Networks Generation:

February, 2009


February 25, 2009  11:30 AM

Load Unbalanced

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
ADC, Alteon, jetNEXUS, Load balancing, Nortel, RADware

So, as the fall-out from Nortel's demise continues, we see that it agreed to sell the assets of its old Alteon division/technology to Radware for around £12m as part of its bankruptcy restructuring plan. Considering that it paid almost $8bn back in 2000, that's...

February 25, 2009  10:37 AM

Canned No Show And Under-Performing Parents

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Data centres, HP, MWC, ProCurve, Red Hat, Virtualization, VMware, VMworld

I should be reporting to you this week directly from the VMworld show in Cannes, but the organisers kindly decided they didn't want to hand out any more press passes so, not wanting to be a trespasser (and being from Yorkshire I don't pay to attend shows) I stayed home. I don't like Cannes...


February 23, 2009  1:51 PM

Virtual Virtualization

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
CiRBA, data-centre, Virtualization

Had a chat on Friday with Andrew Hillier, CTO of CiRBA (and nothing to do with the garden centre business as far as I know) - www.cirba.com.

Anyway, Andrew's company is in the world of modelling, no, not legs and stuff but capacity planning and suchlike. Interestingly, I was involved...


February 18, 2009  2:29 PM

GSMA Mobile World Congress – the future’s not orange its green

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
MWC, SMART


February 17, 2009  2:18 PM

GSMA Mobile World Congress – 42 Mbps network speeds announced on day 2

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
3G, Telstra

Oz operator Telstra announced that its latest 3G+ network will support 42Mbps by the end of the year, just as the first 21Mbps peak-rated mobile broadband modem was unveiled. The reality however, is that if you get 8Mbps you're doing really well.

That said, it compares well with the...


February 16, 2009  4:45 PM

GSMA Mobile World Congress: Day 1

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Alcatel-Lucent, femtocell, MWC, Netevents, NetMotion, WiMAX

So Mobile World Congress - MWC - comes around again; this time on the back of the latest Netevents symposium, where, among other things it was felt that WiMAX was dead and the there is simply no way to calculate total IT...


February 11, 2009  8:28 PM

Virtualization Blowing Into The Data Centre, Or Is It Data Center, Or Dated Centre (for some)?

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Network management, Testing, Virtualization

This time last year I did some extensive testing with Gigabit/10Gig switch vendor, Force 10 Networks and I was truly impressed with the technology.

So when said company launches something that sounds as flaky as a "virtualization framework", whereas normally I would summarily dismiss it...


February 6, 2009  6:59 PM

Networking Derailed…

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Cisco, Cloud Computing, Mobile data, NetMotion

So Cisco is the latest of the networking giants to start shedding jobs; 6,700 to go, starting with 2,000.

Cisco's points to the change in networking and the emergence of cloud computing as a primary reason for the slow-down; less folks want to own and run their own network, so there are...


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