Networking News, Features, and Interviews

  • Arista infringes on Cisco networking patents, trade agency says

    In a move that could lead to a ban on selling its products in the United States, the US International Trade Commission has ruled that Arista does in fact infringe on a number of Cisco’s technology patents.
    Arista now must decide if it wants to ask the US government to overturn the so-called “import ban” or ask that an appeals court toss the decision, observers say. It could also decide to build products in the US – a move that Cisco says would “not only would violate the ITC orders, but the federal court has the authority to enjoin local manufacturing of infringing products.”

    24 June 16 09:24 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Is Apstra SDN? Same idea, different angle

    One of the main goals of SDN (software-defined networking) is to make networks more agile to meet the changing demands of applications. A new Silicon Valley startup, Apstra, says it has an easier way to do the same thing.

    22 June 16 21:49 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Under the hood of Cisco’s Tetration Analytics platform

    Cisco’s entrance into the data center analytics market with the introduction of Tetration is the culmination of two years worth of wrangling various open source projects and developing proprietary algorithms in the areas of big data, streaming analytics and machine learning.

    21 June 16 06:18 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Virtual reality no longer just a hobby for these Cisco employees

    It might surprise you that Cisco, one of the more acquisitive network companies around, hasn’t joined the fray of multi-million and multi-billion virtual and augmented reality acquisitions and investments yet. Then again, Cisco now can look internally for a growing amount expertise in that field.

    15 June 16 20:42 Written by Bob Brown
  • Cisco unearths its inner startup culture via companywide innovation contest

    For a giant 30-plus-year-old company, Cisco has a reputation for keeping things fresh via spin-ins, buyouts and venture investments. But late last year, the vendor launched the Innovate Everywhere Challenge just to make sure it wasn’t overlooking any great new ideas among its 74,000 employees.

    15 June 16 20:42 Written by Bob Brown
  • This startup may have built the world's fastest networking switch chip

    Barefoot Networks is making what it calls a fully programmable switch platform. It calls the Tofino series of switch chips the world’s fastest, at 6.5Tbps (bits per second). Plus, its architecture gives networking vendors near-total freedom to develop new switching software.

    15 June 16 06:29 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Four top innovators are leaving Cisco

    Four Cisco Systems executives who led “spin-in” ventures that became important parts of the company have resigned.

    07 June 16 10:09 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Juniper's new access switches add to its cloud-focused lineup

    Juniper Networks’ Unite architecture is living up to its name, bringing more enterprise network gear into its system for simplified management and scaling. The latest additions to the lineup are entry-level and midrange access switches that also include other features for ease of use.

    27 May 16 07:11 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Cisco ACI and VMware NSX kumbaya?

    Comments by Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins last week that the networking giant is open to collaborations with VMware in virtual networking raise the question: Just how would Cisco's ACI and VMware's NSX platforms could work together?

    26 May 16 06:54 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Cisco's Meraki spreads its cloud to voice

    If you manage your whole LAN in the cloud, why not add in the desk phones, too? That's what Cisco's Meraki division has done. Its first phone, the MC74, can be managed on the same dashboard Meraki provides for its switches, Wi-Fi access points, security devices and other infrastructure.

    25 May 16 06:20 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Facebook's plan to disrupt cellular gets big-name support

    Several of the world's largest cellular carriers, representing almost 1.3 billion subscribers, have pledged support to a Facebook project that aims to dramatically reduce the cost of building and expanding wireless data networks.

    25 May 16 02:56 Written by Martyn Williams

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