Stories by Jim Duffy

NFV a hit for OpenDaylight

Almost three quarters of OpenDaylight users plan to use the open source SDN technology for Network Functions Virtualization, 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 CEO Chuck Robbins, who begins his tenure today.

Cisco kills Invicta storage product line

Cisco has pulled the plug on its troubled Invicta flash storage appliances 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 the sale of its Connected Devices business unit (CDBU) to Technicolor.

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 patent and copyright infringement case 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

United Airlines blamed a router problem for disrupting service and halting flights for over an hour today.

Cisco buys cloud-based contract administrator

Cisco this week announced intentions to acquire privately held MaintenanceNet, 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.

Cisco invests in virtual networker

Following a high-level visit to France, Cisco this week invested in 6WIND, a developer of packet processing software for virtual networks.

Juniper scales down the Internet core

Juniper Networks this week extended its core router lineup with a compact, fixed-configuration model capable of 3Tbps.

Enterprise disaggregation is inevitable

Back in March, the issue was raised whether disaggregation -- decoupling network software from hardware for choice and flexibility -- could play in the enterprise as well as the service provider realm.

Arista has a controller now too

Arista Networks this week unveiled what essentially is a centralized controller for its data center and cloud switches.

Here comes bare metal and NFV for the enterprise

Two hardware vendors this week unveiled products to bring commodity switching and virtualization to enterprises through service providers.