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October, 2009


October 29, 2009  2:12 PM

Juniper’s attack on Cisco: 2.6 terabits per second throughput + software strategy that goes beyond



Posted by: rivkalittle
juniper battles cisco, juniper chipset, Juniper Networks

In a full scale offense against Cisco, Juniper Networks unveiled an ecosystem of new hardware components, a software strategy and a super-speed chipset -- as well as plans for a partnership to release blade switches.

October 29, 2009  3:23 AM

Is Juniper’s brand re-launch worth the flowing whiskey and shrimp?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Add new tag, juniper and dell, juniper battles cisco, juniper chipset, Juniper data center, juniper dell OEM agreement, Juniper Networks

Ok, so Juniper spent A LOT of money unveiling its new logo Wednesday night. The networking company hung video signage over the front half of the NYSE, and took over the stock exchange floor with a gala that flowed with Johnnie Walker and shrimp. But does the costly rebranding reflect the...


October 27, 2009  5:01 PM

Anticlimactic? Juniper announcement: super-powered chipset and another rebrand



Posted by: rivkalittle

Don’t get your data center hopes up. Juniper Networks is still mum on the big announcement planned for Thursday -- the one executives have called the most significant in the company’s 12-year lifespan. But Forbes reported last week (based on a leak) that the big release is a new chipset that...


October 26, 2009  7:05 PM

CEO shuffle, layoffs at Extreme Networks



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Ethernet, Extreme Networks, switches

Extreme Networks, one of the smaller Ethernet switching vendors out there, has survived the recession so far, but its financial outlook has been dismal lately. Three weeks ago it Extreme warned Wall Street that...


October 23, 2009  9:32 PM

How do you manage network problem users?



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
Network management, Networking

When I first joined SearchNetworking.com I ran a survey asking you what the No. 1 security threat was in your industry. Your responses impressed me; even to this day I get haunted by the survey results: Across every vertical, a wild majority of networking professionals considered their own users to...


October 22, 2009  6:38 PM

Gartner and the Magic Quadrant: Send in the lawyers



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
analysts, Gartner

This is a story of a small-time vendor who, after...


October 21, 2009  9:32 PM

What’s the hoopla over at Juniper? It better be a data center strategy!



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, converged enhanced ethernet, data center architecture, Juniper Networks, Stratus Project, Unified Computing

Juniper Networks is planning a huge technology announcement next week. So big that the company has invited press to a gala Wednesday night and then a day packed with a press conference in...


October 14, 2009  7:01 PM

More love lost for Gartner



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
analyst, Gartner

As a follow-up to my post on analyst integrity, here is a rather visceral rant against Gartner from...

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October 9, 2009  8:38 PM

Industry analysts: A problem of integrity



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
analysts, Gartner

Gartner VP and distinguished analyst Tom Bittman wrote a passionate rant on his blog yesterday defending his and his coworkers' integrity as analysts.

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October 8, 2009  6:36 PM

Oracle isn’t after Brocade, but what about Extreme?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, Extreme Networks, HP ProCurve, IBM, mergers & acquisitions

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison dismissed the Wall Street Journal's speculation that his company (among others) was interested in


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