Network management and monitoring

  • October 26, 2009 26 Oct'09

    CEO shuffle, layoffs at Extreme Networks

    Extreme Networks, one of the smaller Ethernet switching vendors out there, has survived the recession so far, but its financial outlook has been dismal lately. Three weeks ago it Extreme warned ...

  • October 23, 2009 23 Oct'09

    How do you manage network problem users?

    When I first joined I ran a survey asking you what the No. 1 security threat was in your industry. Your responses impressed me; even to this day I get haunted by the survey ...

  • October 22, 2009 22 Oct'09

    Gartner and the Magic Quadrant: Send in the lawyers

    This is a story of a small-time vendor who, after years of being stepped on by a billion-dollar analyst firm, throws open the windows of its San Jose office and screams, "I'm mad as hell and I'm ...

  • October 21, 2009 21 Oct'09

    What’s the hoopla over at Juniper? It better be a data center strategy!

    Juniper Networks is planning a huge technology announcement next week. So big that the company has invited press to a gala Wednesday night and then a day packed with a press conference in the ...

  • October 14, 2009 14 Oct'09

    More love lost for Gartner

    As a follow-up to my post on analyst integrity, here is a rather visceral rant against Gartner from David Amsler, founder and CIO at ForeGround Security, an infosecurity consulting and services ...

  • October 09, 2009 09 Oct'09

    Industry analysts: A problem of integrity

    Gartner VP and distinguished analyst Tom Bittman wrote a passionate rant on his blog yesterday defending his and his coworkers' integrity as analysts. In my 14+ years at Gartner, I have never, ever ...

  • October 08, 2009 08 Oct'09

    Oracle isn't after Brocade, but what about Extreme?

    Oracle CEO Larry Ellison dismissed the Wall Street Journal's speculation that his company (among others) was interested in buying Brocade while speaking at the comapny's annual shareholders meeting ...

  • October 06, 2009 06 Oct'09

    HP or Juniper to buy Brocade?

    A year ago Brocade was a buyer. Now its a seller and HP or Juniper might be buying. Citing unnamed sources, The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Brocade Communications has put itself up ...

  • October 01, 2009 01 Oct'09

    Cisco’s Tandberg deal is about interoperability: Uh, really?

    Cisco can go one of two ways with its $3 billion Tandberg acquisition: It can get over old habits and work toward interoperability in videoconferencing and telepresence -- or not.   The overarching ...

  • September 29, 2009 29 Sep'09

    Cisco launches blade switch just weeks after HP ProCurve

    Two weeks ago HP ProCurve launched a new line of blade switches, the 6120XG and the 6120G/XG, which plug into the same blade enclosures as HP's BladeSystem servers. These switches were meant to ...

  • September 25, 2009 25 Sep'09

    Hey network engineers, you’re not doing enough! Try facilities management too

    It is ironic that right as Gartner released research showing engineers are managing 20% to 30% more network components than they were last year, networking pros are about to receive even more on ...

  • September 22, 2009 22 Sep'09

    Green trends for data center networking: A free resourceful webcast

    Just because it's the last day of summer (summer ends at 5:18 pm today) doesn't mean you won't see less green. Although the leaves in New England are already turning colors, more and more ...

  • September 17, 2009 17 Sep'09

    Avaya as a networking vendor

    Avaya has tried to be a networking vendor in the past (Anyone remember Cajun switches? I think you can still buy one in Thailand). The market has not been friendly to it. And yet, with this week's ...

  • September 11, 2009 11 Sep'09

    Parts shortage forces wireless LAN vendor to delay product announcement

    On Wednesday I reported that many wireless LAN vendors are having supply chain problems. The semiconductor manufacturers who supply key components for wireless LAN access points are struggling to ...

  • September 03, 2009 03 Sep'09

    Virtualization University: Will the new green data center degree prepare you?

    It was only a matter of time before you could get a degree in virtualization. IBM has created a two-year associates degree in green data center management. The program, developed in conjunction ...