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HP: SDNs are key to Cloud deployment

LAS VEGAS: Software-defined networks (SDN) have the capability to provision applications in minutes instead of months, and speed deployment into the cloud, according to the head of HP Networking.

Written by Jim Duffy10 May 12 05:42

Cisco offers API to fight call fraud

LAS VEGAS -- Cisco this week at Interop 2012 released an API for its branch routers designed to enable third-party developers to write applications to enhance the security of phone calls over the router network.

Written by Jim Duffy09 May 12 00:31

Avaya joins crowded BYOD, MDM field

At Interop this week, Avaya will toss its hat into the rapidly expanding BYOD ring with new software for its policy manager that helps IT get a handle on mobile device management (MDM).

Written by Jim Duffy09 May 12 00:31

HP, F5 partner to speed delivery of cloud apps

HP this week unveiled several initiatives at Interop 2012 in Las Vegas to enhance the provisioning and performance of virtual applications over a network, including an alliance with application delivery controller leader F5.

Written by Jim Duffy08 May 12 21:51

Alcatel-Lucent brings 40G to the core

Alcatel-Lucent this week at Interop will flesh out its data center fabric vision with 40G Ethernet and higher-density 10G Ethernet capabilities on its core switches, as well as enhanced software for its top-of-rack and core switches.

Written by Jim Duffy07 May 12 20:33

Arista teams with VMware, Big Switch, Nebula for SDNs

Data center switch vendor Arista Networks next week will demonstrate how to build a software-defined cloud network using its switches, and controllers from partners VMware, Big Switch and Nebula.

Written by Jim Duffy03 May 12 05:32

CIOs see Cisco gaining, Juniper in trials

The top three priorities for CIOs in 2012 are security, wireless LAN and Ethernet switching, according to a survey conducted by investment firm UBS.

Written by Jim Duffy29 April 12 22:30

Enterasys to demo mobile management software for BYOD

Enterasys plans to display at Interop next month an appliance for mobile device management (MDM), spurred by the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon at the workplace.

Written by Jim Duffy26 April 12 08:28

Avaya answers Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent with SMB switches

Avaya has unveiled low-end Ethernet switches for small and medium-sized enterprises and remote branches that include features usually found in higher-end enterprise-class switches.

Written by Jim Duffy25 April 12 01:40

Cisco tries to head off software-defined networks

SAN DIEGO -- Cisco's network programmability strategy is a multifaceted initiative intended to keep the business at the forefront of networking technology, even as it threatens the company's dominance.

Written by Jim Duffy20 April 12 01:28