The data center and enterprise market for software-defined networking (SDN) is set to be worth as much as $3.1 billion by 2017, according to a new study from Infonetics Research.
“It’s still early days, but our research over the last two years confirms that SDN controllers and Ethernet switches in use for SDN will play a role in enterprise and data center networks, growing to a $3.1 billion market by 2017,” said Cliff Grossner, directing analyst for data center and cloud at Infonetics Research.
Data traffic on metro access and aggregation networks is set to grow by as much as 560% by 2017, according to new research from Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Labs, driven by demand for ultra-broadband access, video and cloud services.
The research also indicates that by 2017 more than 75% of this traffic will stay in metro networks, up from just 57% today.
Meanwhile, traffic from video services will grow by 720% over the forecast period, with data-center traffic increasing by 440%.
Cloud platform provider iGen Networks says it is expanding services into the M2M market and will develop solutions “that provide a compelling return on investment for managing small commercial fleets and protecting mobile assets”.
iGen (Alexandria, VA, USA) plans to leverage its cloud-based infrastructure to ramp up its M2M activities, noting that with recent developments in hardware and cloud delivery technologies M2M solutions for fleets have become a lot more sophisticated.
Deutsche Telekom is planning to cut up to 6,000 jobs at its T-Systems IT division, according to a report from German newspaper Handelsblatt.
The layoffs would reduce the size of the T-Systems workforce in Germany by more than a fifth from its current level of 29,000 employees, and is said to be aimed at streamlining operations to make the IT business more competitive.
Deutsche Telekom (Bonn, Germany) has confirmed that it is planning restructuring measures to the Wall Street Journal but refused to comment on speculation about the number of jobs that will be affected.
Cisco Systems Inc and Huawei Technologies Co, two of the world's largest communications equipment makers, have been slugging it out for a decade now - in court, in emerging markets, in the lobbies of government and even on blogs.
The past year suggests they've ground to an expensive stalemate, raising questions about their futures on each other's lucrative home turf.
Earlier this month Cisco (San Jose, CA, USA) CEO John Chambers admitted in an earnings call that political dynamics were stymieing his company's long march into Huawei's backyard.
German software giant SAP has announced plans to expand its strategic partnership with China Telecom into the field of cloud computing.
Under the agreement, China Datacom – a joint venture between SAP and China Telecom subsidiary China Communication Services (CCS) – will offer SAP’s cloud services to businesses in China.
According to SAP’s statement, CCS will also become the first local customer of SAP’s cloud services.
US operator Verizon has launched a new cloud-based platform aimed at providing security for a variety of M2M services.
According to Verizon (New York City, NY, USA), while the number of internet-connected cars, smart meters and home-monitoring systems has been growing at a dramatic pace, the cybersecurity services designed to safeguard these applications are proving to be inadequate.
Branded Managed Certificate Services, the operator’s “next-generation” platform is aimed at addressing what Verizon sees as an emerging technology risk.
ICT provider Gen-i has become the latest customer of Jasper Wireless and the platform developer’s first in the New Zealand market.
The company says the connected-devices platform will allow it to help companies in New Zealand leverage telemetry and big data for “business advantage”.
Gen-i (Auckland, New Zealand) plans to use the platform to support the growth of locally developed solutions into the global market, as well as introduce new M2M services to New Zealand.
Germany’s Deutsche Telekom has announced a €546 million ($731 million) takeover of GTS Central Europe aimed at allowing it to provide fixed-line services in parts of central Europe where it is currently a ‘mobile-only’ player.
The German incumbent said the takeover would also allow it to provide cross-border services to business customers – addressing an important pillar of its strategy for European regeneration.
Deutsche Telekom said it would launch a secure internet service next year for smaller companies that find it hard to pay for defenses against sophisticated forms of cyber crime.
The firm presented the plan at a cyber security conference at its Bonn headquarters as a diplomatic row rages between the United States and Europe over spying accusations.
Last month Deutsche Telekom (Bonn, Germany) urged German communications companies to cooperate in shielding local internet traffic from foreign intelligence services.