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November 13, 2008  2:30 PM

New Cisco edge router to focus on metro apps in 2009

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Carrier Ethernet, Cisco, Ethernet, Metro Ethernet, multi-service edge device, Networking, Routers, Switches

Cisco has announced a new edge router, the 9000, which is widely expected to be the replacement for its aging but important 7600 series. The new box features a card design that gives it a very high per-card capacity, making it capable of supporting the new 100 Mbps Ethernet standard when it is...

July 24, 2008  6:01 PM

Juniper exec changes could indicate software emphasis

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Carrier Ethernet, Ethernet, Juniper Networks, Microsoft

Microsoft executive Kevin Johnson, president of the Platforms and Services division that was working for the Yahoo acquisition, is leaving Microsoft to run Juniper Networks. Juniper issued a press release indicating that Johnson will become CEO and Scott Kriens will become the chairman and will...

July 22, 2008  6:47 PM

Brocade to acquire Foundry

Posted by: Tom Nolle
DataCenter, Ethernet, Networking, Switches

Brocade Communications, a data center fibrechannel switch player, is acquiring Foundry, the Ethernet switch company. The deal is likely to meet little resistance from any regulatory or shareholder perspective and so can be considered done. We believe this move is a step toward recognizing a...

January 30, 2008  3:48 PM

Juniper launches enterprise Ethernet products

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Ethernet, Juniper Networks, Switches

Juniper announced its long-awaited EX series of enterprise Ethernet switches, and marketing partnerships with Microsoft, IBM and Oracle. The move to enterprise switching was expected but the partnerships are more a surprise, though how well they will pan out for Juniper is yet to be seen. Juniper...

December 10, 2007  9:50 PM

Dueling Cisco/Juniper Ethernet switch rumors

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Carrier Ethernet, Ethernet, Internet, IP services

Rumors continue to spin around a new Juniper enterprise Ethernet switch and a competing Cisco product launched, not surprisingly, at about the same time. As we reported last week, financial analysts were predicting that Juniper would launch its Ethernet switch on January 29th in New York at a...

October 24, 2007  2:02 PM

Juniper Quarterly Earnings Benefit from NGN Investment

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Ethernet, Routers

Juniper reported strong sales, with its infrastructure products up about 35% and its service-layer technology up 17%, beating Street estimates. The stock was lower in after-market trading, however. Some analysts expected even faster growth rates, and this will clearly put some pressure on Juniper...

September 27, 2007  9:51 PM

Verizon seeks multi-service edge device

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Ethernet, multi-service edge device

September 27 2007: Verizon will likely announce the winner of its RFP for a multi-service edge device by late November, and the announcement could come as much as a month earlier. The company, like many access providers, has been looking for a device that could be used to...

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