Stories by Jim Duffy

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

Brocade buys NFV mobile analytics assets

Brocade this week today announced that it has acquired the network visibility and analytics technology assets from privately held Vistapointe in an all-cash transaction.

By Jim Duffy | 16 September, 2014 08:03

Tags: business issues, brocade, virtualization, acquisitionsVirtualisation, NFV, Brocade Communications, mobile, Mergers and acquisitions, analytics

SDN market could hit $US18bn by 2018

The enterprise and data centerSDN market grew 192 per cent in 2013 and is poised to reach $US18 billion by 2018, according to Infonetics Research.

By Jim Duffy | 12 September, 2014 06:00

Tags: datacentre, SDN, Networking, Infonetics Research, Data Center

SDN vital to IoT

Two major emerging network trends, Software-defined networking (SDN) and Internet of Things (IoT), are destined to intersect, with one perhaps dependent on the other.

By Jim Duffy | 08 September, 2014 23:30

Tags: Networking

Cisco retools UCS server line

Cisco this week revamped its UCS server line with systems designed to scale form the largest cloud deployment to those with only up to 15 servers.

By Jim Duffy | 04 September, 2014 23:21

Tags: Cisco Systems, Configuration / maintenance, hardware systems, cisco, internet, cloud computing, Data Center, Cisco Subnet

25G driving Ethernet switch market to $25B

The impending arrival of 25G will help drive the Layer 2-3 Ethernet switch market to approach $25 billion in 2018, according to Dell'Oro Group.

By Jim Duffy | 31 July, 2014 22:57

Tags: 10G Ethernet, Configuration / maintenance, Ethernet Switch, 100Gbps Ethernet, Cloud, 25GB Ethernet, hardware systems, internet, cloud computing, Data Center, Dell

Cisco ready to ship ACI controller

Cisco this week announced it will soon ship its Application Centric Infrastructure controller and rolled out other extensions across its data center portfolio.

By Jim Duffy | 29 July, 2014 23:03

Tags: business issues, Networking, LAN, cisco, M1, Components, ethernet switches, Boards -- other, LAN & WAN

Juniper jettisons mobile security business

Juniper Networks has divested its mobile security product line, selling the assets to a private equity firm for $250 million.

By Jim Duffy | 23 July, 2014 08:07

Tags: divestiture, quarterly earnings report, security, juniper, mobile security, juniper networks

IEEE forms 25G Ethernet study group

On the heels of the formation of a vendor consortium to promote the need, the IEEE this week said it will explore standardization of 25Gbps Ethernet.

By Jim Duffy | 23 July, 2014 03:56

Tags: Ethernet, Configuration / maintenance, EE, Ethernet Switch, 25GB Ethernet, hardware systems, cisco, Data Center

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