Stories by Jim Duffy

Who's really in charge at Cisco?

Key innovators continue to report to Chambers, not new CEO Robbins

Cisco sues HP over VoIP contract

Claims it's owed $58M while HP seeks "full credit" after cancellation

Ethernet switching in high gear in Q2

$5.9 billion market stoked by campus and China

HP serves up its open switches

Accton-based hardware, announced in February, certified by OCP and run multiple OSes

Cisco's SDN controller has a security hole

Cisco has issued software to fix a vulnerability in its SDN controller than allows infiltrators to access the system as root users, with access to root commands.

NFV a hit for OpenDaylight

Almost three quarters of OpenDaylight users plan to use the open source SDN technology for <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2900828/sdn/nfv-and-sdns-will-make-up-the-cloud.html">Network Functions Virtualization</a>, while over half are looking at it for cloud orchestration.

Cisco names two more to new CEO's team

Cisco has named two new executives to the leadership team of new <a href="http://blogs.cisco.com/news/cisco-announces-executive-news">CEO Chuck Robbins, who begins his tenure today</a>.

Cisco kills Invicta storage product line

Cisco has pulled the plug on its troubled <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2173657/lan-wan/cisco-ucs-2-0--flashy-new-data-center-servers-revealed.html">Invicta flash storage appliances</a> in another admission that an acquisition didn't pan out as hoped.

790 could leave Cisco in Technicolor deal

Cisco could transfer or impact as many as 790 employees under terms of <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2952074/cisco-quits-settop-box-market-sells-business-to-technicolor.html">the sale of its Connected Devices business unit (CDBU) to Technicolor</a>.

Time for a Switch

Speeds and feeds as an Ethernet differentiator are over. Ethernet macho will be based much more on offering adaptable consumption models than raw throughput.

Cisco indirect infringement case against Arista dismissed

A federal judge dismissed Cisco's indirect infringement claims against Arista Networks, a complaint that accompanied <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2856972/cisco-subnet/arista-fires-back-at-ciscos-suits.html">a patent and copyright infringement case</a> against its data center rival.

Open source router project administers Lithium

The CloudRouter Project, a months-old effort to open source cloud routing, is announcing first shipment of OpenDaylight's new "Lithium" SDN controller.

United routes root of outage to router

<a href="http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-united-flights-grounded-20150708-story.html">United Airlines blamed a router problem</a> for disrupting service and halting flights for over an hour today. 

Cisco buys cloud-based contract administrator

<a href="http://blogs.cisco.com/news/cisco-announces-news">Cisco this week announced intentions to acquire privately held MaintenanceNet</a>, a provider of cloud-based software to manage recurring customer contracts.

Cisco leading another IoT standards group

Cisco has been named a founding member and director of yet anotherInternet of Things standards group to help promote and encourage use of networked machines.

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