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May 19, 2011  2:54 PM

FCoE hype, continued

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, Cisco FCoE, FCoE, Interop, Networking

I've gotten a lot of reader feedback from my story on data center fabric and FCoE hype, which was based on a vendor panel on data center architecture at...

May 18, 2011  12:42 PM

Rumor-mongering: Cisco dumping Linksys?

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, Linksys, Networking, WebEx

Is Cisco dumping the Linksys home networking brand? It depends on who you talk to. Cisco Systems is giving up on attacking every market adjacency and trying to sharpen its focus on enterprise networks, as per CEO John Chambers pronouncement some weeks back. Wall Street cheered the news and...

May 10, 2011  10:47 AM

The gloves come off at Interop 2011: Will Cisco get pummeled?

Posted by: SusanFogarty
Cisco, data center networks, Interop, Networking, Routing and switching

Interop 2011 promises to be the most interesting networking conference...

April 12, 2011  8:59 AM

Cisco flings aside the Flip

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, Cius, Flip, Networking

Just days after CEO John Chambers promised Cisco employees that Cisco would become more disciplined and focused on the company's core businesses of routing and switching, data centers, video and collaboration, Cisco began jettisoning its consumer businesses. Last week Cisco

April 7, 2011  1:40 PM

New modular campus edge switches feature app-smart ASICs

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
ASICs, campus networks, Enterasys, modular switches, Networking, stackable switches

I'm cleaning out my reporter's notebook, including a briefing I recently had with Enterasys Networks. Enterasys has launched a new family of modular campus edge switches with its home-grown, application-smart ASIC, the CoreFlow2.  These K Series switches complement the company's stackable...

April 6, 2011  3:40 PM

Cisco’s troubles: Start talking to more network engineers

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Borderless Networks, Cisco, cisco switching, Networking, Routing and switching

Reuters got its hands on an internal memo that Cisco CEO John Chambers emailed to all of Cisco's employees, a memo that was possibly meant to leak into the media and to Cisco's customers. Mission...

March 31, 2011  12:35 PM

ASA firewall services module for Catalyst 6500

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Catalyst 6500, Cisco, cisco nexus 1000v, cisco switching, data center networks, firewalls, Networking, Nexus

For networking pros who want to segment and secure internal traffic, the Firewall Services Module (FWSM) for the Catalyst 6500 chassis has been a workhorse. But given that it's based on Cisco's old...

February 17, 2011  2:07 PM

Virtualization security: Juniper integrates Altor acquisition into SRX platform

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Check Point, Cisco, firewalls, Juniper, Network security, Networking, virtualization network, virtualization security

In data centers virtualization has created a bit of a network security black hole for engineers. Firewalls have no problem applying and enforcing security policies to server-to-server traffic in a data center, but traffic between virtual machines (VMs) on a virtualized server is another story. A...

February 7, 2011  11:53 AM

Extreme offers software workaround for spanning tree bandwidth trouble

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
converged networks, data center networks, Extreme Networks, Networking, shortest path bridging, spanning tree protocol, TRILL

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February 2, 2011  5:23 PM

Data center fabric convergence: Many take the iSCSI route

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
converged networks, data center networks, FCoE, Gartner, iSCSI, NAS, Networking, Storage

Apparently attendees at Gartner's Data Center Summit held in Las Vegas last month weren't too enthusiastic on Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) as an avenue toward data center network convergence. In a...

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