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Cisco buys optical company for $271 million

<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/cisco/">Cisco</a> this week said it intends to acquire privately held Lightwire, a developer of <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2012/020612-researchers-layer-an-electronic-junction-255759.html">optical interconnect technology</a> for high-speed networking <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/applications.html">applications</a>, for $271 million.

Written by Jim Duffy25 Feb. 12 06:26

Juniper buys web security company for $80 million

Juniper said this week it has acquired <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/podcasts/panorama/2011/042811pan-web-app-hacks.html">Mykonos Software</a>, a provider of website and web application security software, for $80 million.

Written by Jim Duffy23 Feb. 12 04:33

Cisco stresses set-top boxes to stay

Reports have resurfaced that <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/cisco/">Cisco</a> is looking to sell its Scientific Atlanta set-top box business after six years, $7 billion and razor thin profit margins, but the company says it remains committed to set-top boxes.

Written by Jim Duffy22 Feb. 12 04:30

New Juniper routers converge the access net

Juniper Networks this week has unveiled access routers designed to provide an on-ramp to the service provider network from residential, business and mobile networks.

Written by Jim Duffy08 Feb. 12 03:26

Nicira debuts with its SDN baby

One of the most anticipated debuts of a startup company happens today when <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/021010-nicira.html">Nicira</a>, a maker of network <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/102510-burning-questions-virtualization-storage.html">virtualization</a> software, comes out of stealth mode.

Written by Jim Duffy06 Feb. 12 16:28

Brocade hones app delivery controllers for IPv6, net management

Brocade this week released new software for its <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/110111-application-delivery-controllers-252600.html">application delivery controllers</a> that gives users greater visibility into performance, and enhances <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/073009-ipv6-guide.html">IPv6</a> communications.

Written by Jim Duffy02 Feb. 12 09:30

Juniper's financial challenges continue

Juniper Networks' challenges are due to timing with new product rollouts and shifts in investments from customers and channel partners.

Written by Jim Duffy28 Jan. 12 08:18

IBM, NEC team on OpenFlow

IBM and NEC have partnered to offer <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/101911-openflow-summit-252150.html">OpenFlow</a>-based networking products to joint customers.

Written by Jim Duffy25 Jan. 12 00:29

Juniper acquires BitGravity content technology, engineers

Juniper Networks has acquired technology and personnel from <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/podcasts/demo/2008/050208-sixminutes-perrywu.html">BitGravity</a>, the <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2002/0114specialfocus.html">content delivery networking (CDN)</a> subsidiary of Tata Communications.

Written by Jim Duffy24 Jan. 12 00:27

Cisco expands smart grid portfolio

Cisco this week expanded its <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/41106">smart grid</a> portfolio for utilities with a reference architecture, products and services intended to modernize the electric grid.

Written by Jim Duffy19 Jan. 12 15:30

Cisco sending enterprises to the Cloud

In an effort to accommodate enterprise users looking to implement private and hybrid Clouds, Cisco - in the coming months - will unveil an "integrated" WAN routing system of existing, but enhanced, products.

Written by Jim Duffy13 Jan. 12 08:27

Cisco's Umi still dead. As a doornail. Really, really dead

Cisco's Umi consumer TelePresence product really is dead - a fact the company had to reiterate to a disbelieving public this week even though it had <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/041211-cisco-shutter-flip.html">telegraphed the move back in April. </a>

Written by Jim Duffy05 Jan. 12 04:28

Data center, cloud fabrics all the rage in 2012

There was a considerable amount of activity in the <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/122011-outlook-cloud-254208.html?hpg1=bn">data center/cloud switching fabric</a> arena in 2011. That is expected to continue in 2012, along with real world implementations of the next-generation IT technologies.

Written by Jim Duffy23 Dec. 11 04:37