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April 13, 2010  9:23 AM

Cisco demands end of CiscoBlog.com: Heck no, it won’t go



Posted by: rivkalittle
cisco blogs, cisco IOS simulator, ciscoblog.com, ciskoblog.com

After five years and 600,000 hits a month, the CiscoBlog.com has been forced by Cisco to change its name. The new name?

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April 5, 2010  10:57 AM

Is data center interconnect news worth a flogging?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, data center networks, MPLS, Routers, Virtualization, VMware, Wide area networks

Two months ago I wrote a story about Cisco's Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) data center interconnect technology, which Cisco claims can take a lot of complexity out of data center...


April 5, 2010  10:39 AM

‘They want an elephant sculpture with some mold or gold?’: Video over WLAN, a cautionary tale



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
cisco gear, video, Wireless networking, wlans

Video. Video. Video. Yup, we keep hearing the drumbeat, too. Although the jury's still out on how many enterprises are extensively using video (or plan to this year), Cisco would certainly like you to believe its ascent is


April 2, 2010  10:10 AM

Cisco responds to ongoing (and latest) slew of backorders



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
backorders, Cisco ASA firewall shortage, Cisco channel partners, Cisco supply chain shortage, fire

As we went to press with this week's story about the most recent supply chain backup at Cisco -- part of a broaderĀ supply chain problem that has


March 25, 2010  4:45 PM

What’s the deal with the Cisco ASA firewall shortage?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco ASA firewall shortage, Cisco channel partners, Cisco supply chain shortage

Cisco channel partners and users are having difficulty getting their hands on Cisco ASA firewalls. This news surfaced during a

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March 23, 2010  4:40 PM

CCIE survey: Security skills top all others … then comes virtualization



Posted by: rivkalittle
CCIE, ccie survey, Cisco certification, Network security, network security skills, nework architecting, virtualization network

Cisco may be pushing users to acquire blade server skills, but 64% of CCIEs in a recent survey said that risk management and network security will be the most crucial networking skills to have in...


March 15, 2010  1:42 PM

Does change management destroy your day?



Posted by: rivkalittle
change management, network change and configuration management, network troubleshooting, packetlife

An excellent post on the science (and definitely not art) of

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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


March 11, 2010  5:07 PM

Wireless LAN market on fire, Motorola closing in on Aruba while Cisco slips



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
802.11n, Alcatel-Lucent, Aruba, Cisco, Dell'Oro, HP ProCurve, Meru, Motorola, wireless LAN

Market research firm dell'Oro Group has published its latest quarterly market update on the wireless LAN industry. According...


March 1, 2010  1:41 PM

PCI compliance: encryption, firewalls work. IDS and IPS, not so much



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
encryption, firewalls, Network security, PCI compliance, VLANs

The Ponemon Institute recently surveyed 155 globally certified PCI DSS compliance auditors...


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