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Bio: Jim Duffy covers Cisco Systems, Internet and enterprise routing, and switching. Follow him on Twitter @Jim_Duffy.

Areas of Interest: Networking


  • Brocade this week announced broad support for OpenFlow 1.3 across its IP product line to extend SDNs beyond research and academia and into commercial and enterprise networks.

    24 weeks 3 days ago

  • Juniper Networks this week at Mobile World Congress is expanding its carrier SDN portfolio with controller and management products designed to accelerate customized service creation and provisioning.

    25 weeks 4 days ago

  • Juniper Networks, as promised, this week announced a new integrated operating plan (IOP) to refocus the company on high growth segments in the networking industry.

    25 weeks 6 days ago

  • Nokia is reportedly considering acquiring Juniper Networks and combining it with its Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) business to increase U.S. service provider market penetration.

    26 weeks 2 hours ago

  • Enterprise adoption of SDNs is lagging that of service providers due to several factors, primarily the criticality of the network itself.

    27 weeks 1 day ago

  • SDN start-up Big Switch Networks is ready to embark on a new chapter after rebooting its business late last summer.

    27 weeks 2 days ago

  • Almost a year after OpenDaylight's introduction was deluged with skepticism, the open source SDN consortium is still struggling to improve industry perception despite meeting many of its initial goals.

    28 weeks 1 day ago

  • OpenDaylight, the vendor-heavy consortium developing an open source SDN framework, has announced that its first software release is available for download.

    28 weeks 2 days ago

  • IBM is reportedly looking to sell its software defined networking business for $1 billion.

    29 weeks 2 hours ago

  • Cisco this week is unveiling an enterprise version of its Insieme controller that's intended to allow IT to extend policy-based automation and configuration to WAN and access networks.

    29 weeks 2 days ago

  • Dell this week said it would resell start-up Cumulus Networks' Linux operating system in an effort to broaden the appeal of its fixed-configuration switches.

    29 weeks 2 days ago

  • Cisco this week unveiled the second generation of its successful data center server system with versions that incorporate solid state flash memory designed to speed data access and cut power usage.

    30 weeks 1 hour ago

  • Cisco this week unveiled the second generation of its successful data center server system with versions that incorporate solid state flash memory designed to speed data access and cut power usage.

    30 weeks 9 hours ago

  • Brocade late last week said it has sold its network adapter business to QLogic to better focus on data center fabrics and software defined networking.

    30 weeks 2 days ago

  • SDN startup Anuta Networks has unveiled its second product, a network services virtualization systems for midsize and large enterprises.

    31 weeks 30 min ago

  • Activist investor Elliott Management, which last week made an unsolicited bid to buy Riverbed Technology, this week took a 6.2% stake in Juniper Networks.

    31 weeks 3 days ago

  • Brocade has named former Cisco and Juniper engineer Benson Schliesser as distinguished engineer, responsible for helping shape the company's network virtualization strategy.

    31 weeks 6 days ago

  • Last year saw tons of activity in software-defined networking, including the introduction of Cisco's response to the hardware-marginalizing trend. This year promises to be no different for SDN.

    33 weeks 8 hours ago

  • Cisco this week acquired, a Boston-based developer of mobile collaboration applications.

    35 weeks 2 days ago

  • This past year saw several major events and product introductions unfold at Cisco, beginning with an effort to connect cars to the Internet and ending with a solid pipeline in place for its new data center switches and fabric technology. The following is a review of the highlights of the year that was at Cisco, 2013.

    35 weeks 2 days ago

  • Juniper Networks this week said it is acquiring WANDL, a maker of network planning, management, design and optimization software for service providers, for $60 million.

    35 weeks 2 days ago

  • Next year will see demonstrable evidence of the Internet of Things, real-time communications on the Web, and SDN-enabled platforms with killer applications for them.

    37 weeks 7 hours ago

  • Now that Extreme Networks has closed its acquisition of Enterasys, it's time to focus on the task at hand as a company twice its previous size.

    38 weeks 2 days ago

  • Cisco's introduction of the Insieme Networks product line and strategy was the most anticipated networking announcement in almost two years. It represents Cisco's response to the software-defined networking trend pervading the industry, and threatening Cisco's dominance and profits. While not a watershed moment – Insieme didn't change Cisco's modus operandii, as explained below -- Insieme is nonetheless one of the most important events and product introductions in Cisco's history. Here are 10 things we learned or have yet to learn from the Insieme launch:

    38 weeks 6 days ago

  • The Open Compute Project this week announced that it is considering four contributions for development of an open, operating system-agnostic data center switch it announced six months ago.

    40 weeks 2 days ago

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