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Stories by Jim Duffy

Enterasys enhances data center offerings

Enterasys this week unveiled new switches, software and management products to enhance the automation and centralized control of data center operations.

Written by Jim Duffy18 June 13 14:31

Big Switch lowers forecast for OpenDaylight SDN effort

Citing concerns over technical and market direction, Big Switch Networks has downgraded its participation in the OpenDaylight consortium, a multivendor effort to define an open source SDN framework.

Written by Jim Duffy05 June 13 14:43

Cisco acquires IT energy management technology

Cisco this week announced its intent to acquire privately held JouleX, a developer of enterprise IT energy management tools, for $107 million in cash.

Written by Jim Duffy29 May 13 16:13

Cisco appealing EU approval of Microsoft/Skype union, again

Cisco is reportedly attempting to persuade Europe's second-highest court that it should overturn the European Union's approval of the Microsoft/Skype union, an $8.5 billion blockbuster originally announced by the companies two years ago.

Written by Jim Duffy28 May 13 21:04

10 things you may not know about Ethernet

Ethernet's value to networking and IT is well established over the past 40 years. But did you know that "Ethernet" refers to two slightly different ways of sending information between endpoints on a LAN? That and some other perhaps lesser known facts about this 40-year-old technology are reviewed here:

Written by Jim Duffy20 May 13 13:50

What's next for Ethernet?

Internet traffic will quadruple in five years and the number of mobile Internet connections will exceed the world's population by 2017, according to Cisco research.

Written by Jim Duffy20 May 13 13:49

The cloud's the limit for new Arista, Brocade and HP switches

Cloud scaling will be all the switching rage at this week’s Interop. Three major vendors last week took their platforms deeper into and then beyond the data center, outdueling each other on server access density and software programmability, two key attributes needed for the virtualized goldmine called the cloud. And in so doing, they have raised the bar and perhaps set the stage for one of the more anticipated announcements in SDN switching from Cisco spin-in Insieme.

Written by Jim Duffy06 May 13 11:14

Brocade unleashes a data center barrage

Brocade this week extended its data center networking portfolio with hardware and software enhancements designed to better integrate and align physical and virtual resources.

Written by Jim Duffy30 April 13 14:08