Cloud transformation has become a business imperative for organizations eager to increase agility, build digital resilience, foster innovation and create new business opportunities. In line with this, Bell Canada is working with VMware and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help Canadian organizations plan, simplify and manage their hybrid cloud transformations.
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Telstra is a selected carrier for Microsoft Azure Peering Service, a networking service that enhances customer connectivity, and Operator Connect for Microsoft Teams, a new programmatic approach to operator-provided calling in Teams.
Ribbon Communications is extending its support for Microsoft’s recently introduced Operator Connect for Microsoft Teams service. Ribbon is adding Professional Services capabilities including Operator Connect API integration, configuration, provisioning, and automation support to complement its market-leading portfolio of Direct Routing certified Session Border Controllers (SBCs).
NTT has been selected as one of the launch partners for Microsoft’s Operator Connect for Microsoft Teams, providing integrated calling functionality that simplifies business communications.
DISH Network Corporation selected IBM to help automate the United States' first greenfield cloud-native 5G network. DISH's new smart network will be designed to be agile, scalable and fully virtualized, benefitting enterprise customers across all industry verticals. DISH will leverage IBM's AI-powered automation and network orchestration software and services to bring broad 5G network orchestration to DISH's business and operations platforms. Intent-driven orchestration, a software-powered automation process, and artificial intelligence (AI) will be utilized to drive the operations of DISH's cloud-native 5G network architecture.
To support a growing customer base, a new Google Cloud region in Toronto has been opened. Google celebrated the opening of its second cloud region in Canada and its 28th worldwide.
Verizon Business is expanding its Software-Defined Interconnect (SDI) solution, enabling global enterprise and Public Sector customers to connect their MPLS and Ethernet private networking services to hundreds of cloud, infrastructure and service providers with automated, same-day connectivity. Together with Equinix the two companies recognized shifting market demands and worked to expand this solution to meet changing global needs. Now, customers can get quick activation of network services, lower access costs and increased networking agility. The SDI solution is part of the Verizon Business Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) strategy.
Google LLC’s cloud customer acquisition spree continued apace today as the company announced a strategic partnership with BCE (Bell Canada) to power its ongoing digital transformation and enhance its network and information technology infrastructure.
NTT DATA Services has entered an agreement to acquire Nexient, a cloud-native company that will expand NTT DATA’s differentiating transformation, modernization and cloud app development experience.
The three largest cloud companies in the world are fighting over a huge contract with aerospace giant Boeing.