Campus area network
- 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.
- May 07, 2019
Two new D-Link wireless access points have been added to D-Link's Wave 2 unified AP portfolio. Designed specifically for SMEs, the APs are flexible and scalable, according to the vendor.
- August 08, 2018
Companies unhappy with iWAN on ISR can switch to Cisco Viptela. The networking company has integrated the Viptela SD-WAN with IOS XE, the ISR network operating system.
- June 19, 2018
Aruba has introduced a software-defined branch offering. The product works with Aruba ClearPass and Central for management and includes an SD-WAN within a gateway appliance.
- June 14, 2018
Cisco plans to integrate its Viptela SD-WAN with DNA Center for campus networking in the next 18 months. At the same time, Cisco expects to release a cloud version of DNA Center.
- June 12, 2018
Cisco wants to turn its DNA Center campus networking platform into a platform for software development. The goal is to work with the data the system collects.
- May 02, 2018
VMware is using its VeloCloud SD-WAN to extend NSX networking to the branch. The move makes NSX the unifier of branch, data center and cloud networking.
- April 18, 2018
Cisco DNA Center can now access an additional 620 IoT device profiles. Cisco also introduced this week a couple of Catalyst 9500 switches, including one with 100 GbE ports.
- February 23, 2018
Ruckus plans to release a suite of technology for companies that want to support IoT devices on the WLAN. The suite includes an IoT module for the Ruckus SmartZone controller.
- February 21, 2018
Riverbed SD-WAN now includes support for private connections to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Other enhancements include support for the Xirrus WLAN.
- January 17, 2018
Extreme Networks is targeting retailers with a new set of services, called ExtremeLocation. The latest technology adds location-based customer-tracking services to the Extreme wireless portfolio.
- January 11, 2018
This week, bloggers focus on the growing relevancy of campus network architecture planning, BGP route selection and the next generation of cloud-vendor partnerships.
- December 27, 2017
The additional SD-WAN cost brought more value to the LANs of 189 Nuffield hospitals and fitness centers in the United Kingdom.
- November 27, 2017
The latest version of the VeloCloud SD-WAN lets users configure the software to take corrective measures when network performance degrades.
- November 16, 2017
Cisco revenue growth is forecast for the current quarter, as customers begin deploying new products, such as the Catalyst 9000. The sales increase would end a two-year decrease.
- November 15, 2017
Versa Networks is targeting voice and video quality with its latest software-defined networking technology. The new software is the latest addition to the Versa SD-WAN product.
- November 03, 2017
The VeloCloud-VMware acquisition will mark the first time VMware will compete directly with Cisco in networking. Cisco, however, remains the 800-pound gorilla.
- October 27, 2017
The latest iteration of the Cisco DNA Center offers a single software console for managing the wired and wireless LAN. The latest technology is sold by subscription.
- October 26, 2017
Capital One and General Electric are pushing the scalability of hybrid WAN. The companies are using the technology to cut networking costs. GE plans to save millions of dollars.
- October 16, 2017
Companies want SD-WAN to become a piece of a multifunction network appliance for the branch. Therefore, SD-WAN vendors are adding WAN optimization, firewalls and IP services.
- August 18, 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.
- August 09, 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.
- August 04, 2017
Bloggers explore Mojo Networks' efforts to disrupt the delivery of WLAN architecture, DevTest in clouds and new directions in network management.
- July 20, 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.
- July 07, 2017
This week, bloggers look into the Aruba 8400 campus LAN switch, automation versus orchestration and culture changes needed for network agility.
- June 30, 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.
- June 22, 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.
- June 14, 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.
- June 07, 2017
The first Aruba core switch provides the performance, analytics and automation for supporting large campus networks with IoT deployments.
- May 25, 2017
Service providers are moving quickly to offer SD-WAN as a service. The rush to market has led to partnerships with technology vendors.
- May 24, 2017
Aerohive Connect, a low-cost management option for small WLANs, is available across the vendor's access points and switches. Aerohive also cut hardware prices by as much as $600.
- May 16, 2017
New Extreme switches include the company's first 100 GbE product for top-of-rack and leaf-spine architectures. The company also unveiled this week multirate edge switches.
- March 02, 2017
In the next-generation sports venue, the home team's stadium network can serve as a strategic resource, driving fan engagement, concession sales and more.
- January 31, 2017
The latest Juniper switch fabric is aimed at multiple data centers and includes a single set of management tools. The product is the latest under the Unite brand.
- November 30, 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.
- November 21, 2016
SD-WAN providers are building products that are replacing routers in the branch office. Gartner says half of WAN edge infrastructure refreshes will be based on SD-WAN by 2020.
- October 31, 2016
Liquor distributor Republic National Distributing Co. chose the less expensive Silver Peak SD-WAN to raise the reliability of its new digital operation.
- October 12, 2016
Banks and medical centers can use the advanced routing features in Citrix's NetScaler SD-WAN to protect traffic to critical applications.
- April 14, 2016
Aerohive's latest Wave 2 access points are aimed at companies looking for higher speeds on existing Power over Ethernet infrastructure.
