Stories by Jim Duffy

Cisco names two more to new CEO's team

Cisco has named two new executives to the leadership team of new CEO Chuck Robbins, who begins his tenure today.

By Jim Duffy | 28 July, 2015 00:19

Tags: cisco, careers, IT management, Hilton

Cisco kills Invicta storage product line

Cisco has pulled the plug on its troubled Invicta flash storage appliances in another admission that an acquisition didn't pan out as hoped.

By Jim Duffy | 25 July, 2015 01:08

Tags: network storage, storage, cisco, 21

790 could leave Cisco in Technicolor deal

Cisco could transfer or impact as many as 790 employees under terms of the sale of its Connected Devices business unit (CDBU) to Technicolor.

By Jim Duffy | 24 July, 2015 06:14

Tags: cisco, 21, careers, IT management, Hilton

Time for a Switch

Speeds and feeds as an Ethernet differentiator are over. Ethernet macho will be based much more on offering adaptable consumption models than raw throughput.

By Jim Duffy | 24 July, 2015 03:40

Tags: Dell, Networking, None, Cisco Subnet

Cisco indirect infringement case against Arista dismissed

A federal judge dismissed Cisco's indirect infringement claims against Arista Networks, a complaint that accompanied a patent and copyright infringement case against its data center rival.

By Jim Duffy | 16 July, 2015 03:32

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, hardware systems, cisco, Data Center

Open source router project administers Lithium

The CloudRouter Project, a months-old effort to open source cloud routing, is announcing first shipment of OpenDaylight's new "Lithium" SDN controller.

By Jim Duffy | 15 July, 2015 23:20

Tags: IBM, Networking, Lithium, CloudBees, OpenDaylight, fedora, software-defined networking (SDN), routers, networking hardware

United routes root of outage to router

United Airlines blamed a router problem for disrupting service and halting flights for over an hour today.

By Jim Duffy | 09 July, 2015 06:26

Tags: networking hardware, United Airlines, alcatel-lucent, Networking, routers

Cisco buys cloud-based contract administrator

Cisco this week announced intentions to acquire privately held MaintenanceNet, a provider of cloud-based software to manage recurring customer contracts.

By Jim Duffy | 07 July, 2015 23:27

Tags: OpenDNS, 21, cloud computing, internet

Cisco leading another IoT standards group

Cisco has been named a founding member and director of yet anotherInternet of Things standards group to help promote and encourage use of networked machines.

By Jim Duffy | 07 July, 2015 05:54

Tags: BT, IBM, linux foundation, accenture, AllSeen Alliance, intel, internet, Open Interconnect Consortium, forum, Google, broadcom, Internet of Things

Cisco invests in virtual networker

Following a high-level visit to France, Cisco this week invested in 6WIND, a developer of packet processing software for virtual networks.

By Jim Duffy | 07 July, 2015 02:12

Tags: servers, hardware systems

Juniper scales down the Internet core

Juniper Networks this week extended its core router lineup with a compact, fixed-configuration model capable of 3Tbps.

By Jim Duffy | 27 June, 2015 02:43

Tags: cloud computing, internet, X1, juniper networks

Enterprise disaggregation is inevitable

Back in March, the issue was raised whether disaggregation -- decoupling network software from hardware for choice and flexibility -- could play in the enterprise as well as the service provider realm.

By Jim Duffy | 26 June, 2015 06:58

Tags: business issues, SDN, at&t, Ciena

Arista has a controller now too

Arista Networks this week unveiled what essentially is a centralized controller for its data center and cloud switches.

By Jim Duffy | 24 June, 2015 00:24

Tags: Microsoft, Nuage Networks, Red Hat, cloud computing, internet, Arista Networks, VMware, rackspace, HP, palo alto networks, Dell

Here comes bare metal and NFV for the enterprise

Two hardware vendors this week unveiled products to bring commodity switching and virtualization to enterprises through service providers.

By Jim Duffy | 23 June, 2015 06:50

Tags: business issues, Virtuali, SDN, at&t, Ciena

Enterprises lukewarm to SDNs

Even though service providers are well on their way with SDNs, enterprise adoption of the technology is slowed by a host of issues.

By Jim Duffy | 20 June, 2015 02:53

Tags: SDN, no company, Networking, cloud computing, internet

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