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Cisco Meraki Enters TPX Communications – Multi-vendor strategies continue to spread

Interesting news this week from the Industry, where we have seen TPx Communications – a large MSP offering UC, Managed IT and Network Connectivity – take on Cisco Meraki, in addition to their existing Fortinet and VeloCloud SD WAN offerings. This is a pattern we are hearing from multiple service providers, that even when they …

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Machine Learning and Cloud Networking

Recently attended an “IT Question Time” panel discussion run by A3 Communications on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (ML). The event was really good, got some great speakers in a room to share ideas, thoughts and, (most importantly) actual machine learning experience. Most of the stories that were shared revolved around business datacentre optimisation, functions …

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The Rise of Multi-vendor for SD-WAN Service providers – Thoughts from the SD-WAN Summit Paris 2019

This week sees me on the road again, this time to France for the SD-WAN Summit 2019. This three-day event for those that didn’t attend was a fairly deep dive into SD-WAN with multiple vendors and service providers in attendance all talking about real challenges and issues that they have encountered during their work. One …

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Welcome to Washington, Cloud Comms Summit US 2019 – Day One

Today marked the first day of Cavell’s US Cloud Comms Summit in the Lansdowne Resort near Washington D.C.  The morning of the summit started with a member’s only meeting of the Cloud Communications Alliance. The member’s met to have a productive session sharing best practices, discussing recent research the CCA did of its members, and …

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uCPE will be the Smartphone of the Office Network – Colt Webinar (Part 1)

This week I attended an interesting webinar from colt on universal customer premises equipment or the promise that in the future there will only be one piece of customer on premises networking equipment that will run all of the network functions a company needs as virtual processes.  This is a clear response to certain trends:- …

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