Stories by Jim Duffy

IoT in the enterprise up three-fold, study finds

Internet of Things deployment in the enterprise has increased 333% since 2012, according to research from an Internet of Things company.

Extreme extends SDN products, partners

Extreme Networks this week announced new products and technology partners for its Software Defined Architecture data center product line.

Alcatel-Lucent virtualises WANs and routers

Alcatel-Lucent's Nuage Networks SDN venture has broadened its product line to tackle enterprise WANs, an increasingly vital market for the technology.

Juniper virtualizes MX router to help companies more rapidly turn-up services

Juniper Networks this week introduced a virtualized version of its MX Series 3D edge router to fulfill carrier requirements for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

Brocade beefs up campus with SDN, new stackable

Brocade this week rolled out new and enhanced campus switches designed to better support mobility, social networking and cloud data traffic in the enterprise.

AT&T, others launch OpenDaylight SDN alternative

Despite the building momentum behind OpenDaylight's open source SDN project, not everyone is behind it.

SDN company goes open source

Japanese SDN company Midokura is giving away its keystone product.

Internet2 slices network

The Internet2 this week said it can now demonstrate a nationwide virtualized multitenant network that operates as multiple discrete, private networks.

Big Switch rolls out SDN starter kits

SDN pioneer Big Switch Networks this week is expected to unveil "starter kits" designed for its Big Cloud Fabric product that began shipping in September amidst a stream of positive product reviews.

HP unveils Cloud config manager

HP has unveiled a network virtualisation system for large enterprise and cloud providers designed to simplify network configuration.

Cisco exec: Turnover in engineering no problem

The engineering reorganization currently underway at Cisco is intended to streamline product development and delivery to customers, Cisco says.

Open source startup targeting DevOps-defined networking

A software startup debuted this week proposing software-defined networking to Docker, the open source software for creating Linux application virtualization containers.

Only 14 U.S. states have handheld-while-driving bans

Even though use of handheld devices while driving has become a dangerous and growing epidemic in the US, many states still have not enacted nor enforce a usage ban.

Cisco, EMC consortium debuts new Cloud gear

VCE, the converged infrastructure consortium of Cisco and EMC, this week unveiled new and enhanced data center IT systems, including an all-flash memory platform for mixed workloads.

Cisco bulks up branch routers for cloud

NEW YORK -- Cisco is fortifying its ISR branch routers to give users more options when accessing cloud services and backing up primary links.