Data Center Networking
- June 12, 2019
Ixia launched two new products for networking and security: the Ixia network packet broker, Vision X, for data center visibility and Ixia BreakingPoint QuickTest to gauge device and network security.
- October 05, 2018
AT&T has linked its IoT services to the blockchain offerings of IBM and Microsoft. The AT&T blockchain effort is aimed at retailers, manufacturers and healthcare organizations.
- September 21, 2018
Enterprises will pay more for networking gear as a result of President Donald Trump's tariffs on China. Vendors planning to pass on added costs to customers include Cisco and Juniper.
- September 12, 2018
Cisco has changed licensing for the ASR 9000 router to let service providers pay only for the throughput they use. The new pricing arrives as service providers prepare for 5G.
- August 16, 2018
Cisco revenues in the last quarter rose 6% as businesses took advantage of a strong economy to refresh networks and deploy new products.
- August 15, 2018
The latest Dell EMC 100 GbE switch is an open system aimed at service providers and large enterprises. The Z9264F is a 2RU system, with 64 100 GbE ports. Pricing starts at $45,000.
- August 08, 2018
The Arista-Cisco agreement includes Arista paying $400 million to end their patent infringement dispute. The companies also agreed to a lawsuit moratorium on existing products.
- July 20, 2018
Startup Arrcus has launched a scalable network operating system aimed at all switching tasks in the leaf-spine network. The new ArcOS is a NOS alternative to Cisco and Juniper.
- June 06, 2018
The newly released version of Apstra AOS includes EVPN configuration. The latest feature in the intent-based OS reduces the manual labor behind network segmentation.
- May 17, 2018
Cisco financials show a 4% boost in sales as Cisco records its second consecutive quarter of revenue growth and continues to embrace software services.
- May 17, 2018
Bloggers discuss Arista's new strategy to market campus switches, examine container security risks and ask the question of whether networking is a commodity.
- May 15, 2018
Plexxi bolstered its hyper-converged networking fabric to further support VMware vSAN and NSX amid the news of HPE's acquisition intent.
- May 11, 2018
Analysts focus on Dell's embrace of network disaggregation, how Google is narrowing the gap between human and machine and whether virtual appliances are ready for prime time.
- May 09, 2018
Following Telefonica's existing Nuage Networks' SD-WAN deployment, the service provider announced it's in the process of using Nuage to deploy software-defined data centers.
- April 27, 2018
Big Switch has added value to its network packet broker with the introduction of analytics and recording nodes. The new products are sold as add-ons to Big Monitoring Fabric.
- March 30, 2018
The latest Arista switches are 25/100 GbE hardware designed to provide a smooth migration from systems with less bandwidth. The new gear is for companies with large data centers.
- March 28, 2018
Cisco has embraced network disaggregation for data centers and carriers. The company is providing the option of running its network operating systems on third-party switches.
- March 16, 2018
Ethernet bandwidth costs in data center switches fell to a six-year low in 2017. Crehan Research reported cloud provider demand for speed was behind the drop.
- March 14, 2018
The Open Networking Foundation formed Stratum, an open source networking project intended to create more interoperability among white box switches and network operating systems.
- February 16, 2018
Cisco revenue grew last quarter for the first time in more than two years, due, in part, to rising software sales. But analysts cautioned Cisco could still fall back into a slump.
- January 30, 2018
Check Point issues new top malware research that finds cryptomining, mobile attacks and ransomware growth in second half of 2017.
- December 26, 2017
In 2017 trends in networking technology, network management software got more intelligent, switches more versatile and vendor consolidation accelerated.
- December 20, 2017
Check out the top SDN and SD-WAN news and trends stories from 2017 to prepare for what comes next in 2018.
- December 13, 2017
With its latest release, the CORD project moves to become a primary infrastructure to support edge computing. Also, Juniper plans to move OpenContrail to The Linux Foundation.
- December 07, 2017
Equinix introduced a service that uses its business exchange network to directly connect customers through a single portal. Also, VeloCloud adds VeloCloud Edge to AWS Marketplace.
- December 06, 2017
Barefoot Networks has introduced packet-based monitoring software, called Deep Insight. The new product uses data processed on switches powered by the Barefoot Tofino chip.
- December 06, 2017
How long will CLI remain a dominant operational interface? That's one of the key questions network analysts are asking in this week's blog roundup.
- October 12, 2017
The latest major release of the Cisco ACI fabric, ACI 3.0, is aimed at large enterprises looking for a single console to deliver policy-driven network services across multiple data centers.
- October 06, 2017
An expanded Dell open networking portfolio includes a high-performing switch for connecting data centers and a 25 GbE model with a new OS for managing network fabrics.
- October 03, 2017
Apstra has introduced the second iteration of its network operating system. The latest version of AOS extends network automation to Layer 2 networks running legacy software.
