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December 16, 2010  12:05 PM

Used network hardware vendor sees green shoots in 2011



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
10 Gigabit Ethernet, Catalyst, Cisco, data center networks, Networking, used network equipment

Network Hardware Resale (NHR), the leading reseller of used Cisco gear, says that companies are unfreezing their budgets and investing in new networks. The firm thinks that this is an early indicator of accelerated economic...

August 5, 2010  1:45 PM

Catalyst to Nexus data center migration



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Catalyst, Cisco, data center networks, Nexus

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...


August 18, 2009  8:43 PM

Network considerations for virtualizing your SMB



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
Catalyst, Networking, SMB, Virtualization

At Burton Group’s Catalyst conference 2009, Matt Lavallee of MLS Property Information Network presented a case study in enterprise virtualization on an SMB budget. Since


August 13, 2009  7:11 PM

Is Cisco killing your network? End-of-life blues



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Catalyst, Cisco, end-of-life, Networking, Networkingchannel

No, Cisco isn't killing your network, but quite a few of its products reached end-of-sale/end-of-life status this month, as Amy Kucharik noted on our sister blog, Changing the...

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July 30, 2009  5:55 PM

Are wireless LANs reliable and secure enough for the healthcare industry?



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
Catalyst, wireless LAN, Wireless networking

Persistent, reliable and secure wireless LANs (WLANs) remain the top concern for networking professionals across all verticals. However, John Gaede, Director of Information Systems at El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC), has presented a compelling case to use it in the health care industry...


July 28, 2009  2:44 AM

Computer networking trends 2009 from senior Burton Group analyst at Catalyst conference



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
Catalyst, data center networks, IT trends, Networking, Telecom, Unified communications, Virtualization, Wide area networks, wireless LAN

The needs of the network are changing in 2009 as enterprises centralize their data centers, rely on fluid storage sources and depend more and more on wireless LANs instead of wired Ethernet. At this year's

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July 21, 2009  1:45 AM

How will Cisco’s core businesses fare as it expands?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Catalyst, Cisco, Networking, Nexus, Unified Computing System

In the early days of Barack Obama's presidency, a new meme emerged among the pundits who make their living assembling straw men and tearing them down again on the various cable news networks. Is Obama trying to do too much? Shouldn't he be focusing on the economy and leave things like health-care...


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