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  • July 21, 2011 21 Jul'11

    Take my company, please: Brocade, Alcatel-Lucent seeking exits

    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 18 Jul'11

    Cisco confirms layoffs, sells set-top box factory

    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 12 Jul'11

    HP Networking: We are taking share from Cisco

    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 05 Jul'11

    Network capacity planning evolves for virtualized environments

    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 30 Jun'11

    An advanced switch port mapper: Solarwinds User Device Tracker

    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 21 Jun'11

    Stepford vWives: When your spouse comes to the tech conference

    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 16 Jun'11

    Enterasys offers remote network management via Facebook and Twitter

    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 09 Jun'11

    Avaya going public again

    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 09 Jun'11

    Software-defined networking should focus on Layer 3 … at least for now

    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 01 Jun'11

    Cisco as managed services provider?

    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 24 May'11

    Juniper's switching revenue dives in 1Q11. Bounceback expected

    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 19 May'11

    FCoE hype, continued

    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 18 May'11

    Rumor-mongering: Cisco dumping Linksys?

    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 11 May'11

    Interop 2011: Should enterprises invest in network testing equipment?

    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 10 May'11

    The gloves come off at Interop 2011: Will Cisco get pummeled?

    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 ...

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