Week of 24 Jul 2017 Update expands Mist Wi-Fi management platform use cases (26 Jul 2017)
The latest update to the Mist Wi-Fi management platform makes it more useful for divvying up network access in hotels, college dormitories and apartment buildings.
The Ericsson-Cisco partnership is likely to produce little in the way of sales or technology, as carriers wait to rearchitect networks for 5G broadband.
Week of 17 Jul 2017 SaaS SIEM offers enterprise networks refined analytics (21 Jul 2017)
This week, bloggers explore SaaS SIEM, applications as drivers of hybrid cloud, and the benefits and drawbacks of integrated systems.
Extreme Networks plans to embed Avaya fabric technology in switches and management software to enable centralized control of large wired and wireless campus networks.
Week of 10 Jul 2017 Observable acquisition to bolster Cisco cloud security (14 Jul 2017)
Cisco plans to acquire security company Observable Networks. The acquisition would strengthen Cisco cloud security for AWS and Microsoft Azure.
Microsoft Azure Stack has leg up on VMware Cloud on AWS (14 Jul 2017)
Microsoft's Azure Stack will likely be more successful in the hybrid cloud market than VMware Cloud on AWS, according to analysts. Both products are set to ship by September.
SN blogs: Can cloud-based routing do the trick? (13 Jul 2017)
This week, bloggers assess how Volta Networks is shifting to cloud-based routing, device identification, and IPv6 and VLAN interfaces.
Ruckus Wireless and Extreme Networks introduced Wi-Fi access points that reduce the amount of cabling in hotel rooms by eliminating separate wall ports for IP devices.
Week of 26 Jun 2017 Cisco DNA Center faces challenges with customer adoption (30 Jun 2017)
Cisco has the pieces for building a software-based network management center for the enterprise WAN. But reaching that goal will require integration work and customer hand-holding.
Week of 19 Jun 2017 New Catalyst switches, Cisco DNA force rethinking of campus network (22 Jun 2017)
Cisco has launched a Catalyst switching line that provides a redesigned platform for the campus network. The Cisco DNA software console provides the policy-based management layer.
Ethernet switch market shows growth, IDC report says (21 Jun 2017)
IDC's quarterly report shows continued Ethernet switch market growth; Cisco says global IP traffic will almost triple by 2021; and CenturyLink launches managed Wi-Fi service.
Managing asymmetrical network traffic flows (23 Jun 2017)
This week, bloggers look into how to manage asymmetrical network traffic flows, Broadcom Trident telemetry and cloud security as part of a data protection strategy.
Arista has upgraded its spine-leaf architecture for service providers and huge data centers. The update includes a new spine switch and line cards.
Week of 12 Jun 2017 ARRIS-Ruckus to 'double down' on service provider market (14 Jun 2017)
Ruckus Wireless expects to become a part of ARRIS in the first week of August. The new ARRIS-Ruckus will remain autonomous and target new markets.
This week, bloggers look into operational insight from network analytics, vulnerabilities in the wake of WannaCry and slow 25 GbE switch adoption.
Week of 05 Jun 2017 Uila introduces user experience tracking capabilities to monitoring (08 Jun 2017)
This week, bloggers look into Uila's user experience tracking capabilities, the growth of SD-WAN, and the difference between implicit and explicit complexity in the data center.
The latest Cisco recertification program adds continuing education as an option to keeping the CCIE and CCDE current. But the cost of courses will make the offering expensive.
New Aruba core switch addresses large campuses, IoT (07 Jun 2017)
The first Aruba core switch provides the performance, analytics and automation for supporting large campus networks with IoT deployments.
Week of 29 May 2017 Chef gets compliments for network automation tool features (02 Jun 2017)
Networking industry pros discuss the Chef automation tool and how it can be used as a network automation tool. They also examine the evolution of AI and talk about a controller upgrade gone bad.
Cisco ELA changes aimed at easing software purchasing (31 May 2017)
Cisco has unveiled a single Enterprise License Agreement that covers all of its software. The new Cisco ELA lets customers exceed contract limits without penalty.
Week of 22 May 2017 What Cisco should have done when the CCDE exam was canceled (24 May 2017)
An engineer criticizes how Cisco handled the abrupt cancellation of the CCDE exam; find out why WannaCry will continue to reap despair.
Week of 15 May 2017 Latest Extreme switches fill gaps in data center portfolio (16 May 2017)
New Extreme switches include the company's first 100 GbE product for top-of-rack and leaf-spine architectures. The company also unveiled this week multirate edge switches.
This week, bloggers look into the open source networking option SNAS, SIEM for enterprises and automating device configurations.
Console unveils a cloud interconnect service that offers a more secure and stable connection between multiple cloud providers.
With a new NFV platform, Array aims to combine fundamental load-balancing functions with third-party services that include security and management.
Week of 08 May 2017 Latest Verizon CPE aimed at simplifying deployment of network services (11 May 2017)
Verizon's latest customer premise equipment is meant to simplify deployment of virtual network functions. The new Verizon CPE was introduced this week at the OpenStack Summit.
Next-gen firewalls: The new legacy firewall? (11 May 2017)
This week, bloggers look into next-gen firewalls as a legacy firewall technology and weigh in on Zentera's cloud management efforts and Cisco's debugging of the NX-OS.
Dell EMC has made its network operating system standard on the vendor's latest open networking switches, which include the company's first open 25 GbE switch.
Week of 01 May 2017 Cisco-Viptela deal first step of segment consolidation? (05 May 2017)
This week, bloggers look into the Cisco-Viptela acquisition, barriers to hybrid cloud adoption and improving cloud analytics for midmarket groups.
Nyansa premieres new Voyance network analytics tools (01 May 2017)
This week, Nyansa premieres new Voyance network analytics tools, espionage takes off as a security threat and the midmarket struggles with cybersecurity.
Week of 24 Apr 2017 It's time to get rid of legacy networking technology (27 Apr 2017)
This week, bloggers look into legacy networking technology, the midmarket's cybersecurity skills shortage and Corvil's new Sensor offering.
Aruba gets NIA for network device detection software (24 Apr 2017)
Aruba's Universal Profiler gives a boost to network device detection and helps administrators keep track of a growing number of things on their networks.
Week of 17 Apr 2017 Xirrus wireless LAN makes Riverbed WAN portfolio stronger for the branch (21 Apr 2017)
The acquisition of wireless LAN provider Xirrus makes the Riverbed WAN portfolio more appealing to companies with branch offices.
Avaya has introduced a platform for taking virtualized network functions to campus networks. New products include an operating system and orchestration engine.
Networking analysts discuss the state of Wi-Fi vendor quality, how BGP can be made to work more efficiently and why enterprises should consider startups.