Network management and monitoring
- July 21, 2011
With Dell buying Force10 Networks, Brocade seeking a buyer and Alcatel-Lucent looking to shed its enterprise business, does anyone want to be in the networking industry anymore? Which narrative ...
- July 18, 2011
The axe finally fell late this afternoon. The long-rumored layoffs are official at Cisco. Just days after the conclusion of Cisco Live, the company's annual customer conference where William ...
- July 12, 2011
While Cisco Systems uses its annual customer show, Cisco Live, to showcase new products and features that it hopes will sustain its position in the networking industry, HP is touting recent market ...
- July 05, 2011
Virtualization is changing the role of network capacity planning, making it more essential in the enterprise data center and making network capacity planning tools a must have.
- June 30, 2011
A new switch port mapper can find any device plugged into a network, track when it was last connected or send an alert when it reconnects.
- June 21, 2011
Today I learned the meaning of the term virtual wife (vWife). No, this is not some virtual instance of a physical wife that can be provisioned on demand to share the load of washing dishes and ...
- June 16, 2011
Enterasys Networks introduces remote network management via enterprise social media. Is network management via Twitter and Facebook revolutionary or a marketing gimmick?
- June 09, 2011
Avaya is going public again. The scion of AT&T and Lucent Technologies, was a public comapny once before. Back in 2007 private equity firm Silver Light Partners bought it out and took it ...
- June 09, 2011
The talk around software-defined networking at Interop last month may have centered around OpenFlow and and Layer 2, but at the Cloud Computing Expo in New York City this week, Vyatta was talking ...
- June 01, 2011
Cisco promises it won't be the next Amazon EC2. Really. Execs have repeatedly said this year that the company would not become a hosted applications or infrastructure provider. Instead, they say ...
- May 24, 2011
Juniper Networks' EX switching business nosedived in the first quarter of 2011, so what does it mean? The people who run the numbers aren't forecasting doom and gloom at all. However, they would ...
- May 19, 2011
I've gotten a lot of reader feedback from my story on data center fabric and FCoE hype, which was based on a vendor panel on data center architecture at Interop 2011. Most of the vendors on the ...
- May 18, 2011
Is Cisco dumping the Linksys home networking brand? It depends on who you talk to. Cisco Systems is giving up on attacking every market adjacency and trying to sharpen its focus on enterprise ...
- May 11, 2011
At Interop 2011, network testing equipment vendors are taking aim at enterprises. As virtualization complicates the network, do testing vendors have a point?
- May 10, 2011
Interop 2011 promises to be the most interesting networking conference in a long time. The gloom of the recession is lifting, attendees will need to fight off the cloud and as-a-service vendors ...