Stories by Jim Duffy

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.

Cisco lawsuits aside, Arista forges ahead with EOS

As it faces down a litigious assault from rival Cisco, Arista Networks is enhancing its switch operating system to expedite DevOps deployments.

Cisco Catalyst 6500 shops adopting Nexus 9000

SAN JOSE -- By the end of 2015, all of Cisco's Catalyst 6500 data center customers will have deployed the company's new Nexus 9000 switch.

Cisco slaps Arista Networks with patent infringement suit

Cisco today filed two lawsuits against data center switch competitor Arista Networks for allegedly violating its intellectual property.

Cisco seen building momentum in Nexus 9K, ACI

Cisco is getting a lift from apparent momentum behind its Nexus 9000 switches and Application Centric Infrastructure fabric. Investment firm UBS boosted its Cisco stock price targets after discussions with EMEA chief Chris Dedicoat yielded numbers UBS found encouraging.

Juniper unbundles switch hardware, software

The switch/software disaggregation derby has begun.

SDN tools increase WAN efficiency

Configuring, maintaining and changing WAN infrastructure can be a nightmare given the distributed nature of the beast and all the remote touch points, but emerging Software Defined Networking (SDN) tools promise to make these operations more efficient.

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.