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June, 2009

June 30, 2009  2:27 PM

Meru and Aruba both lay claim to second position in 802.11n WLAN market

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
802.11n, Aruba, Meru, Networking, wireless LAN, Wireless networking

Would the real second fiddle please stand up and take a bow? This week both Meru Networks and Aruba Networks have issued press releases claiming that they hold the second biggest share of the 802.11n wireless LAN market. Not only that - both vendors are citing the same research: Dell'Oro Group's...

June 29, 2009  9:51 PM

Are you a cable boy or a network engineer?

Posted by: rivkalittle
application management, cable boy, cloud computing, Network engineering

Recently ran a news story highlighting the emerging skills necessary for network engineers and administrators to survive. The article summoned an outraged call (I believe the word he used for his temper was simmering) from a network engineer at a global firm. He was appalled...

June 26, 2009  8:07 PM

Ethernet Alliance hosting exploration forum for 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
100 Gigabit Ethernet, 40 Gigabit Ethernet, Ethernet, Ethernet Alliance, Networking

The Ethernet Alliance has issued a call for papers for an upcoming Technology Exploration Forum on 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet. The forum is scheduled for Sept. 15, 2009 in Santa Clara,...

June 25, 2009  3:55 PM

New York Stock Exchange chooses Juniper switches and routers for two new data centers

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
10 Gigabit Ethernet, Blade Network Technologies, data center networks, Juniper, Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks scored a big customer win this week, announcing a deal with New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Euronext. NYSE  Euronext is building two new data centers in New York City and London that will support several billion daily transactions across different geographies and asset classes....

June 22, 2009  8:00 PM

Letter to Nortel users: It’s a wrap, and no promises on what’s next

Posted by: rivkalittle
Nortel bankruptcy, Nortel users

Nortel put to rest rumors that it would maintain any of its units under the company name in a letter sent to Nortel users this morning obtained by Nortel also said it had little...

June 18, 2009  9:07 PM

Wireless LAN spending is down, 802.11n spending is up

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
802.11n, Aruba, Cisco, HP ProCurve, Motorola, wireless LAN

Market analyst firm Dell'Oro published a 1st quarter assessment of the wireless LAN market which showed that a severe 11% drop in enterprise spending from the 1st...

June 17, 2009  8:02 PM

Free Microsoft certification exam voucher

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter

We know earning a certification is no walk in the park. After you've joined a certification boot camp, read your certification books, created your practice labs and finished studying, you then have to pay someone to take an exam to earn the qualification. Well, this week, that's no longer the...

June 9, 2009  4:57 PM

3Com displaces Cisco at Quinnipiac University

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
3Com, Cisco, H3C, Networking

3Com announced yesterday its first major customer win in North America since it launched its H3C brand globally last month. Quinnipiac University is

June 5, 2009  5:55 PM

Soon-to-be-ex-Senator Norm Coleman’s next job: Network engineer?

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Ethernet, IT humor

We don't spend a lot of time talking politics on The Network Hub, but I can't resist this one. Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.), who lost his re-election bid to comedian Al Franken and who has spent the last six months litigating the election results in Minnesota's courts, was caught on tape at some...

June 3, 2009  7:12 PM

My inside look at the world of Star Wars

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Geek culture, Star Wars

Last week I held the original blaster that Harrison Ford - as Han Solo - used to shoot Greedo in Star Wars (Episode IV). That's what I consider the highlight to a vacation. Thanks to some business contacts that a certain friend of mine has, I was fortunate enough to receive a tour of the...

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