- April 05, 2016
Brocade's acquisition of Ruckus Wireless would counter the stronger portfolios of Cisco and HPE for the campus WLAN.
- February 03, 2016
A network deployment can be a good reminder that IT isn’t always a desk job. Network engineers often go into cramped, dirty or unsafe places to install equipment.
- November 03, 2015
Juniper Networks has launched Juniper Cloud CPE, a software-based router designed to help service providers reduce the time to deliver LAN services to the enterprise.
- October 01, 2015
Juniper Networks has launched a fabric architecture that centralizes management for data center and campus networks.
- September 21, 2015
Juniper Networks faces an uphill battle in tapping wireless partners to grab WLAN market share from Cisco and HP.
- November 06, 2014
The Brocade ICX line expands with a new closet switch and stackability of the ICX 7750 for campus cores.
- June 26, 2014
HP announced the next-generation version of a popular campus switch. The HP 5400R chassis has more resiliency and throughput than its predecessor.
- April 08, 2014
Avaya extends automation and resiliency of VENA Fabric Connect to wiring closet switches, WLAN and endpoints.
- February 25, 2014
With inline IPsec and MACsec encryption, the Brocade MLXe can encrypt data across WANs, LANs and the cloud.
- December 16, 2013
Two new series of Dell switches and OEM Aruba access points give the vendor an end-to-end campus networking portfolio.
- April 11, 2013
Brocade HyperEdge is now available for simpler campus networking, along with a campus switch refresh.
- February 08, 2013
SDN and network virtualization are touted as data center technologies, but they won't take off at the average enterprise until campus LAN apps emerge.
- January 14, 2013
Forrester Research analyst Andre Kindness said campus LANs will finally have true unified wired and wireless infrastructure in 2013.
- November 27, 2012
Marketing pros sell every new technology as if it's software-defined networking. But this 'SDN washing' masks true innovation and insults our intelligence.
- October 24, 2012
Cisco will add new services to its Catalyst 6500 campus core switch, including OpenFlow, LISP and maybe fabric extenders.
- August 29, 2012
Mobile video streaming can disrupt WLAN performance, so engineers are re-architecting networks and taking precautions to handle video traffic.
- July 27, 2012
The VMware-Nicira acquisition signals that software defined networking is here to stay, but what does it mean for Cisco and other hardware vendors?
- July 26, 2012
One year after 10,000 Cisco layoffs, the company has let go another 1,300 employees, and sources say there are only more cuts to come.
- June 22, 2012
Gartner is dumping its wireless LAN and LAN switching categories and replacing them with one on unified wired and wireless LAN access and another on the data center network.
- May 31, 2012
The classic Catalyst 6500 has been the workhorse of networks everywhere for more than a decade. Now the platform is nearing its end of life. How should you proceed?
- May 31, 2012
Most talk of OpenFlow and software-defined networking focuses on the data center, but the technology may improve security and mobility management in the campus LAN too.
- May 10, 2012
At Interop 2012, clear signs emerge that application-aware networking is becoming a reality.
- May 04, 2012
Juniper QFabric, SearchNetworking's Network Innovation Award winner, enables a flat architecture, any-to-any connectivity and management of thousands of ports as one switch.
- April 18, 2012
While other vendors move cautiously into OpenFlow and software-defined networking, NEC continues to release actual product with v2 of its ProgrammableFlow ecosystem.
- March 30, 2012
Avaya senior vice president Marc Randall talks about Shortest Path Bridging, software-defined networking and Avaya's efforts to raise its profile as a networking vendor.
- March 28, 2012
The campus LAN may not seem as exciting as the data center network, but mobility and desktop virtualization alone have placed a whole demand for LAN QoS and baked in security.
- March 15, 2012
In this Q&A, Alcatel-Lucent enterprise division president Michel Emelianoff explains how his company will win over North America customers.
- March 07, 2012
Brocade is previewing HyperEdge, a management layer technology that allows network managers to administer an entire campus network like they would manage a switch stack.
- February 01, 2012
Cisco released 40 and 100 GbE line cards for the Nexus 7000 and Catalyst 6500, as well as network virtualization strategies that enhance both campus and data center networks.
- November 17, 2011
With an HP-based network upgrade, the University of North Florida can now support facilities automation and an active-active data center.
- November 10, 2011
With its new stackable switch, Brocade offers an alternative to Cisco’s Catalyst 3750 with plenty of bandwidth and features and a much lower price.
- October 20, 2011
In a new total cost of ownership (TCO) study, Cisco says HP’s lower prices on network hardware don’t matter. Cisco’s superior quality and features pays you back, it says.
- September 12, 2011
To deploy unified network management, enterprises must look at the current network infrastructure, how users connect to the network and possibly embracing platforms like the cloud.
- September 06, 2011
When Cisco realized customers might not be ready for the Nexus line, it launched the Catalyst 6500 Supervisor 2T upgrade. But why not go with the Nexus 7009?
