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What if Ethernet failed?

Can you imagine a world where carriers offered Metro FDDI services? Or the IEEE defined a standard for Token Bus in the First Mile?

Written by Jim Duffy04 Oct. 12 13:25

Major enhancements coming for Cisco Catalyst 6500

NEW YORK -- As Cisco wraps up migrating its Catalyst 6500 installed base to either the E-series chassis or the Nexus platform, the company has plenty on tap next year for the venerable core switch.

Written by Jim Duffy03 Oct. 12 22:32

Cisco acquires Wi-Fi-based location company

Cisco this week said it acquired ThinkSmart Technologies of Cork, Ireland, a software company that delivers location data analysis based on Wi-Fi networks.

Written by Jim Duffy26 Sept. 12 16:25

In Pictures: 15 more useful Cisco sites

Another lineup in our continuing search for the most useful sites on the Web for Cisco users and practitioners.

Written by Jim Duffy26 Sept. 12 08:41

Cisco CEO Chambers hints at retirement

Cisco CEO John Chambers says he may retire in two to four years and named several executives who could succeed him, according to Bloomberg.

Written by Jim Duffy25 Sept. 12 22:27

Cisco looks to one-up Arista, Juniper with Nexus 3548

Looking to reverse the momentum of rivals Arista and Juniper in high-frequency trading, Cisco this week unveiled a new generation of ultra low-latency Nexus switches based on custom silicon.

Written by Jim Duffy19 Sept. 12 13:23

Brocade guns for 100G Ethernet supremacy

Brocade this week will fill out its data center fabric vision with a long-awaited chassis core switch designed for high-density 100G Ethernet.

Written by Jim Duffy12 Sept. 12 04:36

Juniper dumps BitGravity CDN tech

Juniper Networks is reportedly dropping the BitGravity content delivery networking (CDN) technology it licensed earlier this year and refocusing its CDN efforts.

Written by Jim Duffy29 Aug. 12 21:34

Cisco, VMware doing just fine, thank you

Just when everyone was preparing for a crack, Cisco and VMware say they have expanded their strategic relationship to offer integrated products for cloud infrastructures.

Written by Jim Duffy28 Aug. 12 01:29
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