Stories by Jim Duffy

Avaya extends SDN offerings

Avaya this week extended its SDN arsenal with an architecture and supporting products designed to simplify enterprise connectivity and application provisioning.

HP latest to unbundle switch hardware, software

HP has joined the disaggregation party through two partnerships that will produce a branded white box switch capable of running multiple network operating systems.

How network admins can survive SDN

With the advent of SDN, there's been a lot of speculation about the future of the network administrator.

Brocade acquires Riverbed ADC to bolster virtual delivery services

Brocade this week said it will acquire Riverbed Technology's SteelApp product line in an all-cash asset transaction. Terms were not disclosed.

Cisco offers ACI alternative for Nexus 9000 switches

Cisco is adding a new control plane capability to its Nexus 9000 switches for customers not yet opting for or needing a full-blown application policy infrastructure.

Big Switch updates SDN controller options

Big Switch Networks this week rolled out a new release of its cloud fabric software, which includes support for VMware vSphere environments and Dell switches, among other features.

Cisco's evolving software, Cloud strategy will hinge on hardware

The software and expanded Cloud strategy Cisco is announcing this week is an attempt to leverage the company's installed hardware base while addressing the software centrism sweeping the industry.

Datacentre, Cloud, SDN driving Ethernet switch market to $US25bn

The Layer 2-3 Ethernet switch market is expected to exceed $US25 billion in 2019, a compounded annual growth of over 2 per cent from 2014, according to Dell'Oro Group.

SDN start-up says it is best funded in industry

Pluribus Networks, an SDN start-up developing converged compute, network, storage and virtualization systems, said it raised $50 million in a Series D round of funding led by Temasek, an investment company based in Singapore with a net portfolio value of $177 billion.

Brocade offering free SDN for one year

Brocade this week said it is shipping its SDN controller and offering it free for one year.

Juniper taps switching chief to run product development

Juniper Networks this week tapped security and switching executive Jonathan Davidson to lead its product development group.

Why SDN all-stars are heading to Brocade

Why is it that a who's who of SDN developers is landing at Brocade?

Will enhanced servers do away with need for switches?

As more and more servers are virtualized, connections between them are increasingly handled by virtual switches running on the same servers, begging the question, does the top of rack data center network switchultimately get subsumed into the server?

SDN in 2014: A year of non-stop action

The past year was a frantic one in the SDN industry as many players made strategic and tactical moves to either get out ahead of the curve on software-defined networking, or try to offset its momentum.

Cisco was surprised by Arista statements: Chambers

Cisco CEO John Chambers said the company's decision to sue data center switch rival Arista Networks now was made after surprising statements Arista made this year.