- September 08, 2017
Developers are building open technology on Linux to turn a top-of-rack white box switch into a services platform for software-based networking.
- 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 11, 2017
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is partnering with SDN vendor Big Switch. The HPE partnership is expected to take advantage of Big Switch's limited success in the enterprise market.
- July 11, 2017
Gartner includes software-based networking vendors for the first time in its Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking. Big Switch Networks and Cumulus Networks make their debut.
- June 28, 2017
The new Cisco DNA Center policy software may become the central enterprise management console for data center and campus networks, integrating Cisco's APIC controller.
- March 31, 2017
Extreme is expected to face challenges in unifying its acquisition-fed product portfolio, which grew more complex with the recent purchase of the Brocade data center business.
- March 22, 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.
- March 14, 2017
Innovium, led by former execs at Cavium and Broadcom, is targeting its switch silicon to hyperscale data centers as more workloads move to the cloud.
- March 02, 2017
The new IEEE Ethernet standard offers some much-needed flexibility for network managers trying to keep up with skyrocketing bandwidth demand while working under long refresh cycles that prevent frequent rip-and-replace upgrades. With 802.3bz, or ...
- February 17, 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.
- 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.
- December 20, 2016
Eric Hanselman, 451 analyst, cites interconnect technologies and deployment of infrastructure management techniques as key data center forecast trends.
- December 08, 2016
Durham County, N.C., had a traditional data center. But it also had forward-thinking employees looking at Cisco ACI fabric to lay the groundwork for tech innovation.
- December 06, 2016
Arista and Brocade have introduced spine and leaf switches. Arista has focused on performance; Brocade has added network automation and visibility.
- November 11, 2016
Facebook has completed its open source 100 Gb data center pod. The technology for hyperscale data centers includes a second-generation modular switching platform called Backpack.
- September 07, 2016
This week, networking analysts discuss network pricing in enterprise decision making, Huawei's entry into the SD-WAN market and the message of VMworld 2016.
- July 28, 2016
The cost of Ethernet networking will fall to a fifth of the current level in four years, a research firm said. At the same time, bandwidth usage will soar.
- July 28, 2016
This week, bloggers look at Cisco's shift from CLI, Savvius' packet capture appliance and cybersecurity as a vertical industry.
- June 23, 2016
A Boston-area startup launches router software that makes routing session-oriented; Dell sells a software unit; Dell'Oro notes a surge in 40 GbE switch sales.
- June 21, 2016
Pica8 introduces open switching OS for 25/50/100 GbE. The use of higher throughput switching is growing in mega data centers.
- June 14, 2016
Barefoot Networks emerges from stealth mode with a high-speed switch chip that makes packet processing programmable.
- June 02, 2016
Arista's latest leaf switch adds the missing piece of a leaf-and-spine architecture suitable for IP storage, edge routing, general computing and digital media.
- May 25, 2016
This week, bloggers debate whether it would be better if the industry found a Cisco alternative and reveal what one survey indicated will be the top IT priorities in 2016.
- May 19, 2016
In this week's roundup, a blogger expresses frustration with Broadcom, and analysts assess the next generation of endpoint security market and monitoring.
- May 13, 2016
Cisco has fallen behind Microsoft and Amazon Web Services as a critical supplier of infrastructure to enterprises.
- April 01, 2016
Arista has introduced the 7500R series -- a suite of third-generation spine hardware that has a maximum capacity of 115 Tbps.
- March 23, 2016
100 Gigabit Ethernet switch sales pace growth of market in '15, Comcast Business partners with AWS, and Nomadix deploys Deep Packet Inspection platform.
- February 23, 2016
Citrix and F5 Networks have each launched a mobile ADC that helps carriers manage growing wireless data traffic.
- February 22, 2016
Arista Networks expects sales of its new 25/50 Gigabit Ethernet switches to pick up this year after a slow start.
- February 11, 2016
Besides higher revenue and profits, Cisco earnings also showed that volatility in the global markets had caused tech buyers to reduce spending in the data center.
- January 21, 2016
This week, bloggers assess the impact of the EMC-Dell merger on IT purchasing and weigh Wi-Fi HaLow and sandboxes for network security.
- December 16, 2015
A data center forecast by 451 Research predicts demand for data center interconnect services to blossom.
- November 24, 2015
This week bloggers explore how the Ericsson Cisco venture may affect SDN and NFV, data center automation and Extreme Networks' Wave 2 APs.
- November 24, 2015
Facebook says it's working on a 100 GbE Wedge switch; Extreme Networks launches 802.11ac Wave 2 APs; and the Linux Foundation envelopes the Open Network Summit.
- November 23, 2015
Last decade's 'load balancers' are today's 'application delivery platforms.' Time to get up to date, too, on what else is new in app delivery tech.
- October 23, 2015
In this news roundup, Lagrange adds app support to CloudMaestro ADC; analysts assess converged infrastructure spending and FireEye, F5 team up.
