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September 1, 2010  10:54 PM

Alcatel-Lucent OpenPlug move reinforces app-development strategy

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, applications development, Cisco, service layer

Alcatel-Lucent announced its second developer-oriented acquisition in its

August 27, 2010  2:24 PM

New Cisco acquisition targets server-based content strategy

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Add new tag, CDN, Cisco, content delivery, content delivery network, content management, data center, mergers & acquisitions, service layer architecture

Cisco has announced it will acquire ExtendMedia, a content-management play that extends Cisco’s increasingly successful server-side content strategy for network operators. While operators originally saw content as being...

August 12, 2010  4:28 PM

Cisco cautious after Q4 report, but could increase market share

Posted by: Tom Nolle
carrier services, Cisco, enterprise services, Ethernet, market share, quarterly reports, routers and switches

Cisco reported a quarter in line with analyst estimates, but the company was cautious about its next quarter and its guidance in year-on-year growth would suggest that the next quarter could be flat relative to the...

August 2, 2010  5:11 PM

AT&T hedges bets, taps three top vendors as domain suppliers

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, Cisco, domains, EPC, Ethernet, Evolved Packet Core, IP, Juniper, MPLS

AT&T named Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco and Juniper as three suppliers in its IP/

July 28, 2010  3:47 PM

Juniper’s SMobile acquisition accentuates vendor’s security focus

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, Juniper, Junos, Mobile, operating system, Security, smartphone

Juniper has made another acquisition, this one in the mobile security space. SMobile provides anti-malware software for mobile phones, and the deal likely...

July 7, 2010  3:59 PM

Cisco data center strategy goes with pre-standards product

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, data center, standards

Cisco has delivered its own data center strategy, one that includes specific “pre-standard” support for a kind of layer 2/layer 3 convergence to improve the scaling of networks with a large number...

June 30, 2010  12:03 PM

Cisco’s enterprise tablet designed for cloud, video and UC

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android, Cisco, Cloud computing, iPad, tablet

Well, here’s something we didn’t see coming -- Cisco has announced an enterprise-targeted tablet called Cius...

May 21, 2010  3:54 PM

Cisco enters optical transport market with acquisition…or does it?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, optical transport

Cisco is buying a packet optical transponder vendor (CoreOptics, Inc.) in what most believe is a preparatory strike into the

March 10, 2010  1:04 PM

Cisco’s big new router doesn’t address networking’s future

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, MPLS VPNs, Routers

Cisco’s much-hyped announcement today turned out to be the announcement of a bigger router, something that disappointed most of the financial analysts who cover the company and

February 9, 2010  2:00 PM

Cisco rolls out data center networking model as infrastructure overlay

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, data center networking, Juniper, virtual transport

Cisco is introducing a data center networking model that is essentially a service overlay network that builds IT connectivity over a variety of infrastructure choices. The Overlay...

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