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The Network Hub

A blog for networking professionals with commentary on the latest news and network management trends.

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  • Merging wired and wireless networks spawns valuable analytics

    Zeus Kerravala - ZK Research 16 Oct 2018
  • Editor's note: Industry analyst Zeus Kerravala provides his thoughts on Arista Networks' effort to unify wired and wireless networks. Arista is a client of Kerravala's ZK Research, a consulting ...

  • Palo Alto Networks adds cloud analytics with RedLock acquisition

    Zeus Kerravala - ZK Research 03 Oct 2018
  • It's fair to say the cloud has become a core component of most organizations' IT strategies. The growth of public cloud services -- such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google ...

  • Cisco to acquire Viptela

    Chuck Moozakis - Editor at Large 01 May 2017
  • Cisco said it would acquire SD-WAN vendor Viptela Inc. in a deal valued at $610 million. The transaction, expected to close later this year, will fortify Cisco's existing SD-WAN portfolio with ...

  • Are MPLS network deployments in decline?

    Robert Sturt - Netify 16 Jan 2017
  • There has been a fair amount of credence given to some media statements that are suggesting MPLS network services are decreasing in popularity.  I believe WAN technology is becoming less about ...

  • Ethernet switch market up 2%: IDC

    Chuck Moozakis - Editor at Large 07 Dec 2016
  • The worldwide Ethernet switch market grew 2%, racking up revenues of $6.29 billion in the third quarter, according to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Ethernet Switch Tracker and Worldwide Quarterly ...

  • Broadcom buys Brocade in $5.9B deal

    Chuck Moozakis - Editor at Large 02 Nov 2016
  • Broadcom Ltd. Nov. 2 said it would acquire storage and networking supplier Brocade Communications Systems Inc. in a deal valued at $5.9 billion. Chip-maker Broadcom said it will keep Brocade's ...

  • Looking at the future of networking, Reddit style

    30 Sep 2016
  • What does the coming decade hold in store for networking's future? That's the question recently posed by a contributor on Reddit's r/networking enterprise networking forum. The answers: Advances in ...

  • Extreme buying Zebra's WLAN biz for $55M

    Chuck Moozakis - Editor at Large 14 Sep 2016
  • Extreme Networks Inc. said it will purchase Zebra Technologies Corp.'s wireless LAN business for $55 million in cash to bolster its existing WLAN portfolio. The transaction is expected to close ...

  • IBM, Cisco add Watson to edge

    Chuck Moozakis - Editor at Large 02 Jun 2016
  • Cisco and IBM said they'd work together to add Big Blue's Watson artificial intelligence and analytics technology to Cisco's edge devices. The alliance reflects Cisco's strategy to push more ...

  • Brocade to buy Ruckus in $1.2B deal

    Chuck Moozakis - Editor at Large 04 Apr 2016
  • Brocade said it has struck an agreement to purchase Ruckus Wireless Inc. in a stock and cash deal valued at $1.2 billion. The transaction, expected to close later this year, will add Ruckus' line ...

  • Group begins work on 400 Gbps QSFP interfaces

    Chuck Moozakis - Editor at Large 25 Mar 2016
  • Thirteen networking and electronics industry suppliers said they would work together to develop a new generation of double-density quad small form-factor pluggable (QSFP) interfaces that would ...

  • Cisco completes Jasper IoT buy; shifts execs

    Chuck Moozakis - Editor at Large 23 Mar 2016
  • Cisco March 22 completed its acquisition of Internet of Things services provider Jasper Technologies Inc. and created an IoT cloud business unit to market services and technologies to carriers and ...