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.
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 New Cisco VNF hardware designed for data centers, branch offices (22 Feb 2017)
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.
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.
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.
Week of 30 Jan 2017 Tetration Analytics upgrade made affordable for midsize companies (03 Feb 2017)
Cisco has added policy-enforcement capabilities to the latest version of the Tetration Analytics engine. The upgrade also includes a cheaper version for midsize companies.
Week of 23 Jan 2017 Will AppDynamics pricing stay too high for small, medium businesses? (27 Jan 2017)
Cisco will broaden its application monitoring portfolio with the acquisition of AppDynamics. But will the vendor make AppDynamics pricing friendlier to smaller businesses?
This week, bloggers assess hyper-converged infrastructure consolidation after HPE's buy, Cumulus Networks' new switch hardware and why companies accept poor cybersecurity.
Week of 16 Jan 2017 DARPA project could help with mobile security in the enterprise (18 Jan 2017)
A DARPA project seeks researchers from academia and business to improve security for mobile networks and devices. The program could bring better tools for the enterprise.
Research finds shipments of 25 GbE and 100 GbE switches are outpacing 10/40 GbE hardware, as companies find more value in the higher-bandwidth gear.
Cisco certification changes, effective in January, mean trainees will need to focus more on data center and analytics topics.
This week, bloggers look into network automation tools, incident response, and the new reality of MPLS and SD-WAN.
Week of 09 Jan 2017 Cisco market share report shows big lead for the vendor (12 Jan 2017)
This week, a report shows a big lead in Cisco market share in multiple segments; Ericsson extends its Cisco partnership; and Extreme targets retailers with new products.
Seeking truth in network device configuration (12 Jan 2017)
This week, bloggers look into network device configuration, the tools the next generation of network engineers will require and security scalability.