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  • How we tested Cloud management services

    Abiquo: We installed their virtual appliance from ISO in two VMs on an ESXi server. On the first VM, we selected the Abiquo <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/server.html">Server</a>, Abiquo Remote Services, and Abiquo V2V Conversion Services for installation.

    Written by Thomas Henderson and Brendan Allen09 Aug. 11 01:38
  • Juniper's disappointing quarter not due to switching

    No one can blame enterprise switching for Juniper's disappointing second-quarter results. Sales of Juniper's EX switches were up 18% year-over-year, switching overall was up 33%, and enterprise sales were up 9% due to strength in enterprise switching and routing products.

    Written by Jim Duffy28 July 11 01:54
  • IETF mulls IPv6 for home networking

    The Internet Engineering Task Force is considering establishing a working group to smooth some of the impending issues around setting up and maintaining IPv6-based Internet connections into homes.

    Written by Joab Jackson07 July 11 07:17
  • HP, Juniper win as switch sales drop during Q1, says Canalys

    Though price competition and a weak public sector made the first three months of 2011 difficult for Ethernet switch vendors, Hewlett-Packard and Juniper Networks still managed to increase sales and market share, according to data from market research company Canalys.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs01 June 11 23:56
  • 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
  • Dell updates PowerConnect switches but keeps earlier line

    Dell updated its enterprise Ethernet switch lineup on Thursday with the PowerConnect 7000 series, adding high-availability features, low power consumption and POE (power over Ethernet) to its equipment offerings for use in several parts of a LAN.

    Written by Stephen Lawson01 April 11 11:24
  • Brocade adds IPv6 to core switching platform

    Networking vendor Brocade has announced an upgrade to its core switching software which increases performance and adds IPv6 support.

    Written by Rodney Gedda23 March 11 09:35
  • Force10 S4810 data center switch

    High port density, high throughput, and very low latency are bedrock requirements in the data center, and Force10's new S4810 top-of-rack switch delivers on all three counts.

    Written by David Newman22 March 11 00:30
  • Storage switches bounce back in 2010, helped by Cisco

    The sale of switches and adapters for use in storage area networks (SAN) "rebounded nicely" in 2010, after a drop in 2009, according to data from Infonetics Research.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs17 March 11 01:06
  • Juniper merges network core elements to cut carrier costs

    Juniper Networks is developing a massive switch that could replace traditional IP (Internet Protocol) routers in the core of service-provider networks and combine optical and electronic technologies that today exist in separate systems with dedicated staffs.

    Written by Stephen Lawson04 March 11 00:07
  • Ethernet vendors Overture, Hatteras to merge

    Overture Networks and Hatteras Networks, both privately held vendors of carrier Ethernet equipment, have agreed to merge in a deal with undisclosed financial terms.

    Written by Stephen Lawson02 March 11 05:45
  • Juniper leapfrogs Cisco with QFabric data center

    Juniper Networks today announced the results of $100 million in research and development: a new architecturefor data center infrastructure called QFabric

    Written by Tim Greene24 Feb. 11 11:29
  • Cisco compacts Catalyst switches

    Cisco this week is rolling out two lines of Catalyst Ethernet switches in compact form factors intended for deployment in workgroups closer to users vs. wiring closets.

    Written by Jim Duffy11 Jan. 11 02:10
  • How to reduce WAN costs

    There are basically two ways to cut WAN costs: reduce the amount of bandwidth used or find somebody who sells cheaper bandwidth.

    Written by Tim Greene16 Dec. 10 10:51