- January 14, 2021
Cisco has agreed to pay $4.5 billion for Acacia, $2 billion more than the initial agreement in 2019. Cisco wants Acacia's optical products for its service provider portfolio.
- December 29, 2020
Enterprises using industrial IoT devices are among the early adopters of private 5G networks, which could become an $8 billion market by 2027.
- December 17, 2020
Cloud providers and enterprise cloud makers have dramatically changed the global switch market, dampening traditional networking gear's importance in the modern data center.
- December 09, 2020
The Aruba Fabric Composer is best suited for a CX switching fabric within a small and midsize data center. The company also introduced the 8360 series of CX hardware.
- December 08, 2020
The Apstra acquisition could help Juniper sell networking hardware and software to heterogeneous data centers and large-scale public clouds.
- November 18, 2020
VMware has added attribute-based access control to the Tanzu Service Mesh. VMware is also adding a load balancer for Tanzu-managed containers.
- November 13, 2020
Cisco is cautiously optimistic that revenues will improve following a 9% drop last quarter. Rising enterprise orders contributed to a positive forecast for the current quarter.
- November 05, 2020
Companies could install and manage the business application server remotely. The product would be small enough to mount on a wall and use open source Sonic for networking.
- October 22, 2020
The new Catalyst 8300 Series of routers replace ISRs that customers said were ill-equipped to run the Cisco SD-WAN. Cisco also introduced Catalyst 8500 aggregation routers.
- October 20, 2020
Juniper Networks plans to 'enhance' its Contrail SD-WAN through the acquisition of 128 Technology. 128 has a more advanced SD-WAN that competes with Cisco and VMware products.
- October 08, 2020
U.S. District Judge Henry Coke Morgan Jr. ruled that Cisco's infringement of Centripetal Network's patents was 'willful and egregious.' Cisco said it would appeal the ruling.
- October 02, 2020
Launched at VMworld 2020, the latest version of vRealize Network Insight has verification technology that lets managers see the impact of network changes before deploying them.
- September 30, 2020
At VMworld 2020, VMware unveiled a rearchitected vSphere dubbed Project Monterey. The new product will benefit VMware customers across industries, an analyst said.
- September 18, 2020
The Prisma integration and root cause analysis in the Palo Alto SD-WAN could help it standout in a market packed with competitors. Palo Alto also launched two SD-WAN appliances.
- September 17, 2020
The latest apps for Extreme's cloud-based network management portal include intrusion prevention , IoT onboarding and compliance testing for the wireless LAN.
- August 20, 2020
Arista's CloudVision as a service will have a higher subscription price than the on-premises version. The vendor says the new product will have better network analytics.
- August 14, 2020
The Cisco restructuring includes shifting research and development to different technology areas and offering employees early retirement. An analyst says layoffs are likely.
- August 07, 2020
This week's 5G news includes T-Mobile 5G taking a significant step forward, Samsung releasing tablets and Intel and VMware joining forces on network infrastructure.
- July 30, 2020
Jackson Electric Cooperative expects Juniper Mist's new WAN management features to reduce the number of customer trouble tickets and simplify access to network performance data.
- July 22, 2020
Users reacted positively to the latest VMware load-balancing product. The NSX Advanced Load Balancer promises to improve application performance in a VMware NSX-T virtual network.
- July 14, 2020
Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Silver Peak acquisition could significantly improve the software-defined WAN offering that's available today in HPE's Aruba-branded network portfolio.
- July 02, 2020
Tech pros have added security, automation and session capacity to their application delivery infrastructure to support business operations during the pandemic.
- June 26, 2020
Businesses can choose from a growing number of mobile apps and Wi-Fi software to protect workers from COVID-19. But tech won't succeed without top-of-the-line privacy protection.
- June 09, 2020
A new version of Aruba Central will include features for managing as many as 50,000 network devices from the cloud. The upgrade also includes better analytics for troubleshooting.
