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July 21, 2011  4:48 PM

Take my company, please: Brocade, Alcatel-Lucent seeking exits



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
3Com, Alcatel-Lucent, Brocade, Cisco, Dell, Force10, Foundry, H3C, HP 3com acquisition, HP Networking, Juniper, mergers & acquisitions, Networking

With Dell buying Force10 Networks, Brocade seeking a buyer and Alcatel-Lucent looking to shed its enterprise business, does anyone want to be in the networking industry anymore? Which narrative would you like to believe?

  1. The networking industry is more competitive than ever with...

March 15, 2010  11:44 AM

Brocade learns that networking pros aren’t like storage geeks



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, Dell, Foundry, HP ProCurve, IBM, mergers & acquisitions, Networking, nortel, Storage

Network Computing blogger Howard Marks made some good points recently about why Brocade has struggled to sell the Ethernet networking product line it


October 6, 2009  5:26 PM

HP or Juniper to buy Brocade?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, Foundry, HP ProCurve, Juniper, mergers & acquisitions, switches

A year ago Brocade was a buyer. Now its a seller and HP or Juniper might be buying. Citing unnamed sources, The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Brocade Communications has put itself up for sale. This news comes...


September 1, 2009  2:55 PM

Brocade continues to exploit friction between Cisco and systems vendors



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, Cisco, converged Ethernet, data center networks, Dell, Ethernet, Foundry, HP ProCurve, IBM, Storage, Unified Computing System

It's debatable just how much Cisco's move into the server market with its launch of the Unified Computing System (UCS) has truly soured the networking giant's strategic alliances with IBM and Dell,...


May 6, 2009  1:31 AM

Shocker! Cisco leads the pack in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for enterprise LAN



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
3Com, Alcatel-Lucent, Brocade, Cisco, Enterasys, Ethernet, Extreme Networks, Force10, Foundry, Gartner, HP ProCurve, Juniper, Juniper Networks, LAN, Local Area Network, nortel, switches

When I saw that Gartner had published a new Magic Quadrant for enterprise local area network (LAN) infrastructure, I knew one thing was for certain. Cisco Systems would be THE leader in the market. The...


May 1, 2009  3:21 PM

Brocade layoffs hit Fibre Channel business



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, Foundry, layoffs

Dan Raffo, over at our sister blog Storage Soup, reports that Brocade is cutting between 5% and 10% of its workforce...


April 1, 2009  4:16 PM

What is Brocade doing at VoiceCon?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, Foundry, VoiceCon

As I was walking the floor of VoiceCon's exhibition hall today I noticed that Brocade had a rather large booth at the show, with quite a few sales guys patrolling the perimeter. And I didn't see the word Foundry anywhere. I asked one Brocade rep what a company known best for its storage...


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...


September 12, 2008  8:44 PM

A Shot at Love with Juniper Networks?



Posted by: Michael Morisy
802.11n, analysts, Aruba, Extricom, Foundry, Juniper Networks, Meru, Network, Wi-Fi, Wireless networking

Will Aruba pick him? When it comes to enterprise Wi-Fi, the industry's...


July 22, 2008  4:14 AM

Brocade grabs Foundry Networks, challenges Cisco in the data center



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, Cisco, DataCenter, Ethernet, Foundry, Network, Routing and switching, Storage

There's one vendor out there who is poised to challenge Cisco Systems' dominance in the data center networking market. No, it's not Juniper with its new line of EX switches. ProCurve Networking by...


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