The Network Hub:

September, 2010

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September 27, 2010  2:05 PM

A “Big Three” in networking? Cisco, HP and… IBM?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Blade Network Technologies, Cisco, HP Networking, IBM, Juniper, Networking, Routing and switching

Can you imagine a world where Cisco Systems wasn't THE networking vendor... a world where Cisco shares top dog status with two other companies with the products, resources and support capabilities to compete on equal ground with the longtime industry leader? Cisco has been top dog in the...

September 21, 2010  2:29 PM

Computer networking babe goes ballistic … or gets kind of annoyed



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco Subnet, Interop, LISA Usenix, Network World

Disclaimer: This author attended a snooty liberal arts college and may have registered for one too many womyn's studies classes.


September 17, 2010  3:18 PM

Forrester’s Zero Trust security model



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, Forrester Research, Network access control, Network analysis, Network security, Palo Alto Networks

Forrester Research Inc. is proposing a new mantra for IT security. In his report "No More Chewy Centers: Introducing the Zero Trust...

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September 8, 2010  4:19 PM

Some more advice on using commodity switches at the LAN access layer



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
access layer, budget, Gartner, Local Area Network, Networking

Last week I wrote a story about how some enterprises save money by using commodity network switch vendors at the access edge of their local area networks. These low-cost vendors use...


September 8, 2010  9:42 AM

Cisco-Citrix: A small first step, but where’s the virtual switch?



Posted by: rivkalittle
cisco nexus 1000v, cisco unified computing system, cisco-citrix partnership, citrix virtual desktop, open vswitch, virtual switch

Any concerns that Cisco would not open up to virtualization partnerships beyond VMware have been quashed. Today


September 2, 2010  10:53 AM

Cisco making smart grid moves



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, Itron, Networking, Silver Spring Networks, smart grid, standards

Cisco is aggressively building out its smart grid capabilities this week, announcing a major partnership with a smart reader company yesterday and buying a making of IP-based wireless network systems and software for energy management today. Yesterday Cisco unveiled a


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