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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...

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...


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 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...


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...


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