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  • 25G driving Ethernet switch market to $25B

    Posted July 31, 2014 - 2:55 pm

    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.
  • Cisco ready to ship ACI controller

    Posted July 29, 2014 - 12:01 pm

    Cisco announced it will soon ship its Application Centric Infrastructure controller and rolled out other extensions across its data center portfolio.
  • HP refreshes enterprise switch line

    Posted June 25, 2014 - 2:16 pm

    HP this week is refreshing its 5400 series switch line with new chassis that features double the switching capacity of its predecessor.
  • Enterprise and service provider networking port revenues reach $39B

    Posted April 23, 2014 - 2:51 pm

    Routers, switches and other networking gear became a $39 billion market in 2013, as 40G took hold in the data center and 100G became the new standard for service providers, according to the latest research from Infonetics.
  • Cisco gets fresh mid-range router competition

    Posted March 21, 2014 - 10:57 am

    OneAccess, the branch office router company that's a major competitor to Cisco overseas, is launching new products for the mid-range router market.
  • Brocade exits network adapter business

    Posted January 22, 2014 - 12:33 pm

    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.
  • Juniper keeps its simplification promise

    Posted June 13, 2013 - 4:06 pm

    As promised, Juniper has added automation and orchestration features to its campus and data center switches, including OpenStack support.
  • New Cisco core router boasts 10X capacity of original

    Posted June 12, 2013 - 1:08 pm

    Cisco this week is upgrading its Internet core routers with the CRS-X, a system whose capacity is 10x that of what the initial CRS offered when introduced 10 years ago.
  • 8 essential features you need in a business router

    Posted May 19, 2013 - 7:45 am

    It's not enough to offer the latest wireless standard. Make sure the router that will support your office is up to snuff.
  • Commodity hardware will be hallmark of SDN networks

    Posted May 9, 2013 - 11:58 am

    Don’t get too attached to your specialized network hardware – you’re not going to need it in the future, says one researcher.
  • Interop planning guide 2013

    Posted April 22, 2013 - 1:17 pm

    It's that time of the year again: Interop is almost here.
  • F5 to launch AWS editions of BIG-IP products

    Posted November 16, 2012 - 4:15 pm

    Network appliance maker F5 will officially announce a new virtual edition of its flagship BIG-IP technology specifically designed for use with Amazon Web Services cloud instances at the AWS re: Invent conference in Las Vegas at the end of the month.
  • Mellanox has an answer to Cisco, Arista

    Posted October 15, 2012 - 11:11 am

    Data center switch maker Mellanox Technologies this week unveiled a new processor designed to optimize its switches for software-defined networking (SDN).
  • Aging hardware drives core router and switch upgrades

    Posted September 12, 2012 - 10:29 am

    IT departments are grappling with aging network equipment while also juggling demand for new network projects such as unified communications and mobile device management, reports TheInfoPro.
  • Cisco acknowledges killing Flip cam didn't solve finances; may cut 10,000 jobs

    Posted July 12, 2011 - 2:12 pm

    Everything in the IT industry is about networking right now. Cloud, virtualization, mobile, security, Internet, web dev -- everything. So why is the networking leader cutting 14 percent of workforce?
  • Cisco fabric launch seeks to undermine Arista, IBM

    Posted June 15, 2011 - 10:47 am

    In an effort to thwart the momentum of Arista Networks and IBM's BLADE Network Technologies business, Cisco this week announced what it claims is the first high-performance trading fabric optimized for the financial markets industry.
  • Juniper merges network core elements to cut carrier costs

    Posted March 3, 2011 - 9:54 am

    Juniper Networks is developing a massive switch that could replace traditional IP (Internet Protocol) routers in the core of service-provider networks and combine optical and electronic technologies that today exist in separate systems with dedicated staffs.
  • QLogic unveils new generation of 10G adapters

    Posted October 7, 2010 - 10:21 pm

    QLogic this week unveiled its third-generation 10Gbps adapters that feature, among other capabilities, concurrent protocol processing and ‘switch agnostic' virtual machine communication.
  • Brocade set to unveil 100G Ethernet

    Posted September 1, 2010 - 9:01 pm

    Brocade will soon unveil 100Gbps Ethernet additions to its switching and routing product line, in what the company claims is its most significant Ethernet/IP product rollout since acquiring Foundry Networks in 2008.
  • Brocade 10 GbE CNAs Qualified and Available

    Posted May 3, 2010 - 10:28 am

    Brocade announced that its best-in-class 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) have been successfully qualified and are available from EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM and NetApp. This distinction serves to further validate Brocade's market position as a leader in high-performance CNA solutions that help enable network convergence.
  • Cisco exec touts new core router's 100G Ethernet, energy efficiency

    Posted March 10, 2010 - 4:52 pm

    Cisco's new CRS-3 core router, which the company has boasted will "forever change the Internet," will come with 100Gbps Ethernet interfaces and 322Tbps multichassis interconnect capability at first customer shipment.
  • Review

    Review: Dell PowerConnect 8024F hits 10G paydirt

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 10:40 pm

    Dell's 24-port 10G switch packs a lot of bandwidth into its 1U form factor and backs it up with redundant power supplies and full Layer-3 switching -- at less than $500 per port
  • HP resells QLogic edge switches; is Cisco relationship cooling?

    Posted February 18, 2010 - 4:12 pm

    HP announced today it is reselling QLogic's 8Gbit/sec stackable edge Fibre Channel switches as part of its StorageWorks line of products, a move some say may indicate a cooling between HP and another partner, Cisco.

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