Vodafone nearly half-way through migrating its Hadoop‑based big data analytics platform, serving eleven countries, onto Google Cloud Platform. “Cloud-native” Neuron systems leans on Google’s expertise in AI and ML. Full migration from Hadoop to Neuron slated before 31 March 2020.
Business unit will be Ryanair’s technology communications partner in Europe.
Germany’s move for shared European cloud infrastructure backed. CEO laments lack of European rivals to tech giants from America, Asia. TDE announces upcoming campus network products. NatCo signs strategic partnership with Teradata. T-Sys unveils new public and private cloud propositions.
T‑Systems Iberia (T‑Sys IB) flagged the launch of what it described as its first complete connectivity‑as‑a‑service solution.
BT signs contract with icare, to deploy its cloud‑based cybersecurity solution.
RingCentral claims involvement in BT Enterprise’s fastest growing division.
Leadership love-bombs Nadella, seeking a replenished, “forward-looking” relationship after German cloud tie-up demise. Mix of opportunities seen in old ground (cloud and IoT) and new (voice interfaces).
Strategic partnership looks to be getting going.
Fully cloud-native core a step closer with new partnership with open-source developer. Canonical wins deal after initially being categorised as a dark horse. McRae frames deal as foundational for converged networks, supporting multiple platforms over the next decade.
Watson concluded the BT Technology Briefing event by providing an insight into BT Technology’s ten-year vision, and how the operator would evolve to meet the changing demands of the communications market.
Germany moves first with beta-phase cloud-based gaming. Nemat ambitiously positions service as Netflix of video games.
Juniper Networks revealed it will play a significant role in BT Group’s rollout of the Network Cloud initiative, which aims to better support new services including future 5G applications through the creation of a programmable, automated network (BTwatch, #304).
Long-running, Huawei-supported project said to have been met well, with customer experience and efficiencies benefits. Some compromises made on legacy and vendor retention.