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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...

June 7, 2010  12:11 PM

Cisco’s forensic engineers are a little more sophisticated than Radio Shack hobbyists



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, counterfeit network equipment

Let's face it: If you're building counterfeit Cisco gear, it's rather stupid to hand the stuff over to Cisco. Two alleged fraudsters in the Washington, D.C., area figured that out last week when the Feds...


May 26, 2010  5:25 PM

Looking to beat a dead horse? There’s a NAC for that



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, Gartner, Network access control, Network security, Trusted Computing Group

Network World this week published a brutal takedown of the network access control industry, called "NAC: What went wrong?" Consultant Joel Snyder wrote the article after...


May 12, 2010  12:39 PM

VMware: EMC and Cisco own us, but we still have indie cred



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, Citrix, data center architecture, Dell, EMC, HP, Hyper V, IBM, Interop, Microsoft, Virtualization, virtualization network, VMware, Xen

Carl Eschenbach, EVP of field operations, told IDG News Service that the media is making too much of its strategic alliance with EMC and Cisco Systems. VMware, he...


May 11, 2010  12:18 PM

Do new Cisco IOS registration rules pose privacy concerns?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco IOS 15, Cisco IOS emulator, Cisco IOS registration, Cisco users

Earlier this year, we reported that the newly released Cisco IOS 15 requires users to enter registration keys to verify software licenses for each machine. That requirement resulted in a


April 28, 2010  5:04 PM

Minority of Interop attendees are trying cloud computing, have concerns



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
cloud computing, Interop, Network Instruments

Cloud computing is all the rage at Interop this year. There are keynote sessions devoted to it, plenty of educational sessions. You've got a whole host of cloud vendors here. It seems like just about every vendor on the floor has found a way to jam the word cloud into their marketing...


April 28, 2010  2:12 PM

Used Cisco gear from Cisco



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, Interop, used network equipment

Cisco's Interop booth includes a presentation on Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment. I wasn't aware that Cisco had its own program for refurbishing and selling used gear, but apparently it's had this program in place since...


April 28, 2010  1:58 PM

Extreme, Force10 unveil 40 Gigabit Ethernet at Interop



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
40 Gigabit Ethernet, data center networks, Extreme Networks, Force10, Interop

Extreme Networks and Force10 Networks are both showing off 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) technology at Interop. Force10 articulated its 40 GbE product roadmap in advance of the show,...


April 27, 2010  12:35 PM

HP Interop keynote: All your infrastructure can belong to us



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, data center networks, HP Networking, HP ProCurve, Interop

During his keynote presentation at Interop Las Vegas 2010, Marius Haas, GM and SVP of HP Networking (the ProCurve brand has been retired along with 3Com), boasted of HP's $1.5 billion internal IT...


April 22, 2010  12:32 PM

Interesting numbers on used network gear, Cisco SMARTnet spending



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, Interop, Smartnet, used network equipment

Network Hardware Resale, probably the biggest seller of used network equipment in the country, surveyed 1,200 North American enterprises who have bought used networking gear or "alternative maintenance services" over the past year. The...


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