New Zealand Post expects to have short-listed respondents to its network-as-a-service tender by August 22, and to make a final decision and begin contractual negotiations by September 23.
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Carriers aren't excited about the General Services Administration's plans for a follow-on contract to Networx -- tentatively dubbed Network Services 2020 -- because they want to see the U.S. government's procurement arm take steps to make the current contract more profitable for them.
Look out Amazon. OpenStack is shaping up to be a game changer in the cloud world. Today, Atlanta-based Internap Network Services announced the launch of the first public cloud built on OpenStack.