The Network Hub:

April, 2010


April 28, 2010  5:04 PM

Minority of Interop attendees are trying cloud computing, have concerns

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
cloud computing, Interop, Network Instruments

Cloud computing is all the rage at Interop this year. There are keynote sessions devoted to it, plenty of educational sessions. You've got a whole host of cloud vendors here. It seems like just about every vendor on the floor has found a way to jam the word cloud into their marketing...

April 28, 2010  2:12 PM

Used Cisco gear from Cisco

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, Interop, used network equipment

Cisco's Interop booth includes a presentation on Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment. I wasn't aware that Cisco had its own program for refurbishing and selling used gear, but apparently it's had this program in place since...

April 28, 2010  1:58 PM

Extreme, Force10 unveil 40 Gigabit Ethernet at Interop

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
40 Gigabit Ethernet, data center networks, Extreme Networks, Force10, Interop

Extreme Networks and Force10 Networks are both showing off 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) technology at Interop. Force10 articulated its 40 GbE product roadmap in advance of the show,...

April 27, 2010  12:35 PM

HP Interop keynote: All your infrastructure can belong to us

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, data center networks, HP Networking, HP ProCurve, Interop

During his keynote presentation at Interop Las Vegas 2010, Marius Haas, GM and SVP of HP Networking (the ProCurve brand has been retired along with 3Com), boasted of HP's $1.5 billion internal IT...

April 22, 2010  12:32 PM

Interesting numbers on used network gear, Cisco SMARTnet spending

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, Interop, Smartnet, used network equipment

Network Hardware Resale, probably the biggest seller of used network equipment in the country, surveyed 1,200 North American enterprises who have bought used networking gear or "alternative maintenance services" over the past year. The...

April 13, 2010  9:23 AM

Cisco demands end of Heck no, it won’t go

Posted by: rivkalittle
cisco blogs, cisco IOS simulator,,

After five years and 600,000 hits a month, the has been forced by Cisco to change its name. The new name?

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April 5, 2010  10:57 AM

Is data center interconnect news worth a flogging?

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, data center networks, MPLS, Routers, Virtualization, VMware, Wide area networks

Two months ago I wrote a story about Cisco's Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) data center interconnect technology, which Cisco claims can take a lot of complexity out of data center...

April 5, 2010  10:39 AM

‘They want an elephant sculpture with some mold or gold?’: Video over WLAN, a cautionary tale

Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
cisco gear, video, Wireless networking, wlans

Video. Video. Video. Yup, we keep hearing the drumbeat, too. Although the jury's still out on how many enterprises are extensively using video (or plan to this year), Cisco would certainly like you to believe its ascent is

April 2, 2010  10:10 AM

Cisco responds to ongoing (and latest) slew of backorders

Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
backorders, Cisco ASA firewall shortage, Cisco channel partners, Cisco supply chain shortage, fire

As we went to press with this week's story about the most recent supply chain backup at Cisco -- part of a broaderĀ supply chain problem that has


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