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June 20, 2012  5:00 PM

SDN vendor Plexxi partially emerges from stealth with virtualized optics strategy

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, data center networks, Networking, openflow, Plexxi, software-defined networking

When Cisco introduced its Open Network Environment at Cisco Live last week, Cisco executives spoke about the importance of northbound APIs, leveraging the...

May 31, 2012  4:28 PM

Learning@Cisco’s online network labs get more user friendly

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, Cisco certification, IT certification and training, Learning@Cisco, network certification, Networking, networking certifications

Cisco Systems has enhanced its online lab environment, Cisco Learning Labs to make it more user-friendly. It has also enhanced the environment to allow networking pros to practice certain tasks that usually require access to physical hardware. Learning@Cisco

May 31, 2012  11:04 AM

Huawei sees big growth in flat enterprise router market

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, Huawei, Infonetics, market share, Networking, Routers

In a flat global enterprise router market, Huawei managed to wring out some robust growth in the first quarter of 2012, according to Infonetics Research. Enterprise router revenue dropped to $834 million last quarter, down 9% from the...

April 24, 2012  9:09 AM

Cisco SDN strategy: Insieme morale issue is a sideshow

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Avaya, Brocade, Cisco, data center networks, Networking, openflow, shortest path bridging, software-defined networking, TRILL

Many of the bloggers who have analyzed and reported on the news of Insieme, Cisco's latest spin-in, have talked about how the

April 9, 2012  4:39 PM

Palo Alto IPO could spell big trouble for Juniper and Cisco

Posted by: rivkalittle
Application-aware firewalls, Cisco, Juniper, Next-generation firewalls, Palo Alto

Application-aware firewall vendor

March 29, 2012  4:23 PM

Cisco’s mysterious spin-in hiring talent from SDN vendors

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Arista Networks, Big Switch Networks, Cisco, Insieme, network virtualization, Networking, Nicira, software-defined networking

I think it's safe to say that Cisco's answer to software-defined networking and OpenFlow is starting to take shape. Om Malik reports that Insieme (or Insiemi, depending on...

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February 29, 2012  4:59 PM

Extreme Networks now shipping 192-port 40 GbE switch

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Arista Networks, Cisco, data center networks, Extreme Networks, Juniper, Juniper QFabric, Networking, Nexus

The BlackDiamond X8, which Extreme Networks first announced last spring, is now shipping. If you are struggling with density and oversubscription...

February 2, 2012  11:12 AM

HP Networking makes OpenFlow generally available on 16 switch models

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Arista Networks, Cisco, HP Networking, IBM, NEC, Networking, openflow, software-defined networking

HP Networking announced today that OpenFlow support is generally available on 16 different switches within it's HP 3500, 5400 and 8200 Series. Openflow, an open source protocol,

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January 26, 2012  1:42 PM

Meraki: from cloud-based WLAN to cloud-based networking

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Check Point, Cisco, cloud, cloud-based networking, firewalls, Meraki, Networking, Palo Alto Networks, Riverbed, Routers, switches

When start-up Meraki first hit the scene a few years ago, it was known as the cloud-based wireless LAN vendor, yet another player in a very crowded market. Today it's repositioning itself as a

September 20, 2011  3:37 PM

Cisco adds Microsoft Hyper-V support to Nexus 1000v

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, cisco nexus 1000v, Hyper V, Microsoft, Networking, virtual switch, Virtualization, VMware

As my colleague Beth Pariseau reported last week, Cisco Systems announced today that it is

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