- October 23, 2015
In this week's blogs: The Dell merger with EMC is making some customers worried; a new packet capture appliance wins praise.
- October 22, 2015
A new breed of tech buyer is demanding application delivery controllers geared toward mobile and cloud development.
- October 14, 2015
Dell's $67 billion acquisition of EMC is expected to create a networking portfolio suitable for large enterprises.
- October 01, 2015
Hardware is still a critical component in data center networking equipment, but the influence of switch software shouldn't be overlooked.
- October 01, 2015
There is so much more to networking software than software-defined networking. In the data center, September 17, 2015 17 Sep'15
Arista introduces a portfolio of 25/50/100 GbE switches to meet the increasing demand for more throughput in hyperscale data centers.
- September 01, 2015
HP seeks NSX certification to sell the VMware network virtualization software with the FlexFabric switch.
- July 29, 2015
Industry analysts speculate about Google's decision to back an OpenStack initiative and discuss the impacts of 'attacktivism.'
- July 27, 2015
Cisco has dropped its Invicta all-flash product line, leaving customers to buy SSD hardware for its UCS servers from third parties.
- June 12, 2015
A programmable switch sounds appealing to many enterprises, but few have the in-house expertise to take advantage of one. Arista's EOS+ software aims to make it far more accessible.
- May 19, 2015
Gartner's latest Magic Quadrant finds that Cisco and Arista are the data center networking leaders among nearly a dozen vendors.
- May 12, 2015
Barracuda Networks' latest ADC appliance leverages Intel technology and a new architecture to boost virtualized application performance.
- May 06, 2015
The choice of sales veteran Chuck Robbins to replace retiring Cisco CEO John Chambers points to continuity in product development.
- May 04, 2015
Cisco makes top executive change at a fascinating time for the vendor.
- April 22, 2015
Avaya SDN architecture includes a SDN-enabled Ethernet switch line, the ERS 5900 series. The switches will help extend SDN to the edge of the network.
- April 17, 2015
Cisco customers grapple with the network architectural changes required in deploying new products like Application Centric Infrastructure.
- March 10, 2015
Broadcom has introduced an open development platform for bare-metal switches built on the vendor's StrataXGS architecture. OpenNSL provides a set of APIs for developers.
- January 27, 2015
Cisco ONE provides a single license for all-in-one hardware and software package aimed at a specific networking use case, but it may be the high-priced option.
- December 18, 2014
451 Research Chief Analyst Eric Hanselman discusses the trends he sees for data center operations in the next 12 months.
- November 26, 2014
In this Q&A, Facebook describes the design, management and SDN control in its massive Altoona data center network.
- November 20, 2014
Extreme Networks is expanding on its software-defined architecture with the addition of new products, partners and enhancements to existing technology.
- October 24, 2014
Cumulus Networks releases validated design guides and Cumulus Linux 2.5, with more Layer 2 features for mainstream data centers.
- October 10, 2014
Startup Fiber Mountain says its new data center architecture doubles throughput at half the cost of traditional networks … without a single costly core switch. Will optical fabric power the new data center network?
- September 16, 2014
Cavium claims its programmable XPliant Ethernet chip can support new protocols via software updates without adding latency to the data plane.
- August 26, 2014
Dell will resell VMware's NSX network virtualization and offers a network reference architecture for Dell switches, Cumulus Linux and NSX.
- August 11, 2014
By Chuck Moozakis Private equity investment firm M/C Partners has a long pedigree in telecommunications investing. The Boston-based firm, formerly known as Media Communications Partners, has ...
- July 31, 2014
Cisco ACI is now shipping, with starter kits available at $250,000. Network engineers will now measure ACI against VMware NSX and other overlays.
- July 30, 2014
Arista, Google, Microsoft, Broadcom and Mellanox are developing 25 and 50 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) top-of-rack switches. After initial reluctance, the IEEE is considering a standard for 25 GbE, but vendors may be out of luck with 50 GbE.
- July 15, 2014
Arista announced top-of-rack 7280E with 100 GbE uplinks. It also released an optic that allows a migration from 10 to 40 GbE without a fiber upgrade.
- June 27, 2014
The impact of Facebook's Wedge will be seen in the long-term effect it has on the legacy switch market.
- June 27, 2014
Startup Pluribus outsources manufacturing of its top-of-rack switch; it may embrace the bare-metal switch approach.
- June 19, 2014
Facebook revealed a hardware design and software for an internally designed top-of-rack switch. The Facebook switch will be submitted to Open Compute.
- June 13, 2014
The Brocade Vyatta Platform combines Vyatta, OpenDaylight and OpenStack in an NFV software architecture for service providers.
- June 05, 2014
What's the term for when you're just throwing things out there to see what works? Spitballing? I'm just spitballing here. I think Juniper Networks should start selling Junos, the operating system ...