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September 11, 2009  3:13 PM

Load-Balancer On A Stick

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
ArrowPoint, Cisco, Citrix, F5 Networks, HP, Load balancing, Netscaler, Servers, Traffic management, Zeus

Terry Pratchett created rat on a stick for his Discworld novels, but my mates at jetNEXUS have gone one better with a load-balancer on a stick... ...in the sense of a USB stick,...

June 10, 2009  7:07 PM

Cisco Expands On Original Beatles Theory (plus wine tip)

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Cisco, Crabs, multi-tasking, WAN acceleration, Wine


Just back from a long weekend in Dartmouth (with many thanks to the Harbour Master's office for their unsecured WLAN Internet access) and plunged back into the mad, virtual world of IT from one where landing crabs was the essential ingredient of life (as well as eating them of  course,...


May 20, 2009  12:26 PM

Swapping Staff For Vendor Partners

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Cisco, Collaboration, HP, jetNEXUS, Microsoft, ProCurve, Unified

Interesting to see that, just as HP announces more job losses - see front page of CW today - amounting to 6,400 in addition to the 7,500 announced last Autumn, at the same time HP is jointly investing $180m in association with Microsoft to create a complete unified comms and collaboration...


May 14, 2009  4:04 PM

Virtual Time Travelling

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
BT, Cisco, Cloud Computing, Microsoft, Virtualisation, VMware

I couldn't help noticing that Microsoft - in a bid to compete with VMware's new world of Cloud Computing (i.e. new take on old variation) - is offering live migration with its hypervisor on a newly available download of.... "Windows Server 2008 R2" - and I could have sworn it was 2009...


March 18, 2009  7:29 PM

Cisco Serves It Up To Competition

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Cisco, Dell, HP ProCurve, IBM, Juniper, Storage, Virtualisation

Remember the days when IBM tried to rule the world?

Now, everyone seems to be trying to get in on the act, with Cisco being the latest this week to decide that networking alone is not enough. With the launch of its its Unified Computing System, comprising...


March 11, 2009  6:39 PM

Lies, Damn Lies and Green-Washing

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Cisco, Ethernet switching, Nortel, power consumption, ProCurve

Interesting to see a little Cisco video up on its website:

CISCO video

It talks about "green" networking being basically a load of b******s - "just paint a switch green and you have green...


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...


January 28, 2009  9:38 PM

ProCurve ONE: Cream Laced With Alcohol

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Avaya, Cisco, F5, jetNEXUS, McAfee, ProCurve, Riverbed

Just back from a ProCurve press event in Chantilly, where we had dinner in the simply magnificent Chateau de Chantilly: http://www.chateaudechantilly.com/chateauchantilly/uk/galeriepeinture.html

So...


January 24, 2008  4:51 PM

Trouble working with Cisco Gold partners?

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Cisco

Has anyone else had this problem? A Cisco user told me that his company had worked with an accredited Cisco partner, but that the partner’s lack of knowledge in being able to install one specific Cisco application meant that his company was left to work out some installation...


January 23, 2008  9:29 PM

Dead from Cisco Networkers 2008 – day 2 part 3

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Cisco

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