Stories by Jim Duffy

Cisco bypassed Russian sanctions to continue sales: report

Cisco reportedly skirted US sanctions in order to sell networking equipment to Russia's military.

By Jim Duffy | 22 May, 2015 04:39

Tags: business issues, router, cisco, legal

Alcatel-Lucent uses SDN to meld IP, optical services

Alcatel-Lucent this week extended its carrier SDN product line with an automation and network control system designed to accelerate service provisioning from multivendor IP and optical infrastructure.

By Jim Duffy | 21 May, 2015 06:55

Tags: alcatel-lucent, SDN, Networking, 21

Cisco, Chambers looking for one last shot at VMware?

Reports surfaced last week that Cisco may be close to buying hyperconvergence start-up Nutanix.

By Jim Duffy | 19 May, 2015 23:08

Tags: mergers & acquisitions, Networking, cisco, Nutanix, infrastructure management, 21, Capita, VMware, emc, management

Nuage visualizes the SDN

Nuage Networks this week released an application designed to better integrate physical and virtual networks.

By Jim Duffy | 14 May, 2015 02:15

Tags: virtualization, Virtuali, alcatel-lucent, Assurance, SAP, router, Nuage Networks

Big Switch SDN update aids VMware integration, bare metal monitoring

Big Switch Networks rolled out new versions of its SDN-based cloud fabric and monitoring applications which feature tighter integration with VMware, among other enhancements.

By Jim Duffy | 13 May, 2015 01:09

Tags: SDN, Networking, VMware

Cisco: Deal for Tropo will ease integration of communication into cloud apps

Cisco this week announced intentions to acquire Tropo, a developer of software designed to embed real-time communications within cloud applications.

By Jim Duffy | 08 May, 2015 01:19

Tags: business issues, mergers & acquisitions, cisco, Tropo, Cisco Subnet

In Pictures: How Cisco's Chambers kept a high profile

Cisco CEO, John Chambers, has rubbed elbows with many business, political and entertainment VIPs during his 20 years at the helm

By Jim Duffy | 06 May, 2015 09:12

Tags: management, CEO, Networking, slideshow, cisco, John Chambers

Cisco packing lots into new Catalyst Ethernet switch

Cisco next month will unveil an Ethernet switch designed for campus aggregation but in a space saving form factor that's smaller than previous models.

By Jim Duffy | 06 May, 2015 05:41

Tags: acs, catalyst, Ethernet Switch, Networking

Extreme outlines SDN policy

Extreme Networks this week said it will support a community-developed policy framework in its SDN controller as well as tighter integration with Microsoft's unified communications platform.

By Jim Duffy | 30 April, 2015 07:03

Tags: Interop, business issues, SDN, Microsoft, OpenDaylight, extreme networks

Cisco secures its SDN

Cisco is looking to provide threat protection for data centers and clouds by integrating acquired security technology with its programmable, policy-based networking portfolio.

By Jim Duffy | 29 April, 2015 22:05

Tags: sourcefire, SDN, security, cisco, malware

Linux vendor Cumulus rolls out management pack

LAS VEGAS -- Linux network operating system developer Cumulus Networks this week at Interop rolled out a management platform that provides a common interface and operational process for data center racks.

By Jim Duffy | 29 April, 2015 05:34

Tags: Cumulus Networks, open source, Linux, penguin, Arctic, software, operating systems

HP switches fortify campus SDNs

HP this week strengthened its campus networking portfolio with modules for a switch chassis it announced almost a year ago, and an SDN-based management application.

By Jim Duffy | 28 April, 2015 06:28

Tags: HP, catalyst, SDN, Networking, Aruba networks

Dell takes on Cisco and Juniper with 100G data center switch

Dell this week extended its arsenal of data center Ethernet switches, highlighted by a 100G device with ports dividable into 25G and 50G channels.

By Jim Duffy | 24 April, 2015 02:42

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, Dell, EE, hardware systems, Data Center

SDN start-up stitches together Clouds

A software-defined networking start-up has emerged from stealth mode proposing accelerated deployment of applications and services spanning private, public or hybrid clouds.

By Jim Duffy | 23 April, 2015 05:59

Tags: startups, computerworld, goldman sachs, cloud computing, internet, juniper networks

As Nokia buy awaits, Alcatel-Lucent grows switching and virtual networking portfolio

As it awaits to be swallowed up by Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent continues to expand its switching and virtual networking portfolio.

By Jim Duffy | 22 April, 2015 03:14

Tags: networking hardware, Ericsson, alcatel-lucent, Networking, Ethernet Switch, Nokia, 40G Ethernet, intel

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