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  • HP pivots, says open sourcing SDNs is right

    Seven months after dismissing OpenDaylight, HP has raised its membership in the vendor-driven open source SDN consortium to its highest and most expensive tier.

  • Cisco, VMware take SDN battle to policy arena

    The focus in SDNs and programmable networking is shifting to application policy, an area where vendors can instill their unique architectures and maintain customer dependency.

  • Alcatel-Lucent ups the ante in unified access

    At Interop this week, Alcatel-Lucent updated its wired/wireless unified access portfolio with a new access switch, and SDN and application analytics extensions.

  • HP bucks up unified access line

    HP this week at the annual Interop Las Vegas conference is rolling out extensions to its unified access wired/wireless product portfolio designed to deliver consistent operation and management across the mixed infrastructure.

  • Extreme binds Enterasys gear tighter to its own

    Extreme Networks has unveiled a software architecture for building SDNs and enabling interoperability between its technology and that of recent acquisition Enterasys.

  • Broadcom hopes to help OpenFlow take off with new chip integration

    Chip maker Broadcom has announced a new specification along with software and APIs to improve the performance of OpenFlow switches and to make it easier for hardware vendors to build products.

  • A10 Networks goes public with $100 million IPO

    A10 Networks, the California-based manufacturer of application delivery controllers, filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday night for a $100 million initial public offering, capping an apparent resurgence in the company's fortunes ? and joining its rivals on the stock exchange.

  • Fibre Channel will come with 32-Gigabit, 128-Gigabit speeds in 2016

    Storage teams will be able to double the performance of their Fibre Channel infrastructure starting in 2016, while the real speed demons among them will have a chance to multiply it by eight times.

  • Cisco UCS 2.0: Flashy new data centre servers revealed

    Cisco this week unveiled the second generation of its successful data centre server system with versions that incorporate solid state flash memory designed to speed data access and cut power usage.

  • Brocade exits network adapter business

    Brocade late last week said it has sold its network adapter business to QLogic to better focus on data centre fabrics and software defined networking.

Latest Features

  • Where we stand with SDN

    One gauge of industry progress on the software-defined networking front is the momentum of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), the user-lead group that is spelling out the core SDN standards and championing the cause.

  • Brocade CEO: Why we are eating our own young

    Network fabrics have long been central to Brocade's business model. The company is currently on its sixth generation of fibre channel fabric, and since launching its Ethernet fabric two years ago the company claims to have 1,200 customers with over 200 devices deployed.

  • Software-defined networking: one to watch in 2013

    Software defined networking (SDN) has been pegged as one of the major enterprise IT trends for the next few years, with analyst firm IDC predicting the worldwide market to grow from $360 million in 2013 to $3.7 billion by 2016.

  • Dell networking chief: taking on Cisco in the data centre

    It is just over a year since Dell completed its acquisition of Force10 Networks, but the company already has big plans to challenge Cisco's dominance in the data centre.

  • OpenStack - Why democracy beats dictatorship in the cloud

    It is two and a half years since Rackspace and NASA launched the OpenStack infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud computing project, and since then the community has grown from 20 developers and 15,000 lines of software to 600 developers and 600,000 lines of software.

  • Are small cells ready for the 4G data deluge?

    As data usage on mobile networks continues to grow, small cells will have an increasingly important role to play in supporting mainstream network providers, and boosting signal in areas where coverage is weak.

  • Everything Everywhere's 4G network bid: a storm in a teacup?

    Everything Everywhere's bid to launch 4G services in the UK later this year has created quite a stir, with rival operators O2, Vodafone and Three claiming that the move could damage competition in the market. But is the proposal a real threat to competition or just big fuss about nothing?

  • Private cloud storage - Is there a best way to set up your solution?

    Given that cloud computing is still emerging, it shouldn't come as a surprise that opinions vary widely on the best way to architect the storage. In fact, it seems likely that there is no such panacea - different types of private cloud almost always require different approaches.

  • Five focus areas to keep Avaya in the race

    New Avaya data networking chief Marc Randall has five focus areas in his sights to help the company sell its Ethernet switches, gain market share... and perhaps stave off irrelevancy.

  • Fabric wars: Cisco vs. Brocade vs. Juniper

    The past three years have been very noisy on the data center fabric and architecture front. Every quarter seems to bring about a new convergence blueprint from another vendor - and a variety from one or two.





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