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November 4, 2019  1:24 PM

How to decide on the top and best SD-WAN offerings

Robert Sturt Robert Sturt Profile: Robert Sturt

If you are currently considering initial investigation into SD-WAN procurement, you'll know how many moving parts are involved. In this article, I'll discuss 17 features and benefits together with 10 vendors which IT teams may wish to consider when buying SD-WAN solutions for U.K., U.S. and global...

October 16, 2018  11:22 AM

Merging wired and wireless networks spawns valuable analytics

Zeus Kerravala Profile: Zeus Kerravala

Editor's note: Industry analyst Zeus Kerravala provides his thoughts on Arista Networks' effort to unify wired and wireless networks. Arista is a client of Kerravala's ZK Research, a consulting firm based in Westminster, Mass. Anyone who has used a wireless device has...

January 16, 2017  12:38 PM

Are MPLS network deployments in decline?

Robert Sturt Robert Sturt Profile: Robert Sturt

There has been a fair amount of credence given to some media statements that are suggesting MPLS network services are decreasing in popularity. 

December 7, 2016  2:03 PM

Ethernet switch market up 2%: IDC

Chuck Moozakis Chuck Moozakis Profile: Chuck Moozakis

The worldwide Ethernet switch market grew 2%, racking up revenues of $6.29 billion in the third quarter, according to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Ethernet Switch Tracker and Worldwide Quarterly Router Tracker reports. Router...

November 2, 2016  3:11 PM

Broadcom buys Brocade in $5.9B deal

Chuck Moozakis Chuck Moozakis Profile: Chuck Moozakis

Broadcom Ltd. Nov. 2 said it would acquire storage and networking supplier Brocade Communications Systems Inc. in a deal valued at $5.9 billion. Chip-maker Broadcom said it will keep

September 30, 2016  2:58 PM

Looking at the future of networking, Reddit style

Eamon Earls Profile: Eamon Earls

What does the coming decade hold in store for networking's future? That's the question recently posed by a contributor on Reddit's r/networking enterprise networking

September 14, 2016  12:56 PM

Extreme buying Zebra’s WLAN biz for $55M

Chuck Moozakis Chuck Moozakis Profile: Chuck Moozakis

Extreme Networks Inc. said it will purchase Zebra Technologies Corp.'s wireless LAN business for $55 million in cash to bolster its existing WLAN portfolio. The transaction is expected to close later this year pending closing conditions and regulatory approvals. In a

June 2, 2016  2:47 PM

IBM, Cisco add Watson to edge

Chuck Moozakis Chuck Moozakis Profile: Chuck Moozakis

Cisco and IBM said they'd work together to add Big Blue's Watson artificial intelligence and analytics technology to Cisco's edge devices. The alliance reflects Cisco's strategy to push more intelligence

April 4, 2016  11:11 AM

Brocade to buy Ruckus in $1.2B deal

Chuck Moozakis Chuck Moozakis Profile: Chuck Moozakis

Brocade said it has struck an agreement to purchase Ruckus Wireless Inc. in a stock and cash deal valued at $1.2 billion. The transaction, expected to close later this year, will add Ruckus' line of wireless products to Brocade's existing enterprise networking portfolio and help let Brocade...

March 25, 2016  5:44 PM

Group begins work on 400 Gbps QSFP interfaces

Chuck Moozakis Chuck Moozakis Profile: Chuck Moozakis

Thirteen networking and electronics industry suppliers said they would work together to develop a new generation of double-density quad small form-factor pluggable (QSFP) interfaces that would support speeds of up to 400 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE). The Multi Source Agreement (MSA) Group is...

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