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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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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...


May 12, 2010  12:39 PM

VMware: EMC and Cisco own us, but we still have indie cred



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, Citrix, data center architecture, Dell, EMC, HP, Hyper V, IBM, Interop, Microsoft, Virtualization, virtualization network, VMware, Xen

Carl Eschenbach, EVP of field operations, told IDG News Service that the media is making too much of its strategic alliance with EMC and Cisco Systems. VMware, he...


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


February 18, 2010  12:10 PM

IBM to fold Intelliden into Tivoli behemoth



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
CA, cloud computing networks, IBM, Intelliden, IT management software, mergers & acquisitions, network automation, network change and configuration management, Network management, Tivoli

IBM gobbled up Intelliden this week. Intelliden bills itself as a provider of "intelligent network automation solutions." Basically it provides  automation around network-based compliance and network change...


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...


December 3, 2009  6:28 PM

IDC: IBM will buy Juniper in 2010



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, data center networks, HP ProCurve, IBM, Juniper, mergers & acquisitions, Routing and switching

IBM will step back into networking in a big way in 2010 by buying Juniper Networks, according IDC.  The New York Times "Bits" blog says IDC will unleash some of its year-end predictions for...

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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


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 20, 2009  6:25 PM

IBM exec leaves to head Avaya’s Nortel integration?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Avaya, Avaya-Nortel acquisition, IBM, mohamad ali, nortel

IBM veteran exec Mohamad Ali will leave IBM after more than 13 years and join Avaya as a senior vice president of corporate development, focusing on M&As, he told his contacts in a personal...


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