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November 21, 2012  10:07 AM

Brocade to Wall Street: IP networking sales are down but customers love VCS



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, Brocade VDX, campus networks, CLI, data center fabric, data center networks, Local Area Network, Network, Networking, software-defined networking

In Brocade's latest quarterly earnings call with Wall Street analysts, executives revealed that its VCS data center fabric and VDX switches are winning new customers and expanding their footprint in existing accounts. Also, VCS fabric customers are telling Brocade that the technology will help them...

April 24, 2012  9:09 AM

Cisco SDN strategy: Insieme morale issue is a sideshow



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Avaya, Brocade, Cisco, data center networks, Networking, openflow, shortest path bridging, software-defined networking, TRILL

Many of the bloggers who have analyzed and reported on the news of Insieme, Cisco's latest spin-in, have talked about how the


July 21, 2011  4:48 PM

Take my company, please: Brocade, Alcatel-Lucent seeking exits



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
3Com, Alcatel-Lucent, Brocade, Cisco, Dell, Force10, Foundry, H3C, HP 3com acquisition, HP Networking, Juniper, mergers & acquisitions, Networking

With Dell buying Force10 Networks, Brocade seeking a buyer and Alcatel-Lucent looking to shed its enterprise business, does anyone want to be in the networking industry anymore? Which narrative would you like to believe?

  1. The networking industry is more competitive than ever with...


June 21, 2011  3:01 PM

Stepford vWives: When your spouse comes to the tech conference



Posted by: rivkalittle
EMC, emcworld, tech conference, VMware, VMworld, vwife

stepfordwifeToday I learned the meaning of the term virtual wife (vWife). No, this is not some virtual instance of a physical...


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...


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...


November 5, 2010  3:41 PM

Motorola on the future of the wireless LAN controller



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Aerohive, Brocade, cloud, Extreme Networks, Meraki, Motorola, wireless LAN, wireless LAN controllers, Wireless networking, wlans

Recently Motorola announced a significant change to its wireless LAN architecture with its WiNG 5 announcement. With WiNG 5, Motorola is running identical...


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 4, 2010  2:44 PM

Consolidation fever in network configuration market



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
compliance, EMC, Infoblox, mergers & acquisitions, Netcordia, network configuration management, network troubleshooting

NCCM is becoming increasingly popular. Not only have enterprises recognized that NCCM products can help automate networks and reduce network failures. They've also recognized it as a...

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March 15, 2010  11:44 AM

Brocade learns that networking pros aren’t like storage geeks



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, Dell, Foundry, HP ProCurve, IBM, mergers & acquisitions, Networking, nortel, Storage

Network Computing blogger Howard Marks made some good points recently about why Brocade has struggled to sell the Ethernet networking product line it


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