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Internet2 slices network

The Internet2 this week said it can now demonstrate a nationwide virtualized multitenant network that operates as multiple discrete, private networks.

By Jim Duffy | 30 October, 2014 08:11

Tags: SDN, Networking, Internet2

Big Switch rolls out SDN starter kits

SDN pioneer Big Switch Networks this week is expected to unveil "starter kits" designed for its Big Cloud Fabric product that began shipping in September amidst a stream of positive product reviews.

By Jim Duffy | 27 October, 2014 23:06

Tags: virtualization, SDN, iaas

HP unveils Cloud config manager

HP has unveiled a network virtualisation system for large enterprise and cloud providers designed to simplify network configuration.

By Jim Duffy | 18 October, 2014 04:52

Tags: HP, SDN, internet, cloud computing

Cisco exec: Turnover in engineering no problem

The engineering reorganization currently underway at Cisco is intended to streamline product development and delivery to customers, Cisco says.

By Jim Duffy | 18 October, 2014 04:40

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, mobility, hardware systems, cisco, Data Center, Cisco Subnet

Open source startup targeting DevOps-defined networking

A software startup debuted this week proposing software-defined networking to Docker, the open source software for creating Linux application virtualization containers.

By Jim Duffy | 16 October, 2014 23:36

Tags: SDN, cisco, OpenDaylight, internet, cloud computing, Red Hat, KT, HP, Docker, Dell

Only 14 U.S. states have handheld-while-driving bans

Even though use of handheld devices while driving has become a dangerous and growing epidemic in the US, many states still have not enacted nor enforce a usage ban.

By Jim Duffy | 11 October, 2014 03:18

Tags: consumer electronics, smartphones, Virginia Tech, IHS

Cisco, EMC consortium debuts new Cloud gear

VCE, the converged infrastructure consortium of Cisco and EMC, this week unveiled new and enhanced data center IT systems, including an all-flash memory platform for mixed workloads.

By Jim Duffy | 08 October, 2014 03:16

Tags: IBM, Nutanix, hitachi, internet, netapp, cloud computing, emc, VMware, Oracle, HP, Dell, IDC, cisco

Cisco bulks up branch routers for cloud

NEW YORK -- Cisco is fortifying its ISR branch routers to give users more options when accessing cloud services and backing up primary links.

By Jim Duffy | 02 October, 2014 23:16

Tags: software license, Cisco Systems, Cloud, cisco, internet, cloud computing, branch routers, ISR

Cisco pumping $US1 billion more into Intercloud

Cisco on Monday said it is expanding on its Intercloud multi-Cloud service provider initiative with another $1 billion investment, designed to lead to more products, datacentres and partners.

By Jim Duffy | 30 September, 2014 01:12

Tags: Amazon Web Services, Configuration / maintenance, hardware systems, cisco, internet, cloud computing, Data Center, private cloud, public cloud

Cisco names new security chief after Young departs

Cisco has replaces its security leadership after the departure of Senior Vice President Chris Young.

By Jim Duffy | 26 September, 2014 07:51

Tags: business issues, Sourcefire Realtime Network Awareness, personnel, Cisco Systems, security, Chris Young, cisco, executive departures, VMware

Networking pioneer Bob Metcalfe hails Ethernet-as-a-Service effort

The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) this week announced intentions to define parameters for Ethernet network-as-a-service (NaaS), an effort Ethernet inventor Robert Metcalfe hailed as "a new network paradigm."

By Jim Duffy | 25 September, 2014 06:39

Tags: Carrier services, Ethernet, Networking, Ethernet Switch

Broadcom unveils 25G Ethernet, SDN optimized chip

Broadcom this week announced availability of new Ethernet switch silicon optimized for cloud-scale data centers.

By Jim Duffy | 25 September, 2014 03:05

Tags: SDN, Ethernet Switch, Networking, broadcom, Ethernet switching, Components, switches, processors, networking hardware

Brocade unveils OpenDaylight SDN controller

Brocade this week unveiled an SDN controller based on open source code from the OpenDaylight multivendor and community consortium.

By Jim Duffy | 23 September, 2014 00:41

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, open source, SDN, hardware systems, Brocade Communications, software, Data Center

Cisco acquires OpenStack cloud provider

Cisco this week said it will acquire privately held Metacloud, an operator of private OpenStack clouds for global enterprises.

By Jim Duffy | 17 September, 2014 23:47

Tags: mergers & acquisitions, Metacloud, cisco, internet, cloud computing, OpenStack

Cisco gains strength in next-gen firewalls via Sourcefire code

Cisco is bringing technology obtained through last year's acquisition of Sourcefire to its firewalls to enable threat-focused security for enterprises.

By Jim Duffy | 16 September, 2014 23:22

Tags: firewalls, Cisco Systems, mergers & acquisitions, security, cisco

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