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  • HP switches fortify campus SDNs

    HP this week strengthened its campus networking portfolio with modules for a switch chassis it announced almost a year ago, and an SDN-based management application.

    Written by Jim Duffy28 April 15 06:28
  • Illumio goes to the well for $105 million more in venture funding

    Investors in <a href="">Illumio</a> are tripling down, with existing and new investors tossing another $105 million at the data-center/cloud security company that will be used to extend research and development, open new offices and broaden its customer base.

    Written by Tim Greene15 April 15 07:11
  • Cisco Catalyst 6500 shops adopting Nexus 9000

    SAN JOSE -- By the end of 2015, <a href="">all of Cisco's Catalyst 6500 data center customers will have deployed the company's new Nexus 9000 switch</a>.

    Written by Jim Duffy10 Dec. 14 13:16
  • The 'c' in CIO isn't for celebrity

    Longtime CIO Steve Bandrowczak has accomplished a lot in his career: He's run large global organisations, spoken on the biggest stages and driven impressive results. But he still sets aside 30 minutes each day to learn something new.

    Written by By Dan Roberts and Brian P. Watson22 Aug. 14 04:20
  • SDN start-up reaches for its "Wedge"

    Pluribus Networks, the SDN start-up with the server/switch combination and network hypervisor/operating system, is looking to make a gradual exit from the hardware end of that market. Pluribus this week said distributor Arrow Electronics will now supply the Pluribus-branded, 1RU E-68 Server-Switch that combines Broadcom Trident II chips with Intel Xeon server-class, multi-core processors.

    Written by Jim Duffy26 June 14 04:07
  • Cisco looks at extending OpFlex alternative

    Cisco says it is looking into extending its OpFlex policy protocol, unveiled this week at Interop, to legacy platforms such as the Catalyst 6500.

    Written by Jim Duffy03 April 14 23:57
  • 12 hot security start-ups to watch

    Going into 2014, a whirlwind of security start-ups are looking to have an impact on the enterprise world. Most of these new ventures are focused on securing data in the cloud and on mobile devices. Santa Clara, Calif.-based Illumio, for example, founded earlier this year, is only hinting about what it will be doing in cloud security. But already it's the darling of Silicon Valley investors, pulling in over $42 million from backer Andreesen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Formation 8 and others.

    Written by Ellen Messmer14 Nov. 13 02:46
  • Nike sprints from offshore to onshore developers

    With its apps, sensors and devices, Nike is increasingly becoming a technology company. It's found the best development teams come from onshore, not offshore, outsourcers.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau09 Oct. 13 10:11
  • Enterasys enhances data center offerings

    Enterasys this week unveiled new switches, software and management products to enhance the automation and centralized control of data center operations.

    Written by Jim Duffy18 June 13 14:31
  • Arista aims at Cisco NAM with TAP app

    Data center switch vendor Arista Networks this week unveiled software designed to analyze data in software defined networks.

    Written by Jim Duffy13 Feb. 13 14:20