Riposte to Microsoft’s VMware in Azure

VMware has issued a blog post riposte to Microsoft‘s recent announcement supporting VMware in the Azure environment. It uses Microsoft’s deployment of VMware as an argument that they are indeed the best platform for the cloud. They also point out that the VMware in Azure platform isn’t a strategic environment for your VMware stack. VMware is…

CenturyLink completes acquisition of Level 3

CenturyLink  has completed its acquisition of Level 3 Communications. In their press-release (CenturyLink completes acquisition of Level 3), they claim they are now positioned to: Offer a broader, innovative product portfolio of network solutions and advanced IT services designed to meet complex technology and threat protection needs Deliver these solutions and services to enterprise, government,…

SDxCentral: CenturyLink Releases New Flavours of SD-WAN connectivity

SDxCentral are reporting the CenturyLink have launched new flavours of their SD-WAN service. This continues the Versa Networks service originally deployed. It now looks like they have optimised the bundling of the solution into the traditional bronze, silver and gold tiers. This provides clearer differentiation of the service to their customers. The customer who already…

Company Database

CoherentLight references many companies across the various posts on the blog. Here you can find a quick list of those covered, and access information about them, and their stories with a click. A Agilent Alibaba Alcatel parent is Nokia Amazon AMD Angelhack Appdynamics Appformix Apple Aquantia Arctic Fibre Arista Arm Arqiva Arris Aruba merged with…

The Motley Fool: CenturyLink and Level3 shareholders approve merger

The upcoming merger of CenturyLink and Level3 has gained shareholder approval, stock and investment site The Motley Fool reports. Having also gained approval from various state authorities, it now only requires federal approval from the FCC, DoJ and DHS (because of Level3’s overseas footprint). According to the Fool, the market is discounting the possibility for…

CenturyLink moves on Level3

On this side of the pond, CenturyLink isn’t a particularly well known carrier, but they’ve just made a bid for Level 3 Communications, known for their fiber network services. This isn’t the first time the two have had dealings, in 2003, Level 3 sold a fiber network in the American Mid-West (MFON, Mid-West Fiber Optic…