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May 11, 2009  2:57 PM

More networking acquisition rumors for HP



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Arista Networks, Blade Network Technologies, Brocade, Cisco, Force10, HP ProCurve, Juniper, mergers & acquisitions

Bloomberg News is reporting that HP may make an acquisition soon to counter Cisco's move into the server market. Shaw Wu, an analyst at Kaufman Brothers, an investment bank and broker that specializes in...

May 6, 2009  1:31 AM

Shocker! Cisco leads the pack in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for enterprise LAN



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
3Com, Alcatel-Lucent, Brocade, Cisco, Enterasys, Ethernet, Extreme Networks, Force10, Foundry, Gartner, HP ProCurve, Juniper, Juniper Networks, LAN, Local Area Network, nortel, switches

When I saw that Gartner had published a new Magic Quadrant for enterprise local area network (LAN) infrastructure, I knew one thing was for certain. Cisco Systems would be THE leader in the market. The...


May 1, 2009  3:21 PM

Brocade layoffs hit Fibre Channel business



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, Foundry, layoffs

Dan Raffo, over at our sister blog Storage Soup, reports that Brocade is cutting between 5% and 10% of its workforce...


April 28, 2009  4:08 PM

Juniper and IBM reaffirm alliance in wake of Brocade deal



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, DataCenter, IBM, Juniper, Routing and switching

On the heels of today's huge news that IBM has signed an OEM agreement with Brocade to sell IBM-branded Brocade (formerly Foundry) switches and routers, Juniper and IBM are reaffirming their ongoing alliance. I received a press release this morning from Juniper specifically detailing the joint...


April 23, 2009  4:29 PM

Broadcom takeover bid for Emulex about converged Ethernet?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Broadcom, Brocade, Cisco, converged Ethernet, Emulex, Ethernet, FCoE, Fibre Channel over Ethernet, mergers

Broadcom is making a $764-million hostile takeover bid for Emulex, a manufacturer of storage networking infrastructure, such as host bus adaptors and I/O controllers. Broadcom, a maker of wireless and wired networking semiconductors, appears to have Emulex's emergent


April 1, 2009  4:16 PM

What is Brocade doing at VoiceCon?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, Foundry, VoiceCon

As I was walking the floor of VoiceCon's exhibition hall today I noticed that Brocade had a rather large booth at the show, with quite a few sales guys patrolling the perimeter. And I didn't see the word Foundry anywhere. I asked one Brocade rep what a company known best for its storage...


March 17, 2009  6:37 PM

California dreaming: Cisco’s rivals have their say about Unified Computing



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, Cisco, DataCenter, Foundry, Juniper Networks, Networking

Yesterday was Cisco's big day. The networking behemoth ended months of speculation about its move into the server market by unveiling its Unified Computing System, codenamed "California." As I sat through yesterday's video conference helmed by Cisco CEO John Chambers, I kept waiting for the...


July 22, 2008  4:14 AM

Brocade grabs Foundry Networks, challenges Cisco in the data center



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, Cisco, DataCenter, Ethernet, Foundry, Network, Routing and switching, Storage

There's one vendor out there who is poised to challenge Cisco Systems' dominance in the data center networking market. No, it's not Juniper with its new line of EX switches. ProCurve Networking by...


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