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March 2, 2016  4:08 PM

Cisco buys semiconductor firm Leaba

Chuck Moozakis Chuck Moozakis Profile: Chuck Moozakis

Cisco Wednesday said it would purchase Israeli-based Leaba Semiconductor to beef up its chip research and development efforts. Cisco said the acquisition--for $320 million in cash--will lay the groundwork for the next generation of switches, routers and other network components, according to Rob...

September 21, 2015  8:14 AM

Wires only & Managed WAN Services – SDN / Hybrid

Robert Sturt Robert Sturt Profile: Robert Sturt

The WAN space is becoming interesting with technologies such as VPLS (Virtual Private LAN Service), SDN (Software Defined Networks) and Hybrid WAN...


August 5, 2015  4:29 PM

IT Strategy for WAN Procurement

Robert Sturt Robert Sturt Profile: Robert Sturt

IT Strategy for WAN Procurement and your organisations specific business strategy

The IT strategy element is perhaps one of the most powerful WAN procurement areas because, when used correctly, IT Managers are well position to align their specific business requirements with the


July 5, 2012  10:20 AM

BlackBerry: The Lincoln Town Car of smartphones

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

NPR's Planet Money podcast recently did an episode on Ford's luxury car brand Lincoln, and how far it's fallen. "Can Lincoln be cool again?" Apparently there was a time when the Lincoln Town Car was...


February 13, 2012  3:57 PM

Behind the scenes at UNH’s InterOperability Lab

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

I recently visited the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) for a behind-the-scenes tour. This 32,000-square-foot facility is the place where networking vendors large and small go in order to certify...


September 14, 2011  10:28 AM

Cisco gets on the offense … but will it backfire?

rivkalittle Rivka Little Profile: rivkalittle

Once upon a time, Cisco was above the fray; too good to respond to competitors that publicly attacked and beyond the need to defend its heavy weight champion status. But those days are over. This week, Cisco made an attempt at kitschy social media marketing with the release of the


June 9, 2011  4:56 PM

Software-defined networking should focus on Layer 3 … at least for now

rivkalittle Rivka Little Profile: rivkalittle

The talk around software-defined networking at Interop last month may have centered around OpenFlow and and Layer 2, but at the Cloud...


April 7, 2011  1:40 PM

New modular campus edge switches feature app-smart ASICs

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

I'm cleaning out my reporter's notebook, including a briefing I recently had with Enterasys Networks. Enterasys has launched a new family of modular campus edge switches...


November 10, 2010  9:27 PM

FCoE is not ready but iSCSI is, so what’s the deal?

rivkalittle Rivka Little Profile: rivkalittle

Vendors can push Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) all they want, but the technology is simply not ready for deployment, argues Stephen Foskett, Gestalt IT community...

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November 10, 2010  3:26 PM

Implementing FCoE doesn’t mean a rip-and-replace

rivkalittle Rivka Little Profile: rivkalittle

Implementing Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) for converged data center networks doesn’t mean users have to invest in a complete rip-and-replace … even when implementing Cisco FCoE. We met with Kash Shaikh, Cisco’s data center solutions senior manager of marketing, who explains in this...


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