The Network Hub:

Routing and switching


February 18, 2009  6:34 PM

Cisco and HP: Data center frenemies now poised for all-out war



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Blue Coat, Cisco, Colubris, DataCenter, EMC, Force10, HP ProCurve, Routing and switching, SolarWinds, Virtualization, VMware

What would the data center vendor market look like today if Carly Fiorina hadn't been ousted as CEO of HP back in 2005? Under her leadership, HP maintained a cozy detente with Cisco. The two mega-companies happily engaged data...

September 3, 2008  7:37 PM

Networking skills are in demand



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
career, career advice, Network, Routing and switching, Wireless networking

If you're looking for a new job and you have networking skills, you are in luck. Even in this weak economy CIOs are looking for...


July 22, 2008  4:14 AM

Brocade grabs Foundry Networks, challenges Cisco in the data center



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, Cisco, DataCenter, Ethernet, Foundry, Network, Routing and switching, Storage

There's one vendor out there who is poised to challenge Cisco Systems' dominance in the data center networking market. No, it's not Juniper with its new line of EX switches. ProCurve Networking by...


May 16, 2008  5:24 PM

Are Cisco knockoffs a modern Trojan Horse?



Posted by: Michael Morisy
Cisco, FBI, kill switch, knockoffs, military, Network, Network security, Routers, Routing and switching

Turning our own tools against us! So it's not exactly breaking at this point, but scary nonetheless: The FBI's Operation Cisco Raider


May 4, 2008  2:34 AM

University of Florida PHD offers new energy-saving Ethernet idea



Posted by: 2020viip
Ethernet, Ethernet Alliance, Green IT, Interop, Routing and switching

At Interop Las Vegas 2008, I talked with the Ethernet Alliance and their University White Paper Challenge Winner Francisco Blanquicet, a PHD student at University of South Florida. In this video he explains the topic of his winning white paper, "PAUSE Power Cycle: A new backwards compatible...


February 22, 2008  8:47 PM

Open source networking hums along, quietly



Posted by: SusanFogarty
Network management, Network security, Networking, Open source, Routing and switching

Open source has been buzzing lately: Gartner identified it as one of the top 10 trends for 2008, and last week Microsoft announced it was publishing 30,000 pages of documentation for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista and launching an "Interoperability Initiative." Google is pushing open...


February 7, 2008  8:36 PM

IPv6 makes inroads on the Internet



Posted by: SusanFogarty
DNS, IPv6, Networking, Routing and switching

IPv6 ready This week, ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and


February 1, 2008  6:22 PM

Video tour of Juniper’s EX 4200 series network switch



Posted by: Michael Morisy
Juniper Networks, Network, Routing and switching

Juniper's Michael Peachey, senior product marketing manager, points out some of the major features -- including an LCD screen, hot-swappable fans and user-replacable batteries -- of the newly-launched EX 4200 series network switch. [kml_flashembed...


January 30, 2008  5:26 PM

Juniper’s causing a stir in crowded switching field



Posted by: Michael Morisy
Juniper Networks, Networking, Routing and switching

Before even having time to digest, let alone write about, yesterday’s Juniper announcement that the company was entering the switching market, we received two responses to it from two competitors. It sounds like switch manufacturers feel crowded enough with Cisco’s dominance and aren’t happy...


October 15, 2007  2:47 PM

“Most awesome router ever”



Posted by: 2020viip
Networking, Routers, Routing and switching, Wireless

Belkin N1 Vision Last Friday, G4TV's Attack of the Show named the wireless Belkin N1 Vision the...


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