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March 29, 2012  4:23 PM

Cisco’s mysterious spin-in hiring talent from SDN vendors

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Arista Networks, Big Switch Networks, Cisco, Insieme, network virtualization, Networking, Nicira, software-defined networking

I think it's safe to say that Cisco's answer to software-defined networking and OpenFlow is starting to take shape. Om Malik reports that Insieme (or Insiemi, depending on...

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March 16, 2012  11:02 AM

CompTIA helping wounded veterans gain IT certs

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Certification, CompTIA, Networking, networking careers, veterans

CompTIA, through its Creating IT Futures Foundation, is working with the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) to help U.S. military veterans transition into IT careers. Last summer,...

February 29, 2012  4:59 PM

Extreme Networks now shipping 192-port 40 GbE switch

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Arista Networks, Cisco, data center networks, Extreme Networks, Juniper, Juniper QFabric, Networking, Nexus

The BlackDiamond X8, which Extreme Networks first announced last spring, is now shipping. If you are struggling with density and oversubscription...

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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January 26, 2012  1:42 PM

Meraki: from cloud-based WLAN to cloud-based networking

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Check Point, Cisco, cloud, cloud-based networking, firewalls, Meraki, Networking, Palo Alto Networks, Riverbed, Routers, switches

When start-up Meraki first hit the scene a few years ago, it was known as the cloud-based wireless LAN vendor, yet another player in a very crowded market. Today it's repositioning itself as a

January 11, 2012  12:52 PM

Big Switch Networks offers open source OpenFlow controller

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Big Switch Networks, Networking, Open source, openflow, software-defined networking

Big Switch Networks is releasing an open source version of its OpenFlow controller. The controller,

January 10, 2012  4:30 PM

Gigabit Wi-Fi previewed at CES

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
CES, gigabit Wi-Fi, Networking, Wi-Fi, wireless LAN

A number of vendors are showing off early demonstrations of gigabit Wi-Fi at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las...

January 9, 2012  12:13 PM

The IT jobs market: IT workers with business skills needed

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
economy, Foote Partners, jobs, Networking, networking careers

According Foote Partners LLC, the technology labor market analysis firm, the United States added IT jobs in 2011, but companies are looking for a different kind of IT worker...

December 8, 2011  11:32 AM

Kaspersky Lab, WebSense make anti-censorship statements

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Blue Coat, Business Software Alliance, censorship, Global Network Initiative, Kaspersky Lab, Networking, SOPA, Websense

Technology vendors are always putting together industry consortiums to promote the development and adoption of new technologies or to advance their general business interests. But sometimes they make these moves out of conscience. Earlier this week information security vendor Kaspersky Lab...

October 3, 2011  1:28 PM

Junosphere Lab: Juniper’s cloud-based lab for enterprise customers

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
cloud, IT certification and training, Juniper, Junos, junosphere, network design, network lab, Networking

Juniper Networks today introduced a new version of its cloud-based network engineering lab, Junosphere. The new version, Junosphere Lab, gives enterprises and services providers cloud-based access...

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