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April, 2009

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April 30, 2009  8:53 PM

Aruba is banging out the wireless LAN customer wins



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
802.11n, Aruba, IBM, wireless LAN

Aruba Networks emails me quite often with wireless LAN customer wins. Either it is signing more customers than other WLAN vendors, or it simply publicizes its wins more often.  Usually I don't bother to write about this customer news, but a couple of recent announcements have caught my...

April 29, 2009  3:47 PM

Swine flu begets spam



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Security, spam

How appropriate. The swine flu hysteria is generating new email spam.  If Monty Python's Flying Circus was still in business, they'd put together a wonderful skit about this. (Spaaaaam, oh wonderful Spam!) Cisco IronPort reports that messages about swine flu now make up 4% of global spam...


April 28, 2009  4:08 PM

Juniper and IBM reaffirm alliance in wake of Brocade deal



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, DataCenter, IBM, Juniper, Routing and switching

On the heels of today's huge news that IBM has signed an OEM agreement with Brocade to sell IBM-branded Brocade (formerly Foundry) switches and routers, Juniper and IBM are reaffirming their ongoing alliance. I received a press release this morning from Juniper specifically detailing the joint...


April 23, 2009  5:51 PM

Cisco puts the cloud computing on edge router blade



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, cloud computing, WebEx

This week Cisco announced a bunch of new cloud-based security and collaboration products, including a new cloud-based intrusion protection system (IPS) and Cisco ASA 5500 Series 8.2, with a new botnet traffic filter.  The company also announced that is re-branding the WebEx MediaTone Network, a...


April 23, 2009  4:29 PM

Broadcom takeover bid for Emulex about converged Ethernet?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Broadcom, Brocade, Cisco, converged Ethernet, Emulex, Ethernet, FCoE, Fibre Channel over Ethernet, mergers

Broadcom is making a $764-million hostile takeover bid for Emulex, a manufacturer of storage networking infrastructure, such as host bus adaptors and I/O controllers. Broadcom, a maker of wireless and wired networking semiconductors, appears to have Emulex's emergent


April 9, 2009  5:55 PM

Network games galore, but who has time to play?



Posted by: Michael Morisy
Certification, Cisco, Education, Games, NetQoS, Training

Working on my story about learning games and the launch of Cisco Mind Share, I couldn't help but think of two other games I'd been pitched by vendors recently, one by NetQoS and the other by Cisco...


April 6, 2009  3:50 PM

D-Link offers lifetime warranties on switches



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, D-Link, HP ProCurve, Netgear, Networking, warranties

D-Link, a vendor of network and storage hardware for small and midsized businesses, announced last week that it will begin offering full lifetime warranties on its xStack switch line. This warranty applies to any switches bought on or after...


April 3, 2009  6:41 PM

Cisco certification product giveaway winners



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
Cisco, contests, IT certification and training, Networking

Congratulations to our Cisco certification product giveaway...


April 1, 2009  4:16 PM

What is Brocade doing at VoiceCon?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, Foundry, VoiceCon

As I was walking the floor of VoiceCon's exhibition hall today I noticed that Brocade had a rather large booth at the show, with quite a few sales guys patrolling the perimeter. And I didn't see the word Foundry anywhere. I asked one Brocade rep what a company known best for its storage...


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