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September 27, 2012  10:41 AM

IT Is Prawn Cocktail ?

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
BYOD, Cisco, Enterasys, Extreme, HP, Netevents, Network management, SDN

Bem Vindo from the Algarve, at the latest Netevents symposium.


One of my favourite topics in networking (and IT in general) is how often we revisit old "recipes". In the same way that prawn cocktail has become trendy again, so it is with networking and Netevents. Two panel...

May 8, 2012  4:48 PM

More Of That Software Defined Networking…

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Cisco, Cisco Systems, F5 Networks, Hewlett-Packard, Interop, Juniper, Multiprotocol Label Switching, openflow, SDN, VAN, Vegas

Live from the home of tack - i.e. Vegas, the Blackpool of the desert but without the classiness...or piers - is the latest bombardment of SDN, er, ness, care of Interop 2012.

Starting with a direct follow-up to my last blog entry - HPs take on SDN, AKA VAN (ok - enough TLAs...) or...


February 14, 2012  3:31 PM

IPv6 – The Forgotten “Next Big Thing”

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Cisco, F5 Networks, HP, Infoblox, Internet protocol, IP address, IPv4, IPv6, Juniper, Spirent

I've recently been in conversation with a number of network product vendors - from Cisco to Infoblox - users and test equipment vendors, with respect to what must be the ultimate in "let's sweep it under the carpet and forget about it for a while" IT topics and that is IPv6.

With the...


September 12, 2011  12:37 PM

What Recession Exactly?

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Bitspeed, Certero, Cisco, Citrix, cloud, eTask, HP, IPv6, jetNEXUS, Juniper, LTE, NNT, Riverbed, SEP, Thingamy, VoIP, Voipex, VPNs, WAN acceleration, Zeus

I know that we IT lot live on a different planet to the rest of the world (or so we are often told), but I'm really trying to find the real recession out there at the mo'.

Take airlines for example. I've been doing far too much travelling for my own good over the past few months,...


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...


July 23, 2010  1:10 PM

The Spirit of Nortel Networks Lives On In Avaya…

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Avaya, Cisco, HP ProCurve, Synoptics, Wellfleet

Had the opportunity this week to catch up with an old IT mate, Nigel Moulton - recently of D-Link, anciently of 3Com with several stops in between - now installed at Avaya,

Avaya, that is, who spent a few $ on the Nortel Networks Enterprise business at the beginning of the year. Given...


May 27, 2010  9:27 AM

BRP NOT ERP

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
BRP, Cisco, Enterprise software, ERP, ISVs, ITSM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Sostenuto, Thingamy

Just been swapping notes with my mates at the heart of the enterprise software revolution that is Thingamy.

For those of you who still think of terms of ERP meaning "Enterprise Resource Process" or similar, let's start again.

ERP means... Easily Repeatable Process. It's the...


March 22, 2010  3:03 PM

Update From Fibrous Andorra

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Broadband, Cisco, ftth, HP ProCurve, Netgear, Sky


Hola from the land of melting snow and enlightened fibre.

Had a problem with my termination equipment (no, I don't mean death devices, I keep away from superbikes and stick to my old Scooby)  that kept overheating - it was -10 outside, god knows what would happen in summer -...


February 19, 2010  3:18 PM

Back to Basics and Back Biting…

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Cisco, HP, Mobile, MWC, ProCurve, Service management


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...


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