Jim Duffy

Managing Editor

Jim Duffy has been covering technology for over 28 years, 23 at Network World. He covers enterprise networking infrastructure, including routers and switches. He also writes The Cisco Connection blog and can be reached on Twitter @Jim_Duffy and at jduffy@nww.com.Google+

Dell takes on Cisco and Juniper with 100G data center switch

Dell this week extended its arsenal of data center Ethernet switches, highlighted by a 100G device with ports dividable into 25G and 50G channels.

SDN start-up stitches together clouds

SDN start-up stitches together clouds

A software-defined networking start-up called Avni Networks has emerged from stealth mode proposing accelerated deployment of applications and services spanning private, public or hybrid clouds.

Cisco's cloudy knowledge

SaaS portal enables collaborative learning

Alcatel-Lucent grows switching and virtual networking portfolio

Alcatel-Lucent continues to expand its switching and virtual networking portfolio.

Cisco router feature open to exploit

Default embedded packet capture could expose sensitive data

Eyes turn to Ericsson, Juniper

Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent deal could ignite merger mania in telecom

Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent just as John Chambers predicted

Cisco CEO said there would be " brutal" consolidation coming

Cisco invests in mobile wallet

Takes minority stake in MobiKwik, a company aiming to be India's first digital bank

Brocade switch extends SDN, campus automation

The new Brocade switch is the ICX 7250. It supports up to eight 10G Ethernet ports for uplinks or stacking, and can be stacked 12-high into a virtual chassis supporting 576 Gigabit Ethernet and 96 10G ports.

Juniper, VMware ride into OpenDaylight sunset

Downgrade participation in the open source SDN project citing roles in other organizations

Arista decouples switch, software pricing

Arista Networks this week decoupled the pricing of its software and switch hardware as a consumption option for cloud providers.

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