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February 10, 2010  11:51 AM

ManageEngine: SolarWinds is turning to the Dark Side.



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
BMC, CA, HP, IBM, IT management software, ManageEngine, mergers & acquisitions, Network management, SolarWinds, storage management, Virtualization

ManageEngine, an IT management software...

January 29, 2010  4:50 PM

Solarwinds offers up free network configuration tool



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
CLI, command line interface, free tools, network configuration, network configuration management, Network management, Routers, SolarWinds, switches

For those of you who don't have a full-fledged network configuration and change management (NCCM) system, Solarwinds released a free tool this week that could make your lives a little easier. It's called


May 1, 2009  6:58 PM

SolarWinds will go public this month, says WSJ



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
IPO, Network management, SolarWinds

In March I noted that network management software vendor SolarWinds had filed an updated S-1 form with the SEC, a bureaucratic step towards making an initial public offering (IPO). Today the...


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...


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 11, 2009  6:24 PM

SolarWinds getting ready to go public, someday



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
IPO, Network management, SolarWinds

I've always thought that SolarWinds was a great target for acquisition.  When I ask network administrators what they use to manage and monitor their infrastructure, one of the most common responses I get is SolarWinds' flagship product, Orion.  There are plenty of good products on the market, but...


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  3:47 PM

Trapeze opens new sales channel for wireless LAN



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Belden, Network cable, Trapeze Networks, wireless LAN, Wireless networking

Belden, which bought wireless LAN vendor Trapeze Networks last year, is trying to open up a new sales channel for wireless infrastructure. The company a


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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