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November 21, 2012  10:07 AM

Brocade to Wall Street: IP networking sales are down but customers love VCS



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, Brocade VDX, campus networks, CLI, data center fabric, data center networks, Local Area Network, Network, Networking, software-defined networking

In Brocade's latest quarterly earnings call with Wall Street analysts, executives revealed that its VCS data center fabric and VDX switches are winning new customers and expanding their footprint in existing accounts. Also, VCS fabric customers are telling Brocade that the technology will help them...

September 8, 2010  4:19 PM

Some more advice on using commodity switches at the LAN access layer



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
access layer, budget, Gartner, Local Area Network, Networking

Last week I wrote a story about how some enterprises save money by using commodity network switch vendors at the access edge of their local area networks. These low-cost vendors use...


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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