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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

June 9, 2011  4:57 PM

Avaya going public again



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Avaya, IPO, Networking

Avaya is going public again. The scion of AT&T and Lucent Technologies, was a public comapny once before. Back in 2007 private equity firm Silver Light Partners bought it out and took it private.  Now it's looking to take


July 16, 2010  4:49 PM

Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control: Crowded, but leaders stand alone



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Avaya, Avenda Systems, Bradford Networks, Cisco, Enterasys, ForeScout, Gartner, HP Networking, InfoExpress, Juniper, Magic Quadrant, Network access control, Network security

Gartner's 2010 Magic Quadrant for network access control (NAC) is remarkably crowded for a market that reportedly generated just $200 million in annual...


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...


September 17, 2009  7:38 PM

Avaya as a networking vendor



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Avaya, Avaya-Nortel acquisition, Networking, nortel

Avaya has tried to be a networking vendor in the past (Anyone remember Cajun switches? I think you can still buy one in Thailand). The market has not been friendly to it. And yet, with this week's news that Avaya won the bidding war for Nortel's enterprise division, the company is now on its way...


July 28, 2009  2:44 AM

Computer networking trends 2009 from senior Burton Group analyst at Catalyst conference



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
Catalyst, data center networks, IT trends, Networking, Telecom, Unified communications, Virtualization, Wide area networks, wireless LAN

The needs of the network are changing in 2009 as enterprises centralize their data centers, rely on fluid storage sources and depend more and more on wireless LANs instead of wired Ethernet. At this year's

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July 20, 2009  6:25 PM

IBM exec leaves to head Avaya’s Nortel integration?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Avaya, Avaya-Nortel acquisition, IBM, mohamad ali, nortel

IBM veteran exec Mohamad Ali will leave IBM after more than 13 years and join Avaya as a senior vice president of corporate development, focusing on M&As, he told his contacts in a personal...


July 20, 2009  3:19 PM

Avaya buys Nortel’s enterprise business



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Avaya, nortel, Nortel bankruptcy

After months of rumors, Avaya has finally struck a deal to buy Nortel Enterprise Solutions, the bankrupt Canadian company's enterprise division whose assets include its voice and unified communications portfolio and its Ethernet enterprise networking business. Avaya has agreed to pay $475 million...


May 21, 2009  2:52 PM

Tweeting Las Vegas: Interop in 140 characters



Posted by: 2020viip
Interop, Networking, social networking

Mobile access is spotty. Booths are pretty empty, except where there's beer or boxing. People are talking about NAC, IT management, and cloud computing. They're cautiously optimistic about the economy. Vendors show off nifty devices and hawk T-shirts. Bottled water costs $3. And the booth babes are...


February 4, 2009  9:14 PM

Google can hear you now



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
Cisco, DataCenter, Google, Network, Network management, Unified communications, VoIP

A college professor once warned me never to put things in writing -- which was funny given that he was a writing professor. What he meant was that to ensure confidentiality between people I communicated with remotely, I should speak with them over the phone. That way, he said, it would be much...


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