The Network Hub:

February, 2009


February 26, 2009  9:38 PM

NetApp takes viral YouTube marketing to another level.

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

The intersection between geek culture and hip hop has a long, vibrant history and has brought us many cherished pop culture moments.

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February 25, 2009  3:49 PM

Geek vs. Man vs. Wild: Get your grub on

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

What happens when you take a grizzled network admin and drop him in the wilds of Texas? I'm not sure either, exactly, but NetQoS put up a Man vs. Wild spoof featuring Cisco routers and NetFlow grub. Bear Grylls he's not ... but then again, I hear Bear himself needs off-screen assistance when he's...


February 25, 2009  3:47 PM

Trapeze opens new sales channel for wireless LAN

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

Belden, which bought wireless LAN vendor Trapeze Networks last year, is trying to open up a new sales channel for wireless infrastructure. The company a

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February 23, 2009  7:48 PM

Nortel’s Alteon deal with Radware worth pennies on the dollar

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

And you thought you were underwater with your mortgage? Back in 2000 Nortel bought application delivery switching vendor Alteon for about $6 billion in an effort to keep pace with rival Cisco. Nine years later, Nortel is bankrupt and it is trying to sell off assets as it restructures itself....


February 23, 2009  7:38 PM

Radware makes deal for Nortel’s application delivery business

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

One of the circling vultures has finally picked some of the juiciest meat of the bones of Nortel.  Israeli company Radware, an application delivery networking vendor, announced that it has agreed to buy...

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February 18, 2009  6:34 PM

Cisco and HP: Data center frenemies now poised for all-out war

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

What would the data center vendor market look like today if Carly Fiorina hadn't been ousted as CEO of HP back in 2005? Under her leadership, HP maintained a cozy detente with Cisco. The two mega-companies happily engaged data...


February 16, 2009  9:59 PM

Are the Feds finally cracking down on H-1B visa fraud?

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

It looks like the federal government might finally be cracking down on H-1B visa fraud. The controversial program, which many unemployed and underemployed IT workers will tell you is the reason they're not earning a decent living, has been under fire in recent years. And last week the U.S....


February 13, 2009  10:43 PM

NetScout adds authentication and policy control to packet sniffer

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

If you're a network manager, chance are you've possessed a laptop with a packet sniffer or protocol analyzer on it. Just plug that bad boy into the corporate network and you can look at all the traffic that's...


February 13, 2009  10:10 PM

Aerohive comes up with a new approach to WLAN airtime fairness

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

When I have conversations with network managers about whether they plan to upgrade to 802.11n wireless LAN technology, many say they're in no hurry. They're still getting plenty out of their existing 802.11a/b/g infrastructure, they say. And besides, all the legacy clients in their organization...


February 11, 2009  4:07 PM

Geek dating in the Windy City: Nerds of a Feather

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

If Sean Hannity can run a dating site just for his fans, surely there's enough interest out there for a geek-friendly "Match.com." (Please note, the only reason I would ever visit Hannidate would be to screen for people NOT to...


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