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  • Arista targets at Big Data, IP storage with 100G to leaf switches

    Arista Networks this week unveiled a fixed configuration top-of-rack switch with 100G Ethernet uplinks for congestion-sensitive big data, streaming video and IP storage workloads.

  • Arista bulks up on 100G

    Arista Networks has announced two new 100G Ethernet modules for its spine/core switch that provide more connectivity options for users.

  • Dell to bundle Cumulus Linux network OS

    Dell this week said it would resell start-up Cumulus Networks' Linux operating system in an effort to broaden the appeal of its fixed-configuration switches.

  • Juniper keeps its simplification promise

    As promised, Juniper has added automation and orchestration features to its campus and data centre switches, including OpenStack support.

  • The cloud's the limit for new Arista, Brocade and HP switches

    Cloud scaling will be all the switching rage at this week?s Interop. Three major vendors last week took their platforms deeper into and then beyond the data center, outdueling each other on server access density and software programmability, two key attributes needed for the virtualized goldmine called the cloud. And in so doing, they have raised the bar and perhaps set the stage for one of the more anticipated announcements in SDN switching from Cisco spin-in Insieme.

  • Brocade unleashes a data centre barrage

    Brocade this week extended its data centre networking portfolio with hardware and software enhancements designed to better integrate and align physical and virtual resources.

  • Global IT spending to hit £2.5 trillion despite economic headwinds, says Gartner

    IT spending is set to see growth despite continued economic uncertainty, reaching $3.8 trillion (£2.5 trillion) in 2013.

  • Dell extends data centre networking portfolio

    Dell this week extended its data centre networking portfolio with a new top-of-rack switch and plans to extend OpenFlow support for software-defined networking across its product line.

  • F5 Networks enters alliances with MDM vendors

    F5 Networks has entered into technology-alliance agreements with several mobile-device management (MDM) vendors in order to optimise use of F5 Technologies remote-access software with MDM software used to manage smartphones and tablets.

  • Juniper trumps Cisco, adding OpenFlow to its routers, switches

    Juniper Networks has added OpenFlow to its switches and routers, and this week said it is making the source code of the application accessible to developers of applications for its Junos networking operating system software.

Latest Features

  • Michael Dell: On SDNs and networking for the masses

    Dell is synonymous with home and business PCs, and data center servers. Yet Dell also has an ambitious software-defined networking activity underway called the Open Networking Initiative, where it partners with SDN software companies like Cumulus Networks and Big Switch Networks to bundle operating systems and applications on Dell switches.

  • Novell CEO plots company's return

    Two decades ago, Novell's network operating system software was almost ubiquitous in the enterprise. Now, its current president wants to restore Novell to a similar level of prominence.

  • Top 10 Cisco rivals

    Competition is only getting tougher for Cisco as it continues to expand in 30 or so new markets while attempting to maintain growth in its core routing and switching businesses.

  • Cisco hopes to steamroll flat network competitors

    When talk turns to flattening the data centre network, Cisco has as much of a story to tell as the other guys, if not more so.

  • NetApp's datacentre drive

    NetApp is definitely driving for datacentre presence. What is the background to this? How is it doing?

  • Rumour Central: IBM to buy NetApp. Hitachi to do CAS.

    HDS could be entering the CAS market - possibly true. IBM could be buying NetApp - possibly untrue.

  • IT managers not ready to adopt Firefox ... yet

    Mozilla is attracting huge interest but are organisations ready to adopt it for the own use? The answer seems to be 'no' right now, but there are plenty waiting to take the chance.

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