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July 23, 2009  12:52 AM

Juniper and IBM Ethernet OEM deal focuses on data center

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, data center, Ethernet, IBM, Juniper

Juniper and IBM have announced an OEM arrangement that will allow IBM to label and sell Juniper’s Ethernet products designed for the data center. The pact covers selected models in the EX and MX lines and is similar to the deal already signed by IBM with Brocade.

The news is very good...

July 1, 2009  6:44 PM

Cisco talks cloud offerings, focuses on Microsoft, Google

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, cloud-based services, Google, hybrid cloud, unified communications, Virtualization

Cisco is talking a lot at its annual user conference, Cisco Live, but it’s not always being definitive. Cisco is said to be considering an expansion to its WebEx collaboration suite to include

June 26, 2009  1:57 PM

Nortel passes; competitors should heed warning

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, IP convergence, Nortel

Now that it’s pretty clear that Nortel is gone, the inevitable “what went wrongs” are multiplying. We’ve heard they didn’t innovate, now we hear that they weren’t supposed to. In truth,...

May 20, 2009  1:21 PM

Microsoft and HP join UC hosted service trend

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, collaboration software, HP, Microsoft, unified communications

Microsoft and HP announced a major partnership in unified communications (UC) building on HP’s...

May 19, 2009  1:27 AM

Cisco expands UCS to carrier market

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, Cloud computing, service delivery platform

Cisco, to no one’s surprise, has expanded its Unified Computing System (UCS) positioning to the service provider market, taking advantage of the interest of operators in cloud...

April 23, 2009  2:13 PM

Lack of monetization strategy hangs over telcos/vendors

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, commoditization, equipment vendors, Hauwei, legacy services, network monetization, telecom service providers

Huawei’s quarter put it on track as a big gainer in the ranks of major equipment vendors, with fourth place in the bag and second place within its grasp if it can meet its targets. As we said in our Huawei...

April 4, 2009  2:45 AM

Clearwire to deploy “developer sandbox”

Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, Cisco, Clearwire, Google, Intel, LTE, WiMAX, Wireless broadband

Clearwire is going to deploy a WiMAX “sandbox” network in Silicon Valley, supported in part by Google, Intel, and Cisco. Each of the backers has its own motives here, of...

April 1, 2009  4:42 PM

Telepresence: A hotel-based services options

Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, Cisco, managed services, Telepresence, unified communications

AT&T is expanding the commitment it’s made to Cisco Telepresence by doubling the number of conference rooms available. AT&T offers a

March 20, 2009  8:43 PM

Cisco does some risky business with latest purchase of Pure Digital

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, Pure Digital, video recording

Cisco has acquired a consumer video recorder company called Pure Digital, taking another step that is either incredibly bold or just incredibly risky. Pure Digital is a consumer device, something like you'd expect to see Apple put out. The product could be used to pump additional traffic onto...

March 18, 2009  4:16 PM

IBM to acquire Sun? Benefits for the cloud

Posted by: Tom Nolle
blade servers, Cisco, Cloud computing, IBM, Sun

IBM is said to be in talks with Sun on acquiring the company, which has been troubled since the NASDAQ bubble burst. The move would give IBM a commanding position in the server/hosting space for the Internet and a strong position in telecom. A move would very likely create considerable angst...

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