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March 16, 2011  2:58 PM

Vendors/operators weighing necessary cloud strategies



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, cloud, Cloud computing, Cloud Services, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SMBs, XO

HP’s CEO is promising a more cloud-engaged HP, which seems a smart move given that it’s clear that cloud computing will in some way be the driver of virtually all...

December 7, 2010  1:37 PM

Oracle ramps up server/networking IT connections for 2011



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, data centers, database networking, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Networking, Oracle, servers, software

Oracle has rolled out a new high-end Sparc-based cluster server, a 16-core T3 version that seems to close off any...


October 21, 2010  1:17 PM

Caution, not chaos, the right response to Apple, IBM reports



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, IBM, reports

Chicken Little got everyone upset by spreading the rumor that the sky was falling. When Apple and IBM reported their earnings earlier this week, there were immediate calls for a...


September 28, 2010  3:54 PM

Does IBM’s Blade Network acquisition go far enough?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
blade servers, Cisco, data center, Ethernet, IBM

IBM is acquiring Blade Network Technologies, an Ethernet switch vendor that specializes in blade-server switching for the data center and supports both IBM’s and HP’s blade centers. The move seems...


May 25, 2010  12:04 PM

IBM’s Sterling Commerce buy says enterprise cloud initiative



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cloud computing, e-commerce, IBM, mergers & acquisitions

In a move that could signal a major change in the cloud computing dynamic, IBM announced it was buying Sterling Commerce in a $1.4 billion all-cash acquisition. Sterling is a B2B service...


November 30, 2009  8:29 PM

IBM in the service layer: Less than meets the eye



Posted by: Tom Nolle
IBM, Juniper, Oracle, OSS/BSS, service delivery platforms, service delivery technology

IBM has launched its own program to be the solution to service provider service-layer technology needs, but so far, there’s less than meets the eye.

IBM has had what it calls the Service Provider Delivery Environment (SPDE) for some time, but the product has been indifferently...


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...


October 20, 2009  1:21 PM

Cisco and Oracle look to change data center landscape



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, collaboration, data center, HP, IBM, Oracle, Virtualization

Oracle and Cisco may change the landscape in the data center if the companies continue to pursue their current tracks, according to most pundits, and we...


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...


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