Networking News, Features, and Interviews

  • 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
  • Networks need automation -- just ask the U.S. military

    IT professionals are looking to software-defined networking to automate what are still complex and vulnerable systems controlled by human engineers. Major General Sarah Zabel knows where they’re coming from.

    12 May 16 00:52 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Verizon strike taking trickle-down toll on business customers

    With the strike by Verizon union members now in its fourth week – and no settlement appearing near -- frustrations born of service delays and cancelations remain primarily the bane of consumers, although business customers are also taking on collateral damage, some of which may not be visible to the untrained eye.

    06 May 16 06:11 Written by Paul McNamara
  • Top drone startups find venture capital flying their way

    With unmanned aerial vehicles (i.e., drones) here to stay, entrepreneurs are pouncing on the opportunity to safeguard people from having these flying machines drop in unexpectedly and venture capitalists are buying in.

    21 April 16 23:53 Written by Bob Brown
  • Trade commission will review contentious Cisco-Arista patent dispute

    Specifically the ITC granted full review of the three patents that Arista is allegedly infringing under the initial determination issued by the presiding judge on Feb 2. In February, the ITC made an initial determination that Arista infringed on three Cisco patents in its switches -- patents associated with a central database for managing configuration data (SysDB) and private VLANs.

    13 April 16 08:42 Written by Michael Cooney

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