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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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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...


July 12, 2011  3:24 PM

HP Networking: We are taking share from Cisco



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, HP Networking, Networking

While Cisco Systems uses its annual customer show, Cisco Live, to showcase new products and features that it hopes will sustain its position in the networking industry, HP...


November 24, 2010  3:54 PM

HP Networking eating into Cisco’s market share?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, HP Networking, HP ProCurve, Networking

Tiernan Ray at Barron's blogs that HP Networking's market gains appear to be coming directly at Cisco's expense.  He notes that HP's Q4 earnings detailed a 300%...


September 27, 2010  2:05 PM

A “Big Three” in networking? Cisco, HP and… IBM?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Blade Network Technologies, Cisco, HP Networking, IBM, Juniper, Networking, Routing and switching

Can you imagine a world where Cisco Systems wasn't THE networking vendor... a world where Cisco shares top dog status with two other companies with the products, resources and support capabilities to compete on equal ground with the longtime industry leader? Cisco has been top dog in the...


August 9, 2010  11:59 AM

HP CEO transition: Media hand-wringing and internal HP morale



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, HP 3com acquisition, HP Cisco battle, HP Networking, HP ProCurve, Networking, scandal

When something like the Mark Hurd scandal happens, we in the media spend a lot of time quoting pundits about what impact the event could have on the markets we...


August 6, 2010  4:39 PM

HP loses its CEO in a scandal just as networking business is poised for war



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
3Com, H3C, HP Networking, HP ProCurve, Networking, scandal, TippingPoint

Yikes, multiple publications, including BusinessWeek, are reporting that HP CEO Mark Hurd has abruptly resigned following an internal investigation into whether he had...


July 21, 2010  2:20 PM

HP’s old ProCurve lifetime warranties extend to just a few 3Com/H3C gear



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
3Com, 3com acquisition, H3C, HP Networking, HP ProCurve, TippingPoint, warranties

HP Networking recently posted this handy little warranty chart (PDF) to help customers understand the warranties on all its products, both the old ProCurve-branded gear and the...


July 16, 2010  4:49 PM

Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control: Crowded, but leaders stand alone



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Avaya, Avenda Systems, Bradford Networks, Cisco, Enterasys, ForeScout, Gartner, HP Networking, InfoExpress, Juniper, Magic Quadrant, Network access control, Network security

Gartner's 2010 Magic Quadrant for network access control (NAC) is remarkably crowded for a market that reportedly generated just $200 million in annual...


June 18, 2010  5:07 PM

2010 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise LAN: Few changes for a rapidly evolving industry



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
10 Gigabit Ethernet, 3Com, Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, Cisco, data center networks, Enterasys, Extreme Networks, Fibre Channel over Ethernet, Force10, Gartner, HP Networking, IP telepony, Juniper, LAN, Magic Quadrant, mergers & acquisitions, NAC, Networking, nortel, wireless LAN

Gartner rolled out a new Magic Quadrant for Enterprise LAN this month and it looks remarkably similar to last year's, even though Gartner itself acknowledges that the network switching industry is...


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