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Whole Foods' new mission: Would you like an app with that free-range turkey?

Whole Foods is synonymous with words such as organic, fresh, healthy and yes, even free-range. Now the company is hoping to bring digital into the mix as well.

5 tips for choosing the right unified communications solution

Looking for a new unified communications solution? Here are five expert tips on what to watch out for.

Cisco engineer to FCC: 'The Internet is not a highway'

If lawmakers and regulators would stop treating the Internet like a giant roadway and more like... well, a network of networks, Cisco believes, they would realize their proposed solutions are the wrong ones.

Vyatta, Brocade's open NFV platform, now includes a controller

It's called Sunshine, and obviously it follows the existing model of OpenDaylight. But for Brocade to consider it part of the Vyatta platform, it must be differentiated somehow.

In the NFV era, Cisco bolsters its physical firewall to stay competitive

There have been software firewalls for years, and a growing number of software-based firewall appliances for NFV.  The latter threatens Cisco, and this week the network giant has responded.

Cisco aims to differentiate OpenStack with its Metacloud buy

Metacloud makes a distinguished distribution of OpenStack: one with a hosting model and a service policy attached. If Cisco runs it, it won't be a little side project any more.

New intelligence tool from Dyn projects 'shape' of the net in real-time

There may not be a direct method for gauging quality of service through the Internet. But another company seeking the next best thing has created a convincing graphical weather report.

Brocade acquires alternative to deep packet inspection for MNOs

Up until now, Brocade's NFV components had been marketed as a means for accomplishing DPI with x86 servers. Now the NFV pioneer has acquired a technology that could succeed DPI.

Nokia, the cloud service provider, now offers OSS-as-a-service

The former Nokia Siemens Networks now joins the ranks of Alcatel-Lucent in offering network management systems to customers whose networks may not all be on-premise.

SDN vendors: Carriers can't upgrade their hardware all at once

A recent webinar hosted by one of the software-defined networking industry's premier analyst firms reached the conclusion that too much disruption may not be a good thing. Sorry, Intel.