Jordan Hubbard

FreeBSD founder quits Apple to focus on Big Data

Jordan Hubbard, co-founder of the popular FreeBSD operating system and Director of Unix Technology at Apple, has stepped down from his role at the Cupertino-based firm to become CTO of iXsystems. The Silicon Valley firm specialises in high availability servers and storage systems and has close ties with the FreeBSD community.

Is Yahoo aiming to stay relevant?

AsiaInfo-Linkage touts Big Data contextual ad platform

Chinese BSS provider AsiaInfo-Linkage has teamed up with IBM to bring its Big Data appliance to Europe and other markets outside of China. The key to the Veris C3 (C cubed) offering is contextual awareness to ensure operators are only delivering relevant ads to their customers.

Ericsson is investing in cloud

Telstra plans to outsource 170 cloud jobs to India

Australian operator Telstra has announced plans to outsource 170 jobs from its cloud services division to India. The jobs will be primarily moved from the firm’s profitable and growing Network Applications and Services division, and will affect IT and resource management staff.

SDN could save operators over $4bn

OpenFlow wins further support by SDN advocates

Network management and switching specification OpenFlow is being buoyed by industry support, according to the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting Software Defined Networking (SDN). The group recently stepped up development and implementation of the OpenFlow 1.3 protocol, with a conformance testing event attended by 90 per cent of the group’s members.

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Vipnet Croatia taps Neostratus for public cloud

The Croatian subsidiary of operator group Telekom Austria, Vipnet, has tapped up cloud services provider Neostratus to provide a fully customisable, white-labelled public cloud platform for the operator to provision and manage a range of messaging, communication and collaboration solutions.

SDN could save operators over $4bn

Open source SDN initiative sees daylight

Collaborative open source initiative, the OpenDaylight Project, has announced Cyan, Huawei, Inocybe Technologies, Plexxi and Radware as new members to help further the development of open source SDN.

2013 a ‘Darwinian tipping point’ for Europe’s telcos

Europe’s telecoms and media companies must embrace innovation in key areas such as mobile, cloud computing and big data, as well as forge strong strategic relationships with other industry players like content delivery networks, if they are to survive the current revenue squeeze, according to think tank IDATE.

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Telenor to invest €500m in fibre broadband

Norway’s telecoms incumbent Telenor has committed itself to investing NOK 4bn (€500mn) in fibre-optic broadband services for businesses, citing the rise in enterprise demand for cloud and video services.

The contents of smartphones are increasingly stored in the cloud

Monaco Telecom sells cloud to non-rival carriers

Cable & Wireless Communications’ Monaco business, Monaco Telecom, is to sell cloud services to smaller non-competing fixed and mobile operators across Europe. The services will be powered by a hosted offering from telecoms applications developer Movius Interactive.

The two companies are focusing on SMEs

Cloudera unveils development kit for Big Data

Cloud and Big Data specialist Cloudera has announced the availability of its first developer kit, catering to Apache’s open source software framework Hadoop (CDH). Cloudera has been a champion of Hadoop development, and the kit is designed to help developers to build apps in Hadoop environments faster and more easily than ever before.

Brian Fitzpatrick, Vodafone's incoming head of Group Carrier Services

Vodafone appoints group carrier services director

Mobile operator group Vodafone has announced that telecommunications services provider ACN Europe’s CEO Brian Fitzpatrick will join the firm as group carrier services director.

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Telekom Austria Group revamps mobile and fixed networks

Operator group Telekom Austria has deployed a converged voice network using technology provided by Chinese kit vendor ZTE. The group has also built a commercial 100 gigabit transport network in Central and Eastern Europe, the first section of which, from Zagreb to Osijek and Ilok in Croatia, is already in operation.

The contents of smartphones are increasingly stored in the cloud

Amazon builds development centre in Germany

Online powerhouse Amazon is stepping up its European cloud presence with the creation of a development centre in Germany. The new entity, based in Berlin and Dresden, will create 70 new engineering jobs and will focus on developing technologies to support the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing business, including hypervisors, operating systems, management tools and other applications as well as the development of machine learning technologies for use across all of Amazon’s platforms.

Ericsson is investing in cloud

Carrier Cloud: “The most important and sustainable revenue opportunity since voice”

The good news for carriers is that cloud computing is the most important and sustainable revenue opportunity since voice. Not only that, by delivering next generation IT through the next generation network (NGN), carriers could become the leading channel in the cloud computing business, with unique competences and valuable assets.

Google, Microsoft see strong growth in 1Q13

Web giant Google racked up a 31 per cent increase in consolidated revenues on a year on year basis for the first quarter of 2013, hitting almost $14bn. Net for the period climbed to $3.35bn, compared to $2.89bn in the first quarter of 2012. Traffic acquisition costs (TAC) for the first quarter totalled $2.96bn, or 25 per cent of advertising revenues.

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