The Network Hub:

May, 2009


May 28, 2009  9:17 PM

Interop: NetScout demos location-based wireless LAN troubleshooting

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

At Interop, NetScout announced the integration of its Sniffer Global network analyzer product with Cisco's Mobility Services Engine. This integration gives network managers...

May 28, 2009  7:31 PM

Interop: Fibre Channel over Ethernet demo by Ethernet Alliance

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

While walking the floor at Interop Las Vegas last week, I met with Brad Booth, chairman of the Ethernet Alliance, who demonstrated Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). In this video, you can see how the Ethernet Alliance used priority flow...

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May 21, 2009  5:31 PM

Interop attendees upbeat, but focused

SusanFogarty Susan Fogarty Profile: SusanFogarty

While walking the expo floor at Interop Las Vegas this week, I was pleasantly relieved to see that the gloomy economy has not dampened the spirits of the networking industry. Although I have heard rumors that show traffic is down, it looks pretty healthy to me (certainly a far cry better than any...


May 21, 2009  2:52 PM

Tweeting Las Vegas: Interop in 140 characters

SusanFogarty 2020viip Profile: 2020viip

Mobile access is spotty. Booths are pretty empty, except where there's beer or boxing. People are talking about NAC, IT management, and cloud computing. They're cautiously optimistic about the economy. Vendors show off nifty devices and hawk T-shirts. Bottled water costs $3. And the booth babes are...


May 20, 2009  5:20 PM

Aruba Networks joins lifetime warranty club

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

Aruba Networks announced this morning that it will now offer lifetime warranties on all its indoor wireless LAN access points. This will provide some nice investment protection to customers. It's pretty clear to me that the...


May 15, 2009  9:25 PM

Cisco plans to enter 50 new markets: acquisitions inevitable

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

BusinessWeek reported yesterday that  Cisco is poised to make several acquisitions as it continues to diversify. The magazine noted that Cisco now competes in 30 different markets, many of them courtesy of...


May 15, 2009  8:35 PM

IEEE basics: Standards, wireless technology make communication convenient

Shamus McGillicuddy 2020viip Profile: 2020viip

During the IEEE 125th anniversary celebration on Monday, I had the pleasure of meeting IEEE President John Vig and shooting a brief video with him. Here, Vig discusses how the IEEE is involved in promoting standards of interoperability, and the importance of technological contributions made by...


May 13, 2009  2:50 PM

IEEE celebrates 125 years, not just for engineers

Shamus McGillicuddy 2020viip Profile: 2020viip

I am thankful for electricity. That's what I said last Thanksgiving, and I'll say it again now. Without electricity, we'd have been sitting in the dark, eating turkey roasted over a spit. I'll come back to this point in just a minute. On Monday evening, I attended an event at the...


May 11, 2009  2:57 PM

More networking acquisition rumors for HP

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

Bloomberg News is reporting that HP may make an acquisition soon to counter Cisco's move into the server market. Shaw Wu, an analyst at Kaufman Brothers, an investment bank and broker that specializes in...


May 6, 2009  1:31 AM

Shocker! Cisco leads the pack in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for enterprise LAN

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

When I saw that Gartner had published a new Magic Quadrant for enterprise local area network (LAN) infrastructure, I knew one thing was for certain. Cisco Systems would be THE leader in the market. The...


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