Stories by Jim Duffy

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.

Cisco pumping $US1 billion more into Intercloud

Cisco on Monday said it is expanding on its Intercloud multi-Cloud service provider initiative with another $1 billion investment, designed to lead to more products, datacentres and partners.

Cisco names new security chief after Young departs

Cisco has replaces its security leadership after the departure of Senior Vice President Chris Young.

Networking pioneer Bob Metcalfe hails Ethernet-as-a-Service effort

The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) this week announced intentions to define parameters for Ethernet network-as-a-service (NaaS), an effort Ethernet inventor Robert Metcalfe hailed as "a new network paradigm."

Broadcom unveils 25G Ethernet, SDN optimized chip

Broadcom this week announced availability of new Ethernet switch silicon optimized for cloud-scale data centers.

Brocade unveils OpenDaylight SDN controller

Brocade this week unveiled an SDN controller based on open source code from the OpenDaylight multivendor and community consortium.

Cisco acquires OpenStack cloud provider

Cisco this week said it will acquire privately held Metacloud, an operator of private OpenStack clouds for global enterprises.

Cisco gains strength in next-gen firewalls via Sourcefire code

Cisco is bringing technology obtained through last year's acquisition of Sourcefire to its firewalls to enable threat-focused security for enterprises.

Brocade buys NFV mobile analytics assets

Brocade this week today announced that it has acquired the network visibility and analytics technology assets from privately held Vistapointe in an all-cash transaction.

SDN market could hit $US18bn by 2018

The enterprise and data centerSDN market grew 192 per cent in 2013 and is poised to reach $US18 billion by 2018, according to Infonetics Research.