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October 8, 2009  6:36 PM

Oracle isn’t after Brocade, but what about Extreme?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, Extreme Networks, HP ProCurve, IBM, mergers & acquisitions

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison dismissed the Wall Street Journal's speculation that his company (among others) was interested in

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 29, 2009  2:41 PM

Cisco launches blade switch just weeks after HP ProCurve



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Blade Network Technologies, blade servers, blade switches, Cisco, converged Ethernet, data center networks, HP ProCurve, Networking, Nexus, Unified Computing System

Two weeks ago HP ProCurve launched a new line of blade switches, the 6120XG and the 6120G/XG, which plug into the same blade enclosures as HP's BladeSystem servers. These switches were meant to...


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,...


July 7, 2009  5:57 PM

Cisco matching ProCurve prices



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, HP ProCurve, Networking

The rivalry between HP ProCurve and Cisco continues to heat up. According to a leaked email from ProCurve, Cisco has been telling its channel partners to match any price that ProCurve offers. ProCurve appears to be...


June 18, 2009  9:07 PM

Wireless LAN spending is down, 802.11n spending is up



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
802.11n, Aruba, Cisco, HP ProCurve, Motorola, wireless LAN

Market analyst firm Dell'Oro published a 1st quarter assessment of the wireless LAN market which showed that a severe 11% drop in enterprise spending from the 1st...


May 20, 2009  5:20 PM

Aruba Networks joins lifetime warranty club



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Aruba, HP ProCurve, wireless LAN

Aruba Networks announced this morning that it will now offer lifetime warranties on all its indoor wireless LAN access points. This will provide some nice investment protection to customers. It's pretty clear to me that the...


May 15, 2009  9:25 PM

Cisco plans to enter 50 new markets: acquisitions inevitable



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, Cisco, HP ProCurve, IBM, Juniper Networks, mergers & acquisitions

BusinessWeek reported yesterday that  Cisco is poised to make several acquisitions as it continues to diversify. The magazine noted that Cisco now competes in 30 different markets, many of them courtesy of...


May 11, 2009  2:57 PM

More networking acquisition rumors for HP



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Arista Networks, Blade Network Technologies, Brocade, Cisco, Force10, HP ProCurve, Juniper, mergers & acquisitions

Bloomberg News is reporting that HP may make an acquisition soon to counter Cisco's move into the server market. Shaw Wu, an analyst at Kaufman Brothers, an investment bank and broker that specializes in...


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...


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