- July 22, 2011
At Cisco Live 2011 Las Vegas, Cisco said it will condense business units. That means Nexus and Catalyst switching lines will live in the same unit. Which one will get the R&D cash?
- July 20, 2011
Cisco is pushing the Power over Ethernet standard to 60 watts with Universal PoE. The technology is available in new line cards for the Catalyst 4500.
- July 13, 2011
At Cisco 2011, Cisco played to its core audience, announcing a Catalyst 6500 upgrade that will triple the switch's speed and capacity and beef up security and management.
- July 07, 2011
Half of Cisco users will consider buying equipment from less expensive Cisco competitors even though these users believe in Cisco's products, according to a readership poll.
- June 02, 2011
Utilizing virtualization for disaster recovery may solve issues quicker. One team tried disaster recovery with server virtualization to cut processes and increase productivity.
- May 10, 2011
Interop Las Vegas 2011 keynotes were heavy on cloud talk, but light on what counts for engineers: beefy networking news. HP and Citrix brought a little nutrition to the table.
- May 09, 2011
At Interop 2011, HP will push new campus core switches and an architecture that takes the enterprise LAN flat, but it will not announce a data center network fabric.
- March 24, 2011
Aruba's new unified network management architecture aims to solve the consumerization of IT conundrum. With employee-owned mobile devices flooding the network, Aruba is advocating unified, policy-based, identity-aware network access control across ...
- March 16, 2011
Cloud-based networking hardware has gained traction in the wireless LAN market, but now vendors are developing wired network devices that are cloud-managed, too. Will cloud-based network infrastructure fill up your wiring closets?
- January 13, 2011
Cisco's new line of Catalyst C-Series switches promise to simplify campus network design. The 8-port switches offer advanced management and security features beyond the wiring closet.
- January 11, 2011
If you run into BGP peering problems because of a Cisco ASA or PIX firewallin the middle, there are a few simple command line fixes that will quickly solve the problem. Fast Packet blogger Brandon Carroll explains.
- December 22, 2010
vCloud and VEPA both fail to address the problem with networking for virtualization. The goal of network-aware virtualization is to enable a flat Layer 2 network and networking functions within the virtualized environment, but neither approach ...
- September 02, 2010
Cheap network switches from commodity vendors that use commercially available silicon can help you save money in your LAN network design when budgets are tight. Some networking pros are considering these low-cost vendors as a viable alternative to ...
- June 22, 2010
40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet ratification means that vendors can roll out standardized 40 and 100 GbE switching products with enormous speed, but users are likely to hold off until prices come down and the need for performance is greater.
- June 18, 2010
Gartner rolled out a new Magic Quadrant for Enterprise LAN this month and it looks remarkably similar to last year's, even though Gartner itself acknowledges that the network switching industry is ...
- April 27, 2010
The new Avaya core switch carries out Nortel's data business legacy outpacing older models. The new Avaya core switch also integrates wired and wireless networks, and aims to integrate the core and the edge.
- April 27, 2010
Extreme Networks' 40 Gigabit Ethernet debut at Interop has the company promising customers they can update using their existing equipment. The Extreme Networks 40 Gigabit Ethernet approach adds 40 Gigabit Ethernet connections to existing stackable ...
- March 18, 2010
Cisco's newly refreshed line of stackable switches, the Catalyst 3750 and 3560, will usher in a new era of campus LAN design, with software being the new differentiator. Campus network design fundamentals will now be about optimizing the network for...
- February 16, 2010
ACL programming in command line interface can be time consuming, which is why two colleges recently switched to Enterasys Networks, whose switches have policy and security capabilities baked in, making it easier for small networking teams to ...
- January 27, 2010
Thanks to a Gigabit Ethernet backbone, a private school delivers digital learning and streaming media on interactive whiteboards in every classroom.
- December 23, 2009
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- November 12, 2009
Hewlett-Packard's 3Com acquisition heightens the HP-Cisco battle for the enterprise networking market, particularly in China. With the new buyout, 3Com's data center core routing and switching may make HP the No. 2 vendor.
- October 15, 2009
The Brocade-Motorola partnership aims for integrated wireless and wired LAN architecture that will place controllers and wireless intrusion detection directly into Brocade's wired switches, and will enable managed WLANs and mobile applications.
- August 19, 2009
Motorola, Ericsson and other telecom network equipment vendors are adapting their passive optical networking technology for enterprise use. Adoption of gigabit passive optical networks has been slow thus far, but some people see the appeal of the ...
- July 29, 2009
Intelligent edge switches are becoming more critical as network access control and security requirements become more complex and network managers are forced to handle network access for nonemployees, mobile workers and employees with multiple user ...
- May 05, 2009
When I saw that Gartner had published a new Magic Quadrant for enterprise local area network (LAN) infrastructure, I knew one thing was for certain. Cisco Systems would be THE leader in the market. ...
- March 24, 2009
Extreme Networks has introduced the ReachNXT 100-8t, a port extender that allows enterprises to create multiple network connections at the outer edges of their networks. The device offers an enterprise-grade alternative to consumer network devices ...