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September, 2009

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September 29, 2009  2:41 PM

Cisco launches blade switch just weeks after HP ProCurve



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Blade Network Technologies, blade servers, blade switches, Cisco, converged Ethernet, data center networks, HP ProCurve, Networking, Nexus, Unified Computing System

Two weeks ago HP ProCurve launched a new line of blade switches, the 6120XG and the 6120G/XG, which plug into the same blade enclosures as HP's BladeSystem servers. These switches were meant to...

September 25, 2009  5:23 PM

Hey network engineers, you’re not doing enough! Try facilities management too



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, EnergyWise, IP smart objects, network device management, Network management

It is ironic that right as Gartner released research showing engineers are managing 20% to 30% more network components than they were last year, networking pros are about to receive even more on...


September 22, 2009  3:11 PM

Green trends for data center networking: A free resourceful webcast



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
data center, data center networks, green data center management, Green IT, Networking

Just because it's the last day of summer (summer ends at 5:18 pm today) doesn't mean you won't see less green. Although the leaves in New England are already turning colors, more and more businesses are turning toward environmentally-friendly solutions to save money as well as the planet:...


September 17, 2009  7:38 PM

Avaya as a networking vendor



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Avaya, Avaya-Nortel acquisition, Networking, nortel

Avaya has tried to be a networking vendor in the past (Anyone remember Cajun switches? I think you can still buy one in Thailand). The market has not been friendly to it. And yet, with this week's news that Avaya won the bidding war for Nortel's enterprise division, the company is now on its way...


September 11, 2009  3:40 PM

Parts shortage forces wireless LAN vendor to delay product announcement



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy

On Wednesday I reported that many wireless LAN vendors are having supply chain problems. The semiconductor manufacturers who supply key components for wireless LAN access points are struggling to...


September 3, 2009  2:27 PM

Virtualization University: Will the new green data center degree prepare you?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco certification, data center, green data center management, IBM data center degree, network certification, virtualization administrator

It was only a matter of time before you could get a degree in virtualization. IBM has created a two-year associates degree in green data center management. The program, developed in conjunction with...


September 1, 2009  2:55 PM

Brocade continues to exploit friction between Cisco and systems vendors



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, Cisco, converged Ethernet, data center networks, Dell, Ethernet, Foundry, HP ProCurve, IBM, Storage, Unified Computing System

It's debatable just how much Cisco's move into the server market with its launch of the Unified Computing System (UCS) has truly soured the networking giant's strategic alliances with IBM and Dell,...


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