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.
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 Trigger gets props among hot next-gen network automation tools (19 Jan 2017)
This week, bloggers look into network automation tools, incident response, and the new reality of MPLS and SD-WAN.
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.
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.
Cisco certification changes, effective in January, mean trainees will need to focus more on data center and analytics topics.
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.
Week of 02 Jan 2017 Nyansa user experience tools platform garners Network Innovation Award (03 Jan 2017)
Nyansa uses a blend of cloud-based analytics, real-time DPI and an easy-to-understand console for its user experience tools platform.
Looking at cybersecurity initiatives in 2016 and 2017 (05 Jan 2017)
This week, bloggers explore cybersecurity initiatives, Google Compute Engine and new Versa SD-WAN options.
Week of 19 Dec 2016 Data center forecast for 2017 focuses on SD-WAN, infrastructure management (20 Dec 2016)
Eric Hanselman, 451 analyst, cites interconnect technologies and deployment of infrastructure management techniques as key data center forecast trends.
Clutch manufacturer FCC tore out its antiquated switches and mainframes in a network overhaul meant to keep the company alive.
Networking decides between modern Ethernet standards (20 Dec 2016)
This week, bloggers discuss the debate between modern Ethernet standards, compare network management to landlords and examine 2017 cybersecurity threats.
Week of 12 Dec 2016 AWS device cited as stepping stone to Amazon foray into HCI (14 Dec 2016)
This week, bloggers assess what Amazon's Snowball Edge really means when it comes to HCI, as well as discuss some of the new features of Arista's new leaf and spine switch.
Week of 05 Dec 2016 Cisco refreshes Meraki switches, adds access point for hotel industry (07 Dec 2016)
Cisco has released the first Layer 2 Meraki switches with 10 GbE uplinks. The vendor also introduced an access point designed for the hotel industry.
Zero downtime goal of new industry group (07 Dec 2016)
Networking analysts discuss if a new zero-downtime initiative will be viable and the best way to unlock the value of the hybrid cloud.
Arista and Brocade have introduced spine and leaf switches. Arista has focused on performance; Brocade has added network automation and visibility.
Week of 28 Nov 2016 HPE Aruba networks readied for mobile, IoT (30 Nov 2016)
HPE Aruba networks are getting the access switch and software needed to support mobile and IoT devices, such as surveillance cameras and medical gear.
A10 has introduced the Lightning brand of cloud-based application delivery services. The latest product stems from the July acquisition of Appcito.
Week of 21 Nov 2016 Cisco patent infringement avoided, new Arista OSes OK to import (22 Nov 2016)
Federal officials have cleared Arista's newer switches for importation to the U.S. after trade officials found older Arista products in violation of three Cisco patents.
Cloud security challenges encapsulate service delivery (21 Nov 2016)
In this week's blog roundup, bloggers examine cloud-delivered security and the obstacles standing in the way of redefining the network.
Week of 14 Nov 2016 Startups launch verification technology to help manage networks (15 Nov 2016)
Forward Networks and Veriflow Systems have introduced verification technology to help engineers manage corporate networks.
Cisco earnings show service providers are not buying (17 Nov 2016)
The latest Cisco earnings show a drop in overall revenue, as service providers spend less. Cisco blames lower sales on macroeconomics.
Cisco cloud survey reveals nonstop growth and expansion (18 Nov 2016)
This week, a Cisco cloud survey digs into the explosive growth of cloud data, Xirrus deploys a new Wave 2 access point and Nexthink updates end-user analytics.