Stories by Jim Duffy

HP buying SDN company for NFV

HP this week signed a definitive agreement to acquire ConteXtream, a provider of OpenDaylight-based SDNs for service providers.

Cisco bypassed Russian sanctions to continue sales: report

Cisco reportedly skirted US sanctions in order to sell networking equipment to Russia's military.

Alcatel-Lucent uses SDN to meld IP, optical services

Alcatel-Lucent this week extended its carrier SDN product line with an automation and network control system designed to accelerate service provisioning from multivendor IP and optical infrastructure.

Cisco, Chambers looking for one last shot at VMware?

Reports surfaced last week that Cisco may be close to buying hyperconvergence start-up Nutanix.

Nuage visualizes the SDN

Nuage Networks this week released an application designed to better integrate physical and virtual networks.

Big Switch SDN update aids VMware integration, bare metal monitoring

Big Switch Networks rolled out new versions of its SDN-based cloud fabric and monitoring applications which feature tighter integration with VMware, among other enhancements.

Cisco: Deal for Tropo will ease integration of communication into cloud apps

Cisco this week announced intentions to acquire Tropo, a developer of software designed to embed real-time communications within cloud applications.

Cisco's Chambers: A retrospective

You don't become one of the most admired and successful CEOs in Silicon Valley and in all of business by doing many things wrong.

In Pictures: How Cisco's Chambers kept a high profile

Cisco CEO, John Chambers, has rubbed elbows with many business, political and entertainment VIPs during his 20 years at the helm

Cisco packing lots into new Catalyst Ethernet switch

Cisco next month will unveil an Ethernet switch designed for campus aggregation but in a space saving form factor that's smaller than previous models.

Extreme outlines SDN policy

Extreme Networks this week said it will support a community-developed policy framework in its SDN controller as well as tighter integration with Microsoft's unified communications platform.

Cisco secures its SDN

Cisco is looking to provide threat protection for data centers and clouds by integrating acquired security technology with its programmable, policy-based networking portfolio.

Linux vendor Cumulus rolls out management pack

LAS VEGAS -- Linux network operating system developer Cumulus Networks this week at Interop rolled out a management platform that provides a common interface and operational process for data center racks.

HP switches fortify campus SDNs

HP this week strengthened its campus networking portfolio with modules for a switch chassis it announced almost a year ago, and an SDN-based management application.

Dell takes on Cisco and Juniper with 100G data center switch

Dell this week extended its arsenal of data center Ethernet switches, highlighted by a 100G device with ports dividable into 25G and 50G channels.

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