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May 26, 2010  5:25 PM

Looking to beat a dead horse? There’s a NAC for that



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, Gartner, Network access control, Network security, Trusted Computing Group

Network World this week published a brutal takedown of the network access control industry, called "NAC: What went wrong?" Consultant Joel Snyder wrote the article after...

May 12, 2010  12:39 PM

VMware: EMC and Cisco own us, but we still have indie cred



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, Citrix, data center architecture, Dell, EMC, HP, Hyper V, IBM, Interop, Microsoft, Virtualization, virtualization network, VMware, Xen

Carl Eschenbach, EVP of field operations, told IDG News Service that the media is making too much of its strategic alliance with EMC and Cisco Systems. VMware, he...


April 28, 2010  2:12 PM

Used Cisco gear from Cisco



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, Interop, used network equipment

Cisco's Interop booth includes a presentation on Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment. I wasn't aware that Cisco had its own program for refurbishing and selling used gear, but apparently it's had this program in place since...


April 27, 2010  12:35 PM

HP Interop keynote: All your infrastructure can belong to us



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, data center networks, HP Networking, HP ProCurve, Interop

During his keynote presentation at Interop Las Vegas 2010, Marius Haas, GM and SVP of HP Networking (the ProCurve brand has been retired along with 3Com), boasted of HP's $1.5 billion internal IT...


April 22, 2010  12:32 PM

Interesting numbers on used network gear, Cisco SMARTnet spending



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, Interop, Smartnet, used network equipment

Network Hardware Resale, probably the biggest seller of used network equipment in the country, surveyed 1,200 North American enterprises who have bought used networking gear or "alternative maintenance services" over the past year. The...


April 5, 2010  10:57 AM

Is data center interconnect news worth a flogging?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, data center networks, MPLS, Routers, Virtualization, VMware, Wide area networks

Two months ago I wrote a story about Cisco's Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) data center interconnect technology, which Cisco claims can take a lot of complexity out of data center...


March 11, 2010  5:07 PM

Wireless LAN market on fire, Motorola closing in on Aruba while Cisco slips



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
802.11n, Alcatel-Lucent, Aruba, Cisco, Dell'Oro, HP ProCurve, Meru, Motorola, wireless LAN

Market research firm dell'Oro Group has published its latest quarterly market update on the wireless LAN industry. According...


January 25, 2010  5:26 PM

Will you architect yourself out of a job with cloud computing?



Posted by: rivkalittle
arista, Cisco, cloud computing network infrastructure, douglas gourlay, flat networks, kevin tolly, network engineers

We’ve heard all of the reasons why enterprises will move toward a cloud computing model (for networking read: less network to manage for better performing apps and accessible storage, plus simpler architecture). But there is very little talk about why networking teams (and their systems...


January 22, 2010  11:00 PM

Cisco router into space passes first in-orbit networking test



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
Cisco, Routers

Cisco Systems got word earlier this week that the IP router it launched into space in November...


January 11, 2010  4:17 PM

Cisco supply chain woes: Core networking product shortage



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Aruba, Cisco, Network, product shortages, Routing and switching, wireless LAN

The Channel Insider reports that Cisco is struggling to fill orders for core networking products after enterprises started buying products in greater numbers at the end of...


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