- June 03, 2020
Cisco continues to add features to DNA Center to centralize more network control within the software. But as the product grows more complex, users struggle to deploy it.
- May 29, 2020
Cisco's acquisition of ThousandEyes could benefit companies using Cisco's SD-WAN, AppDynamics, Duo Security and AnyConnect. Cisco plans to close the deal by the end of October.
- May 29, 2020
Wi-Fi vendors Aruba and Juniper Networks work with partners to offer in-office people tracking to defend against a COVID-19 outbreak. Cisco focuses on managing gatherings in physical spaces.
- May 21, 2020
When incumbent vendors fall short, enterprises should consider these small vendors for new approaches to analytics and network automation.
- May 15, 2020
Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins said some industries could resume IT spending soon, despite the pandemic. Robbins' comments came after the company reported an 8% drop in quarterly revenue.
- May 14, 2020
Problems with Microsoft Sonic include a lack of management tools, weak support from hardware vendors and a steep learning curve for engineers, companies said at the OCP Virtual Summit.
- May 07, 2020
Nvidia's recent acquisition of Cumulus Networks and Mellanox provide the components for building systems to power future AI applications.
- April 28, 2020
COVID-19 is forcing companies to rethink their workplaces. Medical companies TrialCard and Vohra have turned to SD-WAN and telemedicine, respectively, to keep employees productive.
- April 22, 2020
Cisco plans to launch next year SD-WAN technology that improves WAN performance by directing traffic over Google Cloud's low-latency network backbone.
- April 17, 2020
Cisco online certification testing launched April 15. To prevent cheating, the Pearson VUE testing software commandeers the video cameras and microphones on candidates' home PCs.
- April 16, 2020
Cisco and HPE are offering special tech financing to businesses struggling to keep IT projects going in an economy rocked by the COVID-19 crisis.
- April 15, 2020
New 2U Supermicro SuperServer provides compute in micro data centers. The vendor said it aims to help telecommunications firms adopt open systems to support edge computing.
- April 10, 2020
VMware's new NSX-T 3.0 brings important tools to customers modernizing data centers for the cloud era.
- April 08, 2020
The recently announced Fluidmesh-Cisco deal would fill a gap in Cisco's industrial IoT portfolio. It would provide onboard Wi-Fi for high-speed public transportation systems.
- April 03, 2020
Technology users say the pending Federal Communications approval of additional spectrum for Wi-Fi 6 should bring much higher wireless performance than available today.
- April 01, 2020
The CloudGenix-Palo Alto Networks acquisition will combine the Prisma cloud security suite with CloudGenix's software-defined WAN.
- March 26, 2020
IDC predicts the global market for switches and wireless LAN products will fall in 2020, with revenues from switches below last year and wireless LAN sales rising less than 1%.
- March 20, 2020
VPN hardware has become a bottleneck for companies with a high number of employees working from home as a result of efforts to combat the coronavirus.
- March 17, 2020
Tech buyers feared the coronavirus pandemic could rattle IT supply chains. Meanwhile, Dell warned customers of delays in fulfilling orders on time.
- March 13, 2020
HPE has unveiled carrier software for the 5G Core. HPE touts flexibility in pricing and tech in its 5G Core Stack, which would compete in a market dominated by six vendors.
- March 11, 2020
The Cisco restructuring that follows the departure of executive VP David Goeckeler has reshuffled the company's executive team among five newly created product groups.
- March 06, 2020
Omdia is the latest analyst firm to lower its projections for 5G smartphone shipments because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The firm expects 20% fewer phones in 2020.
- February 28, 2020
Experts at RSA 2020 said the United States and its allies have to solve trade disputes and combine resources to secure global 5G infrastructure against Chinese threats.
- February 27, 2020
At the RSA 2020 conference, experts said enterprise-class 5G services are years away. Obstacles include security and doubts about profitability.
