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August 30, 2010  3:01 PM

Cisco security strategy: some nuggets from my notebook

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

Last week I published a feature that took a long, hard look at Cisco's network security strategy. This story tackled a big subject so naturally I left out a few odds and ends and a little analysis. I...

August 30, 2010  12:33 PM

WiFi and RFID system tracks preschoolers

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

A school district in California is using location-based wireless technology to track preschoolers. I admit that when I first saw the headline for this story, I worried that the school was embedding RFID tags in the kids......


August 27, 2010  11:20 AM

Virtual Private LAN Service: Extending the LAN over a dumb WAN

rivkalittle Rivka Little Profile: rivkalittle

Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) enables multipoint-to-multipoint communication over carrier-based MPLS/IP networks, basically enabling enterprises to extend LAN segments over long distances. In this video, Juniper Networks MX Series product manager Rameshbabu Prabagaran explains how...


August 27, 2010  10:28 AM

MPLS inside your data center … really?

rivkalittle Rivka Little Profile: rivkalittle

Data center MPLS was a hot topic earlier this week at a Juniper Networks Data Center Design workshop in NYC. In this video, Juniper Networks MX Series product manager Rameshbabu Prabagaran explains that some companies are turning to MPLS inside the data center as a means to implement network...


August 16, 2010  2:30 PM

Are you still feeling pain from the Cisco supply chain?

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

During his latest earnings call with Wall Street analysts, Cisco CEO John Chambers put a good spin on the supply chain issues that have plagued his company and many other IT vendors for more than a year as...


August 12, 2010  4:30 PM

Fibre Channel over Token Ring: Converged storage dilemma solved

rivkalittle Rivka Little Profile: rivkalittle

The FCoE debate is over. At last there is an answer to converged storage networking that leaves tiresome Ethernet behind: Fibre Channel over Token Ring (FCoTR).

The newly launched FCoTR...

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August 9, 2010  1:07 PM

VMware to make serious network virtualization news at VMworld?

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

A nice find by Stu Miniman at Wikibon. He dug up this video in which VMware's director of research and development Howie Xu previews his session at VMworld, "The Future Direction of Networking Virtualization. In the video below, Xu talks about...


August 9, 2010  11:59 AM

HP CEO transition: Media hand-wringing and internal HP morale

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

When something like the Mark Hurd scandal happens, we in the media spend a lot of time quoting pundits about what impact the event could have on the markets we...


August 6, 2010  4:39 PM

HP loses its CEO in a scandal just as networking business is poised for war

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

Yikes, multiple publications, including BusinessWeek, are reporting that HP CEO Mark Hurd has abruptly resigned following an internal investigation into whether he had...


August 5, 2010  1:45 PM

Catalyst to Nexus data center migration

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

Are you at the point where you need to update the old Cisco Catalyst 6509s in the core of your data center? If you are, you're probably looking at the Nexus line of data center switches that Cisco has been promoting for the last couple years. Many enterprises are trying to decide whether to migrate...


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