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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 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...


September 27, 2010  2:05 PM

A “Big Three” in networking? Cisco, HP and… IBM?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Blade Network Technologies, Cisco, HP Networking, IBM, Juniper, Networking, Routing and switching

Can you imagine a world where Cisco Systems wasn't THE networking vendor... a world where Cisco shares top dog status with two other companies with the products, resources and support capabilities to compete on equal ground with the longtime industry leader? Cisco has been top dog in the...


January 11, 2010  4:17 PM

Cisco supply chain woes: Core networking product shortage



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Aruba, Cisco, Network, product shortages, Routing and switching, wireless LAN

The Channel Insider reports that Cisco is struggling to fill orders for core networking products after enterprises started buying products in greater numbers at the end of...


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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November 23, 2009  5:49 PM

Who started this food fight? Cisco or HP?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
3Com, Cisco, HP 3com acquisition, HP ProCurve, Networking, Routing and switching

BusinessWeek asked a question a few days ago that I asked last June. Is

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August 21, 2009  6:20 PM

Network Access Control, switch vendor ConSentry goes out of business



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
ConSentry, NAC, Network access control, Network security, Routing and switching, switches

ConSentry Networks has gone out of business, according to Network World. ConSentry was a network access control (NAC) vendor who approached the market by selling NAC and other security and control technology embedded in Ethernet...


April 28, 2009  4:08 PM

Juniper and IBM reaffirm alliance in wake of Brocade deal



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, DataCenter, IBM, Juniper, Routing and switching

On the heels of today's huge news that IBM has signed an OEM agreement with Brocade to sell IBM-branded Brocade (formerly Foundry) switches and routers, Juniper and IBM are reaffirming their ongoing alliance. I received a press release this morning from Juniper specifically detailing the joint...


March 20, 2009  7:52 PM

10 Gigabit and 40 Gigabit Ethernet market passes $10 billion mark.



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Ethernet, Networking, Routing and switching

The pipes are getting bigger and bigger. This afternoon Infonetics Research published a new report claiming that the market for 10 Gigabit and 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) grew by 47% in 2008 to $10.8 billion....


March 2, 2009  9:36 PM

HP’s $1 billion data center deal with Aviva includes Cisco



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, DataCenter, HP ProCurve, Networking, Routing and switching

Although Cisco and HP no longer have a cozy data center relationship, HP's new $1 billion data center outsourcing deal with European insurance giant Aviva includes Cisco products. The ten-year deal was struck between Aviva and EDS, HP's IT outsourcing business. According to HP's announcement of...


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