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  • Cisco to acquire Viptela

    Chuck Moozakis - Executive Editor 01 May 2017
  • Cisco said it would acquire SD-WAN vendor Viptela Inc. in a deal valued at $610 million. The transaction, expected to close later this year, will fortify Cisco's existing SD-WAN portfolio with ...

  • Are MPLS network deployments in decline?

    Robert Sturt - The Network Union 16 Jan 2017
  • There has been a fair amount of credence given to some media statements that are suggesting MPLS network services are decreasing in popularity.  I believe WAN technology is becoming less about ...

  • Ethernet switch market up 2%: IDC

    Chuck Moozakis - Executive Editor 07 Dec 2016
  • 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 ...

  • Broadcom buys Brocade in $5.9B deal

    Chuck Moozakis - Executive Editor 02 Nov 2016
  • 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 Brocade's ...

  • Looking at the future of networking, Reddit style

    30 Sep 2016
  • 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 forum. The answers: Advances in ...

  • Extreme buying Zebra's WLAN biz for $55M

    Chuck Moozakis - Executive Editor 14 Sep 2016
  • 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 ...

  • IBM, Cisco add Watson to edge

    Chuck Moozakis - Executive Editor 02 Jun 2016
  • 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 ...

  • Brocade to buy Ruckus in $1.2B deal

    Chuck Moozakis - Executive Editor 04 Apr 2016
  • 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 ...

  • Group begins work on 400 Gbps QSFP interfaces

    Chuck Moozakis - Executive Editor 25 Mar 2016
  • 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 ...

  • Cisco completes Jasper IoT buy; shifts execs

    Chuck Moozakis - Executive Editor 23 Mar 2016
  • Cisco March 22 completed its acquisition of Internet of Things services provider Jasper Technologies Inc. and created an IoT cloud business unit to market services and technologies to carriers and ...

  • Cisco buys semiconductor firm Leaba

    Chuck Moozakis - Executive Editor 02 Mar 2016
  • 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 ...

  • Wires only & Managed WAN Services - SDN / Hybrid

    Robert Sturt - The Network Union 21 Sep 2015
  • The WAN space is becoming interesting with technologies such as VPLS (Virtual Private LAN Service), SDN (Software Defined Networks) and Hybrid WAN solutions. Over the past decade, there hasn't been ...

  • IT Strategy for WAN Procurement

    Robert Sturt - The Network Union 05 Aug 2015
  • 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 ...

  • Selecting a top UK MPLS Provider

    Robert Sturt - The Network Union 13 May 2015
  • I was recently interviewed by a new business startup forum about some of the key aspects of procuring WAN connectivity in the UK. The transcript from that interview has been sent to me for public ...

  • What Samsung's Smart TV is really saying about you

    Sonia Groff - Liberty Mutual 12 Feb 2015
  • The recent publicity about Samsung's Smart TV listening in on private conversations has received a lot of public attention, but this latest privacy issue is nothing new to the technology community. ...

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