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March 3, 2015  10:32 AM

Shock – HP Acts On Advice – Five Years Too Late…

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
3Com, Acquisitions, Aruba, Autonomy, Colubris, Dell, Enterprise, Hewlett-Packard, MOTOROLA, OEM, ProCurve, Symbol

So - HP has just announced it is acquiring Aruba Networks; basically the 2nd-3rd stab at buying a wireless solution after Colubris and effectively inheriting additional 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

May 12, 2011  3:22 PM

How To Maximise Acquisitions…

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
3Com, Beer, Chelsea, CI, Cisco, data-centre, Ethernet, football, HP, IPS, Leeds, Security, TippingPoint, Wireless, WLAN

This week I was at an HP press event (dusting off the journo hat) getting an update about many of the areas I've been involved in testing with recently with the company, notably the Converged Infrastructure (CI) solution and the TippingPoint-based Secure Virtualisation Framework. Key to the...


August 27, 2010  12:05 PM

Flying Around The World In Virtual Mode

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
3Com, Access Points, Certero, HP, IPS, Security, Spirent, Testing, Virtualisation, WLAN

This summer's been interesting.

It's supposed to be holiday time, but the IT world is mega-active at the moment. Consequently I've been out to Utah with a client there, Paris and now... er, Crawley (where the "summer" weather is 12 degrees and the sky has consisted of several varying...


May 20, 2010  5:19 PM

First Top Gear Now HP

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
3Com, Broadband-Testing, Data centres, HP, Servers

First we had the Top Gear boys powering cars on cow poo.

Now we have HP looking to do the very same thing for Data Centres:

http://www.hpl.hp.com/news/2010/apr-jun/HP_ASME_PAPER.pdf

Thought I'd enter the URL link the report, just in case you didn't believe me. And...


April 27, 2010  7:15 PM

Lizards, Iguanas & Cross Channel Ferries

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
3Com, Broadband-Testing, H3C, HP ProCurve

Just back in Andorra from over two weeks constant travel, mainly in UK and surviving on 3G Dongles.

Given the somewhat outrageous charges Vodafone and 3.co.uk levy upon one, once outside of the UK (gazillion quid an hour) AND, given the need to check email upon arriving in Dover and...


February 5, 2010  1:47 PM

Qtn: When Is An Ethernet Switch Not An Ethernet Switch?

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
3Com, Acquisition, ADC, Avaya, Broadband-Testing, Cisco, Ethernet switching, HP ProCurve, IP telephony, jetNEXUS, Load balancing, Wine


Answer: when it's a power supply.

Just released the latest test report for HP on its ProCurve 2520 Ethernet switch - http://www.broadband-testing.co.uk/ReportList.aspx - and the point of interest here is not that it's got plenty of Layer 2/two and a bit features and is well priced...


November 12, 2009  1:49 PM

ZeroCom

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
3Com, Avaya, Brocade, Extreme, H3C, HP, HP ProCurve, Nortel

So it looks like the end of another era - that of 3Com - with the announcement that HP is buying what was once THE shining light of Ethernet(working) for $2.7bn.

Even if the company that the French wonderfully called "twa-com" is a Hank Marvin of its former self, given its recent...


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