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August 9, 2011  10:12 AM

Adtran buys wireless LAN vendor Bluesocket



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Adtran, Bluesocket, Juniper, Juniper Networks, mergers & acquisitions, Networking, Trapeze Networks, wireless LAN, wireless LAN controllers

It's a song you've heard before. The days of overlay wireless LANs are coming to an end as enterprises start to integrate the build-out and management of wired and...

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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...


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...


May 4, 2010  2:44 PM

Consolidation fever in network configuration market



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
compliance, EMC, Infoblox, mergers & acquisitions, Netcordia, network configuration management, network troubleshooting

NCCM is becoming increasingly popular. Not only have enterprises recognized that NCCM products can help automate networks and reduce network failures. They've also recognized it as a...

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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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December 3, 2009  5:11 PM

Motorola brand to disappear? I don’t think so



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
mergers & acquisitions, Mobile, Motorola, wireless LAN, Wireless networking

On the blog 24/7 Wall Street, Jon Ogg boldly predicted this week that Motorola is one of 10 brands that will disappear in 2010. It's time to break up the company and "scuttle a brand with a bad...


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


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