Sorry to say good-bye

The editors here at Network World are sorry to say good-bye to Brad Reese and his popular On Cisco blog. Brad has been a staple here at Cisco Subnet for three years. During that time, he has covered every aspect of the Cisco...

03/11/10

Tolly lab test creating major dust-up among Cisco and HP data center gurus

Kevin Houston's excellent blog - Blades Made Simple, has generated a fascinating "sparring match" between Cisco and HP data center gurus. This ongoing "technical duel" is being fueled by the controversial results of The Tolly...

03/04/10

Cash appears to be Cisco's 4th most valuable product

Trefis is a new financial platform that lets you see how a company's products impact its stock price. According to its website: "Led by MIT engineers and former Wall Street professionals, the Trefis team builds a model for each...

03/03/10

Cisco competitor Extreme Networks looking to capitalize on Nexus 5000 shipping delays

More than 2 months ago I blogged about Cisco's widespread and severe component supply shortages and when Cisco released its F2Q10 financial results on February 3rd, it certainly appeared Cisco had been making progress in cutting its...

03/01/10

Force10 targets the large installed base of Cisco's end of life Catalyst 6509 chassis

Back on October 8, 2009, Cisco published again the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for its large installed base of Catalyst 6509 Chassis. Exploiting this formidable opportunity until the end of September 2010, Force10 will sell...

02/26/10

HP ProCurve leveraging know-how of Cisco's certified engineers

Amazingly, it appears HP ProCurve is leveraging Cisco's worldwide army of certified engineers to its own advantage. And how is ProCurve doing that? Well, ProCurve's pitch appears quite simple: Since Cisco engineers already have...

02/25/10

U.S. Supreme Court denies bid by Cisco's cofounders to overturn $19.5 million punitive damage award

This month, Cisco is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a public company. However simultaneously, Cisco co-founders Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner are being forced to payout millions in an arbitration panel’s award to David C....

02/23/10

Alcatel-Lucent knocked off Juniper and is now No. 2 in SP edge router market share

Network research firm, the Dell’Oro Group, reports that Alcatel-Lucent gained almost five percentage points of service provider edge router market share in 2009, reaching 20%, the first time in ten years that a vendor other than...

02/23/10

Together, Cisco and Juniper lost 10% of the worldwide router market in 2009

Network industry research firm - Infonetics, published this week its 2009 4th Quarter Service Provider Routers and Switches Forecast Report, revealing vendor market share standings for the quarter and 2009. According to Michael...

02/19/10

Cisco's storied past as the most valuable company on earth

Cisco celebrated its 20th anniversary as a public company this week. And what a ride it's been for Cisco shareholders. For example, in 1999, the average Cisco employee had over $250,000 in stock appreciation. Furthermore, at one...

02/18/10

How to setup Cisco's Flexible NetFlow (FNF) with LEGO Blocks

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