Stories by Jim Duffy

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

SDN in 2014: A year of non-stop action

The past year was a frantic one in the SDN industry as many players made strategic and tactical moves to either get out ahead of the curve on software-defined networking, or try to offset its momentum.

By Jim Duffy | 23 December, 2014 07:35

Tags: open source, Virtuali, alcatel-lucent, SDN, at&t, Year in review 2014, software, cloud computing, internet

Cisco was surprised by Arista statements: Chambers

Cisco CEO John Chambers said the company's decision to sue data center switch rival Arista Networks now was made after surprising statements Arista made this year.

By Jim Duffy | 12 December, 2014 11:08

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, hardware systems, lawsuit, Data Center, Arista Networks

Cisco lawsuits aside, Arista forges ahead with EOS

As it faces down a litigious assault from rival Cisco, Arista Networks is enhancing its switch operating system to expedite DevOps deployments.

By Jim Duffy | 11 December, 2014 00:50

Tags: Networking, Ethernet Switch, cisco, lawsuit, ethernet switches, switches, Arista Networks, Arista, networking hardware

Cisco Catalyst 6500 shops adopting Nexus 9000

SAN JOSE -- By the end of 2015, all of Cisco's Catalyst 6500 data center customers will have deployed the company's new Nexus 9000 switch.

By Jim Duffy | 10 December, 2014 13:16

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, catalyst, SDN, Ethernet Switch, cisco, hardware systems, ethernet switches, Data Center

Cisco slaps Arista Networks with patent infringement suit

Cisco today filed two lawsuits against data center switch competitor Arista Networks for allegedly violating its intellectual property.

By Jim Duffy | 06 December, 2014 03:49

Tags: patents, intellectual property, cisco, None, legal, Cisco Subnet

Cisco seen building momentum in Nexus 9K, ACI

Cisco is getting a lift from apparent momentum behind its Nexus 9000 switches and Application Centric Infrastructure fabric. Investment firm UBS boosted its Cisco stock price targets after discussions with EMEA chief Chris Dedicoat yielded numbers UBS found encouraging.

By Jim Duffy | 05 December, 2014 05:20

Tags: IBM, Networking, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), cisco, ethernet switches, Kno, UBS, Cisco Subnet, emc, HP, SDN

Juniper unbundles switch hardware, software

The switch/software disaggregation derby has begun.

By Jim Duffy | 05 December, 2014 01:04

Tags: networking hardware, SDN, Networking, ethernet switches, X1, switches, juniper networks, Facebook

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