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October 8, 2009  6:36 PM

Oracle isn’t after Brocade, but what about Extreme?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, Extreme Networks, HP ProCurve, IBM, mergers & acquisitions

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison dismissed the Wall Street Journal's speculation that his company (among others) was interested in

October 6, 2009  5:26 PM

HP or Juniper to buy Brocade?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, Foundry, HP ProCurve, Juniper, mergers & acquisitions, switches

A year ago Brocade was a buyer. Now its a seller and HP or Juniper might be buying. Citing unnamed sources, The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Brocade Communications has put itself up for sale. This news comes...


September 1, 2009  2:55 PM

Brocade continues to exploit friction between Cisco and systems vendors



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, Cisco, converged Ethernet, data center networks, Dell, Ethernet, Foundry, HP ProCurve, IBM, Storage, Unified Computing System

It's debatable just how much Cisco's move into the server market with its launch of the Unified Computing System (UCS) has truly soured the networking giant's strategic alliances with IBM and Dell,...


May 28, 2009  7:31 PM

Interop: Fibre Channel over Ethernet demo by Ethernet Alliance



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Ethernet, Ethernet Alliance, FCoE, Fibre Channel over Ethernet

While walking the floor at Interop Las Vegas last week, I met with Brad Booth, chairman of the Ethernet Alliance, who demonstrated Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). In this video, you can see how the Ethernet Alliance used priority flow...

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May 15, 2009  9:25 PM

Cisco plans to enter 50 new markets: acquisitions inevitable



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, Cisco, HP ProCurve, IBM, Juniper Networks, mergers & acquisitions

BusinessWeek reported yesterday that  Cisco is poised to make several acquisitions as it continues to diversify. The magazine noted that Cisco now competes in 30 different markets, many of them courtesy of...


May 11, 2009  2:57 PM

More networking acquisition rumors for HP



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Arista Networks, Blade Network Technologies, Brocade, Cisco, Force10, HP ProCurve, Juniper, mergers & acquisitions

Bloomberg News is reporting that HP may make an acquisition soon to counter Cisco's move into the server market. Shaw Wu, an analyst at Kaufman Brothers, an investment bank and broker that specializes in...


May 6, 2009  1:31 AM

Shocker! Cisco leads the pack in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for enterprise LAN



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
3Com, Alcatel-Lucent, Brocade, Cisco, Enterasys, Ethernet, Extreme Networks, Force10, Foundry, Gartner, HP ProCurve, Juniper, Juniper Networks, LAN, Local Area Network, nortel, switches

When I saw that Gartner had published a new Magic Quadrant for enterprise local area network (LAN) infrastructure, I knew one thing was for certain. Cisco Systems would be THE leader in the market. The...


May 1, 2009  3:21 PM

Brocade layoffs hit Fibre Channel business



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Brocade, Foundry, layoffs

Dan Raffo, over at our sister blog Storage Soup, reports that Brocade is cutting between 5% and 10% of its workforce...


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...


April 23, 2009  4:29 PM

Broadcom takeover bid for Emulex about converged Ethernet?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Broadcom, Brocade, Cisco, converged Ethernet, Emulex, Ethernet, FCoE, Fibre Channel over Ethernet, mergers

Broadcom is making a $764-million hostile takeover bid for Emulex, a manufacturer of storage networking infrastructure, such as host bus adaptors and I/O controllers. Broadcom, a maker of wireless and wired networking semiconductors, appears to have Emulex's emergent


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