Week of 18 Sep 2017 Aruba launches AI-based user behavioral analytics system (20 Sep 2017)
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are key components of the newly launched Aruba 360 Secure Fabric user behavioral analytics security software.
Arista is planning to release next quarter a new version of EOS and an upgrade of Arista CloudVision. The company is offering a different approach to the hybrid cloud than Cisco.
Week of 04 Sep 2017 Switch used as container platform in software-based networking (08 Sep 2017)
Developers are building open technology on Linux to turn a top-of-rack white box switch into a services platform for software-based networking.
VMware network security improves with AppDefense launch (07 Sep 2017)
Bloggers examine AppDefense -- a new VMware network security offering -- and look into synchronizing BGP and OSPF, as well as the capabilities of new Savvius analytics.
Week of 28 Aug 2017 Juniper adding microsegmentation to strengthen Contrail security (29 Aug 2017)
Juniper is strengthening Contrail security by adding microsegmentation as an option for networks that span multiple data centers.
Week of 21 Aug 2017 Cisco ACI fabric in the cloud won't solve use case dilemma (25 Aug 2017)
Cisco is ready to provide the tools to build an ACI fabric in the largest public clouds. But releasing the tools won't address the lack of a killer use case to drive adoption.
Analysts explore trends in the VMware business model, what makes an enterprise-class security vendor, and the costs of hardware and disaggregation.
The Cisco-Springpath acquisition places crucial HyperFlex technology under the networking vendor.
Week of 14 Aug 2017 Cisco revenues fall, likely to go lower (18 Aug 2017)
Top-line Cisco revenues fell in the July quarter, as the company's legacy switching business continued to weaken. Cisco could soon reach two straight years of revenue declines.
Week of 07 Aug 2017 Cybersecurity machine learning moves ahead with vendor push (11 Aug 2017)
Bloggers explore the growing role of cybersecurity machine learning, the capabilities of Microsoft's containers and how well SIEM works for threat detection.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is partnering with SDN vendor Big Switch. The HPE partnership is expected to take advantage of Big Switch's limited success in the enterprise market.
The future of Viptela SD-WAN under Cisco (09 Aug 2017)
Cisco will let IWAN disappear, as customers migrate to the newly acquired Viptela SD-WAN, experts said. Also, Cisco is likely to move the product away from hardware.
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 Extreme to unify wired, wireless campus with Avaya fabric software (20 Jul 2017)
Extreme Networks plans to embed Avaya fabric technology in switches and management software to enable centralized control of large wired and wireless campus networks.
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.
Week of 10 Jul 2017 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.
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.
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.