Stories by Jim Duffy

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.

SDN vital to IoT

Two major emerging network trends, Software-defined networking (SDN) and Internet of Things (IoT), are destined to intersect, with one perhaps dependent on the other.

Cisco retools UCS server line

Cisco this week revamped its UCS server line with systems designed to scale form the largest cloud deployment to those with only up to 15 servers.

25G driving Ethernet switch market to $25B

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

Cisco this week announced it will soon ship its Application Centric Infrastructure controller and rolled out other extensions across its data center portfolio.

Juniper jettisons mobile security business

Juniper Networks has divested its mobile security product line, selling the assets to a private equity firm for $250 million.

IEEE forms 25G Ethernet study group

On the heels of the formation of a vendor consortium to promote the need, the IEEE this week said it will explore standardization of 25Gbps Ethernet.

Big Switch aims to control the cloud with SDN product

Big Switch Networks this week is unveiling an SDN controller designed to bring Google-like hyperscale networking to enterprises.

Cisco enterprise controller going through paces

Cisco is adding its APIC Enterprise Module, an enterprise controller for its programmable Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), to its software development community to ready it for general release.

Cisco, Microsoft chasing clouds

Cisco has expanded its data center arrangement with Microsoft with a multiyear sales and go-to-market effort for integrated products. The deal builds upon one agreed to 15 months ago, when the two companies combined cloud offerings under their respective Cisco Unified Data Center and Microsoft Fast Track 3.0 architectures.

Open user group specs out SDN expectations

The Open Networking User Group (ONUG) this week established working groups to address what it sees as the biggest pain points in networking and issued a white paper describing the current challenges and future needs.

Arista targets at Big Data, IP storage with 100G to leaf switches

Arista Networks this week unveiled a fixed configuration top-of-rack switch with 100G Ethernet uplinks for congestion-sensitive big data, streaming video and IP storage workloads.

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