- February 26, 2020
CISA Chief Christopher Krebs told RSA attendees he can't guarantee election security. Krebs also discussed CISA's efforts against Iranian hackers and ransomware attacks.
- February 24, 2020
Cisco SecureX, unveiled at RSA, provides centralized intelligence from all the vendor's security products. Also at RSA, Juniper adds encrypted traffic analysis to the Juniper ATP Cloud.
- February 14, 2020
The Arista-Big Switch deal adds significant software-defined networking technology to Arista's EOS operating system. Also, Arista will acquire 300 customers and dozens of engineers.
- February 14, 2020
The latest Cisco earnings report shows customers paused tech spending despite a stabler global economy, while the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in China was a looming unknown.
- February 12, 2020
Tech buyers are frustrated and confused over network vendors' software subscription models. Some buyers say they're unconvinced the pricing models favor them.
- January 28, 2020
Cisco Cyber Vision is the networking company's latest product for industrial IoT security. The technology is based on software Cisco acquired last year when it bought Sentryo.
- January 22, 2020
The VMware acquisition of Nyansa is expected to provide network traffic analytics that cover the SD-WAN and the wired and wireless LAN.
- January 17, 2020
In the not-too-distant future, businesses could find themselves weighing 5G vs. Wi-Fi in the campus and office. Verizon has already named 5G the winner.
- January 10, 2020
Cradlepoint Netcloud has new analytics that help companies avoid the cost of exceeding the limits of their data plans for wireless links on the vendor's SD-WAN.
- January 09, 2020
The latest update of the Aruba SD-Branch includes intrusion detection and prevention software built into the product's gateway appliance.
- December 30, 2019
Cisco 2020: The networking giant begins the new year with an overhauled service provider business, and SD-WAN and customer challenges in the enterprise.
- December 17, 2019
Cisco plans to acquire Australia-based Exablaze and eventually use its technology in AI applicatons. The acquisition is similar to rival Arista's 2018 purchase of Metamoko.
- December 12, 2019
Cisco's Silicon One chip launch demonstrates a willingness to embrace white box routers in the hyperscale data centers of cloud providers.
- December 11, 2019
Silver Peak has launched a cloud-based SD-WAN orchestrator that provides centralized control of multiple Unity Orchestrators deployed in separate locations.
- December 06, 2019
Aruba, Cisco, Citrix and Silver Peak are among the first SD-WAN vendors to integrate their products with the AWS Transit Gateway.
- December 04, 2019
Networking startups Arrcus, DriveNets and Volta Networks help service providers redefine routing in the data center and at the edge.
- November 22, 2019
Extreme Networks adds Fabric Automation features that make the company's virtualized data center networks more adaptive to changes by application developers.
- November 20, 2019
The Juniper Mist roadmap includes integrating the wireless LAN's cloud AI engine with Juniper's SD-WAN and malware detection service.
- November 14, 2019
The latest Cisco earnings report indicated a weakening in business confidence as economic uncertainties lowered tech spending by enterprises and other segments.
- November 14, 2019
The latest Google cloud network monitoring tools perform connectivity testing and provide firewall and performance metrics.
- November 12, 2019
Juniper Networks is using its Mist Systems acquisition to provide cloud-based analytics for a wired and wireless LAN built with Mist and Juniper hardware.
- November 07, 2019
The latest Cisco Meraki Go products cost as little as $149 -- a price that could attract Best Buy customers.
- November 06, 2019
The MS390 is the first Cisco switch built using Meraki software and Catalyst hardware.
- November 05, 2019
Arista joins Cisco, Juniper and VMware in the multi-cloud networking market. The new Arista CloudEOS leverages CloudVision for multi-cloud monitoring, automation and management.
- November 01, 2019
Cisco's picks for top emerging networking technologies include machine reasoning, optical networking, cognitive radio and Citizens Broadband Radio Service.
- October 24, 2019
Aruba's latest switches and ArubaOS-CX upgrade join campus and data center networking as Cisco heads in a similar direction with DNA Center.
