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HP switches fortify campus SDNs

HP this week fortified its campus networking portfolio with modules for a switch chassis it announced almost a year ago, and an SDN-based management application.


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.

Chipmakers lay groudwork for faster and smarter data center switches

Broadcom's latest system-on-a-chip purports to double the performance for data center virtualization overlays, such as VXLANs

Alcatel-Lucent grows switching and virtual networking portfolio

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

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.

Cisco, Microsoft part of optics consortium directing data center standards

A new consortium was announced this week, created to address switch faceplate bandwidth density and airflow constraints caused by increasing networking speeds.

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Does Juniper have too many SDNs?

Last week's product launch extends range of controllers and data center fabrics

Juniper rewires the data center

Introduction of QFX10000, new fabric make QFabric an island unto itself.

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Big Switch Networks CTO Rob Sherwood on SDN in 2015: The Time is now

Big Switch Networks CTO Rob Sherwood touts the maturity and ease-of-use of Big Switch SDN solutions, the power of open switching platforms, docker, overlays and more

Cisco might ONIE up

Company says, then doesn't, that Nexus 9K supports open source boot loader

HP will buy Aruba to bolster its wireless networking business

The $2.7 billion deal will allow HP to take advantage of businesses with increasingly mobile employees

Will network disaggregation play in the enterprise?

Disaggregation seems to be all the rage in networking these days.

Extreme Networks CEO touts open SDN strategy, robust wireless as key assets in changing net market

It’s been about 15 months since Extreme Networks completed the acquisition of Enterasys Networks, a move that bolstered not only Extreme’s financial heft, but widened its switching line and beefed up its wireless LAN capabilities....

Facebook super-sizes its open networking switch

The '6-pack' switch design expands on Facebook's Wedge, and both are due to be released through OCP

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Cisco offers ACI alternative for Nexus 9000 switches

Cisco is adding a control plane capability to its Nexus 9000 switches for customers not yet opting for or needing a full-blown application policy infrastructure.

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Zero Touch Provisioning can help the network world catch up to server advances

Rather than using CLI to configure systems one at a time, ZTP can roll out new switches with a click of a mouse

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Data center, cloud, SDN driving Ethernet switch market to $25B

The Layer 2-3 Ethernet switch market is expected to exceed $25 billion in 2019, a compounded annual growth of 2.2%, according to Dell’Oro Group.

SDN start-up says it is best funded in industry

Pluribus Networks, an SDN start-up developing converged compute, network, storage and virtualization systems, said it raised $50 million in a Series D round of funding led by Temasek, an investment company based in Singapore with a...

Cisco building switch ports to feed faster Wi-Fi

With a standard still far off, the company is rolling out switches with 2.5-Gigabit and 5-Gigabit options

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