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Stories by Jim Duffy

Cisco Cius is not a tablet

Despite its inevitable comparisons to the popular Apple iPad, Cisco's Cius is viewed more as another entry point into Cisco's collaboration ecosystem and less as the company's entry into tablet computing.

Written by Jim Duffy02 July 11 02:49

New Cisco edge routers optimized for IPv6 traffic

Cisco this week rolled out two routers designed to allow service providers to migrate to IPv6 and more capably support video, mobility and cloud offerings.

Written by Jim Duffy09 June 11 00:38

Startup rolls out 40G data center switches at Interop

LAS VEGAS -- Tucked way in the back corner of the exhibition floor in a tiny cubicle, Gnodal Limited, a startup data center switch vendor from Bristol, U.K., unveiled its initial Ethernet offerings at Interop 2011 this week.

Written by Jim Duffy14 May 11 01:52

How is cloud computing like an airplane?

LAS VEGAS – A cloud computing service is like an airliner - even though it can experience devastating crashes that affect many people, like Amazon’s crash last month, it’s still safer than driving your own car… or IT infrastructure.

Written by Jim Duffy12 May 11 08:54

Juniper: Networks inhibit 'exponential' data center

LAS VEGAS -- Current networks inhibit large-scale data centers, which require new fabric architectures, a Juniper official said during his keynote address at the Interop conference today.

Written by Jim Duffy11 May 11 12:49

Extreme looks to one-up Cisco, others in data center

LAS VEGAS - At Interop this week, Extreme Networks rolled out two new switches designed to migrate users from legacy data center infrastructures into cloud computing environments. 

Written by Jim Duffy11 May 11 04:00

HP takes swipes at Cisco on Interop stage

LAS VEGAS -- It's not often HP and Cisco share the same stage during a keynote address. But today at Interop that's exactly what they did -- and HP didn't share the stage nicely.

Written by Jim Duffy11 May 11 05:48

Dell extends data center line for virtualization

LAS VEGAS -- At the Interop trade show this week, Dell will expand its networking, server and storage product lines to help users migrate from legacy data centers to those more heavily reliant on virtualization.

Written by Jim Duffy10 May 11 01:49

Cisco restructures, streamlines operations

Responding to criticism of its management structure after consecutive quarters of uninspiring performance, Cisco this week restructured operations in an effort to streamline sales and engineering in five key product areas.

Written by Jim Duffy06 May 11 05:41

Cisco's 3 biggest weaknesses

Cisco has stumbled, realized it needed to change course and has begun to make those changes. This week's management and business unit restructuring is the most recent change.

Written by Jim Duffy06 May 11 07:39

Juniper rolls out latest Cisco challenge

Juniper Networks this week is rolling out its first dedicated line of enterprise edge routers, a collection of products that borrow technology from the company's powerful service provider routers and that will give customers a new alternative to Cisco ASR gear.

Written by Jim Duffy03 May 11 02:29
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