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Stories by Jim Duffy

Cisco-funded startup unveils breakthrough router, targets SDNs

A Cisco-funded router startup has unveiled its first product, which the company says implements breakthrough silicon-to-photonics circuitry for scaling service provider networks and enabling them for software-defined networking (SDN).

Written by Jim Duffy12 March 13 13:37

Cisco adds app performance to branch routers

Cisco this week extended the software capabilities of its ISR branch routers with previously separate security and application performance features, including WAN optimization.

Written by Jim Duffy12 March 13 13:10

Driven by 10G, Ethernet switches buck economic headwinds

The Ethernet switch market eked out modest growth in 2012 against the backdrop of an uncertain global economy, underscored by weakness in Europe and lower public sector spending.

Written by Jim Duffy04 March 13 23:42

Cisco, EMC data center coalition feels on solid ground

There's been a lot of speculation on what the future holds for VCE, the converged data center infrastructure coalition formed by Cisco, EMC and VMware, in light of recent maneuvers by those companies to become more competitive and less reliant on each other in the marketplace, and with the advent of software-defined networking. VCE itself, though, is leading the nascent market for integrated infrastructure, according to Gartner, and is on a billion-dollar run rate - but also losing almost that much for founders EMC and Cisco. VCE CEO Praveen Akkiraju and CTO Trey Layton navigate the churning waters of the converged data infrastructure market with Network World Managing Editor Jim Duffy

Written by Jim Duffy27 Feb. 13 21:13

Juniper Networks tried to sell enterprise assets: report

Juniper Networks reportedly shopped around its enterprise assets to rivals last year but found no takers for properties such as the NetScreen security business it acquired in 2004.

Written by Jim Duffy26 Feb. 13 21:44

Cisco, EMC coalition expands data center portfolio

VCE, the data center coalition formed by Cisco, EMC and VMware, this week expanded its product portfolio with low-end versions of its integrated infrastructure system, certification to run SAP software and new management capabilities.

Written by Jim Duffy21 Feb. 13 07:07

Juniper adds SDN to mobile networks

Juniper Networks this week unveiled software-defined networking products for service providers, designed to enable them to more quickly scale capacity and provision services.

Written by Jim Duffy21 Feb. 13 07:07

A10 denied stay in Brocade patent case

A San Jose federal court this week denied A10 Networks’ request to stay a permanent injunction barring the company from selling application delivery controllers that incorporate intellectual property from rival Brocade.

Written by Jim Duffy14 Feb. 13 00:18

Arista aims at Cisco NAM with TAP app

Data center switch vendor Arista Networks this week unveiled software designed to analyze data in software defined networks.

Written by Jim Duffy13 Feb. 13 14:20

Cisco loses round in fight against patent troll

Cisco's attempt to block a patent enforcement company -- commonly known as patent trolls -- from collecting licensing fees has been shot down by a federal court in Chicago.

Written by Jim Duffy08 Feb. 13 17:02