Stories by Jim Duffy

Brocade acquires mobile SDN company

Brocade has announced plans to acquire Connectem, a privately-held company whose virtualization software maps mobile workloads to clouds.

By Jim Duffy | 03 March, 2015 06:04

Tags: brocade, mergers & acquisitions, Networking, wireless, NFV, Vyatta

Will network disaggregation play in the enterprise?

Disaggregation seems to be all the rage in networking these days.

By Jim Duffy | 02 March, 2015 22:12

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, Dell, Google, hardware systems, cisco, Data Center, juniper networks, Facebook, HP

Avaya extends SDN offerings

Avaya this week extended its SDN arsenal with an architecture and supporting products designed to simplify enterprise connectivity and application provisioning.

By Jim Duffy | 24 February, 2015 23:58

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, SDN, hardware systems, Path, Data Center, GT, Avaya

HP latest to unbundle switch hardware, software

HP has joined the disaggregation party through two partnerships that will produce a branded white box switch capable of running multiple network operating systems.

By Jim Duffy | 20 February, 2015 03:30

Tags: HP, Cumulus Networks, isco, networking hardware, Dell, SDN, Networking, juniper networks

How network admins can survive SDN

With the advent of SDN, there's been a lot of speculation about the future of the network administrator.

By Jim Duffy | 09 February, 2015 22:07

Tags: application development, SDN, programming, software

Brocade acquires Riverbed ADC to bolster virtual delivery services

Brocade this week said it will acquire Riverbed Technology's SteelApp product line in an all-cash asset transaction. Terms were not disclosed.

By Jim Duffy | 07 February, 2015 05:18

Tags: isco, Virtuali, brocade, M&A, SDN, Networking

Cisco offers ACI alternative for Nexus 9000 switches

Cisco is adding a new control plane capability to its Nexus 9000 switches for customers not yet opting for or needing a full-blown application policy infrastructure.

By Jim Duffy | 05 February, 2015 06:05

Tags: Networking, cisco, Cisco Subnet

Big Switch updates SDN controller options

Big Switch Networks this week rolled out a new release of its cloud fabric software, which includes support for VMware vSphere environments and Dell switches, among other features.

By Jim Duffy | 29 January, 2015 03:48

Tags: business issues, Dell, SDN, VMware

Cisco's evolving software, Cloud strategy will hinge on hardware

The software and expanded Cloud strategy Cisco is announcing this week is an attempt to leverage the company's installed hardware base while addressing the software centrism sweeping the industry.

By Jim Duffy | 28 January, 2015 01:08

Tags: Meraki, Constellation Research, Cloud, cisco, cloud computing, internet, Cisco Subnet

Datacentre, Cloud, SDN driving Ethernet switch market to $US25bn

The Layer 2-3 Ethernet switch market is expected to exceed $US25 billion in 2019, a compounded annual growth of over 2 per cent from 2014, according to Dell'Oro Group.

By Jim Duffy | 23 January, 2015 06:55

Tags: Dell, Networking, Ethernet Switch, 25G Ethernet

SDN start-up says it is best funded in industry

Pluribus Networks, an SDN start-up developing converged compute, network, storage and virtualization systems, said it raised $50 million in a Series D round of funding led by Temasek, an investment company based in Singapore with a net portfolio value of $177 billion.

By Jim Duffy | 22 January, 2015 03:17

Tags: business issues, SDN, Temasek

Brocade offering free SDN for one year

Brocade this week said it is shipping its SDN controller and offering it free for one year.

By Jim Duffy | 21 January, 2015 03:22

Tags: brocade, SDN, Networking, OpenDaylight, Vyatta

Juniper taps switching chief to run product development

Juniper Networks this week tapped security and switching executive Jonathan Davidson to lead its product development group.

By Jim Duffy | 17 January, 2015 03:58

Tags: Ethernet Switch, business management, juniper networks

Why SDN all-stars are heading to Brocade

Why is it that a who's who of SDN developers is landing at Brocade?

By Jim Duffy | 08 January, 2015 07:19

Tags: brocade, SDN, IBM, cisco, ethernet switches, IT management, juniper networks

Will enhanced servers do away with need for switches?

As more and more servers are virtualized, connections between them are increasingly handled by virtual switches running on the same servers, begging the question, does the top of rack data center network switchultimately get subsumed into the server?

By Jim Duffy | 08 January, 2015 02:59

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, Dell, servers, hardware systems, ethernet switches, Data Center

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