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Stories by Jim Duffy

Cisco mulling membership in Google, Microsoft Ethernet group

Cisco is considering joining a handful of companies, including Google and Microsoft, that have defined a specification for 25Gbps and 50Gbps Ethernet for data centers requiring greater than 10/40Gbps.

Written by Jim Duffy09 July 14 06:37

Cisco acquires tiny collaboration company

Cisco last week acquired Assemblage, a maker of browser-to-browser collaboration tools that do not require downloads, plugins or installations.

Written by Jim Duffy30 June 14 23:19

Cisco, NetApp mark progress

Cisco and NetApp say their FlexPod integrated IT infrastructure reference architecture has generated $US3 billion in joint sales since its launch in 2010. FlexPod unit shipments have grown 81 per cent year-over-year, with demand reaching a $US2 billion annualized run rate.

Written by Jim Duffy30 June 14 22:36

Eight Internet things that are not IoT

Cisco's proclamations on the value of the Internet of Things/Everything market -- $14.4 trillion -- would seem to include everything but the kitchen sink... and maybe even that if it's IP-enabled.

Written by Jim Duffy27 June 14 03:15

SDN start-up reaches for its "Wedge"

Pluribus Networks, the SDN start-up with the server/switch combination and network hypervisor/operating system, is looking to make a gradual exit from the hardware end of that market. Pluribus this week said distributor Arrow Electronics will now supply the Pluribus-branded, 1RU E-68 Server-Switch that combines Broadcom Trident II chips with Intel Xeon server-class, multi-core processors.

Written by Jim Duffy26 June 14 04:07

HP refreshes enterprise switch line

HP this week is refreshing its 5400 series switch line with new chassis that features double the switching capacity of its predecessor.

Written by Jim Duffy25 June 14 23:10

3 steps for moving Cisco's Catalyst 6500 to the Nexus 9000

When Cisco launched the Insieme product line last fall, it said it had an aggressive migration program on tap for customers of its 15-year-old Catalyst 6500 to the new Nexus 9000 data center switches.

Written by Jim Duffy20 June 14 02:16

Cisco buys its way into AT&T SDN

Cisco has announced vendor network service orchestration systems for traditional and virtualized networks, and one of the vendors AT&T selected for its Domain 2.0 SDN/NFV project.

Written by Jim Duffy18 June 14 01:34

Cisco to acquire malware prevention company

Cisco this week announced its intent to acquire ThreatGRID, a New York-based maker of malware analysis and threat intelligence technology.

Written by Jim Duffy22 May 14 02:26

Rackspace not a good fit for Cisco, says Chambers

Rackspace doesn't fit Cisco's acquisition profile, CEO John Chambers told a room packed with reporters this week at the company's annual conference and exhibition.

Written by Jim Duffy21 May 14 22:35

In Pictures: Celebrating 25 years of Cisco Networkers

This year, Cisco recognizes the 25th anniversary of its Networkers user conference. To put this run in perspective, here's a timeline of Cisco-specific events interspersed with world, national, cultural and technology milestones that occurred over this period.

Written by Jim Duffy20 May 14 08:50