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April 9, 2009  5:55 PM

Network games galore, but who has time to play?

Posted by: Michael Morisy
Certification, Cisco, Education, Games, NetQoS, Training

Working on my story about learning games and the launch of Cisco Mind Share, I couldn't help but think of two other games I'd been pitched by vendors recently, one by NetQoS and the other by Cisco...

April 6, 2009  3:50 PM

D-Link offers lifetime warranties on switches

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, D-Link, HP ProCurve, Netgear, Networking, warranties

D-Link, a vendor of network and storage hardware for small and midsized businesses, announced last week that it will begin offering full lifetime warranties on its xStack switch line. This warranty applies to any switches bought on or after...

April 3, 2009  6:41 PM

Cisco certification product giveaway winners

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
Cisco, contests, IT certification and training, Networking

Congratulations to our Cisco certification product giveaway...

March 20, 2009  8:04 PM

Cisco certification product giveaway

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
career advice, Cisco, contests, IT certification and training

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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...

March 12, 2009  8:08 PM

As Cisco invades server market, Sun prepares networking counterstrike

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, DataCenter, Networking, Sun

Cisco Systems will stage an online press conference on Monday with CEO John Chambers. He will be unveiling Cisco's vision of "Unified Computing," which CTO Padmasree Warrior describes in her blog as...

March 2, 2009  9:36 PM

HP’s $1 billion data center deal with Aviva includes Cisco

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, DataCenter, HP ProCurve, Networking, Routing and switching

Although Cisco and HP no longer have a cozy data center relationship, HP's new $1 billion data center outsourcing deal with European insurance giant Aviva includes Cisco products. The ten-year deal was struck between Aviva and EDS, HP's IT outsourcing business. According to HP's announcement of...

February 25, 2009  3:49 PM

Geek vs. Man vs. Wild: Get your grub on

Posted by: Michael Morisy
Cisco, Man vs. Wild, Monitoring, NetQoS

What happens when you take a grizzled network admin and drop him in the wilds of Texas? I'm not sure either, exactly, but NetQoS put up a Man vs. Wild spoof featuring Cisco routers and NetFlow grub. Bear Grylls he's not ... but then again, I hear Bear himself needs off-screen assistance when he's...

February 23, 2009  7:38 PM

Radware makes deal for Nortel’s application delivery business

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
bankruptcy, Cisco, Citrix, F5, nortel

One of the circling vultures has finally picked some of the juiciest meat of the bones of Nortel.  Israeli company Radware, an application delivery networking vendor, announced that it has agreed to buy...

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February 18, 2009  6:34 PM

Cisco and HP: Data center frenemies now poised for all-out war

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Blue Coat, Cisco, Colubris, DataCenter, EMC, Force10, HP ProCurve, Routing and switching, SolarWinds, Virtualization, VMware

What would the data center vendor market look like today if Carly Fiorina hadn't been ousted as CEO of HP back in 2005? Under her leadership, HP maintained a cozy detente with Cisco. The two mega-companies happily engaged data...

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