guavus Customer Experience Analytics Suite Powered by Fast Data Operational Intelligence

Provides Contextual Insights to Better Understand CE, Improves Customer Interactions with Personalized Care and Marketing

Guavas, Inc.

SAN MATEO, Calif – Guavas, Inc., a leading provider of big data analytics applications for operational intelligence, recently announced the launch of a new suite of applications to enable the next generation of contextual customer experience analytics that fully illustrate the customer journey across networks and services.

Wedge Networks Introduces Advanced Threat Intelligence for Assured Security LSO

WedgeIQ combines big data analytics, intuitive threat visualization, automated learning, and real-time threat intelligence distribution

GEN15 Event Coverage

CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Wedge Networks, the leading orchestrated threat management solutions company for cloud-connectivity, today announced the addition of WedgeIQ(TM), an integrated multi-technology threat intelligence engine, to its revolutionary Cloud Network Defense™ (CND) security platform.

Verizon weighing $10 billion sale of enterprise assets

According to sources, sale would include the former MCI and data center unit Terremark

Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc is exploring a sale of its enterprise assets which could be worth as much as $10 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, as the largest U.S. wireless carrier seeks to focus on its core business.

The sale would include the business formerly known as MCI, which provides landline and Internet services for large business customers, as well as Terremark, its data center unit, the people said this week.

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