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 SNAS open source networking project captures BGP telemetry (17 May 2017)
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.
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.
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 Avaya unveils platform for virtualized network functions in the campus (19 Apr 2017)
Avaya has introduced a platform for taking virtualized network functions to campus networks. New products include an operating system and orchestration engine.
The acquisition of wireless LAN provider Xirrus makes the Riverbed WAN portfolio more appealing to companies with branch offices.
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.
Week of 10 Apr 2017 A10 adapts to companies using open source load balancers (12 Apr 2017)
A10 Networks is adjusting to customers using open source load balancers. The latest Harmony application delivery controller includes analytics for HAProxy.
Week of 03 Apr 2017 Latest Cisco certification programs aimed at network programmability (07 Apr 2017)
The latest Cisco certification programs are for IT professionals working with the vendor's Digital Network Architecture.
Google Espresso, unveiled at the Open Networking Summit, is a peering architecture that improves the delivery of application services from Google Cloud.
Week of 27 Mar 2017 Session stickiness in the race for load-balancer performance (28 Mar 2017)
This week, bloggers look into load-balancer performance, congressional changes to ISP rules and software-defined perimeters.
Week of 20 Mar 2017 Picking the best approach to multicloud strategy (22 Mar 2017)
This week, bloggers assess the best approaches to a multicloud strategy, why the evolution of leaf-spine architecture didn't emerge sooner and Innovium's programmable switch.
Week of 13 Mar 2017 Users of Avaya networking products could benefit from Extreme purchase (15 Mar 2017)
Users of Avaya networking products would be in a strong negotiating position if Extreme Networks bought the portfolio.
Tofino, a high-speed programmable chip that brings software-defined networking capabilities to the forwarding plane, aims to revolutionize the network.
Assessing the Google Cloud security strategy (15 Mar 2017)
This week, bloggers assess the Google Cloud security strategy, Cisco's lessons from OpenStack and Arista's new containerized network operating system.
Week of 06 Mar 2017 Open Compute Summit all promise, no delivery, for enterprise (10 Mar 2017)
Announcements from Facebook and Microsoft were the highlight of this year's Open Compute Summit, which remains a showcase for hyperscale cloud technology.
Cisco has added cloud-based management to its HyperFlex hyper-converged integrated systems. The vendor also released a HyperFlex model with a much larger network interconnect.
Switching vendor Arista has containerized its Extensible Operating System. Container development is rising in the data centers of cloud providers -- the vendor's largest customer base.
This week, bloggers assess the effect of New York cybersecurity regulations, whether the network edge will grow in importance and how customers create complexity.
Week of 27 Feb 2017 Riverbed launches NFV management, provisioning platform to telcos (03 Mar 2017)
Riverbed launches an NFV management and provisioning platform; Super Bowl Wi-Fi data sets a new record; and ManageEngine premieres auditing for AWS and Azure.
Week of 20 Feb 2017 Higher spending on public cloud service providers bad news for Cisco (23 Feb 2017)
Enterprise spending on public cloud service providers will increase almost 22% annually through 2020, depressing sales of data center switches from Cisco and other suppliers.
Cisco has introduced hardware that contains all the components for running virtual network functions. The new gear delivers Cisco VNFs in the data center and branch office.
Week of 13 Feb 2017 Arista Networks' revenue rises, while rival Cisco stumbles (17 Feb 2017)
Arista Networks' revenue rose more than 33% on strong sales of switches and routers. Arista released results a day after Cisco reported a decline in sales of networking gear.
Cisco premieres a cloud-based secure internet gateway; Extreme Networks to provide wireless services to the World Series champion Chicago Cubs; mobile data traffic soars in 2016.
Week of 06 Feb 2017 Cisco joins Microsoft in providing Azure Stack services in UCS server (10 Feb 2017)
Cisco and Microsoft have worked together in delivering Azure Stack services through Cisco's UCS server. The new product ships in the third quarter.