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August 20, 2011  9:02 PM

HP exits the PC biz; other vendors orbit on data center/PC positions



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Brocade, Cisco, data center, Extreme, F5, HP, IBM, Juniper, Oracle, PCs

Well, revolutions are interesting at least, and we certainly have one now.  HP is exiting the PC business, spinning off its PC unit and doing some M&A to boost itself as a player in the...

August 8, 2011  1:55 PM

Brocade cuts guidance over Ethernet uptake, economy, cloud



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Brocade, Cloud computing, content delivery, Ethernet, metro networking, Video

With Brocade’s cut in guidance on its earnings call, the company joined what seemed a parade of network equipment vendors who’ve called the future of network spending into...


May 5, 2011  12:54 PM

Brocade’s CloudPlex: Strong story, but architecture needs details



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Brocade, Cisco, cloud architecture, Cloud computing, Ethernet switching, Juniper, Virtualization

UBS released an Ethernet switching report that confirms the trends my surveys have shown for two years now—including the fact that the data center network evolution is driving enterprise network equipment spending. What my data has also shown is that enterprises are not likely to see data center...


November 30, 2009  6:58 PM

Brocade’s last quarter: Is a sale its best option?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Brocade, data center, equipment vendors, Ethernet switches, Foundry, IBM

One of the players that might be feeling some pressure from an HP/3Com deal, namely Brocade, says it’s not for sale. The company is a combination of storage networking and the acquisition of Foundry, a high-end Ethernet switch vendor. In its present form, it’s a pretty pure data center play...


November 12, 2009  2:01 PM

HP’s 3Com acquisition: Vendor market activity spurred the move



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3Com, blade servers, Brocade, Cisco, data center, enterprise networking, Foundry, HP, IBM, IT, Juniper

HP has made a somewhat-surprise move and acquired 3Com, a venerable but now fallen giant in the networking field, and the move is very likely...


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