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Cisco makes fourth acquisition in a month

Cisco this week announced its intent to acquire BroadHop, a developer of network management servers and software for carriers.

Written by Jim Duffy18 Dec. 12 19:48

Juniper buys SDN startup for $176M

Juniper Networks this week acquired Contrail Systems, a startup that makes controllers for software-defined networks, for $176 million in cash and stock.

Written by Jim Duffy13 Dec. 12 02:16

13 events that defined Cisco's 2012

From software defined networking challenges to killing Cius and corporate restricting moves, it was a busy year for Cisco.

Written by Jim Duffy12 Dec. 12 17:58

SDN switch company takes aim at the cloud

SDN switch vendor Pica8 this week unveiled a reference architecture intended to help cloud providers develop their programmable networks using Pica8 products.

Written by Jim Duffy10 Dec. 12 14:11

Backed by $48M, startup Plexxi unveils SDN wares

SDN startup Plexxi this week unveiled its products, which attempt to re-engineer data center networks for new applications and cloud traffic patterns.

Written by Jim Duffy05 Dec. 12 14:58

Cisco, VMware and OpenFlow fragment SDNs

Juniper Networks Executive Vice President Bob Muglia spelled it out succinctly: the nascent software-defined networking market is morphing into three camps - OpenFlow/open source, Cisco and VMware.

Written by Jim Duffy03 Dec. 12 13:14

Cisco acquires network planning company for $141M

Cisco this week announced its intent to acquire privately held Cariden Technologies, a Sunnyvale, Calif., developer of network planning, design and traffic management software for service providers.

Written by Jim Duffy29 Nov. 12 15:57

Meraki buy more than cloud Wi-Fi to Cisco

Even though Meraki made a name for itself in cloud-based WLANs, Cisco's long-term goals for its new acquisition go beyond just Wi-Fi.

Written by Jim Duffy20 Nov. 12 00:13

Cisco acquires data center management company

Cisco today announced its intent to acquire privately held Cloupia, a software company that develops products for automating data center operations for the deployment and configuration of physical and virtual resources.

Written by Jim Duffy15 Nov. 12 16:47

Four takeaways from Cisco's Q1

Four things are clear from Cisco’s better-than-expected Q1 FY 2013 results:

Written by Jim Duffy15 Nov. 12 01:50

OpenFlow startup takes aim at Cisco, VMware

Big Switch Networks has announced the general availability of its OpenFlow-based software-defined networking products and applications, as well as customers and partners.

Written by Jim Duffy13 Nov. 12 05:59

Cisco replaces collaboration group head again

Cisco has named a former Symantec executive to head its struggling collaboration group, which saw three different leaders in less than a year.

Written by Jim Duffy08 Nov. 12 17:53

Brocade buys Cisco nemesis Vyatta

Brocade has announced its acquisition of Vyatta, a privately held maker of open source-based network software, for an undisclosed amount of cash.

Written by Jim Duffy05 Nov. 12 16:48
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