- October 17, 2019
Gluware adds to its network automation platform easier management of changes to device configurations and operating systems.
- October 11, 2019
Revenue from SD-WAN sales surged by 23% in the second quarter as enterprises opted to replace traditional edge routers with SD-WAN routing.
- October 08, 2019
Extreme Networks will let The Linux Foundation handle development of the StackStorm workflow automation platform.
- October 04, 2019
SD-WAN and network security vendors tailor their portfolios to deliver SASE, a cloud security architecture for the age of SaaS, public clouds and IoT.
- October 01, 2019
The new AT&T design for open carrier-grade routing covers systems ranging from single line card devices to large hardware clusters. The design taps Broadcom's Jericho2 chip.
- September 26, 2019
The Aryaka hybrid WAN is expected to help the vendor sell more to customers that have found its global SD-WAN too expensive for connecting sites in one geographical location.
- September 25, 2019
Traefik 2.0, a major update to the popular open source edge router, enables new use cases and improves visibility into cloud-native deployment stacks, including Kubernetes.
- September 25, 2019
The new platform, Luxon, provides software control that replaces customized hardware and offers more configuration possibilities with new switch technology.
- September 18, 2019
The Wi-Fi 6 wireless standard is now ready for deployment, thanks to the debut of a certification effort that helps guarantee interoperability.
- September 17, 2019
Arista Networks upgraded its network monitoring and management platform with new features that help automate and improve change management as well as visibility.
- September 17, 2019
Cisco acquisitions in 2019 and 2018 include three that show the company preparing for when carriers will increase spending to ready networks for next-generation business services.
- September 12, 2019
Updates include improved security and observability features, a new developer portal, API importing and improved analytics and configuration management.
- September 11, 2019
Peer-to-peer content delivery network technology from Streamroot will enable CenturyLink to reach underserved areas and offer more services to customers.
- August 29, 2019
The new NSX Intelligence unveiled at VMworld will act as a platform for running future VMware analytics to improve NSX security and performance, a company executive said.
- August 28, 2019
Wi-Fi 6-enabled Qualcomm Networking Pro Series platforms come in four configurations, but all are intended for use in dense, congested networks like offices and malls.
- August 20, 2019
The VMware acquisition of Veriflow is expected to help vRealize users determine the integrity of a network design before it goes into production.
- August 19, 2019
Companies are turning to open source network automation tools as less expensive, good-enough alternatives to Cisco ACI and VMware NSX.
- August 15, 2019
Cisco forecast weak revenue growth in the current quarter, as service provider sales fell and product orders were flat. The company also reported being shut out of China.
- August 09, 2019
The terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed, but Park Place Technologies hopes to make Entuity a key component of its multivendor service delivery model.
- August 07, 2019
Automation Gateway is a new stand-alone application within the Itential Automation Platform architecture. It aims to integrate existing automation and transform scripts into APIs.
- August 01, 2019
Gurucul's new Network Behavior Analytics tool uses machine learning analytics to provide a full view of network activity to identify and monitor unusual activity from any entity.
- July 30, 2019
The VMware acquisition of Uhana adds AI-driven network automation to VMware's virtualization platform for carriers. VMware competes against IBM's Red Hat.
- July 26, 2019
The latest IDC SD-WAN market report shows the amount companies spend annually on infrastructure will more than triple from 2018 to 2023, when it will reach $5.25 billion.
- July 25, 2019
Arrcus' latest version of ArcOS supports Broadcom's Jericho2 chipset for switches and routers aimed at 5G networks, hyperscale cloud and the edge.
- July 23, 2019
Verizon is offering a software-defined interconnection to Equinix colo data centers. The Verizon-Equinix service is an alternative to a physical network connection.
- July 23, 2019
The L7 Defense application Ammune API Defense will run on Niagara Networks' Open Visibility Platform in an effort to bring security to API communications.